Getting to Know Sonia
HOW I BECAME A WORLD TRAVELER AND LIFESTYLE BLOGGER
I was born in August of 1952 in the beautiful city of Cape Town South Africa. I am of British and Italian descent and it wasn’t long before we moved to Argentina.
Buenos Aires was a wonderful city to grow up in. My mother and grandmother were both very fashionable in a very Cosmopolitan fashion-conscious city. My grandfather had several ranches and had moved from Britain to help in a family business. We lived in B.A. while my grandfather ran the business. Eventually, when my age and education warranted it my sister and I were sent off to a Swiss School.
I have been fortunate enough to live in many countries in South America and I speak Spanish and English simultaneously. It is interesting when you’re very young how learning anything can be so easy. I think in both languages and my British accent was pretty heavy until I came to live in the United States for an extended period of time.
How I Became a
It has been my experience that living in and visiting other countries helps to give you an open mind and be more receptive to cultures and ideas. At an early age, my love for fashion and travel was nurtured, ideas regarding color and style were brought to the forefront, however, my European sensibility always informed my choices and they do to this day.
I have noticed that at this time in my life I am embracing more color than I used to. A neutral pallet, however, is still the chicest thing around. I don’t wear many prints ( I get bored easily) so I prefer to have solid colors which I accent with accessories; you get so much more wear out of your clothes that way.
I believe in family traditions and my sister and I have both saved family heirlooms which we wear to this day. I believe in great bags and shoes, tailoring and following trends in limited doses and only to the extent that they suit you.
At present time, my husband and I are living in our home in Montana. Our daughter Serena is a stylist living in LA. She inspires me to stay young and explore new possibilities. My goal is to inspire women of all ages and to remind us all that we can become our best selves at any age.
Sharing My Style Tips
FASHION, TRAVEL, WELLNESS, SKINCARE & LIFESTYLE
Being fabulous over fifty means taking care of yourself. Daily routines should be joyful as you celebrate your beauty and embrace your personal sense of style. I’ve always enjoyed sharing tips on how to age gracefully. That sounds ridiculously cliche, but it’s true. I tell every young woman I know to start taking care of herself now, rather than waiting until later. All of the anti-aging creams and lotions in the world won’t work if you wait until you’re 45 to start taking care of yourself. And this includes everything from taking time to relax, to drinking plenty of water and getting adequate exercise.
My Most Recent Blogs
About 15 years ago, I was gaining weight, feeling fuzzy in the head, and barely tolerating my hot flashes. I first heard about bio-identical hormones through Suzanne Somers. Then Oprah got in the act! And they’re still both right. Bio-identical hormones have significantly improved every aspect of my life.read more
So much fun to meet some of the ladies I’m in touch with on Instagram. I plan to do a lot more of it. On a recent trip to Los Angeles, I met three wonderful women. All of whom had a comment about their feelings of “invisibility.” It’s an interesting topic, and I encourage you to post comments after reading this blog.read more
A lesson in staying in the moment.A few weeks ago, we were at dinner with friends, and the conversation turned to must-see places and experiences in Austin. My friends regaled me of an outstanding restaurant outside of town called Tillie‘s. I open the website to find...read more
Thank you IFB for featuring us in this weeks Links à la Mode!read more
I have to confess; I am having a bit of a moment with Chicos right now. My daughter and wardrobe stylist gave me a tip last year that Chico's was "actually pretty cool" and had been shopping there for years for her clients. As you know, I love a good challenge mixing...read more