Welcome to my world and thank you so much for joining me.
My hope is that you will enjoy the time we spend together as much as I do. I look at this blog as a conversation with you, and I am always pleased when you tell me what is on your mind.
A Femme D’Un Certain Age is about living in the country 45 minutes West of Paris and how moving to France for a job and staying for love unexpectedly and completely changed my life.
With A Journalist’s Eye
A journalist by profession, throughout my career – on both sides of the Atlantic – I have been a life and style writer and editor for newspapers, magazines and books.
My first job was with Women’s Wear Daily and W. From there I moved on to the Detroit Free Press, the New York Daily News, the International Herald Tribune, and Elle. I have also been a correspondent for, or written freelance for: the Chicago Tribune, Town & Country, Elle, Architectural Digest, MORE, the New York Times and other publications.
My passion for Paris began when I started writing about the bi-annual ready-to-wear and couture collections. Often I was as captivated by the creatively chic women on the other side of the runways as I was by the fashion shows on the runways. I realized at a very young age that there was something exceptional about France and Frenchwomen, and I wanted in on it.
I am fascinated by style – from classic to quirky — in its myriad manifestations from fashion and beauty to decorating and entertaining. Style is personality after all; it is a reflection of who we are and how we live.
What Does Age Have to Do With It?
As the name of this blog implies, I am a woman of a certain age and I can tell you, I am in the right place at the right time.
Age is of no importance. Today the worlds of fashion and beauty are finally acknowledging the allure of our confident style, proving what we’ve always known: a woman does not have to be young to have style.
Frenchwomen (and men) have always known it’s never about the numbers. I believe we can agree that living a beautiful, interesting, fulfilling life is about finding a perfectly balanced blend of style and substance.
I like to think that together we are celebrating not only l’art de vivre, but also la joie de vivre.
Here’s to us mes très, très, chers amis,