My grandma turned 80 earlier this month–not that you’d ever know it by looking at her–and to celebrate we had a big surprise party. I made a slideshow for the affair, and when my sister Katie (the family historian) sent me these old photos, it made me truly realize how much change she’s seen in her life. Everything in these photos looks so effortlessly glamorous and chic! Don’t you want to jump inside the last one and take that car for a spin?

Happy birthday, Grams! I hope I’m half as strong as you when I’m your age. xo