Often when I write my blog posts, I feel like I am catching up with a friend over coffee. I imagine what we would say to each other and think about what my friend would find interesting. Today I thought I would write as if you and I were sitting in a charming café somewhere, perhaps on the Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris or North Beach in San Francisco.
Here’s what I would say over coffee…
I would tell you that I’ve already finished one of the books on my summer reading list and have moved onto another. I would give Point of Direction a 6.5 out of 10. I found it an interesting read but not one I would necessarily recommend to you. While I thought it was well-written, the characters were difficult for me to relate to and care about and I found the story line predictable.
I started The Vacationers: A Novel the day it was released. I am only a few pages into it but so far, I enjoy it. What book are you reading now?
I would tell you that last week I went with my gorgeous friend, Sandee to look at the images from her recent Modern Beauty photo shoot with Mariah Smith. I also went to the photo shoot with her a couple of weeks ago. It was such fun being a spectator!
Sandee agrees with me that experiencing the Modern Beauty photo shoot is not only incredibly fun but a wonderful way to boost confidence while feeling and looking your best. Sandee has some truly stunning photos to use both professionally and personally. This was one of my favorites.
I would tell you that after over a year of abusing my poor nails with frequent gel manicures, I have decided to give my nails a break. As much as I like to have painted nails that don’t chip and last a couple of weeks, I just can’t continue to destroy my nails. I already have very thin nails naturally and on top of that, I am a picker. I know it’s best to have the manicurist remove the gel, but I can’t help but pick it off myself! I am trading gels in for this OPI nail strengthener to see if I can’t get my nails back into decent shape.
Have you tried this product? What’s been your experience with gel manicures? Are you a picker too?
I would tell you that my husband and I just got back from Monterey on Saturday. I will be writing more about our stay at Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa soon. For now, let’s just say it was a great trip!
I would tell you that on our way down to Monterey, Bill and I met up with Kim of Northern California Style and her friendly husband. They live in Los Gatos which is such a darling town. I want to go back and spend some time shopping, eating and drinking wine with Kim!
We had lunch at Oak & Rye. They have the most delicious pizzas, just like Rome! Kim suggested this shaved Brussels sprout salad with pecorino cheese, coarsely ground black pepper and a citrus dressing. It was so good even my Brussels sprout hating husband liked it! I want to find a nice mandolin and make my own version.
I would tell you that I am worried about my eldest dog, Daisy who will be 10-years-old in July. She has been having some mobility problems with her hind legs or possibly her hips and her normally voracious appetite is mediocre at best. She’s on antibiotics for a possible viral infection but that doesn’t explain the limping. I am taking her to the vet as soon as I can this week. I really hate when my pets are ill and in pain. I wish they could talk to us!
Finally, I would remind you that How I Wear My: Pastel will go live on Wednesday! You still have time to get your photo if you’d like to be featured. Just send it to howiwearmy (at) yahoo (dot) com along with a description of your look.
Now it’s your turn. What would you tell me over coffee?