Life-Style


There are no coincidences – or are there?

This week we welcome a new Creative Contributor to our Viva Community. Inge Hatton lives in Canada. Here’s her story……. In 1998, I was single, my children were away at Graduate School, I had sold the family home, was still working as a Cognitive Behavioural (CB)  psychotherapist and I was…

4 March 2019 | Life-Style

A Cottage Retreat

Whether it’s by the sea or in the countryside many Viva 70 readers dream of owning a little place with a garden in a small community as a weekend escape from the city or a permanent residence. You know the dream where life is simple and the cottage is comfortable…

27 February 2019 | Life-Style

Taking the Slow Road to Myanmar by Linda Linhart

Myanmar had never really been on my list of “must see” countries….until my daughter and her family moved there. As a solo traveller it would be great to have a home base, and insider knowledge of where to go and what to see. My first few days were spent in…

25 February 2019 | Life-Style

Passeggiata in Perugia

This is the final article in our series about the region of Umbria in Italy. Last week I was able to catch up with Linda Linhart who is a creative collaborator with VIVA70. What a wonderful evening! Linda has recently returned from a trip to Umbria and we shared stories…

21 February 2019 | Life-Style

Stylish Interiors with Evelyn Wilfling

“Be faithful to your own taste because nothing you really like is ever out of style.”  said Billy Baldwin, an American interior designer. Over the next weeks we’ll peek into the very different homes of our VIVA creative friends, to understand how lifestyle, design and individual character come together. This…

18 February 2019 | Life-Style

MY TOWN – Lorne

I have a number of towns I call MY TOWN. Places of great meaning, a spirit of home or a place of belonging. My towns are located in the Uk, Central Victoria in Australia and beachside in Lorne, also in Victoria.  I’ve asked  others about where they would call ”…

13 February 2019 | Life-Style

Discovering Umbria

Hi! It’s Linda Linhart here continuing the series of articles about travels in Italy. A great response to the last article on  Loving Lucca, so thank you. Today we head to the beautiful region of Umbria and its major city, Perugia. It’s in central Italy and right next door to the…

11 February 2019 | Life-Style

Loving Lucca! A conversation with Linda Linhart

Viva 70 brings you  a series of conversations with people doing interesting things in their later years (50- 85 plus). This week I caught up with Linda Linhart who’s just returned from spending a month in Italy. Linda tell us a little about yourself and why this trip to Lucca?…

5 February 2019 | Life-Style

Signature Style

Strolling along a café strip the other day I looked up to see a woman dressed in a 60’s style black shift dress, low leopard print heels and carrying a black straw bag. It was a hot day and her grey hair was pinned into a messy up-do. Rose gold…

5 February 2019 | Life-Style