A Venetian perspective

This gorgeous shot of Venice appeared on my Facebook feed and brightened my day. It was shared by one of my Italian friends that I met on our special trip to Venice. Today’s #OneGoodThing was this Venetian perspective! Thanks for sharing, Silvio! Day 119 of 365. And Day 850 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)! 1 year…

Exactly what I needed

This weekend I spent quality time with one of my besties in a little Wine County town nearby. Alyssa and I stayed in an adorable bungalow in an original 1950s hot springs resort in downtown Calistoga. It wasn’t at all fancy, but it was the perfect girls’ getaway for us. We focused on relaxing, enjoying…

Post-birthday bestie fun

In the middle of the night, I picked up one of my best friends of nearly 20 years from the local airport. I woke up this morning to see my sweet Paisley wedged adorably between us, which was a beautiful way to start the day. Alyssa and I enjoyed brunch with Mama, before beginning our birthday…

A damn good day

I was the lucky recipient of two birthday gifts today, and I was deeply touched to see how well my friends know me. A package from Los Angeles contained a purifying pink clay mask to detoxify and brighten my skin, and a hug at our front door included a bottle of my favorite variety of…

Meeting the artist

Art and live music filled our rainy afternoon. Mama and I met up with friends at a local museum to see a band called Dirty Cello perform. Before the concert, we walked around the Art Museum of Sonoma County and fell in love with the work of Jack Stuppin. I was fascinated with his vibrant oil painting…

Family Game Night

Tonight was filled with laughter, games, and great food with the wonderful family who live next door! The 7- and 9-year-old girls spotted our stash of board games and puzzles during a visit a while back, and Mama and I promised them an official Game Night. First we played Quirkle Cubes, which is a bit like Scrabble…

Brisket delivery from treasured friend

My sweet friend Mark delivered his incredible, homemade brisket to us tonight. Not only did Mark reach total mensch levels by driving HOURS to get to us, but this brisket was the best I’ve ever tasted. Yep, even better than the damn good brisket I slave over myself. This delicious brisket comprises our Passover celebrations and…