Yogurtland and pedicures

Today’s big L.A. plan was pedicures. It felt glorious to be pampered along with one of my besties. Alyssa and I selected cheerful, bright spring colors for our toes. It was a lovely day, finished off with scrumptious frozen yogurt. Meanwhile, Mama enjoyed a wonderful visit with our friend Ellen and embarked on a hunt…

Lovely new cut

Today I had the utter joy of getting my hair cut by my fabulous stylist. I loved visiting with him and I adore my new do! Today’s #OneGoodThing was a lovely new haircut! Many thanks to Matthew at Ritual Salon in Santa Rosa!!! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Day 46 of 365. And…

An afternoon of laughs

I spent the afternoon talking and laughing with one of my best friends over a delicious, leisurely lunch at one of my favorite Santa Rosa restaurants. It was one of those afternoons that’s better than therapy. Angelina and I first met at an interdepartmental staff meeting at The San Francisco Chronicle more than a decade…

Planning a lunch date

One of my besties called me this evening, and after a bit of catch up, we set up a lunch date in a few weeks. It’s been months since I’ve seen her, so I’m super excited! Today’s #OneGoodThing was planning a lunch date with Angelina! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Day 14 of…

New year, new brows

Our eyebrows got a makeover today. I used a new dye and tinted Mama’s brows and my own a nice brown. Though the product I used on us previously claimed to be light brown, it always seemed to turn out much too dark on our pale skin. I was really pleased with the new coloring.…

Holiday pampering treat

Though we love our at-home facials, there’s really nothing like having a professional pamper your skin every once in a while. This week, Mama and I both had glorious, personalized facials through a holiday promotion at Elements Spa in Santa Rosa. Mama’s was yesterday and mine was today. We saw Catrina, and our treatments were…

Wine & chocolate-fueled soak in the bathtub

More than 10 years ago, I started a personal tradition I call “Self-Care Sundays,” which helps me prepare for the week ahead. Some Sundays, Mama and I do face masks or I take a relaxing, fancy bath. Other times, I call one of my besties, organize my thoughts into lists/charts, read a book, revel in…