The sunny side of life for women over 50!

Marguerite Beaty in front of Street Art in Caiscais
Marguerite Beaty in Casa da Musica in Porto

About Marguerite

I am Marguerite, a photographer, artist, writer, and expat. I am the passionate founder of 50 and Rising, a community where I started to share my experiences and connect with like-minded women over 50 and over 60.

My life is a vibrant tapestry woven with the rich threads of Brazilian and American influences. I’ve had the privilege of calling Brazil, Switzerland, America, and various corners of Portugal my home. From the serene beauty of Alentejo to the stunning coast of Estoril and now the heart of Lisbon, each place has left an indelible mark on my soul.

I find solace and inspiration in hiking, capturing moments through my lens, and expressing myself on canvas. But it’s not just about the solo adventures; it’s the joy of exploring new eateries and forging connections with fellow explorers.

Marguerite Beaty

As I’ve journeyed from my 50s into my 60s, my sense of curiosity and adventure hasn’t dimmed one bit, though perhaps it’s taken on a more leisurely vibe.

My latest escapade? Tackling the mysterious world of bridge!
About 50 and Rising
Life took an exciting turn at age 50 when I decided to flip the script and embark on a truly transformative journey. A real journey!

My transformative year-long trip across the UK and Europe was a revelation, and during this time, I connected with a fantastic group of women over 50.

Conversations flowed from culinary adventures, travel, photography, and art to the significance of hobbies in our lives.
We discussed the art of aging gracefully and ungracefully, the vitality of humor, and, most importantly, the recipe for crafting a fulfilling life after 50.

Now, through my newsletters and blog, I share tales of days well-lived that capture the essence of this exciting journey after 50.

Join me and grab the ebook for a collection of quick and easy tips sprinkled with a dash of fun to enrich your life, especially if you’re a woman over 50 and over 60.

Marguerite Beaty

A little bit about my past lives

  • Centro de Arte e Comunicao Visual, where I studied painting for two years.
  • Full scholarship from the University of Miami to obtain a Master of Fine Arts in Photography.
  • I taught at the University of Miami, Barry University, and the Art Institute in Ft. Lauderdale. I exhibited my photos throughout the US and worked as a corporate photographer.
  • Taught private photography classes and created photo workshops in Miami.
  • I worked as a stockbroker in São Paulo, Brazil, for approximately six years. When I moved to New York City in 1988, I wanted to change my career and return to school. I studied at the School of Visual Arts for one year and finished the Bachelor of Fine Arts at Florida International.
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