I did a few posts about the Spirit of Summer event that I exhibited at back in May. Earlier this year I was contacted by a company running a show called Young at Heart which runs in October, if anyone is interested in tickets, you can currently get them free here, they are normally £10, so it is probably worth registering even if you aren't sure that you can make it.
The show its self looks very good with catwalk shows, health and beauty exhibitions, food, live entertainment and so (more information about the show here)
The whole process of taking a stand has been effortless and professional, but I think may be that I have one criticism of the clearly very young team who are organising the event. They seem to see over 50 as old, decrepit and, well, a bit past it, with the average lady's ultimate goal to have a partner who is still alive.
This just isn't how I see the over 50s, the fabulous Fabienne, below is 55 and I would say that most of the women that I know in their 50s, are closer to this than any of the imagery that the Young at Heart Show has chosen to reflect their event. She is an interior designer, has a 12 year old son, loves fashion and goes clubbing. I will never be as cool as her, but even so, I still aspire to this more than the Young at Heart images that are a little scary if this is all that is beckoning in the next few years.....
What is your take on what it is to be 50 now?