Earlier this summer I was asked by Allegro MedSpa and Plastic Surgery Associates in Sonoma County if I would like to experience one of their services and share it here on the blog. Plastic Surgery Associates is owned by Board Certified plastic surgeons and husband and wife, Dr. Heather Furnas and Dr. Francisco Canales. They opened their Santa Rosa location in 1992 and have grown their practice to include their Allegro MedSpa and a Marin County…

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Today is the BIG day! The Spring Luxe Event is just hours away. My friends at Stella Carakasi have been hard at work this week getting their Berkeley studio ready for guests and coordinating the final details. I’ve been getting prepared as well. The models are ready to go with the outfits they selected, my short speech is written, and I have a few helpers – my stepson, nephew and some friends – coming along…

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Spring officially arrives tomorrow! I thought this would be the ideal time to revisit my Rich Life Spring Makeover that I embarked on last month.   SKIN I had an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment at SkinSpirit several weeks ago. Although my brown spots aren’t very dark (you can see a photo in the previous makeover post), they are incredibly stubborn. I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada where it’s often very hot and very sunny.…

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It’s hard to believe that spring, in all its fresh and colorful beauty, arrives next month. Weren’t we just celebrating the New Year? For some of us, it already feels and looks like spring. Where I live in Sonoma Valley, the temperatures are climbing into the 70s and daffodils and fields of mustard flowers are adding vibrant colors to the landscape everywhere you turn. It’s got me thinking about spring cleaning and sprucing up! I’m…

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Welcome to the latest video in the Ageless Makeup Series! Fall will officially arrive next week! Isn’t that exciting? Most of us will soon be transitioning our wardrobes from light summer dresses, shorts and flip flops to jackets, boots and sweaters, if we haven’t done so already. While we transition our clothes, shoes and accessories, we also want to transition our makeup and skin care routines. Veronica Passalacqua has some great tips for preparing our skin for fall…

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Veronica Passalacqua and I are back with our second video in The Ageless Makeup Series. In our first video, Veronica demonstrated how to cover brown spots. It was our first time filming and I mistakenly set the camera vertically making it hard for viewers to see what was going on. I will never do that again! Our newest video is much closer, thankfully. In Video 2, we are tackling the prevalent problem of concealing those pesky…

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