Welcome to Fab after Fifty

At Fab after Fifty we are passionate about women over fifty making the best of their lives. There has never been a better time to be 50! We'd love you to join in the conversation. Be Seen. Be Heard. Don’t be invisible. Be Fab after Fifty!

Join Free Today!

Join Our Community Today

Join a community of like-minded women making the second half of life the best half! The Fab after Fifty community is all about informing, sharing and inspiring.

It’s always good to share with friends- old and new, so why not make yourself a cup of coffee or pour a glass of wine and join in the conversation.

Get Started!

Style

Check out our latest style tips and picks to look fabulous over 50!

It’s always good to share with friends- old and new, so why not make yourself a cup of coffee or pour a glass of wine and join in the conversation.

Style

Diet and Fitness

The latest in nutrition and fitness to be healthy over 50!

Diet & Fitness

Beauty

Tips to look best possible fabulous YOU!

Beauty

Career

Whether you're setting up a business or looking for employment, make sure you're marketable over 50

Career

  1. Healthy Eating Vegan recipe from chef Keith Squires: Mojo Rojo (Red Sauce)

    Comment
    Recipe by Keith Squires Mojo Rojo (Red Sauce) The raw pepper and paprika give this a fresh vibrant colour. This is a raw food dressing that adds sparkle to a meal. Traditionally served with wrinkly potatoes this could also be used as a sauce on all sorts of fresh vegetable or bean dishes.   Serves 2–3 2 garlic cloves peeled 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 1 tsp ground paprika 1 tsp ground cumin 1 large red pepper deseeded & roughly chopped salt to taste   Keeping the salt to one side, place all the other ingredients in a liquidiser or food processor and blend until they become a smooth purée. Season to taste. Pour over the freshly cooked potatoes.   This recipe is from Keith’s Favourite Vegan Recipes  (available on Kindle ) ...
  2. An Excerpt from 86 year old stand up comedian D’yan Forest’s memoir ‘I Did It My Ways’

    Comment
    Excerpt from D’yan Forest Known by critics as the “naughty version of Betty White,” it’s no surprise that 86 year-old stand-up comedian D’yan Forest’s vibrant personality shines in her new memoir, I DID IT MY WAYS. In these candid tales on heritage, love, identity, divorce, and ageing, Forest dares readers to dream big, fall flat, and live life to the fullest. Showing us how to age defiantly and embrace identity, Forest reminds us that love has no age nor gender. Turning to stand-up comedy in her 60s, D’yan’s inspiring second act exemplifies the diverse experiences of women aging with attitude. D’yan has generously shared an excerpt from her book.  I Did It My Ways: An 86-year-old stand-up comedian’s lifelong journey from prudish Bostonian to scandalous Parisienne, and...
  3. Healthy Eating Vegan Recipe from chef Keith Squires: Quinoa Tabbouleh

    Comment
    Recipe by Keith Squires A traditional tabbouleh would be made from bulgur wheat or couscous. In this version I have used quinoa as it is gluten free and higher in protein. You can vary the vegetables and herbs in the salad. I often include spring onions, baby spinach leaves or celery.   Serves 4 200 g quinoa washed 450 ml vegetable stock 1 tbsp hemp oil or linseed oil 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp tamari 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 garlic cloves crushed 1 red pepper diced 1 fennel bulb finely sliced 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley   Place the quinoa in a medium pan and cover with the stock. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and cover with a lid. Simmer until the quinoa is cooked. (The grains are cooked when they are still a bit crunchy; there...
  4. 3 Top Tips for Combatting Lines and Wrinkles

    Comment
    Tips from Dr Emily MacGregor How do you combat lines and wrinkles? Dr Emily McGregor Founder of Story Aesthetics results shares her top tips to prevent and treat lines and wrinkles. “Number one – prevent them!  Some wrinkles are of course inevitable with ageing but we can do a lot to keep them at bay until later in life and to reduce the quantity and depth of skin wrinkling.  Aside from being blessed with genetically great skin the two things that you can do to prevent significant wrinkles are to religiously wear sunscreen and an antioxidant skin product. Antioxidants protect your skin in all sorts of ways but their key function is to further reduce sun damage – they actually make your SPF work better.  These days you can find...
  5. Ruth Vallis on not letting her blindness stop her from following her dream and publishing her first book

    Comment
    Blind before the age of three, Ruth Vallis went on to overcome tremendous odds and defied the expectations of others. She went on to move by herself to the U.K., biked from Ottawa to Toronto, completed a Master’s of Science degree online before technology accessibility was legislated, and become a successful physical therapist. She is now sharing her inspiring journey of overcoming the odds in her new book, Love is Blind. In Love is Blind, Ruth takes readers on her incredible path of trailblazing for the disabled all over the world, and showcases the power of tough love. Ruth shares her personal inspirational story I am a 61 year old single, blind woman, living in Toronto with my fourth...
  6. Get Lippy: Tips for Your Gynae Appointment

    Comment
    Get Lippy Tips for Your Gynae Appointment: Come Prepared Know your symptoms, when they started, and how they have been affecting your life. A timeline of symptoms is important to a doctor when assessing potential gynae conditions or gynae cancers and keeping a symptom diary will be helpful. Know Your Cycle Even if your symptoms aren’t period related, periods are often part of a gynae consultation. Know when your last period was, how regular you are, if anything abnormal has happened with your bleeding. If you’re post-menopausal, and you don’t have periods anymore, have the date of your last period to hand, and if you’ve had any bleeding or discharge since that last period. We have tips on tracking your periods and bleeding which can help! And remember: ANY post-menopausal bleeding,...
  7. Wendy asks: Is becoming invisible over 50 similar to becoming a Stepford Wife?

    Comment
    Article by Wendy Reichental I remember watching The Stepford Wives, the 1975 version, now considered a cult classic, and was absolutely obsessed with it. It starred Katharine Ross as the doe-eyed, intuitive and devoted Mrs. Joanna Eberhart. The movie’s plotline follows Joanna as a budding photographer, wife and mother who at her husband’s insistence agrees to uproot their family from the grime and grind of big city life to a Norman Rockwell-style Utopian suburb of Stepford, Connecticut. First impressions are paramount. It’s not long before Joanna suspects that something is amiss among these beguiling, housecleaning obsessed robot-like women of Stepford. Following the rules of society The phrase “Stepford wife” has now become part of our vernacular. It epitomizes somebody with a perfect facade who obediently follows the accepted rules of society. Since being recently...
  8. 5 top tips to reduce feelings of stress from Dr Marion Gluck

    Comment
    Article by Dr Marion Gluck Are you feeling more stressed now that lockdown is lifting? Stress can dramatically affect hormones and help create an imbalance. In particular, DHEA, an endogenous steroid hormone which gives energy and focus, can fall to low levels when stressed, which will then help trigger too much cortisol. Cortisol plays havoc with hormone levels and can increase appetite, decreases muscle mass, libido and bone density, along with contributing to depression and memory loss. In a balanced nervous system cortisol is routinely released in the morning, which is good, as it gets us out of bed. Levels should drop by the evening as melatonin, the sleep hormone, is released by the pineal gland. Excessive stress can produce an excess of cortisol, which can take...
  9. Midlife Reinvention: Gillian Young talks about how having cancer took her life in a different direction

    Comment
    Article by Gillian Young My name is Gillian Young and I live in Worcestershire with my family. Throughout lockdown, I’ve been working on my latest book. Being an author has been a dream of mine, but reaching this point has not been easy. Instead of focusing on the negatives, I like to dwell on the positives – and there are plenty of those. Family. Friends. Home. Health – well, kind of – my dogs, and my books. I’ve always loved writing, but it wasn’t until I became a Mum that I considered publishing my stories. At the time, my children loved Beatrix Potter and every night I’d read Tales of Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny and Squirrel Nutkin to them. I...
  10. Healthy recipes: Mixed Bean Chilli from Keith Squires

    Comment
    Recipe by Chef Keith Squires Tried and tested vegan wholefood recipes that are easy to cook and totally delicious from plant based Ayurvedic chef and author Chef Keith Squires. This recipe for mixed bean chilli is from Keith’s book ‘Keith’s Favorite Vegan Recipes’ Mixed Bean Chilli This is similar to a bolognaise sauce, but with a spicy twist of paprika, chilli and coriander. Great served with rice, or as a potato or pie filling.   Serves 3-4 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 onion finely sliced 2 sticks celery finely sliced 1 small red pepper diced 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp ground cumin 1 courgette diced 1 carrot diced 2 garlic cloves crushed ½ small red chilli finely chopped ½ tsp dried oregano ½ tsp mixed herbs 1...
Skip to toolbar