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Visit the Farmers' Market for some tasty aphrodisiacs for Valentine's day!

News, Hot Flash

Hot Flash! Get "In the Mood" at the Farmer's Market - Little Known Aphrodisiacs for Valentine's Day

Posted Feb. 7, 2016, 8:00 am

Hot Flash: It’s almost Valentine’s Day. And for me, it’s the perfect time to learn about the best aphrodisiacs for the big day.

Barbara Bishop's best friend, Zoey.

News, Opinion, Santa Monica, Hot Flash

Hot Flash: Walking With a Friend

Posted Jan. 25, 2016, 4:31 pm

My best friend and I walk every day, twice a day for at least an hour. She’s ready to go at 7:30am, and then again at 6:30pm. We’ll walk in the cold, in the rain, in the heat, in the sunshine, in the dark. We walk whether I want to or not.

Hot Flash columnist Barbara Bishop.

Santa Monica, Columnist, Hot Flash

A New Holiday Look In Minutes Thanks To Delbert

Posted Dec. 19, 2015, 9:02 am

Over the weekend I stopped into my favorite store in Beverly Hills to get some skin care products. I visited my friend and makeup artist Delbert. He looked at me in a weird way, and said, girlfriend, we need to update your summer makeup!

Mirror columnist Barbara Bishop.

Santa Monica, Columnist, Hot Flash

The Weekly Hot Flash: My Cheeks Really Hurt - But It’s A Good Thing!

Posted Dec. 6, 2015, 8:42 am

My cheeks hurt. Not the cheeks you’re thinking of. This time it’s the cheeks on my face. But it’s a good hurt. Let me explain.

Mirror columnist Barbara Bishop.

Santa Monica, Columnist, Hot Flash

Hot Flash Universe: Top 5 Things That I’m Grateful For This Thanksgiving

Posted Nov. 23, 2015, 9:06 am

It’s Thanksgiving week, and I find myself focusing on many things I can be thankful for. And this Hot Flash Universe column is at the top my list. I really loved most of the adventures I experienced over the past year.

Vitamin IV Drops?

Health, Santa Monica, Hot Flash

Hot Flash: Vitamin IV Drops To Achieve Wellness?

Posted Oct. 9, 2015, 6:00 am

They say that Vitamin IV drips (yes, IVs) are the modern day way to boost your immune system, fight stress at a cellular level, and help you live life to the fullest.

Extensions are done lash-by-lash for the best results, and the process takes about 90 minutes to complete on the first visit.

Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Hot Flash

VIDEO: Hot Flash Universe – Eyelash Extensions

Posted Oct. 4, 2015, 6:00 am

This week on Hot Flash Universe host Barbara Bishop gets new lashes.

Mirror columnist Barbara Bishop.

Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Hot Flash, Aging

Eyelash Extensions: A Quick-Fix For a Younger Looking You

Posted Sep. 25, 2015, 6:00 am

Forget about the overdone eyes that will never fully shut, or the plumped-up lips that look like you’ve been in a fistfight.

I Love Being A Redhead – Sometimes.

Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Hot Flash

WATCH: Hot Flash Universe-Switching Up Looks At Wilshire Wigs

Posted Sep. 13, 2015, 8:46 am

This week on Hot Flash Universe host Barbara Bishop tries out some new looks at Wilshire Wigs, a third-generation business, opened in 1967

Mirror columnist Barbara Bishop.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Columnist, Hot Flash

The Real Hot Flash Universe

Posted Aug. 29, 2015, 9:08 am

So for more than a year, I’ve been writing this column, Hot Flash Universe. I have a confession to make. I thought I never had a real hot flash. Until now.

Barbara Bishop got her nostril pierced. And the whole process was filmed for Westside TV.

Health, Santa Monica, Columnist, Hot Flash

Hot Flash Columnist Barbara Bishop: A Nose (Um, Nostril) Job

Posted Aug. 15, 2015, 8:06 am

I did it. I got my nostril pierced. And the whole process was filmed for Westside TV. Here’s how it happened. I first did my research to find the highest rated piercing expert.

Mirror columnist Barbara Bishop.

Health, Santa Monica, Columnist, Fashion, Hot Flash

A Clothing Line That Hides The “Poof”

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:24 am

When I was in my 20s, the flattest thing on my body was my stomach. That sexy flatness lasted well into my late 30s, even my 40s. I really took my flat belly for granted.

Mirror columnist Barbara Bishop.

News, Health, Columnist, Hot Flash

Do You Drink Enough Water?

Posted Jul. 4, 2015, 6:25 am

Water. Everyone says drink water. It’s healthy for you. It will help you lose weight faster. It will help your skin look beautiful. It will make your whole body run better.

Once the nostril is pierced, keep the pierced area very clean; this will speed up the healing process.

Santa Monica, Columnist, Hot Flash

I’m Getting My Nostril Pierced – I Think…

Posted Jun. 20, 2015, 9:25 am

I think I’m going to get my nose pierced. Yes, my nose, my right nostril. I thought about it for a long time. I’ve done my research, and I’m ready.

Mirror columnist Barbara Bishop.

Santa Monica, Columnist, Hot Flash

How Much Makeup Should Women Over 50 Wear?

Posted Jun. 9, 2015, 9:29 am

I love makeup. My favorite gift ever was my first make-up kit given to me by my favorite Aunt when I was 12. One item in the kit was a beautiful light pink lipstick. I loved it. It smelled so good, and made me feel a little more grown up. I also got “Love’s Baby Soft” cologne; I still adore the smell of that.

Mirror columnist Barbara Bishop.

Santa Monica, Columnist, Hot Flash

Eat, Sleep, Pray In Santa Barbara

Posted Apr. 25, 2015, 9:32 am

For years, my friends have told me to spend a weekend by myself. A weekend to clear my head, focus on and create what I want to do for the rest of my life, and get spiritually centered.

Mirror columnist Barbara Bishop.

Santa Monica, Columnist, Hot Flash

Frown Lines: Go Away!

Posted Apr. 10, 2015, 8:46 am

So the other day, I was looking in the rearview mirror, and I caught a glimpse of myself. The sun was shining on my face, the cool breeze blowing softly. Sounds lovely, yes? Not.

Mirror columnist Barbara Bishop.

Santa Monica, Columnist, Hot Flash

How I’m Getting My Groove Back - Dance Lessons

Posted Mar. 28, 2015, 9:10 am

A couple of months ago, I won a series of ballroom dance lessons – the grand prize from a raffle drawing at a luncheon I attended.

Mirror columnist Barbara Bishop.

Santa Monica, Hot Flash

Hot Flash Columnist Barbara Bishop: Things I’m “Too Old” To Do

Posted Feb. 28, 2015, 8:34 am

Have you ever thought you were “too old” to do something? Most people argue that you’re never too old to do what you want to do.

Hot Flash columnist Barbara Bishop says meditation has helped her to prevent stress, release accumulated stress, improve my immune system, and decrease any tension-related pain, such as headaches, muscle, and joint pain.

Health, Santa Monica, Columnist, Hot Flash

The Weekly Hot Flash: My Many Benefits Of Meditation

Posted Jan. 19, 2015, 9:18 am

So it’s 2015. Resolutions have been made. What’s interesting is that all of a sudden, everyone’s talking about meditation as the hot new thing to do to this year – heal yourself, lose weight, find a mate, and get rid of stress. Yet, it’s been around for thousands of years.

Mirror columnist Barbara Bishop.

Santa Monica, Columnist, Hot Flash

The Gift Of Gratitude This Holiday Season

Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:15 am

It seems like every holiday season, my stress level triples. This season started out the same way. There are always too many things to carry in from my car. Zoey (my rescue pup) peed on the rug again. There’s a small leak in our roof from the rain.

Hot Flash columnist Barbara Bishop glides at the ICE at Santa Monica rink.

Downtown, Holiday, Santa Monica, Hot Flash

VIDEO: Santa Monica Ice Skating Brings Back Memories Of Childhood

Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 9:27 am

Every holiday season for the past six years, I have passed the Santa Monica ice rink at the corner of 5th and Arizona, determined to skate “this year.” Each year, even though I swore I was going to, I just never got around to it.

Mirror columnist Barbara Bishop.

Health, Columnist, Hot Flash

Good Vibrations – A New Kind Of Luxury Lifestyle Brand

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 7:51 am

Do you know what a Pocket Rocket is? A Rabbit? A LELO? I do now. The other day, I went with a friend to an adult toy store. An adult toy store – I am whispering now. Just writing this story I’m turning red.

A selection of flowers snapped by Hot Flash columnist Barbara Bishop.

Environment, Santa Monica, Hot Flash

Hot Flash Universe: The Sexiest, Most Beautiful Flowers

Posted Oct. 15, 2014, 9:46 am

I love to take photos of flowers. I started about a year ago when I bought a decent camera to really capture the amazing details of nature. I feel like I go into another world when I am doing it, and I’ve taken some amazing shots.

Mirror columnist Barbara Bishop.

Health, Santa Monica, Columnist, Hot Flash

The Must-Do Weight Bearing Exercises For Women Over 50

Posted Sep. 2, 2014, 9:06 am

I have been consistently weight training for more than a year now. I tried it when I was younger, but it never really worked out.

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