Like these warm October days, with summer flowers still verdant and vivid, I think the fifth decade is a surprisingly good one.
Despite my age, or perhaps because of it, I feel like I am blossoming; growing and reaching towards something bright. The fifth decade of my life has been good to me.
Follow my day, last Saturday. First, I went walking to revel in this marvelous sunny day. I asked a stranger to take a shot of me near a graffiti painted truck. All of these photos are from non-professionals. I wonder if you will like the more candid vibe?
I found a fabulous spot for petits fours and cappuccino while walking. The precious marzipan cakes were so scrumptious, and made with really fine ingredients like real lavender and rose essence, and fresh butter. Decorated like little sculptures, almost to beautiful to eat. This gem is called Bon Vivant. Run, do not walk, to visit it- it is near Bloomingdales at 238 E. 58th street. No, this is not sponsored! Consider this an official DE-LISH ALERT!
Next I waked towards home and sat at a little outdoor pavilion . Birds and flowers just as abundant and happy as a spring day. In October! I know this bodes poorly for the planet, and see I see terrible images of tragic storms, but just for this moment, I am savoring this perfect sunny day.
Then I went home and bumped into a friend. She was going to eat lunch, so I offered her a sandwich yes, I actually had food in the refrigerator!- and we took it to the rooftop of my co-op. We had the whole space to ourselves, on this wonderful day. So after lunch, she took a few snaps. Sometime life works that way, and when it does, I am grateful.
I guess I was feeling posey above. What can I say, it is almost mid October, and the flowers are still in bloom, and the tree below, is in bud! Maybe the fifth decade is my best one yet! A look at an equally joyful post here.
So what say you , dear readers. Are you also finding unseasonable weather? Has it been good to you or deleterious ? I truly hope you live where the weather has been kind, and feel for you, most sincerely, if the weather has brought storms.
Another question, do you like these um… unprofessional photos from my camera phone? I know that rule number one is having professional ones. I do sometimes hire a professional, but when I can I like to improvise. I value spontaneity . Is this another rule I break? Please be honest.
Wishing you Peace, Joy, and Calm Blue Skies!
Loving the frilly white skirt 🙂
I am glad. It was a hot day so my choices were limited Xo, Elle
your skirt is so cute!!
kisses from the sandpit ❤︎
Thanks love, I am glad you like it. Love from the concrete jungle ❤️❤️
Simply stunning!! Loving this look on you, Elle! Great styling as always!
Have a wonderful week!
Much love, Len
Thanks so much gorgeous, hope your week is wonderful!
Elle, I adore your attitude! Cherish all the moments, big or small, and take photos however you choose! Because your inner beauty shines through no matter what camera is used or who is taking the photos! It was such a pleasure to meet you in real life and witness first hand how truly fabulous you are!
I appreciate your advice and sentiment.
I agree, such a pleasure to meet you in person!
Did you change the design of your blog? LOVE what you are wearing. Yes selfies are not easy and this the petits fours cafe looks amazing we need to hit this up. Oh the weather is nuts, we are lucky we have not been hit with a major hurricane (yet) I can not deal with 5 months of humidity anymore. The weather here is getting really bad. When I was in Paris it was so nice, actual fall weather. I bought a tweed Zadig and Voltaire jacket and was wearing it all week in Paris, not here. Here I sweat… Read more »
Yes I have been struggling to change the blog. It is been giving me a bit of trouble. I actually have been loving this late summer weather. But I hear you, it is not for everyone. I’m glad you like what I’m wearing it’s just a simple Gucci tee, that I bought years ago, and a five dollar silk chiffon skirt from a thrift store. I love that brand and can’t wait to see thenjacket . I do think the bakery would be a great place to meet up next time, but it would be better if it served champagne.… Read more »
I truly cannot believe you are 50. This absolutely shows age is just a number – you look INCREDIBLE and gorgeous.
Age is just a number, and an attitude, and to some extent genetics, too. I am actually 59. But this is a good decade, with my adult children faring well, and my hubby of 34 years in good shape, too. The world – thats another matter. but life is good! Thanks so much for your comment!
I’ve been LOVING our summer in October weather. I had my fingers crossed it would last till spring but today it has cooled down substantially.
You are so good about asking others to take photos of you. I never have the nerve. However you manage to take your photos they always seem to turn out pretty good.
PS…I’ve been scouting for one of your braids headbands in my colour but can’t find one.
That is funny it cooled down to New York today also. I’m quite sad about it. But I think it’s going to be sunny and a bit warmer this weekend. I have no problem asking strangers to take my photo because there are so many people outside and on their phones. I don’t do it so often but I find that New Yorkers are quite friendly. Contrary to public opinion perhaps. I will look for the headband in your color when I get a moment!
Hugs to you .
Ohhhmmy you look ageless. And i cant believe it!. I am hoping when i reached that age that i will look as young as you.
Zarrah | The Bandwagon Chic
That is vey kind Zarrah! I am sure you will!
Have a wonderful weekend!
I think these photos turned out beautifully and I love your outfit – that white tulle skirt is gorgeous!
I am drooling over these petit fours and marzipan cakes – can’t wait to meet you for tea in New York one day!
Yes, the petits fours, yummers! I went back today for more. Please come to NYC ! I would so love to see you!
First I have to say that I like the phone photos too!! Life can’t be always “perfect” and these photos have wonderful aspects to their own right.
And secondly—did you know that I thought you were in your 20’s? I had absolutely no idea that you were in my age group!! Girl—I need your secret!!
I am glad you said that Jodie. I like to alternate professional shots with some from my camera phone, and sometimes they come out just as well. These shots tend to be more on the fly amd candid, and I like that . That is sweeet of you to say Jodie! Sometimes I feel 20, in my heart, if not my body!
Happy weekend love
I am sure you had a lot of fun with loads of activities you have done. Don’t worry, the more selfies you take and you will have progress becoming a selfie master. Your outfits are lovely.
StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova
Yes, it’s been a fun week, I ended up just deleting that selfie! The smoothing function makes it look to strange, and I will continue to try, but so far selfies are not my strong suit z,
Happy weekend Katya!
Such gorgeous photos! Age certainly IS just a number in your case! Keep it up, lovely. 🙂
Thank you April that is a very kind thing to say. Happy week love!
Such a nice place! I really love your skirt too. Gemma x
Such a lovely post. Petit Fours, YUM! Your day looked perfect, delicious sweets, some interesting street art, friends, and lovely weather. Who could ask for anything more.
Yes, were they ever! So delish! It was a a very nice day, if one can overlook the headlines..