30 minutes in a “wellness cocoon”, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

I’m a big advocate of self-care. Want to be your best self? You need to feel like your best self. Your self care routine should be custom tailored to what makes you feel good. Mine, for example, includes a regular massage. Most people think of massages as super luxurious and indulgent, and they certainly canContinue reading “30 minutes in a “wellness cocoon”, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

Books that shake you, Friday kudos, wine for you weekend

At our first back to school inservice day this week, a colleague approached me in a flurry of excitement. “I have a question for you! Wait here!” she exclaimed, as she rushed over to her school bag. Curious as to her inquiry, I did wait there, and she quickly returned with the name of aContinue reading “Books that shake you, Friday kudos, wine for you weekend”

Practical advice for buying clothes online, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

I have a closet full of dresses. Sun dresses, shirt dresses, work dresses, old bridesmaid dresses, and cocktail dresses. I love a good cocktail dress. I love repurposing a good cocktail dress into a work dress. Many of these cocktail dresses are the result of the two dozen weddings I attended in my twenties, butContinue reading “Practical advice for buying clothes online, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

Passing out on trains, thoughts on the Bachelorette finale, Friday kudos, and wine for your weekend

As we returned from our 16 day epic adventure this week, it was important to organize our priorities as we readjusted to normal life. After being gone for so long, there are some basic things that need addressing. The laundry needs to be done. The groceries need to be gotten. The mail needs to beContinue reading “Passing out on trains, thoughts on the Bachelorette finale, Friday kudos, and wine for your weekend”

Why travel is the best remedy for these uncertain times, and, because wine is the second best, wine for your weekend!

We live in uncertain times in an uncertain world. It doesn’t take a genius to turn on the news, watch five minutes of coverage and commentary and realize that everyone is playing a little fast and loose with their language, behavior, and nuclear arsenals. In light of the current dialogue and tremendous uncertainties, it mayContinue reading “Why travel is the best remedy for these uncertain times, and, because wine is the second best, wine for your weekend!”

Exploring and excursions, our plans on the cruise, and Game of Thrones quotes because…Croatia!

We’ve embarked on the cruise portion of our EuroTrip, and hopefully I’m not using any of the excellent Dramamine free sea sickness suggestions you gave me! Rest assured, I probably have my sea bands securely in place just in case! When we first started planning our vacation, we considered cruising the entire trip. There wasContinue reading “Exploring and excursions, our plans on the cruise, and Game of Thrones quotes because…Croatia!”

We’re in Italy! Wine for your weekend, Italian edition.

It’s Friday! We’ll move on to Italy today, flying from Zurich to Venice where we will spend the next 2 nights before boarding the cruise ship on Sunday. I’m sure there have been adventures worth sharing, and people worth bestowing kudos upon, but it’s impossible to know those things in hindsight, taking two parts ofContinue reading “We’re in Italy! Wine for your weekend, Italian edition.”

Facing travel anxiety, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

T-minus 60 hours, and I’ll be sitting at the airport, probably eating chips and guacamole (part of my pre-air travel ritual) and sipping on something to take the edge off. I’m an eager traveller. I don’t hesitate to say let’s go to Europe, or Vegas, or road tripping up the North Shore. And then IContinue reading “Facing travel anxiety, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

Quick quotes, Friday kudos, and wine for your weekend

It’s time to throw yourself a party! A big spectacular party with a theme, and decor, and a nice meal, and a good bottle of wine. If you 4th of July barbecued this week, that kind of counts. But my guess is if you worked on Thursday, that Wednesday started to feel like a letdown!Continue reading “Quick quotes, Friday kudos, and wine for your weekend”

The right fit, Friday kudos, and wine for your weekend

About a week ago, I took my wedding/engagement set into the jewelers to have them look at it for maintenance. It’s a white gold ring, so it occasionally needs to be replated in rhodium to keep it look vibrant and sparkly. The back of my ring has become so worn the last few years, thatContinue reading “The right fit, Friday kudos, and wine for your weekend”