June 17, 2011

Aging Gracefully with Reinvention

This week's beauty is Barbara Goldberg who is 66-years-old. I met this very adorable and hip nana at a Boston Design Salon gathering a few weeks ago. Barbara use to own Cafe Florian on Newbury Street, and until recently, was part owner of the furniture stores Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.

Barbara is also business partners with her daughter Jill who owns the fabulous home store Hudson in Boston's South End. Hudson is filled with great modern designs, vintage pieces, textiles, terrific gifts and is a real treat to visit. Hudson also has a Wellesley, MA location. I absolutely love these stores. They have a nice selection of their wonderful wares available online as well.


This week's beauty has a great outlook on growing older and says she doesn't feel her age at all. She thinks the fact that she tends to reinvent herself on a five year cycle has something to do with it. She also said that she doesn't really worry about aging and that her work ethic keeps her very active and healthy.

Yummy goods at Hudson.

I also like Barbara's no-nonsense beauty routine. She said that she usually goes without make-up and doesn't think she will ever do anything cosmetic because she dislikes needles. And as for diet and exercise? Barbara says that she doesn't exercise and has learned to just eat what she loves, which satisfies her. She said that because of this she feels better than ever.

Thank you Barbara for being this week's beauty.
More on Barbara and her daughter Jill and their designer mentor/mentee pairing  in Boston Magazine.