New Year’s Eve

Barbara told me on New Year’s Eve that my favorite Korean Spa in Santa Clara was closed.

I was crushed!

But I managed to find a new, smaller Korean health center via Yelp and before you knew it, I was laying naked on a vinyl bed while buckets of warm water were thrown on me and my skin was scrubbed with raw silk mitts by women wearing black bras and underwear.

So in other words, more of what I was used to.

Noodles of dead skin came off me and as usual, I found myself trying to explain to my technician that I really do shower every day and wash myself.

She seemed unconvinced.

After the scrub, I got a massage with baby oil and left the Korean Spa feeling fresh as a daisy and soft as a baby’s bottom.

I went to the salon and got my hair done.

It was New Year’s Eve after all, and I was determined to get all dolled up.

I put on my mermaid ombré sequin gown which fades from gold on top to turquoise on the bottom, I slipped on a pair of sparkly shoes, and I hopped in the car with friends to get the party started.

We had a nice dinner in Santa Cruz before heading to a private NYE party in Aptos, which was OFF THE HOOK FUN!

There was a champagne toast and a balloon drop and I managed to hug and kiss many MANY people to ring in the good year.

I’ve decided that my overarching goal for 2020 will be to keep the momentum from NYE alive as I make my way through the year.

Be generous with my hugs and kisses.

Be thankful for my family and friends.

And look for ways to bring more pleasure and happiness into this world.

A Black Tie Affair

New Year’s Eve I went to the most AMAZING Black Tie party hosted by a dear friend of mine in his luxurious home in the South Bay! My date was dressed to the nine’s in a black tux with shiny black shoes.

At first, I was thinking of not going to the party. After all, who wants to go to a NYE party by themselves?

But then my date asked me out and and getting dressed up for him seemed like a good idea.  Here’s my lovely dress, without me in it…

FullSizeRender(8)Sadly, we didn’t get a single full length picture of our outfits but you can see our smiling faces here….

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 I had a great time dancing, socializing, sitting around the fire, and sipping champagne into the wee baby hours of 2016.

Happy New Years to all!

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