Age can be the scariest number in the entertainment industry but not for Deborah Hutton. Days away from her 57th birthday, the fashion and lifestyle icon says she has never felt better, more excited or more energetic.
“I love the age I am,” she says.
“Turning 50 was one of the best things that ever happened to me. I wouldn’t change it for anything.
“But I want to feel this way in 10 years time and 20 years time. As excited by life as I am now, I want that to continue.
“What really terrifies me is getting to a place where I can no longer be active and no longer do all the things I love.”
The list of things Deborah loves is long and growing longer; she’s an online media entrepreneur, a keen and talented golfer and an enthusiastic cook.
Her energy seems boundless and the secret, she says, is staying curious, embracing change and learning new skills — even ones she never thought she’d need.
One such skill set arrived this year, when Deborah embarked on a mammoth knock-down and rebuild renovation project on her home.