Naughty or Nautical

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Do you fight naughty or nice? A few nights before Christmas my husband and I got into a little argument, like any married couple, and I made a rude comment which I quickly learned doesn’t really fly when you’re married to an only child. If you’ve ever dated or are married to an ‘only child,’ you’ll have a whole new perspective on personalities. They didn’t grow up with siblings and the daily bickering, joking and teasing that comes with the territory in big families…meaning they might be a bit more sensitive. 

After my childlike statement, my husband looked over at me [Read more…]


A Mother Daughter Day at SkinSpirit

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The last past year when I’ve been visiting California every few months, I load up on beauty treatments that I skip in Switzerland where a basic mani-pedi is about $150+!?! I’ve learned that the best thing I can do for my skin is keeping it under control, Clarisonic love, having a great dermatologist and getting facials (every now and then).

Rather than flying solo to appointments, my mom and I go together which is fun for both of us to ask questions and since we both have fair skin and similar issues. Last month we had a chance to each have the Signature Facial at one of the best skincare clinics and spas in Mill Valley – SkinSpirit.

They have locations throughout the Bay Area and Washington. Here’s how the day went and the procedure I had, which I have to admit I was a little nervous to try… [Read more…]


Sweater Weather in Spain

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Hola! Throughout the past year I’ve visited a few different countries in Europe and so far, my favorite is Spain. Maybe it’s the familiar language I heard so often growing up in California or maybe it’s the laid-back friendly atmosphere, affordable shopping and delicious tapas, but I love it.

Last weekend we celebrated my husband’s birthday in Barcelona. While it’s very touristy toward the city center, we explored and the mild weather was a welcome treat to run around in just a sweater, skinny jeans and sneakers. Here’s a little tour through Barcelona accessorized with my strawberry Cornetta Soft Serve ice-cream I ordered daily from the street vendors… [Read more…]


Once Upon a Time

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Once upon a time in a land far, far, away there lived…‘ Remember your favorite fairy tale as a kid? I just discovered this look-out spot over the tiny town of Zug, Switzerland. It reminded me of a life-size version of that ‘StoryBook Land‘ ride at Disneyland. I know everyone always thought that ride was lame, but I loved it. Living in Switzerland can be so different from life the US that it truly feels worlds apart. Let’s put it this way - if we were talking Disney characters, the US would be Genie in Aladdin. Fun, loud, a little crazy, and will give you a couple extra chances here and there. Switzerland, on the other hand, would be King Triton from The Little Mermaid. Strong, rich, powerful and a bit overbearing to live under the sea same roof with daily. Yet, every time I get frustrated by the rules and rigidity, something like this happens… [Read more…]


Freshly Picked Moccasins Giveaway!

Freshly Picked Moccasins Giveaway

Do you ever watch the show Shark Tank? I know Mark Cuban can rub some people the wrong way, but I have to admit, I love the show! When I first saw entrepreneur, Susan Peterson, pitch her adorable line of leather moccasins for babies and toddlers called Freshly Picked, I was was rooting for her. She got a deal that day on Shark Tank and her business soared.

Celebrity moms like Rachel Zoe and the Kardashians love the line, so when Freshly Picked Moccasins offered to do a Giveaway for all of you, I was excited! One of my best friends, Hermione Way, just became a new mom last month launching her new site and I can’t go a day without seeing a story about Kate Middleton and Blake Lively’s pregnancy style. So Now, onto the GIVEAWAY! The Winner will win a pair of Freshly Picked Mocassins in the color and size of your choice, plus a luxury Savvy Sleepers satin pillow case…Kortney Kardashian Freshly Picked Moccasins

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5 Holiday Style Secrets

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My name is Dale and I’m a shopaholic – but only during the holidays. If you’re buying gifts for others, it can’t really be that big of a problem, right?  I’ve always loved Christmas shopping and usually start as early as August. In fact, the shopping bags in this post are filled with Christmas gifts for others from a trip we took to Vienna, Austria earlier this fall. Well, all of them with the exception of the Douglas bag.

Douglas is a German chain of beauty stores and I needed a new concealer, which I thought would be simple enough until the sales woman started telling my husband that I had very dry skin around my eyes and needed a moisturizer asap. She wasn’t rude, just very honest – European style – but it’s definitely awkward having your husband delicately translate from German to English how the skin around your eyes is looking ‘older‘ in the middle of the beauty department full of Austrian teen girls. Anyway, that’s my excuse for the anti-aging moisturizer shopping spree in the baby blue bag. But moving on - I wanted to share my TOP 5 Holiday Secrets for 2014 – from stress-free shopping if you haven’t started yet, to slimming style secrets[Read more…]