Thursday, January 28, 2016

Friday Book Chat- Eating on the Wild Side

Happy Friday! I've decided to try to use Fridays as a day to talk about some of the best new books. There are so many I want to share so we will see if this can be a little forum for some of the better offerings and have recommendations from you readers too.

I've had this book on my nightstand for a while and been meaning to write about how fantastic it is. I don't know about you, but eating better is always one of my goals in a new year and reading this book motivated me to make better choices for the family and in what I personally put in my body as well.

Think you're eating well because your diet is filled with vegetables? Well think again! Did you know that the preparation and varietal makes a huge difference in the nutrition? I had no idea that some vegetables are lacking almost all their benefits by time they get to the supermarket shelf!

Eating on the Wild Side is an eye-opener and author Jo Robinson has done a great job with her in-depth research and history. You will learn so much about getting the maximum antioxidants and cancer-fighting advantages out of your veg and fruits.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Winter Skin Rescues and Other Gems

Just getting back from skiing and some very cold temperatures has made me think it's that time again to share some of my current beauty favorites- winter edition! Skiing is so fun, but with the dry cold air, helmets, scarves and goggles- yikes, who really looks good? Well some gals manage it yet I am always looking a bit more Bridget Jones than Lindsay Vonn.

Geez what's a woman to do about that? I've got a few goodies that I took with me on this trip and that I recommend for the cold and terribly dry weather we've been having this year. It really makes for scary skin and hair, especially for sensitive people like me who have rosacea. One day in the snow and wind makes my face fuchsia and then it cracks and peels.

This time I decided to take some preventative measures and it really helped and I have a few rescues if you do get red and chapped.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Getaways- My Lake Tahoe Winter Favorites

Happy New Year! I hope you all are easing nicely into 2016. I ducked out for a bit here, took some time to be offline and even skied in Lake Tahoe. The break was good and I feel like there is so much I want to share. I thought our getaway and some tips for visiting Tahoe in winter might be a nice start here. I think it's one of the most beautiful places on the planet and for those of us in the Bay Area, so close. I had forgotten how gorgeous it can be, especially in winter.

 Lake Tahoe is surrounded by many cute towns, fabulous ski resorts and unparalleled natural beauty. At a little more than 6,000 feet up, Tahoe is North America'a largest alpine lake. The lake is set between Nevada and California and is 22 miles long and 12 miles across. It's really huge and has to be seen to be appreciated. As beautiful as photos are they don't impress as much as seeing the whole lake in person. As a native Californian I had the good fortune to spend many summers and winters as a child in Tahoe and it's magical!

One of my favorite runs in Homewood.

Tahoe has the best skiing in California with nine ski resorts all a short distance from each other. This trip we hit two biggies -Northstar and Squaw Valley and a smaller one popular with locals, Homewood.