Well here’s something refreshingly fun.
We already know they’re more dog friendly than most places in and around Palm Springs but here’s a place where you can actually work out with your pooch. It’s called Venus de Fido and it’s in Palm Desert. I mean I’m not sure my two are up for pilates or anything like that, but Layla is bugging me to get a membership to this place.
Not only that, but they have a specialty retail doggy boutique that’s dedicated to offering stylish, high-quality, unique products. After your work-out you can check out the fashion-forward designer apparel, carriers, accessories, eco-friendly grooming and spa care products, novelty toys, premium pet foods, treats to share and other fabulous dog gifts and goodies. Oh; now I see…that’s probably what Layla really wants.
Fido & You Fitness Class
The Fido & You fitness class combines light cardio, with yoga and core strengthening exercise for you while providing agility and trick training for your dog. You can check out Fitness Class/Workshop Calendar for dates and times.
These classes are reason enough to move to Palm Desert:
Make Over Monday – All Day Spa Special and Happy Hour (4-6p)
Trunk Show Tuesday – Happy Hour (4-6p)
Wine Down Wednesday – Happy Hour (4-6p)
Yappy Hour Thursday – Happy Hour (4-6p)
The thing is, will you be able to keep up to your canine?
Wonders of the World
We cannot start talking about all the natural wonders of the world without a shout out to WONDER WOMAN! I mean; c’mon….what girl did not want to embody the image of Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman? So having said that, I don’t know very much about the new movie (not starring Lynda Carter) but I’m willing to go see it with my sis. Because WW gets things done.
It’s never too late to start a mantra!
There must always be something to celebrate – how about just living?
This is an older photo from my scuba days in Jamaica. I wore stripes so that the angel fish would think I was one of them. But they knew I was no Angel. Clownfish maybe?
Monument Valley, Arizona must be one of the most natural spiritual settings on earth. I took this photo on one of our glamping trips. It’s also the setting for many John Wayne old spaghetti Westerns.
These are somewhat thought out random posts. Because like you, my mood always changes! Welcome to the week.
SUMMER has officially arrived in all its sunny glory. Here is how I celebrated the very first day.
Not exactly diving into the first day but still enjoying the pool and wondering where have all the ducks gone?
A girly get together for another birthday celebration. L-R Sylvain, Louise #2, Rosa, Louise #1 (birthday girl), hostess Colleen (in her stunning garden).
Rosa & Jia Jia. I’m so relieved he didn’t jump
fall into the pool like he once did in Las Vegas.
Louise, Colleen, mango cake & local strawberries
Shady Lady Selfie (RAEN, LA Durante Sunglasses from Summer Box of Style; yeah! – gotta get my plug in)
How did you celebrate?
Photos: d. king
Another French Lesson courtesy of
I don’t know any better way to practice my French other than taking little tips from My Little Paris, a crazy fun blog a
nd way more French than mine will ever be. It brings a smile to mon visage every time they post. And girls; OUI just want to have fun. Oops; better brush up on my waist, I’m behind (or above depending how you look at it) a few inches.
Fyi: fun is fun in French too.
The half-Irish in me
Enjoying a local beer & a box of chocolate covered gummy bears (talk about luck; they now come in a convenient candy package) in a comfy reclining chair at the Pickford Theatre.
Bad St. Paddys Day Jokes:
“This is the one day of the year where green’s meaning shifts from saving the environment to polluting our major organs.”
“St. Patricks day is like Valentines day for those who love Jameson (whiskey) and bad decisions.”
“It’s also the one holiday where full-blown alcoholism could possibly go undetected.”
My favourite: “An Irish guy walks out of a bar….No; really, it can happen!”
Green Light Ahead. I’m going for it!
Enjoy the day even if you’re not even part Irish!
Wow…can you believe we’re into December already? There’s something festive in the air as we get ready for Christmas and the New Year.
Santa Paws at Tisol, Vancouver. Jia Jia was good all year. Me; not so much!
Jia Jia with friend Tammy Preast from “Love on a Leash” trusted dog care services – Vancouver. Photo: Malcolm Perry
I love this Phyllis Diller (remember her?) quote. “What I don’t like about office parties is looking for a job the next day.” Good thing I don’t have a job!
Office parties are starting as early as November now as restaurants get booked up fast. I started celebrating
a month ago last night when six on my building council got together for a rowdy celebratory non-silent night for dinner and live jazz. And this time everyone behaved! And there’s only more to follow including back-to-back get togethers with friends and neighbours, dance parties and another fundraising gala (more on that later). Oh, and Stevie Nicks. Okay, it’s not a dinner but she’s amazing…still.
It’s a time to be especially nice to people you otherwise ignore the rest of the year. But all kidding aside, it can be a lonely time too for people without family, or the homeless, etc. And it’s a time to put aside rifts and nonsense and look at the good in people (because nobody is perfect). It’s time to spread the CHEER!
I hope you have a Happy Holiday Season! XO
Oh those poor men – they often don’t know what hit them.
If women came with warning labels….. I may or may not kill you. If I don’t F….you then at least I’ll F…with your head!
Because I’m worth ALL the trouble
what would your warning label be?
Me? Sorry; someone tore mine off when I was born.
Men seem to like it when we’re being a little nasty.
HERE’S TO NASTY WOMEN EVERYWHERE!
Always read the fine print!
“The spider’s web: She finds an innocuous corner in which to spin her web. The longer the web takes, the more fabulous its construction. She has no need to chase. She sits quietly, her patience a consummate force; she waits for her prey to come to her on their own, and then she ensnares them, injects them with venom, rendering them unable to escape. Spiders – so needed and yet so misunderstood.” – Donna Lynn Hope