5 Romantic Places to Dine Like Star-Crossed Lovers
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5 Romantic Places to Dine  Let’s face it, sometimes we all need a little inspiration to bring the romance back into life. It’s so easy to let day-to-day stresses zap the life blood out of a relationship. If you are … Want More?

The Story of How We Met (and a walk down memory lane in San Francisco)
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The last thing I wanted to do that breezy fall day, back in 1997, was attend an early mental health conference in South San Francisco. I was going through a difficult time in life, a drawn out divorce, and I … Want More?

Date Night: Pack a Bag for Sacramento!
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Pack a Bag! My husband got a little creative a couple of weekends ago. It just so happened to be Valentine’s Day weekend, but this could be a lovely surprise anytime. He said, “Pack a Bag! We are going on … Want More?

Valentine’s Day Surprise!
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Scott said, “Pack a bag, darling! We’re going on an adventure for Valentine’s Day weekend!” He doesn’t actually call me darling, but it sounds like a romantic 40’s movie, doesn’t it? I always love a getaway, leaving our careers behind, … Want More?

How to Get Your Sexy Back (even if you’re not feeling it)!
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How to Get Your Sexy Back  It happened last Saturday morning, a phone call, about 90 minutes after my husband headed to the Sacramento Airport to catch a flight for an overnighter in Los Angeles. I had been feeling uneasy … Want More?

Happy Anniversary Baby!
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One of our first dates San Francisco, our wedding day in 2000, & our 10th anniversary (From top left) Last week my husband, Scott, and I celebrated our fourteenth wedding anniversary. It’s not a huge number, not even a milestone, and … Want More?

The Power of Friendship and Best Friends!
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On this, my 300th post on Stylemindchic LIfe, I want to share a personal story of someone near and dear to me and the power of friendship in my life. I tend to have many friendly acquaintances and only a … Want More?

A Letter to George Clooney
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  George Clooney Vanity Fair You’ve already heard the news that George Clooney is engaged (updated: and now getting married). Some of you have probably been expecting me to hold a press conference, or at least make a statement about … Want More?

A Toasty Wish for You From Los Cabos
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Grand Mayan Los Cabos via We all have our ‘go to’ places…. a place that is easy to get to and feels like a complete escape. Los Cabos, Mexico, is that place for us. My first visit there was 1988 and … Want More?

Tips for Lighting the Spark-His/Her Perspective
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Venice 2003 There we were, practically newlyweds, visiting Italy and France, for the first time together. Our happy smiles don’t reveal that we had recently suffered a devastating miscarriage, and were clumsily attempting to co-parent 3 teenage girls (Scott’s daughters) … Want More?

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