Need a New Swimsuit? (I Do!)

Every summer my postmenopausal body and I play a little game I like to call Find the Swimsuit: I want one that will make me feel as sexy as Madonna looks. My body wants one that will make me look as confident as Madonna feels. We agree to disagree, then battle it out in the fitting room. No selfies are sent to chums for opinion polls. No bossy saleswomen are admitted. No fat- or age-shaming is allowed. Eventually, we find …

How to Be a Sexy Grandma at the Beach

My daughter was horrified and my grandsons hysterical when Glam-ma Lo (me) showed up for a swim at the pool in a bikini: “Mom! Are you kidding?” “Glam! You look like Miley Cyrus!” I thought Goldie Hawn, Vanessa Williams and Jessica Lange had sexed up grannyhood to the point where anything goes, but apparently France remains the only place on the planet where it’s OK for grandmothers to bare a little boob or tush. If you, too, have felt the …

How to Look Great in a Swimsuit at 50 … If You’re Not Demi Moore.

It’s midsummer, brutally hot and lots of us haven’t been to the beach or pool yet.  The question is why not? If you can’t stand the heat, humidity and  sweaty grossness of it … fine. If you have serious skin cancer issues and find any real sun exposure off limits … fine. Intimidated by recent photos of Demi Moore, 50, or Sharon Stone, 55, in bikinis? Get over it. With the exception of a few gym rats, lipo fans and …