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…

India Arie Honors Brown Skin





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I needed to hear this today. Brown skin deserves some extra love in these tense times.

This song was music to my ears and my body when it first came out. India Arie's salute to brown skin was so forward, sexy, empowering and outright beautiful. When you're putting vaseline or lotion on your body, do it mindfully. Take your time and admire your brown skin, your black skin, your tan skin. Whatever hue of brown God wrapped you in lovingly, admire it. Feel it. See how it shines when it's all moisturized. Play this song for your lover and give him or her the pleasure of admiring your brown skin.



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