Beauty and Fashion

  • Fashionistas Will Love “The Gospel According To André” When I was in college I dreamed about having a career in fashion. I loved clothes, fabrics, sewing, and reading the fashion magazines. The September issue of Vogue was like my fashion bible each fall. Like other young women in their 20s, I went to New York City after graduation in 1979, lived the single life ...
  • My Viking Journey: Peaceful & Pleasant Days At Sea If you’ve read my previous posts about my Viking journey on the luxurious Viking Star ocean liner to the Cities of Antiquity & The Holy Land, exploring ports in Greece, Cyprus and Israel, it’s now time to take a break for our days at sea. My boyfriend L and I were traveling courtesy of Viking Cruises.*  There’s much to do on ...
  • My 2017 Gift Guide Filled With Goodies For All Each year, I save a list of favorites from my visit to the NY NOW Show – The Market for Lifestyle, Home + Gift – held at the Javits Center in New York City in August — to share with you during the holiday season. I’ve included items only where I know you can purchase them online. Is ...
  • A Fun Fashionista Day At The MET Costume Exhibition I know I promised my next post about my travels to Santorini. Don’t worry it’s coming soon. This week, I wanted to take a break from Greece to bring you highlights from my fun day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) Costume Exhibition. Being a fashionista at heart (although I now wear yoga leggings most days), ...
  • How To Keep Your Post 50 Skin Happy and Hydrated “Your skin looks good. It’s nice and hydrated,” said my esthetician D when I visited for a facial. “What are you using on your face?” I was glad to hear that my skin wasn’t as dry as the last time. Now that I’m post-menopausal my entire body often feels like its parched from head to toe. ...
  • Be Inspired: This Boomer Girl Designs Activewear For Post 50 Women It’s Women’s History Month and March 8th is International Woman’s Day. According to Women@Forbes, economists and academics agree women entrepreneurs are an under-tapped force that can rekindle economic expansion. In fact, based on the 2012 U.S. Census, women own 36% of all businesses,  ‒ a jump of 30% over 2007. This week, I’m delighted to feature ...
  • From The Expert: Beautiful Beauty Tips For Post 50 Women   Last week I shared highlights about my post 50 beauty makeover. It was a fun experience. Following the makeover, I interviewed Nordstrom Beauty Stylist Lorraine Parker to find out more beauty tips for post 50 women. I’m delighted to share her answers to my questions. Hope you find Lorraine’s advice helpful.    Q: What are the most important ...
  • It’s Time For My Beautiful Post 50 Beauty Makeover A few months ago, I decided it was time for a post 50 beauty makeover. It was initiated during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in July when I bought a Laura Mercier makeup palette and a new set of Bobbie Brown makeup brushes. I never owned a nice set of brushes. It was an important investment ...
  • Your Post 50 Feet Will Love These Comfortable Shoes It was around the time I reached my late 40s that I started having issues with shoes. Before then, I couldn’t wait for Lord & Taylor to have their fall sale. Each year, I would race to the store to pick out three pairs so I could get 30% off. Sometimes I would buy more than ...
  • “Absolutely Fabulous – The Movie” Is Fabulous, Fashionable, and Fun This post is made possible by support from Fox Searchlight Pictures. All opinions are my own. The crowd cheered as Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, the stars of Absolutely Fabulous – The Movie, walked into the Chelsea Bowtie theatre in New York City on Tuesday evening for an advance screening of their new film. Not knowing much about ...