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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Christie Brinkley at 60

I am as shocked as you are that Christie Brinkley is 60...because that means I am too.  I have had the frightening honor of being the same age as Christie for a long, long when she turned 40 and looked fabulous, I turned 40 and looked like me, and then 50 and now 60.  I liken her to those 4 year olds that can play the entire Bach Concerto in f minor, there is no real explanation it just is.  She's 60 and looks 30.  And not just any 30, a dang good 30.  Money has something to do with it, but that's not completely it....she just is an aging anomaly.

So instead of feeling like "Olga with big hands", (No offense to the Olga's out there.  I just knew a woman one time who had enormous hands with no delusions she was an attractive woman, so when I am feeling less than fabulous I refer to myself as "Olga with big hands"...there, another window into my soul.)  I try to focus on what I have control over.  There aren't many 4 year olds playing concertos and probably even fewer 60 year old women looking like Christie.

There are a few things in my life that work, or let me qualify that...there are a few things in my life that have worked for me.  I am not an expert on anything and I am offering no advice...but some things are worth sharing.  We all need to share what works for's just collective brain storming.

For instance, are you as confused as I am over every new diet or nutritional news?  I had to start paying attention to what makes me feel good and forget the rest.  Case in point, I was told that oatmeal was the end all, so I ate oatmeal...guess what? It kills my stomach.  So like the patient who says, "it hurts when I do this," and the doctor who says. "stop doing that then"  I substituted green smoothies with protein powder.  The spinach helps with fiber and all the other Popeye magic and the protein helps my hunger pains....remember I don't even play a doctor on TV.  I certainly don't have all the answers, I don't even know how Darth Vader can breath and talk at the same time.

I also know to use a great cleanser, exfoliate, moisturize, sunscreen and find the retinol!!  When I was in my 20's I played tennis for hours and hours each day.  Luckily a woman at the Estee Lauder counter introduced me to sunscreen, I think her exact words were, "do you want to look like a shoe when you are older?"  So as I got older I made sure I used as quality a moisturizer as I could afford.  For awhile I used Chanel....I loved it, loved those little black and white bottles.  But life got in the way of those indulgences...$85 eye cream just wasn't in the budget.  So I used a little of this and a little of that..but always with the mantra of Cleanser, exfoliate, moisturize, sunscreen
and retinol.  I don't think you need to use a lot of products (face it, if it's complicated we won't do it) but find ones you like.

A few years ago I started selling Mary Kay ( because they have the basic products I have to have, and an affordable retinol night cream. (For the record, I have never signed anyone up and I sell the minimum for each month, refer to me as a low maintenance sales person, but I do love the products)  Whatever you use, make sure you use it.  Clean your face, exfoliate, moisturize, use suncreen and find the retinol.  

I seriously love this stuff....if you want to try it let me know, I can send it anywhere, no delivery fee.  Shameless I know...

The next thing I am working on is procrastination...get excited, it is going to be fabulous!!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Just another regular day in Las Vegas at the Linq

I live in a place where unusual things are commonplace.  For instance we were recently having lunch at the Sugar Factory inside the Paris when across the street .....

 The water show started at the Bellagio....just another lunch....just another day.

When I was invited to tour "The Linq" I couldn't wait to go.  The fabulous Tabitha Fiddyment counsel for the Linq has been working on this project for a long, long time.  Love her, love her project.  Don't you love the hats?

It is quite an amazing place, one road (formerly an alley) Filled with shops from everywhere.  From Sprinkles to Hat shops, candy shops, restaurants a bowling alley and every other unusual and fun shop you could imagine.  All on this redesigned, saved from ugly, space. It was a delivery alley between 2 hotels...genius!!

Ray Ray loves construction sights!!

And it all leads to the largest ferris wheel in the world. In the world!!   Look at that pod!!  Each pod holds 40 people and there are 22 pods. (how many times can you say pod in one sentence?) The ride lasts 30 about minutes and will run 16 hours a day.  About $30 a ride they are secure their investment will work out....

Back to the car past the the Flamingo....