In case y’all didn’t know, before the Golden Door was sold to it’s new owners, I broadcast my podcast, Life’s A Holladay from the spa so y’all could experience my week with me. That visit got me wondering how Japan celebrates the holidays. Take the Christmas Tree, many Japanese festoon it with wishes written on festive paper […]
Today I read that Dear Abby passed away at age 94. If you don’t know who that is, nee Pauline Phillips, she wrote a syndicated advice column under the pseudonym Abigail Van Buren. It got me to thinking about if she had ever encountered any spa etiquette questions. Turns out, she, the genius she was, […]
Tomorrow night is the Golden Globe Awards and guess which of our fave spa hotels is hosting? The Beverly Hilton! We’re betting there will be so many stars in their Aqua Star Spa tomorrow, the therapists will need sunglasses. But what really excites me is stumbling upon the menu for the awards! The chefs at […]
Can you believe it’s time for the Olympics? I get weary of the whole hullaballoo by the time it’s over, but am always super excited about watching those opening ceremonies, they usually rock! Whether you’re hosting an Olympic viewing party or vegging out ogling those gorgeous athlethes, how about a bit of Brit witted spa style […]
Do you know what time it is? Have you noticed the lack of wristwatches? We look at iphones, etc. for the time. How boring is that? I need a break from phones (banned at spas), second, you have to find your phone in your pocket, purse etc. and . . . third, watches are smokin’ […]
We found a white sofa at a consignment shop for the living room. The trouble? It’s too blah. So I surfed etsy (a guilty pleasure & amazing resource) and found sunshine in a square. Give me a bouquet of these throw pillows to scatter on that bland beast. What’s your fave?
Had to share – these talented ladies’ designer leggings are to die for and the ultimate lounge around togs – plus super cute under skirts. Don’t you just love a listing just for you? Check out their other goodies at ZIBtextile on etsy
Since I moved to California, I have amazed myself at the things I’ve been able to grow! Back in the midwest, my friends nicknamed my apartment the Plant Graveyard – except for orchids which by some weird fluke flourish like gangbusters under my watch. My new place has the most spectacular greenhouse window in the […]
Lounge on handmade oversized pillows as you gaze on the Bay of Taormina in this Sicilian penthouse #Whimsical! Even if you don’t have a view like this one, where can you cushion your outside? Property available at McMonigle Group.
Though January is over, we’re still obsessing over Dr. No’s (our James Bond film for January) escape. For instance, it’s kitted out with copper. From the automatic sliding pushbutton doors, to the elevators and walls, bright shiny copper glams up the place. Spas are no stranger to copper either. With a gorgeous aesthetic and renowned […]