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Story Behind Foto: A couple of weeks ago one of my college friends visited me. I cannot tell you how nice it was to catch up and talk to a familiar face. Oh how I miss those little moments we had back in college; lazy Sunday laying out on the beach or staying in to watch a movie with all the girls. We made some great memories!

Oh the memories, so glad I left my comfort zone (Northern CA) to explore Southern California and make new friendships. The years I lived in SoCal will be embedded in my brain for as long as I should live.

So friendship, Mr. William Shakespeare sums it up well, “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”

I took this foto while we were wine tasting in Amador County at Young’s Vineyard. If you are ever in this area, check out this winery. I fell in LOVE with it. It would be a beautiful wedding site. The best way I can describe it is as a winery/farm/garden surrounded by tranquil luscious green lawns. Talking about the winery, the wine we enjoyed was their 2011 Zinfandel. For more information on the Young’s Vineyard click here.

Thanks for your visit,


Here in the U.S. we have this interesting “holiday” called Halloween which we celebrate on Oct. 31. Halloween is fun for all ages. When I was little we used to go out Trick-or-treating where we would dress up in our costumes and go around the neighborhood asking for candy from our neighbors. As I got older, especially in college, we dressed up in more “elaborative” costumes and attended Halloween parties where we no longer asked for candy, but perhaps something on the rocks with a splash of something (aka adult beverages).

Moving on, over the next few weeks before Halloween I will be featuring some themed nail tutorials. Here’s the first of them.

I started with a black base color by Milani.

Then I added an orange color to the edge of my nails to make it a Halloween manicure.

Here you have the final look – a Halloween take on your average French Manicure. I think this look is very cute and simple, perfect for the office.

Products used: “Mad About Mango” by Revlon and “Black Magic” by Milani.

Let me know if you decide to recreate this look.

Thanks for visiting, CAT.

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