It’s that time again — when we prepare to ring in the new by celebrating the best of the past year. So this week, we give you some of our favorite stories from 2006. Originally published on 10/6/06 Dear Jean-Louis, Thanks for the stunning Kate Hudson-style highlights. And for passing along Brigitte’s number; the brows are beyond fab. Was hoping you wouldn’t mind a teeny favor: Might you share your services — and your Rolodex — with Radiant Renewal Spa-to-Go? It’s for the best kind of cause: Once a month, Spa Radiance donates their time at UCSF offering free pick-me-up treatments — massages, facials, mani/pedis, and makeup applications — to terminally ill teens, women on bed rest, and the families of seriously ill children. Inspired by a client who felt guilty leaving her child’s side for a much-needed massage, Spa Radiance set up a mini spa at the hospital to help relieve the stress of coping with illness. With a wait list ten deep, they could use a few good aestheticians to join them. Couldn’t you please open up your book? Imagine all the good you could do with just one facial or massage. After all, you know what they say. A friend who kneads is a friend indeed. For more information on volunteering, contact Catherine Gray at Spa Radiance (415-346-6281 or firstname.lastname@example.org).