Giant blue door in Paris

Turning a Profit on Your Passion: An Interview With Founder of Girls Guide To Paris

Belau joked that her encore career has been an overnight sensation, 50+ years in the making. Doni Belau’s third career is in the Happiness business. The founder of Girls Guide to Paris believes travel leads to a sense of discovery and better understanding. She calls it her ministry. “I wanted to do something I loved and meeting women from all over the world feeds my soul,” she said in a recent interview....

Digitally Challenged After All These Years

I wish Safari could help me find everything on my phone. “Show me how to connect to WiFi again?” my younger self would ask my kids. “Here, I’ll do it,” they’d respond, taking the phone from my hand without showing me how, leading me to a bad pattern of helplessness. I now feel like a bird with clipped wings that cannot fly. “You still don’t know how to do this Mom? Scroll down, no just scroll down, keep going,” my daughter says trying to help me find the right setting. Frustrated, I look up at her. “Did I stand behind you and say, ‘Just step, just start stepping,’ when you were learning how to walk?”...
Kiss and lipstick

When a Kiss is Easier than Saying ‘No Thank You.’

When I left the coffee shop with Jonathan, I had reached that moment on the date when I had to make a decision: how would I graciously end this? We had matched on Bumble. We’d both attended Cornell and knew some of the same people. Before we met, we had a hilarious phone conversation. I had looked forward to the date, but when we met, he wasn’t exactly what I expected. He was overwhelmingly big in personality…and underwhelming in stature....
Felice Shapiro

I Glanced At My Reflection and Paused…Am I Ready For This?

My suitcases lay empty and open, waiting for content. I was reluctant. After 3 months of hunkering down in the mountains of Park City, our rental was up. I had left myself 3 days to pack up. But each day I found a reason to bypass the empty suitcases and take another walk, read my book, and write a bit more. Anything but fill that nylon zippered void.......
Floral Tie Dress $448

There’s a New Dress in Town and it’s Called “The Nap Dress”

New this season is an updated style of a house dress called "The Nap Dress." Trademarked by lifestyle brand Hill House, the Nap Dress is feminine and flowy and can be worn almost anywhere. As we come out of our Covid bubbles and shed our loungewear, these comfy-yet-stylish dresses might be the perfect dressing solution this spring and summer! ...
Golf clothes

5 Golf Outfits to Up Your Game this Spring

For us BA50's who love to golf but live in colder climates, we are so excited to get back out on the course with our golf buddies. Now is the time to look at our existing golf wardrobes and identify items that might need to be replaced, and also determine what no longer fits and flatters us. Check out my 5 stylish golf outfits below, including shoes and accessories, to help you look fashionable on and off the course this spring....