Did you know that New York City has a total of 83 museums among the five boroughs? I had the chance to discover one of them — the Museum of the City of New York.
For those of you who have been following the Age of Grace for the past four years, you know that I very much relish the chance to take a trip to any museum. No matter the location, the Louvre in Paris, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, or the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D. C., I like them all. I’m already looking forward to the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute’s, Spring 2017 Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garçons exhibit.
February is American Heart Month. In honor of this, please allow me to introduce you to my latest lady in red: Merrill Janszen-Kramp. I met Merrill on social media, specifically Instagram, where I observed Merrill’s beauty from afar. I couldn’t help but notice her bio, which said she is a two-time stroke survivor.
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women every year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds.
Lady in Red: Merrill Janszen-Kramp. Stroke Prevention. Image credit: American Heart/StrokeAssociations.
Fortunately, we have the power to change that statistic with healthy lifestyle changes. How? Prevention is key. Be educated and aware. Please keep reading and allow Merrill’s story to motivate you to include a healthy diet and exercise in your lifestyle.
(For further inspiration, please read about another lady in red, jeweler Nina Forrest, who survived a heart attack.)
I Salute Former First Lady Michelle Obama.
In celebration of my 4th blogiversary, I salute former first lady Michelle Obama. Today, I serenade Mrs. O because she represented style and substance.
I know I’m not the only one who couldn’t keep their eyes off of Michelle when she exploded on the scene back in 2007. It was when Barack Obama, then just a junior Senator from Illinois, announced his candidacy for President of the United States.
Is anyone else fascinated with the way Parisians appear impossibly chic? When I packed for my recent trip to Paris, I was sure to include an iconic Breton stripe top because it’s synonymous with the Parisian chic look I was after.
I did my homework before my trip to Paris in November to learn of the key pieces to add to my chic essentials wardrobe list.
As we seasoned ladies advance in age, let’s not lead a sedentary lifestyle which can lead to obesity. It’s a new year and an excellent time for a new you in 2017. Do you have health or wellness goals? Are you actively inspired? Then you need to discover the chic activewear at Chadwicks of Boston.
As I shared in my post last week, I prefer to utilize a vision board versus annual resolutions. I find this relatively new practice helps me to stay focused as well as accomplish my short and long-term goals.
My wellness goals still include doing at least 10,000 steps daily. However, this year, I plan to incorporate more cardio activity into my exercise program explicitly. You know, with simple tasks like taking the stairs and parking farther from the store while running errands.
Holiday family drama is never a pleasant subject matter any time of the year. Maybe your family members don’t present like the Griswold’s from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation or the Bailey’s from It’s A Wonderful Life. However, I believe all families have some level of dysfunction. The question is how do you deal with it?
We all know the holiday season can bring stress and tension but you and your family can take steps to prepare and address potential conflict in healthy ways.
Holiday Heart Attacks.
Today’s post is not about the most wonderful time of the year. It’s actually a little bit ho-hum! Did you know that holiday heart attacks are more deadly in the colder months, beginning in December?
Leopard is one of this season’s must-have trends. I scored a Metrostyle purrfect leopard sweater for my recent vacation to Paris, France.
Full disclosure: I love to stand out in any crowd wearing elegant and chic classic attire especially for my age (61). Sometimes it feels like our society expects women of a certain age not to be interested in fashion or style and to dress frumpy.
It’s been a moment since I’ve reminisced about childhood fashions. Let’s go down Memory Lane. Some of you may remember Nancy Sinatra’s song, “These Boots Are Made For Walkin?,” that debuted in 1966. At that time, go-go boots were the thing to have. Fast-forward to this post: I’m talking shoe fashion. Specifically, these Frye shooties that are made for walkin’ in Paris.
According to the Long Island Mseum, their 2015 exhibit on Beth Levine titled, “Beth Levine: The First Lady of Shoes,” the sleek white go-go boots that Nancy Sinatra often wore when performing that hit song were designed by Levine.
Location: Dutch Wonderland Amusement Park, Lancaster, PA. Wearing: Vintage Iridescent trench jacket similar here, not so new Faux Leather Peplum top, old J. Crew Minnie Pant with Frye “Billy Western Shootie and my Louie Speedy.
The countdown is until I embark on my Paris River Cruise. For the last year, I’ve dreamed of this European getaway on the Seine River. Now, it comes down to my Paris chic essentials list, of what to pack and how not to overpack.
European River cruises continue to be a top vacation destination for Americans according to AAA travel. For me, it was a no-brainer to experience to glide along the Seine River to view city buildings and landmarks.