Most holiday seasons I write a blog post – sometimes a few – all about holiday gift ideas. I like to feature small businesses and I only choose businesses that have products and/or services I myself buy, use and like. With the recent fire disaster in wine country, I want to shine the spotlight on several small businesses based here in wine country. Businesses here need our support this season, now more than ever before.…

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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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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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