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Glamour Italia

Ageless Active, Beauty, Fashion, Perennial Style, Postive Aging, TravelJan CorrellComment
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Last year, if you were following me then, you may recall that I was featured in the New York Times as one of seven “Glamorous Grandma’s of Instagram” written by Ruth LaFerla. If you did not get to read the article, here is a link. I was so honored and humbled to have been chosen. And then it was re-printed by the Independent in the UK here. And I am happy to say that the article continues to be re-printed many times over.

I was a bit surprised when a writer for Glamour Italy reached out in February and asked for an interview. My sister Kathy and I used to sit on our beds each month and gush over our GLAMOUR magazine. She proceeded to tell me I had huge fans in their offices and they wanted to feature me with some other “Golden Girls” in a similar article. We scheduled a 30 minute interview and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation. I am happy to say that the article just published this month and I can’t wait to get my hands on a hard-copy to one day show my grandchildren and maybe their children. I am working on having this translated but until then here is a link to the article and I have posted pictures of each page below. The good news is that google will translate it for you. Enjoy!

Thank you Chiara Oltolini. I am again honored and humbled for this opportunity and to be featured with these magnificent women.

My Grandpa Luca and Grandma Nana (Angelina) would have been so proud…

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Until next time… keep blooming,

xoxo

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Be a Perennial

Ageless Active, Postive Aging, Super Women, Travel, FashionJan CorrellComment
Keep blooming and growing every day so that you continue to evolve as a beautiful perennial.
— Jan Correll
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When asked for a quote to inspire and encourage ageless women, I always provide the one above. This conveys my approach to life and gives it purpose and meaning; it’s the legacy I want to leave behind.

For those that aren’t gardeners… an annual plant only has a set lifecycle. Typically a year, or even one to two seasons. They have to continue to be replanted each year. A perennial plant lives more than two years. They continue to grow and return year after year. Although they do have a maturity point… the idea is that they keep blooming with the right nurturing and nourishment.

So friends… let’s also keep blooming. So much good can come from this approach. If we keep learning and growing, we will have so much more to talk about, more to share with others, more experiences, more memories and more love to share with our friends, family and loved ones.

What are you doing to keep blooming and be a perennial? Please do tell. I’m taking a glass blowing class next and plan to learn my ancestors native language: Italian.

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My talented friend and jewelry designer, Sassie Grissom, @sassierocks (on Instagram) and I decided to collaborate on a piece of jewelry. This gorgeous necklace was created to remind ourselves to “keep blooming” at any age - to see the world, exude bold personal style, learn how to make pottery, speak French! We are giving away one "Keep Blooming" necklace to a fellow ageless sister on Instagram. Hope you enter!!

Until next time… keep blooming!

xoxo

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Invisible or Not?

Postive Aging, LifestyleJan Correll2 Comments
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“Excuse me!”  “Pardon me!”  “Can you please tell me where to find this?”  “Can you please help me with a question?” “Can you please assist me?”  Lately I feel like I am may be invisible at times.  Could I be dreaming and they just can’t see me?  No, I’m here and wide-awake.  Are they choosing not to see me?   This doesn’t make sense to me so I ask why?  Do they think I don’t matter… that I am old… that I’m not going to buy anything?   

I know that I matter; I know that I have buying power.  I am buying for aging parents, my husband, myself, my children and my grandchildren… and my pups.  I have the ability to spend money.

If you’ve been following me for any length of time you know I rarely write about struggles or negativity and although you may think I’m going there I’m not.  I truly want to understand why some people look past a mid-life woman or cannot find it in their means to assist us. 

What I have come to realize is it’s not about us.  It’s a result of poor customer service skills, poor training, and frankly, people can be so mired in their own lives they don’t take the time to listen and are trying to get through their day as best they can.  You never know what someone else is going through. 

How do I know this because as many times as I have been silent and just kept asking for help, other times I have spoken up and persisted to get help.  Those times, I have made it a point to ask about them and to show some kindness.  A few months back, I was in a popular clothing store in NYC and had this very experience.  I was trying to get my questions about returns answered after standing in a long line.  I was told very rudely to move aside after my question was answered, and I had an armload full of clothes.   After asking numerous people for help, I was at my whit’s end.  Before I blew my top, I asked her if she was having a great day.  She told me it had been kind of rough and our short chat developed into more.  I moved aside to order online at a terminal so that I could in fact make a return and she came over to see if I needed help.  I was touched and we proceeded to chat.  She truly was a dear and I knew in my heart that she felt bad for our original interaction. 

Time and time again, I am happy to share that this approach has worked.  The time it doesn’t…  you will see me talking to the store manager about customer service or walking out the door with no packages.

So these days, I don’t take these situations personally or think it has anything to do with my age or me… I know it truly has to do with them.  I now know that because of my wisdom, maturity, grace and kindness, I just might be able to help someone else when I was the one seeking assistance.

I hope that you have not had a similar experience. But I also know that many of my friends and family have as I have heard their stories. Maybe we are more aware of it as we age and it was happening all along we just were mired in our lives at the time and did not notice.

Thanks for following along and hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo

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Ageless Adventures: Six Great Trips to Take with Your Girlfriends

Ageless Active, Lifestyle, Postive Aging, TravelJan CorrellComment
One of my best friends is beside me on this trip… my daughter!

One of my best friends is beside me on this trip… my daughter!

There’s nothing quite like setting off on a new adventure while having your very best friends by your side as you explore new places and make new memories together. Sometimes you don’t even need to go out of the country to broaden your horizons and try new things. Below are six great trips to take with your girlfriends that will keep you staying active and having tons of fun!

New York City is a great place to visit if you and your girlfriends are up for a wild adventure and don’t mind the hustle and bustle of a big city. New York City is known as the “melting pot” of the United States, so expect lots of great food and wonderful cultural experiences! Experience a day of tourism and visit places like Central Park, Times Square, The Statue of Liberty, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Empire State Building, or indulge in a theatrical experience at a Broadway play or musical. No matter what adventures you choose to embark on, you’re guaranteed to have an amazing experience.

Charleston, South Carolina is the perfect low-country destination getaway if your friend group enjoys exceptional seafood, rich history and beautiful historical landmarks, and of course, the beach! From Charleston Harbor tours to exploring the Battery and Fort Sumter, Charleston is home to beautiful views and excellent tourist sights. After spending a few hours scouting out the best sights and touring the grounds of Boone Hall and Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, you and your girlfriends should treat yourselves to a night of drinks and excellent cuisine on King Street.

Nashville, Tennessee is known as the home of country music, so if you and your closest friends can’t help but join in every time a country song comes on the radio, Nashville is the place for you. Some great places to visit in Nashville include the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and Music Row. For those who aren’t as keen on country music, don’t fret, Nashville has something for you too! Places like the Tennessee State Capitol Building, Belmont Mansion, and The Gulch, are all destinations that are sure to impress the history lover, the fashion expert, and the art connoisseurs of the group.

Denver, Colorado is full of beautiful, scenic sights and tons of adventurous outdoor activities. Some must see places in Denver include the Denver Botanic Gardens, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and the Denver Art Museum. If you like to hike, there are so many wonderful hiking trails that are less than an hour outside of the city!

Wine Country in California is a must if you and your girlfriends love wine almost as much as you love traveling! Explore the Napa or Sonoma regions with your friends, and treat yourselves to an abundance of fabulous wine tastings and upscale cuisine as you take in all of the rich culture that Wine Country has to offer. A few things to check off your travel list when in Wine Country includes touring the stunning vineyards and participating in a wine tasting, going on a hot air balloon ride over the valleys, or exploring on the ground on a bike tour.

Blowing Rock, North Carolina is the perfect destination for friends that love a scenic view of the mountains. You can spend your days hiking and enjoying the beauty of nature, or roaming through the various shops in the picturesque downtown of Blowing Rock. From skiing and exploring waterfalls, to spa days and winery tours, Blowing Rock has a little bit of everything for everyone in your friend group!

No matter the destination, wherever you decide to go you’re sure to make a lot of wonderful memories with your girlfriends... and don’t forget to take a lot of pictures to document your travels! And since today is International Women’s Day… don’t forget to celebrate those friends that are always behind you or beside you every single day.

As always, my goal is to share chic, ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  I feature fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information and help women continue to grow and bloom as we share this ageless journey together!  Thank you for reading! 

XOXO

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Silver is the New Blonde® Nominated for Top Social Media Award

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Fort Mill Blogger Silver is the New Blonde® Nominated for Top Social Media Award

Jan Correll’s Noteworthy Social Content has Earned her a Shorty Award Nomination

 

FORT MILL, FEBRUARY 8, 2019 --  Fort Mill blogger and age-positive influencer Jan Correll of Silver is the New Blonde® has been nominated for a Shorty Award, one of the nation’s standout awards for recognizing outstanding content creators on social media. In their eleventh year, The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media by acknowledging some of the most paramount companies, brands, and influencers who use their online platforms as a means to engage their followers, and make a difference. Sixty-one year old Correll is a rarity amongst the list of other nominees in the lifestyle category, being the only age-positive influencer, as well as one of the only non-millennial candidates.

 

Correll and her husband have lived in the greater Charlotte area for almost forty years. Once she discovered how much an age-positive voice was absent from the youth-driven world of social media and blogging, she became determined to spread her message of age positivity and acceptance thus creating Silver is the New Blonde®. Correll now has over 48,300 followers on Instagram.

 

Nominated alongside major social media stars including Reese Witherspoon, Joe Biden and Marie Kondo, it is Correll’s hope that winning the noteworthy award would draw more attention to the underrepresented message of age positivity. When asked what it would mean to her to win, Correll said: “Winning The Shorty Award would allow me to reach more people to spread the age-positive message and would validate my fifty-plus peers as part of the social media community. It’s time aging should be celebrated as the accomplishment it is. After all, we can’t stop it!”

 

●      Local blogger Jan Correll has been nominated for an 11th Annual Shorty Award in the Lifestyle category for her notable social presence as an age-positive influencer.

●      To vote for Jan visit https://shortyw.in/2t4YFNn. Users can vote once a day through February 21, 2019 and sharing their vote on social media earns Correll an additional vote. Use the hashtag #silverforashorty in support of Jan’s nomination.

 

To vote for Silver is the New Blonde® for a Lifestyle Shorty Award please click the link provided, https://shortyw.in/2t4YFNn. For media inquiries, please contact Genni Threet at genni@luckypennymarketing.com.

 

About Silver is the New Blonde®

Silver is the New Blonde® is an ageless lifestyle blog focused on bringing positivity, vibrance and inspiration to women over fifty. Jan Correll, blogger behind Silver is the New Blonde®, provides her audience with tips on accentuating ageless beauty, colorful style for all occasions and new ideas on embracing the pure fun and freedom a post-fifty lifestyle brings. Follow the fun @silver_isthenewblonde and at www.silveristhenewblonde.com.

 

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Photo Credit: Courtney Paige Ray

Photo Credit: Courtney Paige Ray