Stella Ralfini

Mature Beauty Minx

Age is just a number and at 70 I’m flying the flag for other over sixty saucy minxes like me who intend to make every day count. I’m not going to tell you things like which schools I went to, or about the books I’ve written, since everything is available on the internet for those who want to know more.
What you won’t know is that I love peanut M&Ms and prawn tempura, have done every kind of sky sport – my latest addition being aerial flying – the scariest being parachute jumping, and am a professed foodie and gourmet chef known for hosting huge dinner parties when time allows.
My confidence landed me a prestigious job working for the Rolling Stones in my twenties. After trying my hand in the fashion/beauty business, I moved on to becoming an international life coach, and thirty years on, have no intention of retiring. My clients, who come to me for health, career, relationship, dating and beauty advice keep my mind sharp and since I also teach yoga, helps keep them and me in shape.
One of my beauty secrets went viral, landing me in a love/hate Marmite situation but I don’t give a fig. I like who I am, praise the fact I’m still alive and now have a keen interest in showing the world that over sixties women rock in every sense of the word.
As a seventy year old singleton I’m still dating and have no intention of letting the grass grow under my feet - or my wrinkles stand in the way of finding a suitor. Bold is my new keyword so watch this space!
My daughter says ‘I’m cuckoo but cool.’ I can live with that and hope other cool cuckoos will join the cause so we can show the young ‘uns that age is just a number.
Cancer? What?

Cancer? What? Me?

It started with a black blob on my shin which looked like a dead fly. I took little notice until it began developing wings at which point I hauled myself to a dermatologist. 'This looks ominous,' she said, 'we need to do immediate tests.'
22/05/2017 13:57 BST
How To Get What You Want Through SHEER

How To Get What You Want Through SHEER Persistence

Why Marmite? Because I know I'm an acquired taste and my mistake first time around was that I wasn't honest enough in my dating site profile. Stupidly, I joined the flock and wrote roughly what everyone else said - you know, polite tinkle of china tea cups stuff.
15/05/2017 15:31 BST
Five Free Beauty Tips For Women Who Wish To Stay

Five Free Beauty Tips For Women Who Wish To Stay Ageless

One of the good things about being seventy is that younger women can judge whether my advice has any bearing by looking at my skin. I admit to taking good care of it and going for regular beauty treatments (since at my age I need all the help I can get!).
24/04/2017 13:19 BST
How To Get Back Into The Dating Game At

How To Get Back Into The Dating Game At 70

First on my list is to find a suitor. My challenge as a 70 year old is reeling in a man who still has fire in his belly as opposed to the 'been there, done that, let's watch TV' type. The challenge doubles because toy boys don't do it for me, and men my age want someone considerably younger.
17/03/2017 16:09 GMT
How To Become An Overnight Glamour

How To Become An Overnight Glamour Puss

As you will know if you're over sixty, the lips lose definition, the eyebrows become sparse, the eyes look smaller and our confidence corkscrews. Well, listen up soon to be glamour pusses, I've found a hassle free alternative to applying eyebrow pencil, eyeliner and lip-liner every day. It's called micro-pigmentation cosmetic tattooing. And at seventy, I'm loving it.
09/03/2017 15:39 GMT