The book I wanted and needed to read.
Repeatedly, indirectly and directly women and the entire society at large are told that aging is bad, and it is especially an unwelcoming reality for women, but is this true? Fashion Director for The Times London since 2015 Anna Murphy recently turned 50, and in her new book (being released on May 30th in the states; in the UK it was released in March) Destination Fabulous: Finding your way to the best you yet, disagrees wholeheartedly with this false truth that women have begrudgingly or willingly accepted and explains exactly how each year, each decade can usher in more fulfillment, more life satisfaction and thus more contentment.
She joined me from London last week before heading down to Mexico to take in Dior’s Cruise presentation, and we had a lovely conversation about everything from the benefits of doing the hard work of getting to know yourself, how your style can bust clichés, the benefits of being age agnostic, how living our best life does physically affect our skin and visage, as well as the false promises made my anti-aging procedures, plus so much more.
We begin our conversation with why she is the happiest she has ever been, and with that, I will encourage you to tune in to our conversation. I do hope you enjoy.
Links Mentioned in the episode
- Clear Spring’s Genmaicha Tea
- Fortnum & Masons
- Hyde Park
- Victoria Park
- Elizabeth Jane Howard, author (explore all of her titles, including her memoir here)
- @jackmartincolorist, IG
- The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth by M. Scott Peck
Follow Anna Murphy’s work on the following channels:
- The Times, London (explore all of her articles from most recent)
- Fresh Take on Classic Craftsmanship at Dior’s Mexico Cruise Show, May 22, 2023
- How I Shop the High Street (corresponding image above), 2018
- Twitter: @annagmurphy
- Instagram: @annagmurphy
- Explore Anna’s first book: How to Not Wear Black: Find Your Style and Create Your Forever Wardrobe (2019)
~Pick up Destination Fabulous: Finding your way to the best you yet by Anna Murphy (2023)
Anna Murphy’s book was the inspiration for a Monday Motivational post shared earlier this month.
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Images courtesy of the author and The Times, London
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