Hope Springs and it Does

Hope Springs Review

I have not seen the movie Hope Springs, but I fully intend to go and see it.  I love the fact that it about people who are of a certain age and at a certain stage of life. One of my favorite programs CBS Sunday Morning, and one of my favorite people David Edelstein did a wonderful review which made me want to see if even more.  I do take what David Edelstein says to heart.  He has given me some very good reviews on musical artist that I truly love–Leela James, Eva Cassidy, Melody Gardot just to name a few.

Take a look. The movie stars Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep.

Hope Springs Review

If you are a woman of a certain age, want to understand a  woman on a certain age or know a woman of a certain age, take a look at the review given by David Edelstein.  The part about the anniversary gift made me smile.  My hubby and I just got back from Scottsdale, Arizona where I celebrated our anniversary, and he went on vacation–he forgot–again.  I wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride, and you guessed it–he told me he would be on the ground when I got back–can we say chicken?

I have forgiven him for forgetting, for staying on the ground and I’ve gone on my balloon ride because “thisisyour(my)bestyear”.   

If you see the movie, let us know what you think.

Bobbi Brown BB Cream Now Available

Bobbi Brown BB Cream is now available. It comes in 5 shades: extra light, light, fair, medium and medium to dark. It looks like more women of color will be able to try it, but it still does not seem to have a color for the darker skin tone s. Here is a link to to the site. You can also find Bobbi Brown products at department stores such as Nordstrom, Macy’s, Sephora, Neiman Marcus and others.  Remember “thisisyourbestyear“.


Pampering While Away from Home

As I always told my students “you can learn something everyday, if you just listen”.  While on my trip to Chicago, I did the Segway tour of Hyde Park, and I had the best time.  There was a very nice couple on the same tour that gave me some information that some of you might already know.

They informed me they had gotten their tickets on Groupon.  I paid $59 and they paid the same $59 for two tickets.  They said as soon as they know they are going to a certain city, they go online and see what deals they can find.  Needless to say, I learned my lesson, and took their information to heart.

While in Scottsdale, Arizona, I was able to get a 50 minute massage along with a 50 minute facial for the wonderful price of $49 at Divine Skin Spa.  You read it right.  It was well worth it.

Each time I go away with my hubby, I always try to get some sort of personal spa treatment. Now that I know this little information, I will be getting even more spa treatments and doing special things.  Some of the sites that you might want to visit are: Groupon, Living Social, Deal of the Day, Daily Deal and Crowd Pleaser.  There are probably more.  I do suggest that you call and book the appointment, then make your purchase.

Ladies and gentlemen we all know that a little pampering always helps because we know “thisisyourbestyear”.

Share with us your tips on cost cutting ideas while on vacation–we know you have some.

Stop the Madness–Exercise and “Our” Hair

I wrote this article some years ago, and decided it was time to pull it out of the vault. As a woman of a certain age, a woman who is a mother, a woman who is African American and a woman who is an educator I wanted to write one about “our” hair and “exercise”. Since I’ve read negative things online lately about the Olympians, I thought it would be nice to revisit this article. Take a moment and enjoy and reflect. Remember “thisisyourbestyear”, and for those in the Olympics “thisistheirbestyear”. Be proud and be silent–it can be “Golden”.