Nightrose PJs

PJ’s, Girlfriends and Sleep Overs

“Deb, You want to do a home to home?”

“Love to."

“Really, seriously?”

My feet start twitching and I am out of my chair -- I’m so excited.

I am suddenly 12 years old again, and a little giddy with the idea. That beastly Covid has ruined our annual sleepovers for too long. 

Like a rebellious pre-teen, we feel courageous and agree to a date.

I had been at her place last time, so we were going to start this round at my place. It was my turn now.

I wanted to get her something special to commemorate the sleepover re-launch.  My British friend had told me about these amazing PJ’s and so I went on-line to check them out. They were fabulous looking and frankly looked a little British. 

Felice with friend on beach

The Sisterhood Rhythm

"Any chance you can come the first week in September to visit?" My sister Jane and I were talking just 2 weeks prior and I was sure it wouldn't work. Burlingt...

Capture Your Family’s Stories: Tell Me A Story

Today I interviewed Carolyn Snider and Karen Philip founders of Tell Me A Story and learned how they capture a lifetime of stories in one gorgeous hardcover book. Everyone has a story worth telling. Do you think you have a family history you would like told? This is a fantastic gift for the whole family. BA50s get a 10% discount...
beach with tire tracks

What Should We Do About This?

I walked off the beach yesterday and my pulse was racing. An enormous jeep truck was spinning its wheels trying to move out of the deep soft sand. Deeper and deeper it sunk into the depths and then it began to spin sideways banging up against my friend's jeep. And the driver didn't stop as we watched shocked from our beach chairs. The bumpers were grinding and the driver kept trying to accelerate his way out of the quicksand like mess....

When I Can’t Sleep: Hurricane Henri & Late Night Thrillers

"Hurricane Henri is predicted to arrive early Sunday," I said to my kids. Be careful Mom they chimed in from the other coast. I'm so excited. I don't care if Henri isn't well behaved. He's invited, and we will be ready. "I can't wait, I wish you were here. ("OMG, I'm so annoying, I have to stop saying I wish you were here -- but I laugh to myself, since they can't come at least Henri is coming") Guest Henri requires some prep. We prefer a short stay but hope he's not too irritable. I fill the car with groceries, batteries, grab the last flash light from the drugstore and wonder about that bad decision to NOT spring for the generator....
Felice Shapiro

I Love This Product: Collagen For Her

For the past 4 months I have been putting a scoop of collagen powder in my black coffee. I wrote about the effects after the first month and I’m checking back in with you all after 4 months. At first I was contacted by founders of Collagen For Her, Kaitlyn and Dave, and they suggested the Marine Collagen (because I don’t eat red meat). I wrote about it after using it for a month…here is the link, https://betterafter50.com/im-loving-this-new-product-collagen-for-her/. I was bowled over by my new strong nails after such a short time. But I was hoping I would see some improvement in the skin on my face? Well, I couldn’t at tell that point if anything had changed. But I can now!...
Felice Shapiro

Happy Birthday Obama From a Better After 50 Superfan

This week, there’s been a lot of buzz on Martha’s Vineyard about Barack’s birthday. He’s throwing a party for his 60’th and it’s no secret. He is loved and the celebs are pouring in.  Bruce, Oprah and Clooney and Alicia Keys to name a few and I couldn’t be happier for him. And so, as I watched him quietly tee off from the green, he looked up for a quick moment, struck the ball dead center, hit a spectacular down the fairway drive, paused and then look me right in the eye, smiled and waved to me. I waved back. And then he stepped forward still smiling with full eye contact. “I wanted to wish you a happy birthday and I hope you have a great celebration," I said. And he graciously nodded and looked me straight in the eye and said......

The Best Neck Lift for Under $30… Echo Bandanas

The best and easiest fashion uptick is the scarf. I love these Echo Bandanas for spring. Now that we don't have to wear theses as  masks anymore ( I hope), they provide a flash of color while covering the neck region. Nora Ephron wrote about our necks after a certain age and I know she would have agrees, that these bandanas are the quickest and most painless neck lift ever. I received a bouquet of bandanas from Echo the other day and here's a little video we made....