I Scream for Ice Cream!

Happy National Ice Cream Day!!

I was very eager to celebrate today.  Me & the Hubby drove to Manhaatan Beach to enjoy the sun & get ice cream from the Manhattan Beach Creamery.  Their flavor are really delicious & unique.  A while back I use to enjoy their Red Velvet ice cream which I wanted today but they didn’t have it.  Bummer.  The Hubbs sampled the Maple Bacon flavor (with real bacon pieces).  I passed on that one.

I celebrated with my go-to favorites Cookies N’ Cream & Pistacio.  Rocky Road & Vanilla are also a bestie.

What’s your favorite?

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Review: Burke Williams – Simply Massage

Photo Credit: NWR

Burke Williams simply massage

Address: 13400 W. Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA

Have you ever needed JUST a massage without all the spa hype?  Usually, when you think of getting a massage, you think of “spa day” with the girls, or couple’s massage with the Mr. because going to the spa alone is definitely a faux pas.  Then there’s an entire day catered to sauna’s, mud bath’s, and cucumber water, when you only require a deep tissue massage to help you unwind from a hectic week.  Please don’t misread this – I love a day at the spa!  There’s no better escape from the world of calendar’s and kiddies than a day of facials, reflexology, & hydrotherapy.

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of being one of the first to experience Burke Williams’ simply massage location in Marina del Rey.  The idea behind the simply massage locations is that, like me, with a hectic lifestyle, being a full-time Secretary (Senior Secretary III to be exact), Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Cousin, BFF, you name it, I can never find time to make an all-day trip to a spa.  However, what I do have is an hour – hour 1/2 to stop by Burke Williams simply massage for a quick unwind to help me be a better all-of-the-above.  Let me just say, I went shopping at Costco (across the street) before going to my session. Ha!

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The ambience in the location was very relaxing.  The smell was delightful, the paint was a beautiful light turquoise with different hues of blue to bring in the closeness of the ocean.  There are also Burke Williams products for purchase if you’re into their skin care line.  My typical routine is Neutrogena (bar soap) & Ponds Dry Skin Cream so…I will not go in depth on their products right now.  hmmm…maybe I should try them out?

Upon receiving my massage, my masseuse (male) was very friendly & welcoming.  The room was dimly lit, the bed & covers were heated!  *sigh*  Quietude!  Just me, my warm covers, my masseuse & all my worries at a halt.   I definitely plan to becoming a member of Burke Williams Simply Massage.  I don’t think I can find a better way to spend $59 per month.  It’s cheaper than my $5 a day starbucks habit at $150 a month.  OMG! Was I really paying that much for coffee?  that explains a lot.

 For more details on Burke Williams simply massage & how to become a member, visit their website.

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Girls Day in San Diego

Outside of all the shenanigans we got into before my wedding, it had been such a long time since my girlfriends & I had a girls day to just hang out and talk. So a couple of us decided to get together to enjoy a beautiful Saturday without our kids, spouses, & everyone else who may claim our time. To our surprise, we found a 2-hour cruise around the San Diego Harbor aboard the Hornblower for $18.

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Navy ships
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Coronado Bridge

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The description said we would see Sea Lions & it was true! We seen a dozen of them out sunbathing.

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We purchased cocktails & snacks during our cruise and the price was reasonable.  Seeing they were in plastic cups & more mix than alcohol.

– Nic

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