My 50th birthday celebrations kicked off in early October with a girls weekend at Pala Casino Spa and Resort. I first experienced this beautiful, fun and luxurious property last summer when Bill and I attended an influencer event at Pala. The lovely people at Pala Casino Spa and Resort invited me back to celebrate my 50th birthday by seeing Olivia Newton-John in concert – they know I’m a big fan! I invited longtime friends since…

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Since most of us are still in the midst holiday shopping, I thought I’d add to my previous Holiday Gift Ideas from Wine Country post with several more of my favorite and fabulous wine country businesses that would love your support this season. My Favorite Holiday Gift Ideas from Wine Country, Part 2! Olive and Poppy The best of Wine Country Chic can be found at Olive and Poppy. They carry a variety of accessories…

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Welcome to this week’s Seven for Saturday! 1 – Southern California Fires  I am sure you’ve heard about the horrible wind-driven and drought-fueled fires happening this week in Southern California. My husband, Bill, left with a crew of 20 firefighters and 5 fire engines late Tuesday night. He has been there ever since, along with estimates of 8700 other emergency responders. The last two months have been traumatic, nerve-wracking, frightening and emotional for me, my…

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Welcome to December’s How I Wear My! For December, Jill and I chose a fall and spring wardrobe classic: the blazer. From double-breasted to single button, navy blue wool to orange velvet paisley, we’ve got a wide array of blazer looks in this month’s How I Wear My. Let’s get things started with my How I Wear My partner, Jill! JILL OF EVERYTHING JUST SO “I own only three blazers since I find them a little…

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Happy Saturday! There will be no Seven for Saturday post this week. We have family visiting and will be going out later today for our annual French Fry, Candy Night. We’ve been so busy decorating the house, cleaning carpets, cooking up a storm and just enjoying this holiday season that I haven’t had much time to write. Instead I thought I would take this opportunity to remind you that next week is the last How…

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Remember the days of suffering in ill-fitting shoes just because they looked cute with your outfit? I sure do. I had a friend in college who would say in a cheery yet resigned tone, “pain for beauty!” each time I hobbled around with her, complaining of the blisters on my sore feet. Back then, I would tolerate the pain but now that I am older and wiser, I know the importance of comfortable, supportive, pain-free…

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