Former model Babette loves living "off the grid," as she puts it on her website. But that doesn't mean, ever, letting herself go.
On the subject, she says:
Philosophy: "It's important to keep up appearances, even when no one is looking."
Exercise: "A body in motions stays in motion." Her friend Kathryn Moore attests that Babette routinely walks five miles a day.
Skin: She likes a sun-kissed look but tans easily, so doesn't overdo it.
Beauty products: "What I can find in the drugstore, nothing expensive, whatever works." Really? "I swear by glycolic acid, and Elta MD 40 and Nano Silver Pink facial cleanser I get on the Internet." (The latter two products sell for about $25 each.)
Diet: "I only eat the best or I don't eat."
More philosophy: "Everything in moderation, and I mean everything."
Makeup/hair: "You'd better learn to do your own."
Style: "When you get older, less is more."
Anti-aging: "Don't stop taking your hormones."
And philosophy again: "Don't go out without looking your best. You never know who is going to see you."