Travel Details for Satellite Sisters Weekend in Santa Monica April 22

Satellite Sisters Santa Monica weekend at the Georgia Hotel

Come join us the weekend of April 22 in Santa Monica. Catherine’s Travel Concierge has gotten us a sweet deal on suites if you book though her. This place is a gem right across the street from the Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica pier. Click here or on the photo for details and contact information.

Satellite Sisters Weekend in Santa Monica on April 22! It’s happening! Make your plans after listening to today’s podcast.  Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan preview the Satellite Sisters Ask Us Anything program at the Santa Monica Public Library on April 22 at 2 pm and the location for our No-Host Meet-Up at Ester’s Wine Bar following 4 pm.

You will have to pay for your own drinks and food at Ester’s Wine Bar following the library event, but we promise free name tags for everyone!!

Travelers looking for a fantastic hotel deal in Santa Monica should contact our very own Satellite Sisters Travel Concierge, Catherine at The Travelstore for a sweet deal on suites at The Georgian. The Georgian is right on Ocean Blvd in Santa Monica and walking distance our to our event at Santa Monica Public Library.  To read more about the hotel and other special offers for the Satellite Sisterhood, click here.  Bring your own Satellite Sisters for the weekend and  Ask Us Anything! 

 

By | February 20th, 2017|

Sweet Satellite Sisters Suite Deal in Santa Monica!

 

Satellite Sisters Santa Monica weekend at the Georgia Hotel

Come join us the weekend of April 22 in Santa Monica. Catherine’s Travel Concierge has gotten us a sweet deal on suites at the wonderful Georgian Hotel if you book though her. This place is a gem right across the street from the Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica pier.

Our very own Satellite Sisters Travel Consultant has landed us a sweet suite deal for those of you coming to Santa Monica for the Satellite Sisters event on April 22!  Come stay at a gem of a boutique hotel right on Ocean Avenue called The Georgian. You will be right in the center of the action in walking distance to everything that makes Santa Monica so fun, including that big Ferris wheel and, of course, the Santa Monica Public Library where our event is Saturday at 2!

When you work directly with Catherine Adde, also known as Catherine’s Travel Concierge, she can book  your choices of suites:

A Signature Suite option at $300 plus taxes per night. (TravelStore rate only)

An Ocean View Suite option at a $30 premium per night. Suites have a King-sized bed in the bedroom ad a Queen sized sofa bed in the living room.  The two spaces are separated by French doors for added privacy.  (Catherine assures us the sofa beds are comfortable so this seems like an ideal set-up for those of you who are coming with your own Satellite Sisters!)

Online these rooms are gong for $429 and $479 so Catherine’s Travel Concierge has some pull in LaLaLand!

Her rates also include valet parking for one vehicle per room. (Normally this is an extra $31.90 per night)

Rooms are only being held until March 21, 2017 so get a move on, sisters!

The beautiful Santa Monica Pier and the Pacific Ocean are just two of the beautiful things right outside your door at The Georgian on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. Book now!! We would not steer you wrong.

To book, please call (626-639-2614) or email Catherine directly (preferred) at:

 catherine.a (at)travelstore.com  

You will not get this deal by calling the hotel directly or booking online. To see more about Catherine, check out her Facebook page and and this one minute movie on YouTube. Let her be your resource in Southern California for any other fun tours you want to book during your visit.  If you are a foodie, she recommends a tour of the LA Farmer’s Market with Lisa Scalia of Melting Pot Tours.  Doesn’t that sound delicious?

Here is the website for The Georgian if you want to look around before you call Catherine and here’s what they say on TripAdvisor about it. We can’t wait to see you!

 

 

By | February 17th, 2017|

Liz’s Epic Grammy Report, Martha Stewart Super Grandma, Meditation Fail

On today’s Satellite Sisters podcast, we get Liz’s EPIC Grammy rundown and pre-show Prince prep, Julie’s competitive response to Martha Stewart Super Grandma moving in on her Urban Nana turf, Lian’s Valentines Day and Birthday plans plus what science says about great dancers.

Liz Dolan gets ready to go to the Grammys for the Prince tribute.

Purple headband? Yes. Purple scarf? Yes. Purple sunglasses? Yes. She went for it all.  Liz is ready for Prince tribute at the 2017 Grammys. Listen to complete details on this week’s podcast.

Getting Red Carpet ready is not easy, especially when Liz realized that the Grammys would include a major tribute to her main man Prince.  Have you ever walked into Nordstroms and said “Just show me everything you have in purple”?  Probably not, but Liz did.  Thanks to all the members of the Satellite Sisters Facebook Group who participated in the crowdsourcing of advice on her purple headband versus purple sunglasses.  As you can see from the final product, she decided to go with both. Add in her hairdresser Star and make-up man Alejandro and VOILA. Grammy magic?

Liz also gives us her list of the 3 moments that were better IN the theatre (Adele, Gaga, The Time + Bruno Mars do PRINCE) and the 3 that were better on TV (Bruno Mars first number, James Corden’s comedy, Beyonce’s celestial universal maternal goddess!).

Martha Stewart and her grandchildren on Satellite Sisters podcast and blog

Julie Dolan and Martha Stewart have always managed to peacefully co-exist but Julie warns today that this may change if Martha tries to compete on her Urban Nana turf.

Julie has a warning for Martha Stewart.  Stay off her Urban Nana turf even if you can throw the world’s best space-themed party for your 2 grandchildren!  Reluctantly, Julie admits that the March issue of Martha Stewart Living with a photo spread about the party may be the best issue ever. Julie also has other parenting questions about best sleepovers strategy for parents and teen sleep needs.

Lian has been looking into what makes a woman a great dancer.  As Shakira would say (and researchers now prove), the hips don’t lie. 

Liz’s Operation Sea Turtle update include actual news about turtles plus a question:  What’s the line between meditation and napping?  She seems to have crossed it.

Lian brings us an unexpected theory of the history of Valentine’s Day.  Move over, Romans.  Looks like Chaucer may deserve the credit.  Plus her Oscar viewing plans go slightly awry with her husbanding her friends are taking her to the Opera for her birthday this week.  That’s right.  Opera!

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Come join all five Satellite Sisters on April 22nd at the Santa Monica Public Library at 2 pm.  No-host Meet-Up to follow. Are you coming?  Let us know on this Facebook invite. More details from our travel agent to come later this week.

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By | February 14th, 2017|

New To You: Valentine’s Day, The Grammys, Health + Fitness

The Police reunion at the 2007 Grammys was universally hailed by the Satellite Sisters as “underwhelming”. Lian and Monica both suspect Sting of too much yoga.

Today’s show with Lian, Monica and Liz was originally broadcast on February 12, 2007. Ten years ago this week, we were discussing Valentine’s Day, the Grammys and Health + Fitness.  Just what we are still talking about in 2017! The sisters have a review of the Grammy show the night before including agreements on Carrie UnderwoodThe Dixie Chicks and Prince plus some disappointments with The Police.  

Lian’s son Colin is excited about his new book about groundhogs (his birthday is Groundhog Day) but feels compelled to share his excitement with her at 6 am on Sunday. Monica is just back to Portland Oregon from a vacation to Walt Disney World and to Los Angeles.  She knew the party was over when she opened her American Express bill.

Eve Ensler created The Vagina Monologues in 1996 and went on to launch V Day,a global non-profit movement that has raised over US$100 million for groups working to end violence against women and girls.

Liz has the story of a theatre in Florida that decided they could make up a new title for their current play The Vagina Monologues. On the marquis they went with The Hoo-Ha Monologues.  Luckily for author Eve Ensler,  That’s not really allowed.  Happy V-Day.

Lian recruits a listener to join her watchdog group monitor outlandish wedding announcements in the New York Times.  She find’s this week’s particularly off-putting.

We walk on Billionaires Beach in Malibu.  We talk to our fitness expert Liz Neoporent, and to our nutrition expert Sally Squires of the Washington Post syndicated column Lean Plate Club.  Sally answers the question we all have:  Is there really any such thing as an aphrodisiac?

By | February 13th, 2017|

Lian’s Dance Performance, Julie’s Pick + Pans, Liz’s EGOT

Performance! If Lian Dolan can do Bruno Mars’ 24 Karat Magic and Isaac Mizrahi can launch a cabaret show, you can get out of your comfort zone, too, sister.

On today’s podcast, we hear all about Lian’s performance with her Girl Gang of Bruno Mars’ 24 Karat Magic.  Get out of your comfort zone, sisters! Julie has pop culture Picks + Pans and yet more news about from Russia about poisonings. Remember Rasputin?  Liz updates us on Operation Sea Turtle plus she’s close to accomplishing a major goal.

Lian thinks Isaac Mizrahi is a role model for us all.  Did you know he has a new cabaret show at the Cafe Carlyle in NYC? Julie’s his fan on QVC.

Over the course of her career, Liz has been lucky enough to be a guest at the Emmys, the Oscars and the Tonys.  The only event left to complete a full spectator EGOT is the Grammys, coming up this weekend in LA.  Guess who scored an invite??

Our in-house Kremlinologist Julie Dolan wants us to know that yet another foe of Vladimir Putin has been poisoned.  She’s been talking about this on Satellite Sisters since 2006.  It’s the Russian go-to move for silencing political enemies since the days of Rasputin.

Valerie Bertinelli Food Network Kiids Baking Championship

We love that judge Valerie Bertinelli on Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship doesn’t make any of the kids cry, even though their results are often heinous.

Liz suggests Lian should join another Girl Gang, this one devoted to trusty mopeds.  Here’s the fun story from the Wall Street Journal about Moped Army.  Also, do you want to remember your dreams more?  According to Harvard Medical School, here’s how.  Drink up.

Plus, Julie’s pans (Groundhog Day, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition) and picks (Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, HGTV Dream Home ).  Lian’s TV recommendations (NatGeo’s Gender Revolution, Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship)

Are you a podcaster or podcast fan? Lian will be in Orlando this month for Podfest/Podfusion. She’s even get a prize! http://podfest.us/2017/

Come join all five Satellite Sisters on April 22nd at the Santa Monica Public Library at 2 pm.  No-host Meet-Up to follow. Are you coming?  Let us know on this Facebook invite.

To find all Satellite Sisters shows on iTunes, go here.

To find all Satellite Sisters shows on Stitcher, go here.

To find all Satellite Sisters shows and show notes on our website, as well as information about our books and events, go here.

By | February 7th, 2017|

Satellite Misters Alan Alda, Tom Brokaw, Phil Rosenthal

On today’s New To You podcast from 2007, we bring you a compilation of three of our favorite interviews with Satellite Misters: TV creator Phil Rosenthal, actor + author Alan Alda, veteran journalist Tom Brokaw.

 

Satellite Mister Alan Alda likes to talk – to his children, his grandchildren and to the Satellite Sisters.

Alan Alda visits us in studio to talk about his book Things I Overheard While Talking To Myself.  It seems that all the speeches he ever gave were really about things he was trying to understand himself, or communicate to his daughters.  His #1 insight is about how he learned to really listen to others.

 

Tom Brokaw on Satellite Sisters podcast

Tom Brokaw visited the Satellite Sisters to talk about the changes that came in the 60’s and how the impact they’ve had on the lives of his adult daughters. Solid Gold Satellite Mister!

 

 

 

 

Veteran journalist Tom Brokaw also learned a lot about the world by talking to his daughters.  In this interview, we talk about his book Boom: Talking About The Sixties. How did the changes that came from the women’s movement help his daughters and what is still to be tackled? He has definite thoughts and so do we.

Phil Rosenthal, who spoke to us during the writer’s strike in 2007, created the comedy hit Everybody Loves Raymond.  His book about his life and his comedy is You’re Lucky You’re Funny: How Life Becomes A Sitcom.   When Phil spoke to us, he was fresh off the picket line and just about to leave for Russia to create a Russian version of Raymond.  That escapade became the documentary Exporting Raymond. Julie has some suggestions for him about living and eating in Russia and she teaches him the most important word of all: pelmeni.

To find all Satellite Sisters shows on iTunes, go here.

To find all Satellite Sisters shows on Stitcher, go here.

To find all Satellite Sisters shows and show notes on our website, as well as information about our books and events, go here.

By | February 6th, 2017|