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Trying to decide where to travel this summer? Here are 10 top destinations for baby boomers, from Patricia Schultz, author of 1000 Places to See Before You Die.

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Thursday, 17 July 2014

heading to london and “downton abbey!”


In case I wasn’t excited enough about my trip to London — which I actually was — my custom bag from Ugobags just came yesterday. Is this not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?! Now I’m really ready to go! read full story »

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

the girls and the goats

Lois and goat

I posted this photo on my Facebook page over the weekend and today I received a press release from the Farm Sanctuary announcing that this is the Summer of Goats.

And my kids think I’m not on the pulse of pop culture? Ha! read full story »

Monday, 14 July 2014

renaissance clubsport walnut creek: my home away from home

Renaissance ClubSport lobby

Although we’ve stayed in hotels all over the world, one of the ones I just feel most comfortable in is only an hour and a half flight away, in northern California. read full story »

books by women i met through blogging

Thursday, 10 July 2014

books by bloggers

One of the unexpected joys of becoming a blogger has been meeting so many amazing women, many of whom have become my friends in real life. Plus, they’re such good writers.  read full story »

sunday in the hyundai

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Hyundai Santa Fe

Climbing into the driver seat of the Hyundai Santa Fe felt like coming home. It felt roomy and cushy and very user-friendly. In fact, it felt a lot like my beloved Kia Sorento.  read full story »

2 new thrillers by linda castillo and lisa unger – plus a giveaway!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

linda castillo and lisa unger

Hey, it’s not my fault that the laundry is still in the hamper and the mail hasn’t been picked up in days.

Blame Linda Castillo and Lisa Unger.  read full story »

dreaming of bali

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Amarterra bedroom

I took this quiz on my friend’s blog the other day and think I found Michael and my next trip. I’ve been dreaming of it ever since — but, unfortunately, not in a bed like the one above. That’s the one I’m dreaming of.


Yes, this seems like a newlywed quiz and, yes, we’ve been married for almost 33 years but we still like to think of every trip as a honeymoon. read full story »

the women of “grand central” – and a book giveaway!

Monday, 30 June 2014

Grand CentralAs a native New Yorker, Grand Central Terminal holds a special place in my heart. I’ve joined the throngs to catch a train, used the concourse as a meeting place and enjoyed many a meal at the Oyster Bar.

My favorite activity there, though, is people-watching. I admit to getting a little teary at others’ hellos and good-byes, and have made up some pretty wild tales in my head about the couples, friends or families I’ve seen leaving or returning to each other.

I’m glad that task has been taken over by the professionals with the debut of Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion. read full story »

get your box of books!

Saturday, 28 June 2014

books on counter

With summer coming, many of you have asked me to offer another Boxes of Books promotion. My husband has made the same request because books are literally falling out of every space in the house. read full story »

whole foods market’s whole bodycare

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Whole Foods coupon

My daughter is so smart. For years, she’s been buying all her hair and body care products at Whole Foods, and I could never understand why she just wasn’t going to the drugstore.

Well, last week, I attended a fascinating event in the Body Care section of Whole Foods in La Jolla, and got quite an education. From now on, I will be skipping the drugstore, too – because, well, see this?

Whole Foods ingredients

It’s the list of ingredients not allowed in Whole Foods Premium Body Care products.

Many of those ingredients are in the products I use used to use every day. No more. read full story »

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