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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Welcome to the 65th post in the long-running How I Wear My series! December means there are many opportunities to get glammed up and gorgeous for all the cocktail parties and soirées you’ve been invited to—or are hosting yourself—during the most festive and action-packed time of the year, so Jill of Everything Just So and I want to devote the last “How I Wear My” of 2016 to Holiday Party Looks! Jill, my How I Wear…

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Happy Holidays! It’s almost time for the next How I Wear My!  This month, Jill of Everything Just So and I decided to get into the holiday spirit and chose “Holiday Party Look” as December’s theme. To participate, send us a photo of you in your “Holiday Party Look” – formal, semi-formal or casual – to [email protected] by the end of the day today (December 5th). Be sure to include a few sentences about your…

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One of my favorite trips this year was to Carmel for the Carmel International Film Festival. My friend Julie, who you may know from KayandStar, invited me to cover the film festival on my blog. Julie comes to California every year to volunteer for this five-day event, which includes the screening of over 120 films in 10 venues in the Carmel area. There are nightly parties, live music, and panels along with 300 film makers, executives, actors,…

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