Cheers! My Birthday Celebration with the Napa Valley Wine Country Tours

After losing my grandmother a few weeks before my birthday, I really needed to celebrate life. I know she would want me to do that. This year, I decided to ring in a new year of life in wine country. My soror traveled up from So Cal to visit. This would be her first time in Napa. I didn’t want to drive so instead, we bought bus tickets for the Napa Valley Wine Country Tours.

Let me tell you something, going on this bus tour was one of the BEST decisions I made. The Napa Valley Wine Country Tours bus isn’t just any bus. It’s a limo bus that looks like a VIP club lounge on wheels. We paid $119 for an 8-hour trip, visit to 4 wineries in Sonoma and Napa counties, continental breakfast and lunch. It was worth every penny. The tastings aren't covered in the bus fare, but they ran about $10-$25. Wineries won't charge you for tastings if you buy a bottle. I recommend this for tourists and any Bay Area locals who have folks visiting from out of town and want a short excursion to Nap…

Janet, I Love Your Smile

Ralph Lauren - Front Row - Spring 2010 MBFW
Did you see last night's Janet Jackson interview with ABC's Robin Roberts? Wasn't it good? Props to Robin for landing a big interview. This was the first time Janet has spoken since the death of her big brother Michael this summer. Roberts was great and covered a lot of ground--Michael's death, her opinion of Dr. Murray (the doctor who administered the drugs) allegations of Joe Jackson being abusive, Jermaine DuPri, etc. The question on my mind: Is Janet angry? I ask because of her facial expressions at the funeral and during her tribute at the MTV awards. She looked angry to me at times and rightfully so. The media coverage on MJ's death went into overload. Janet said she's not ready to see the movie This Is It because it's too soon. I haven't seen the movie either for the same reason.

Janet also opened up about issues with her weight and low self-esteem. I nearly dropped my homemade bowl of turkey soup when she said she didn't like her smile. She compared it to the Joker's sinister, wide grin. "Girl are you crazy!!??," I yelled at the TV. Janet Jackson has one of the most beautiful smiles in Hollywood. Her smile is signature and one of her best features. She has one of those smiles that make you feel good because it's so bright and warm. I started flashing big smiles because of her. I also wore long, phony-ponies and keys on my hoop earrings because of Janet too. Miss Jackson is 43 and looking 25. For decades many of us wished we could look like Janet Jackson. And all that time she didn't recognize the beauty we saw. Interesting. She's a pop phenom but, Janet has her issues just like the rest of us. I love her!

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  1. I agree she has one of the most beautiful smiles, and yet she doesn't like it. I missed most of the interview, but the part that I did see was really good. She's just one timeless looking sista.

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  2. Anonymous you should be able to see it on ABC.com

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