Patti's Prattles

Patti’s discoveries…I wore the necklace today and got  beaucoup compliments. See the ring on the top, haven’t worn it yet, but it’s too cool and looks great on my finger.

Shoes and boots from  Look like a million and pay no more than  $49.95 (many items for $39.95).

Jacqueline Nerguizian,, creates exquisite bling of diamonds and gems for big budgets.


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Shoes fit for a diva on a beer budget.

Patti's Prattles

Imagine every pair of shoes  and boots for $49.95, that’s right ladies you can stock up your closet with amazing styles and designs from this on-line company at And, if they don’t fit, or you don’t like them, you can send them back postage-free.

These cool wedgies are on my wish list.

They have dresses, handbags and accessories too.

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Stop-over in Hawaii and save flight time to Australia when you fly Hawaiian


 If you’re planning a trip to Australia this year, here’s a great idea for breaking up that long trip from the Mainland.  Fly Hawaiian Airlines and stop-over in Honolulu for a few days. That will give you time to unwind and enjoy the spirit of Aloha before continuing on for the 9-hour flight to Brisbane.

The airline just announced three daily new nonstop flights between Honolulu and Brisbane, Australia, starting November 27, 2012 that makes it the only US carrier to operate service to Brisbane.

Adding Brisbane service will increase Hawaiian’s weekly flights between Honolulu and Australia to 10, with daily services already operating to Australia’s largest city, Sydney.

President and CEO Mark Dunkerley said Brisbane would serve not only as the airline’s second gateway to Australia but also as an important new source of tourism to Hawai‘i.

“Australians love Hawai‘i as a holiday destination, and visitor numbers have grown steadily since Hawaiian inaugurated service on the Sydney-Honolulu route in 2004,” Dunkerley said.  “The Brisbane gateway will provide much easier access to Hawai‘i for residents of the State of Queensland, and more convenient connections for travelers from a number of other Australian states.”

The new Brisbane service will add more than 40,000 seats annually between Australia and Hawai‘i, and increase its total seat numbers from Australia by 38 percent. Mike McCartney, president and CEO of the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), commented, “Hawaiian’s starting of service between Brisbane and Honolulu is great news for our tourism economy, as this new route will provide better connectivity for Australians to visit the Hawaiian Islands. Hawai‘I continues to be a popular destination in Australia with arrivals for first quarter 2012 increasing 55 percent over last year. We anticipate this flight to contribute to this continual growth and expansion, and wish Brisbane also is a key hub for onward travel throughout Australia, and Hawaiian’s new flights will be timed to connect with same-day services throughout Queensland and to other states, through an interline partnership with domestic carrier Virgin Australia.

Hawaiian Airlines flight HA 443, will depart Honolulu at 10:20 a.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, cross the international dateline and land in Brisbane at 4 p.m. the following day, in time for onward connections to destinations throughout Australia. Journey time is approximately nine hours.

The return service, flight HA 444, will depart Brisbane at 6:35 p.m. every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, cross the international dateline and arrive in Honolulu at 8:05 a.m. the same day, providing not only an early arrival into Honolulu, but the ability for passengers to connect with onward Hawaiian Airlines flights to Maui, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i Island.

Hawaiian’s Brisbane flights will be operated with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, seating 262 passengers in a two-class cabin, 18 in Business Class and 244 in Economy Class.

The Diva does the Golden Door and has photos to prove it

The Diva and her man, Richard

Diva and her man at the Golden Door Coed week, June 10, 2012 a the Golden Door (  in Escondido, California was one of the best weeks of our lives. Great mind,body, spirit balancing combined with healthy food,

Lamb that’s good for you served Saturday night

beaucoup pampering and great guests who bonded for the seven days (and some beyond).

Wendy gives a nutrition lecture


There’s nothing like this spa that leaves you glowing and tingling from head to toe, not to mentioned toned, trimmed, fit and fabulous.A dance class at the Door

Diane Allan, my fitness guide, shows how to use the equipment in the gym

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Asian influences abound at the Door