Last Sunday night, while relaxing in front on my TV, I happened to come across a movie that I had not seen in years, “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” I also remember reading the book in my early twenties and loving it so much that I kept it in my library as one of those books that had impacted my thinking—that I would always want around me. I felt that way even though I still suffered from—age appropriate ignorance—that aging would never be “my problem,” nothing that would happen to me specifically. But in spite of my youth, I still loved the story and saw great value in it. Read More
Certain things always catch my attention and such was the case with an article about Amanda Redman, published in the Mail Online. The caption read, “Amanda Redman says that she is dreading turning 50. Well, it’s a bit too late for that—as her 1957 birth certificate proves.” I never really heard of this woman before, but still, I wanted to know why she dreaded her 50s. Read More
Earlier this summer an Australian television reporter caught Chef Gordon Ramsey by complete surprise when she asked whether his “refreshed looks” had anything to do with Botox treatment in America, and whether America did this to him. I could detect a little sarcasm in her voice when she asked the latter part of her question, and it was this particular part that caught my attention more than anything else. Read More
We all have these types of photo, looking fresh faced and effortlessly young.
I don’t think that you have to be a narcissist if you are one of those people who notices when certain things about your appearance have changed. I’m not saying that looks are the most important things in life, absolutely not, but I do recognize that internal angst that we all go through, at some point during our life, because physical change as we age, is something that we do not readily accept. Why should we, when things were so good before? Read More
I don’t know many women who’d say that Mr. Brosnan is unattractive because of the lines on his face.
We have a pretty good idea of how most women feel about wrinkles, but not much has been said about men and their feelings toward those pesky lines. Read More
I’ve been there, I’ve done it before—not a totally botched procedure—but I’ve had too much Botox administered by a doctor, no less, who seemed to ignore my specific instructions for very light Botox. The result for me was a forehead that was much too frozen, and eyebrows that were stretched to the limits. Read More
The pristine, empty beaches at St. Kitts.
I’ve spent the past week vacationing on the beautiful Island of St. Kitts, in the Caribbean. I was not very familiar with the Caribbean and as such did not really know what to expect in terms of weather either. Also, because I reside in Las Vegas, I tend to forget that other parts of the country and world are subjected to very humid weather conditions, especially during our summer time. So it’s no surprise that from the moment I exited the airplane, I was struck by a thick wave of humidity that I can further describe as muggy, sticky, suffocating and unbearable. I was beginning to regret the trip altogether. Read More
Gorgeous, and who really cares about her knees?
In a recent article (Mail Online, 07.23.09) Claudia Connell, a forty something writer, published an article about saggy knees. Her focus was primarily directed at Elle Mcpherson’s knees stating that, “Her knees looked as though she’d spent the morning cleaning doorsteps and used a Brillo pad as an exfoliator.” Read More
My mom, Tamar, in her 20s
What makes a man attracted to a woman?
When researching the topic of what makes women and men attracted to each other, I came across a study that suggested that men correlated a woman’s age with her health. Read More