Notes on a Stylish Grandmother

 I met this wonderful woman and her grandchildren walking down 5th Avenue over the weekend. I asked if I could take her photo and she politely insisted that I include her beautiful granddaughters as well. After snapping a few shots I handed them my card and continued on my photo hunting journey. Later that afternoon I got an email from one of her granddaughters asking if I would send them a few of the photographs. I told her I would send her the photos and  asked if she would send me a few words about her wonderful  grandmother . Check out Ilana’s beautiful remarks on her 86- year-old grandmother Beverly below:

Anyone who has had the pleasure of knowing my Grandma Beverly knows that
she matches every part of her outfit to a tee, from her shoes to her
necklace.  Grandma Bev moved to a new, more spacious apartment earlier
this year, and on my first visit, she took me on a tour of her new
closets. When I commented on how many pairs of shoes she has, she
replied, “You have to remember, I’m 86 years old.  It’s not like they’re
all new.” 

Over the years, she has collected a closet full of vibrant
colored shoes… and two more filled with shirts, suits, and socks to
match.  Her look is timeless and her bold taste is truly a reflection of
her character… a world traveler, a social butterfly, an avid
theater-goer, and a self-proclaimed “city girl.”  
But more importantly,
she’s a caring person whose lively spirit brings people together and is
unforgettable to all who cross her path.  She’s a dedicated volunteer at
her local senior center, an active member of her synagogue, and the
loving matriarch of our family.   She is unique, bold, and bright inside
and out, and I hope that at 86, I can look as fabulous as she does and
be as wonderful as she is.
  • Great story. What a wonderful, vibrant woman!

  • She has that look in her eyes, like she did something naughty 😀

    Best, Eva Ana Kazic
    Executive director of ALLAROUNDEVE

  • It's greats!!! 🙂

  • Ari this is wonderful. The remarks by the granddaughter are wonderful; as is the fabulous taste of her grandmother!


  • I was so looking forward to your interview with Bel Kaufman but it did not work when I click on the photo there is no interview? What am I doing wrong????

  • What a lovely family. Their grandmother is so stylish.

  • How lovely **

    x iris

  • Looks like Grandma Beverly has passed on her good taste in clothing to the granddaughters.

    Seeing her makes me wish you could also show us photos from long ago of each of the lovely ladies (and occasional men) you feature.

  • She's beautiful! Love her style and she is obviously adored by her family. A true mark of success!

  • I meant to add that her grand daughters are also very beautiful women. Great genes!

  • Kara

    Am I the only one who thinks this grandma has really got it going on? I love the vibrant colors and seeing her full closet would be amazing. She looks like she dresses well enough to shop at Hot Girls Clothes. She is absolutely fantastic, thanks for sharing!

  • Tanto carisma. Que bellas esta abuelita. Gracias por compartir. Quiero transmitirte el espíritu de la navidad en este especial Christmas Decor! Déjame hacerlo. Besos y besos.

  • Beverly is gorgeous, and sounds like an amazing woman. She's certainly got great style. It's great that her granddaughters appreciate how fabulous she is!

  • Lisa B near Boston

    To my mind, what is so striking about "Grandma Beverly" is that she is a very special lady who happens to be old, not an old lady who happens to be special. Make sense? Thanks for sharing, you made my day.

  • A brilliant woman indeed! How wonderful to be loved so much by her granddaughters. Smiles . . .

  • Anonymous

    I am so amazed by her beauty and zest! Wonderful and insiring!

  • Amazing style bravo very great look dear

  • Amazing look dear

  • Dea

    Wonderful. Fullstop.

  • Oh, WOW! Fabulous – I aspire to be Beverly when I'm 86! And a lovely, supportive family to boot. (where did she get those wonderful argyle socks?)

  • Anonymous

    A grandma with style and spirit! And she has passed along those traits to her grandchildren. Just lovely.

  • I recently stumbled across your blog and I LOVE it! I love the layout to the content and everything in between! I love what your blog stands for, these stunning ladies are a true source of inspiration. When I hit my old age I hope I will be as fashionable as these stunning ladies! I am your newest, most avid follower, I look forward to reading your future posts. I would love it if you could perhaps follow me back too? Have a lovely day!

  • what a style!
    love her blazer and pants!



  • what a beautiful and heart touching post! greetings from cold germany, geisslein

  • MJ

    Wonderfully written. She's beautiful.

  • Yes, SHE has style!!