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Star Assistants get pitched on swag.


Sixty-five members of the New York Celebrity Assistants association met in the glass-walled penthouse at Le Parker Meridien last week to get a head start on holiday shopping with pitches from about a dozen vendors. “This is our most popular meeting of the year,” says Bonnie Low-Kramen, assistant to Olympia Dukakis and co-founder of the NYCA. “Our members get a lot of giveaways.” Among the items touted to the champagne-swilling assistants: handmade knee-pad pants for newly walking children and adult-size bibs for eating in the car by Poi Wear; “Pee-pee Teepees,” which keep boy babies from tinkling on your clothes while being changed; a “pink boa” Christmas tree (feathers, not needles); a dancing Tigger doll; and Scrabble in a hardwood case. Lash Fary, whose company stuffed swag bags for the Grammy Awards this year (value: $30,000), reminded the assistants that re-gifting was acceptable.

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