Today I’m starting a new feature on the Blog, Sparkly Jewel

I started blogging as a way to connect with other women at my phase in life.  Empty nesters who were gearing up in life, not slowing down. Active, engaged, interesting women, looking to get out in the world and live a big life, rich with experience.

I’ve talked with so many of you since I began.  The overwhelming sentiment is “I feel like I’m just getting started on my life“. We’ve spent the first part of our lives nurturing, growing and supporting others; now it’s our time.

I’m starting Sparkly Jewel to highlight special ideas I think support the life we’re looking to lead. Bucket list activities, great travel deals, unique products that make a difference, events not to be missed — and anything else that I come across that I really want to share with all of you.

The feature will be at the end of the day’s post, toward the bottom.  I won’t be featuring a Sparkly Jewel everyday, only when there’s something irresistible to share.

If you come across something that you think would be perfect for this feature let me know! You can email me at FiftyJewelsBlog at gmail dot com. (keeping the bots away from my inbox!)

Enjoy today’s first Sparkly Jewel!

Spend an unforgettable night lakeside, under the stars at the

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

This is a not to be missed event. Running July and August at Sand Harbor, this year’s feature is Romeo & Juliet. Don’t pass up this chance to experience romance, intrigue and passion in one of the world’s most beautiful venues.


If  you attend this year, I want to see pics!

P.S. This is what we do for fun in my hood, and some sneaker suggestions for the summer.