Here are my creations from the Oakland flower market. I think they turned out well! Read how I got hereRead More
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I appreciate this quote from Oprah about luck.Read More
Ok-breaking news-I just learned that this "elegant" and "sophisticated" rug is actually from........drumroll......Read More
While researching SunWoven, I came across some great before and after photos of Erin's home.Read More
SunWoven is a company that hand makes woven wall hangings. This photo is of my SunWoven in my living room. I wanted some textureRead More
Not only does our face change as we get older, so do our lips. The skin on our lips loses collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid over time, which leads to less rosiness, definition and contour. YiRead More
Ok-I could layout my living room a few different ways. Which do you prefer? Anything else you would change?Read More
My friend Sarah told me about this.....our pillows get gross. She read an article that forced her to immediately throw hers in the garbage and start fresh.Read More
This will remind people of me. And I bet many of you can relate!
We're human-we all have our shining moments and those days when we just cannot seem to get it together. Let's laughRead More
My friend Amy recommended this book, Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. If you haven't already seen the TV show, read the book before you do. It was helpful to think of Madeline as Reese, Celeste as Nicole, Jane as Shailene, Bonnie as Zoë, and Renata as Laura.
Warning-it does have a few scenes that are hard to read. I normally hate violence and could get through it, but I skimmed one scene, not diving into the details.
Besides that part, it's an easy, not super deep, vacation type book. I look forward to watching the TV show now! They are winning lots of awards.
If I were heading to a formal event, which dress do you like best?Read More
I am going to set a "cheat" New Years Resolution. Part of it is just going with the flow. You know how sometimes in your life things come in, then they go out, then they come back in? That is what happened with me and reading.
I have always been an avid reader. Ask anyone who knows me well-I used to never watch TV and read tons of books. For some reason the last few years I've been reading less. I blamed it a bit on the job - I am in front of the computer more than ever and I just don't feel like reading at the end of the day. A few times I pushed myself to get back into it, but it didn't last.
Then something happened in December. I started reading again. It just happened naturally. It has continued, so I am going to make this my "cheat" New Years Resolution. If you have something you're just starting anyways, and want to continue - I highly encourage adopting this as a new years resolution - you already have a head start!
What types of books? I like having a variety. I love the fluff/vacation/not important literature books. Think Sex & the City. Easy reads, no need to totally focus, an escape. I also get sucked into life advice/self help type books. Whether for business or personal or spiritual - always trying to learn and grow. Finally, I mix in some "real" books. Those that actually win important awards. Those that book club may have a serious discussion about. Those you could mention on an interview, etc.
So, as I am reading more, I'll share with you.
What books have you read recently that you love? Thanks for advice!
Image above is from Simon Breitbard Fine Arts and is in a St. Helena home. Photo realism oil painting by Jeanne Vadeboncoeur.
Happy Valentine's Day! This Valentine's Day, I am thankful for good friends.
Anyone who has been through a rough time really learns who their friends are. Their loyalty sticks with you think and thin, they believe in you even though you are not perfect, tRead More
HydraFacial: better than a facial, less downtime than a laser or peel. Do you pay $200 for a facial? If so, it may be worth considering paying $250 for a HydraFacial, a special facial you can get from your dermatologist. This photo above shows clear glowy skin the day after my HydraFacial.
The HydraFacial is a bit like an electric toothbrush mixed with a vacuum cleaner. The machine has different steps with different attachments. The process takes about 30 minutes with zero downtime.
Side note-I have tried a Hydrafacial somewhere other than my dermatologist and did not experience as good of results. Lesson.....I wouldn't just go anywhere that has the machine. I go to Dr. Welsh & Dr. Hui in SF.
Painless with immediate results, your glowy look will last about a week. They suggest a treatment every 6-12 weeks. The results will not be as dramatic as a peel or a laser, but the zero downtime is really nice.
a few hours after hydrafacial with makeup
I purchased this cashmere sweater from Mango in the Barcelona airport. I snapped a photo to show my friends who were already on the plane.Read More
moved into this house about a year ago, and as you know, it takes time to get settled. Here is the transformation of my living room. I had lots of advice from Mead and Mom...Read More
've noticed a trend of one lamp on long sofa tables or entry tables instead of the traditional two. Now that I think about it, it makes sense. Typically these lamps aren't very apart, why do we need two?Read More
I had the most magical thing happen to me the other day. I was in Lafayette Park for a dear friends going away party. While walking down a path out of the park,Read More