It’s time for another Positively Friday – posts that highlight the good stuff that happened in my week. I share a few things with you in the hopes that you’ll share what’s been positive about your week, too.
~ Wednesday, my husband, two Yorkshire Terriers and I were overnight guests at The Lodge at Sonoma.
It was a busy day of tasting, learning and indulging. Of course, we managed to fit in some lounge time by the pool. I love this wicker cocoon-like lounger!
I’m excited to tell you much more about our fantastic experiences with The Lodge at Sonoma, Bean and Bottle, Carneros Bistro and Hello Cello in the coming week on both my blog and Skimbaco Lifestyle.
~ When I was a kid I remember watching a Bette Davis movie on TV with my mother. It was about twin sisters who were estranged and living very different lives in Los Angeles – one poor and struggling, the other a very wealthy and self-centered recent widow.
The less fortunate twin killed the other and took her identity. I’ve never forgotten the scene where she intentionally burns her hand with a fire poker so she doesn’t have to sign her sister’s financial documents. As a child, I was shocked. So much so, I never forgot the scene all these many years later.
I always wanted to see the movie again but didn’t know its name. I searched online and tracked it down. It’s called Dead Ringer. It’s not one of Bette’s well-known movies but it’s my favorite. I watched it this week and it didn’t disappoint.
In that moment, as a kid watching Bette Davis with my mother, I realize I became a life-long lover of old films.
Do you watch movies from decades ago? If so, what’s your favorite old movie?
~ Last Sunday, I had the pleasure of meeting Heather of StyleMindChic and her husband Scott during their wine country getaway last weekend. What a great couple they are! Funny, charming, interesting and so comfortable to be with. We met at VJB Vineyards and Cellars here in Kenwood for an afternoon wine tasting.
The staff at VJB were beyond accommodating. They provided us a private wine tasting on their piazza complete with wonderful foods to nosh on including a variety of Italian cured meats, dried fruits, nuts, imported cheeses and olives.
The time went by far too quickly. I definitely want to get together with them again in the not too distant future.
~ You might notice in this photo that Heather and I are both wearing a little neon jewelry – me in my Venus Flytrap necklace and Heather in neon yellow earrings and a bracelet.
Neon happens to be the theme for next month’s How I Wear My which will be up September 4th. To be included, be sure to submit a photo of you wearing something neon by September 3rd to our new email, [email protected]
Disclaimer: My visits to The Lodge at Sonoma, Hello Cello, Bean and Bottle, and Carneros Bistro were as media guest. All lodging, tours, food and beverages were complimentary. As always, my opinions are my own.