Brimming with This & That

Brimming with This & That

Target white denim jacket


I haven’t worn this Helen Kaminski (similar) hat for several years, but it was perfect for sailing on the San Francisco Bay two weeks ago. It has adjustable ties which allowed me to tighten the band as we rounded Angel Island and hit the infamous slot , with strong currents and winds usually averaging 20-25 knots.

Needless to say…this picture was taken as we headed out. By the time we got back to the dock my hair looked like 3 cats had been wrestling in it.


Eco skin care


My new Kari Gran order arrived last week which prompted me to clean out my old skin care products.

Are these things procreating in my medicine cabinet?  I was horrified at the number of  hope in a jar magic potions I’d collected.

Several weeks ago I won a Kari Gran giveaway from Leslie, who writes the beautiful blog, Around The Table. I’ll be sharing my experience using Kari Gran in another post, but in a nutshell…I’m hooked on it. Thank you Leslie!! I reordered the full size set and another travel kit to have ready for my next trip.

 I sorted through and cleaned out my lipsticks and foundations. They apparently reproduce at will as well!

Rouge Coco Shine


After tossing an embarrassing amount of old makeup,  I needed some color therapy and hit the Chanel counter.

I love this new Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipstick. It’s very moisturizing but still long lasting. Feels like silk on my lips. This pink  #55  is lighter than I usually wear and more flattering than I would have thought. The #54 is too pale for me so I  layer it over a deeper lip pencil.

After reading several reviews, I decided to try  Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua  foundation. It’s very lightweight and the color match is perfect…unusual for me. So far, I’m liking it a lot.


Thursday I met Jody,Kim and Elizabeth for lunch at Bumble, in Los Altos. My new Panama Fedora was perfect. Thin, very lightweight and perfect for the warm day.


This weekend found us back in Sausalito for another day on SF Bay with friends. My Hat Attack Fedora (similar) was sufficient sun coverage because I stayed ashore.

There was an unfortunate collision between my toe and an ottoman Thursday night and I could only wear sandals. Not a good option for sailboats so I had a nice long visit with my brother-in-law, who lives nearby.

Merryvale Winery


That evening we gave a small dinner party. We started out with Caprese skewers, dressed with my favorite Merryvale Olive Oil, and ended the night with a Vintage Porto. Candles were lit with my husbands new find…a lighter in the shape of a wrench. Who thinks these things up?
Have you bought any new makeup lately that works especially well?


When’s the last time you cleaned out your makeup drawer?
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