Airplane reading and beach reading have one thing in common: they've got to be distracting and that means fairly light. But not completely mindless. The kind of book that you can pick up for a while, then put down while you take a sip of a pina colada, take a dip in the ocean or take a walk in the . . .
Jane Fonda is 77. OMG. 77! When did THAT happen? She's playing a 70 year old on our new obsession, the Netflix series, Grace and Frankie, and she is good. She's awfully thin, though, so much so that it always looks to me like her bones could just snap. But oh-so-beautiful. She had significant . . .
My mother was a bobby-soxer back her day and Frank Sinatra was her favorite artist. He was adulated by teens in the 1940s --oh, that voice, like velvet-- and my mother saw him in concert more than once. She brought me to his appearance at the Italian American Anti-Defamation League benefit concert . . .
One of the great pleasures of living in the San Francisco Bay area is discovering unique little experiences. Such is the case with the murals --frescoes, really--of the passionate and controversial Mexican painter, Diego Rivera. You may know him as the guy who married Frida Kahlo. But he was so . . .
"My community is on the sidelines shaking their heads....breeders...this is news? a hot topic? Really? What crap, indeed!" ~my gay husband on 50 Shades of Gray Unlike the majority of giddy 50 Shades of Grey fans, who would no more know how to pull off a real BDSM scene than they'd know how to do . . .
Every morning I climb on the gym's treadmill, insert my bright pink ear buds and hit play on my audio version of Cheryl Strayed's book, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Armchair adventure is one of my favorite genres. Women "finding themselves" is a term that always makes me . . .
Here's what I love about Pacifica cosmetics: They use safe ingredients. Their products are NOT tested on animals, are certified by PETA and 100% vegan. Pacifica products use recyclable materials and sustainable ingredients. The packaging is so pretty. Oh yes--the products work! Did I tell you . . .
Writing a book is...difficult. Authors pour every ounce of their being into a tome--no small amount of blood, sweat and tears are shed--and then it's out, for the world to read. And review. Which brings me to the difficult subject of book reviews. Who among us hasn't been taken in by a dozen . . .
I miss having a mother to give motherly advice. I do. Not just on Mother's Day, either. Almost every day. I miss the way my mother would nag me about every little thing. Like, have I sent a thank-you note to Aunt Jo? Or when am I coming to visit again? When things go wrong I miss whining to my . . .
The first time I tasted Yoplait Greek 100 yogurt I couldn’t believe how delicious it was, and how satisfying. How could something so creamily yummy have so few calories? Or so much protein? Each of the 20+ unique flavors was as mouth-watering as the last. Regular yogurt has always been a meal . . .