Happy Saturday! Today I am starting a new weekly series called Seven for Saturday. I always have things on my mind that I want to share but more often than not, don’t get around to telling you about them. So I thought I’d put together a list of those things – just 7 of them  –  in a blog post once a week on Saturdays and call it…. 7 for Saturday 1 – Stella Carakasi…

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, a group of talented and creative Sonoma women decided to put together Valentine’s Day looks and include fashion and beauty ideas. Kelly Dolata of A Savvy Lifestyle asked me to join in the styling fun and of course I said yes, please! A Savvy Lifestyle is a Wine Country lifestyle site, chock full of beautiful styling ideas, recommendations for local food, DIY projects, wine and travel, an events calendar and much more. Be sure to visit this…

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Top 10 Tried and True Holiday Gift Picks Sometimes I have the urge to suggest gifts I’ve ordered but not yet received, or things I would love to buy if I had a big enough bank account. And that would be okay – a fun post even – but I thought it would be more useful to recommend the things I have had experience with, wear and use often and would love to find under my holiday…

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My New Skin Care Regimen  I turn 50 next year – eek! – and have been noticing more redness, periodic breakouts, stubborn brown spots, and the overall discoloration of my aging skin and I’d like to do something about these issues, preferably before the big 5-0!. So when my friend Karen Borgfeldt, clinical esthetician and owner of Hello Beautiful Skin in Santa Rosa, asked me to review her Face Fitness program earlier this fall, I was eager to…

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I had hoped to have a fashion post for you today but with the continuous and rather heavy rains (hooray!), all I’ve been wearing lately are jeans, long-sleeved tees, my wellies and a raincoat. Not very interesting! Sunnier weather is in the forecast starting today so it won’t be long before I’ve got some spring fashion posts for you. Until then, I thought I’d take this opportunity to tell you what’s been happening around here lately. You may or…

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When I find a beauty product I love, I stick with it. Often it takes many years to find the ideal beauty product for you and sometimes you never find it. In fact I’ve been looking for the perfect mascara and hair spray since the late 1980s. Still searching! It’s a good thing I also love to try new beauty products. I always enjoy getting my hands on samples of beauty products I’ve not tried before or, even better, getting…

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