June 24, 2010

Aging Gracefully by Taking Leaps

This week's Aging Beauty is Jules Pieri who is 50 years old. Jules is the founder of Daily Grommet- a cool marketplace for inventive consumer products. Daily Grommet finds really fresh, creative products and tells a story about them, and the person behind them, with a short video clip.  The video gets delivered by email, every weekday around noon. Genius! I always look forward to seeing what great new ideas they have discovered.

I first met Jules when she stopped by The Hole Thing booth at a holiday craft market I was at. I looked at her and said, "Where do I know you from? Wait don't tell me..." After a minute I realized that I had seen her smiling face many times when the Daily Grommet product video arrives in my inbox every weekday at lunchtime. Soon after meeting Jules, the wonderful Daily Grommet team came to visit my studio to film a Grommet about my felted wool line.

Here are Jules's secrets to aging:
  • Delusion. I discovered this by accident. Here's what I mean: I happened to put in frosted hand blown Italian sconces in my home bath when I was 33, and never gave a thought to their flattering light. Now I think I look great every morning! But it does make the harsh light in our office bathroom very hard to take.

  • Take care of your teeth, skin, muscles, and heart. I use a Grommet on my skin--Elizabeth Coburn Gentle Enzyme Peel--every Sunday night. I've also always been a flosser. For heart and muscles I love the 6AM Boot Camp out on the public soccer field I've been doing for a couple years.

  • Taking Leaps. I am not winding down at age 50, I am winding up. Mainly professionally, but I like learning new things like rock climbing and trying things that scare me. Adrenaline must have some anti-aging properties, no?

Thanks Jules, and I hope for continued success with Daily Grommet.