Heidenheim an der Brenz Restaurant: Pizzeria Palazzio

We have been in Heidenheim an der Brenz since Sunday. This little Bavarian city is nestled in a valley beneath the shadow of Schloss Helenstein, a castle originally dating back several centuries. Heidenheim is a mix of old and new; a number of thriving anchor industries are firmly rooted here. Voith (an industrial company specializing [...]

Fear Of Flying: Not What You Might Think!

So, this week I was uber excited to be accompanying my husband on his business trip to Germany. Never been there, it's the land of my ancestors, so I'm in! He would be working and in meetings with his company, and I would be free to roam and explore beautiful Heidenheim an der Brenz. Up [...]

Michelle Obama State Dinner Look: Off Base

I hate to be the wet blanket. Sometimes I just have to speak my peace even though it may be pointless. So here goes. Michelle Obama is a tremendous First Lady, in my opinion. She has been a class act from her first day in the White House. Her focus has been on her family, [...]

The Perfect Family Event: Adirondack Balloon Festival

There are some times with family that are just perfect. The Adirondack Balloon Festival is one of those...an annual event in Glens Falls NY that is a spectacular gateway to the most beautiful time of year in Upstate NY. The first time I ever attended the festival, my two children were very small. We arrived [...]

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Delicious Summer Salad All Year Long!

If Labor Day has you thinking about what comes next (in Upstate NY that would be winter), try this great recipe that lets you enjoy the taste of a fresh summer salad all year long! One of the saddest things for me about the end of summer is the waning availability of fresh salad and [...]

Long Hair Extensions for Women Over 50

It's a fact. As we age, our hair can become thinner, finer, or both. Long hair for women over 50 doesn't need to be an impossibility, though. There are some people who think older women with long hair is just, well, not "seemly". The fact is, it's all in your head - literally! If you [...]

Julie Lopez Shoes

Pam Sissons | Fifty Is The New Forty Recently we turned to Julie Lopez for guidance as the go-to designer for beautiful, fashionable and comfortable shoes! Julie's shoes are the gold standard for anyone who struggles to find shoes for the workplace, for a night out, or dressy/casual styles for the rest of your life! [...]

LASIK Surgery for Women Over Fifty

It seems that everywhere you turn there is someone touting LASIK’s benefits. We hear a lot about LASIK surgery and the wonderful clear vision that people enjoy after the procedure. Is LASIK surgery for women over 50 a good decision? Deciding to have LASIK is a big step, and only you and your doctor can [...]

Post-50 Body Image Reality Check

If we are to be brutally honest, few of us get to this place without having some bit of trepidation about how we look, or how our bodies feel and perform. Even the most fit 50+ woman or man you see is experiencing the relentless effects of aging. It's inevitable. Whether it's cellulite, wrinkles, or [...]

How To Make Kale Cubes

Healthy ingredients for smoothies...kale cubes! Turkey and dressing…mashed potatoes and green bean casserole…fresh bread, pumpkin pie and cheesecake. Yum. Ugh. Thanksgiving is over and it’s time to get back to healthy. A smoothie a day is a must in my diet, and Kale (my favorite veggie of all!) is a daily must. Fresh Kale is [...]