Archive for the ‘Age’ Category

Why Not?

Posted on June 13, 2011

In July, I have a new book coming out in hardcover called “Happy Birthday”. It started out with a funny theme, about three people tuning ‘landmark ages’ on the same day. A very glamorous, beautiful woman who has a boomingly successful career and TV show, as the arbiter of taste and style in the home—she’s gorgeous and successful, but turning 60, even if she doesn’t look it. On the same day, her daughter, who owns a restaurant and works like a slave and has no love life or partner—is turning 30. » read more »

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Being In Your 20’s

Posted on July 26, 2010

Unfortunately, I think everyone is obsessed with age today (and I’m not immune to it either. No one is). I am constantly astounded when I hear that some young girls in their 20’s are already using Botox, convinced that wrinkles are starting to appear. The aging process doesn’t appeal to any of us, but seems to be striking terror these days in the hearts of young women, even in their early 20’s. We are a society and culture obsessed by youth. Women start having plastic surgery in their 30’s and 40’s, » read more »

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Show Time in Paris

Posted on February 1, 2010

Well, it’s that time of year again—-it happens twice a year: the Haute Couture fashion shows in Paris. But what was once a sky full of fireworks, for an entire week twice a year, is now just a whimper compared to the Big Bang it used to be, for a variety of reasons. » read more »

Paris in the Fall

Posted on October 23, 2009

Sometimes I write to you about some very tough subjects, and in some ways, this hasn’t been an easy year. I wrote to you about losing my stepmother Kuniko (and so many of you wrote me such wonderful letters, thank you soooo much!!), and the loss of my son’s best friend. Tough subjects, hard losses. But the wonderful thing about life is that it is so varied. Hard things happen, and then life eases up and you have some great times. After a tough spring, » read more »

New Age

Posted on October 13, 2009

I was talking to a friend today about someone we know, and I commented that she must be turning 70. We both fell silent in shock as I said it. 70? 70! Isn’t that old? At least it used to be (when I was much younger), but the friend we were talking about is vital, youthful, beautiful, in great shape, looks sexy, wears cute clothes (I mean really cute), and at most she looks about 50. And then I realized » read more »

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“L’amour n’a pas d’age”/ Love is Timeless

Posted on September 8, 2009

Last year, I received a wedding announcement from two people I’ve known for a long time, in Paris. She must be in her 50’s and he is well into his 60’s. And the bride handwrote a little message on the wedding announcement, which said what I wrote above: Love is timeless, or ‘ageless’. It really made me smile, and I was happy for both of them. They looked so happy in the photograph that came with the announcement. » read more »

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Girl Talk

Posted on July 17, 2009

Okay, a moment of girl talk. I had my annual mammogram recently, five months late, after canceling it five times before I finally went to the appointment. » read more »

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Hats Off To Kids!

Posted on March 30, 2009

There’s a lesson in here somewhere to all of us.

Most or even all of the adults I know are talking somberly about the current financial crisis. There are a lot of doomsayers, predicting worldwide desolation and even the end of the world as we know it. But they are definitely focusing on the half empty glass, and it certainly isn’t cheering to hear. » read more »

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Why Not?

Posted on January 23, 2009

There is no question, the subject of age is mystifying and fascinating, and the older I get, the more it intrigues me.

Whatever age we are, it never seems like the right one at the time.  I remember desperately wanting to be a teen ager, when I was 11 or l2. Teenagers got to do EVERYTHING!!!!  They were cool.  They were free.  They were practically grown up….until I reached l3, and nothing much had changed (except for a few pimples).  As it turned out, 13 was actually not cool.  I was disappointed by that piece of news.  I then decided that l4, l5, or 16 would do it, but that didn’t do the trick either.  EIGHTEEN!!!! » read more »

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