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|

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|

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!

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.

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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|

Lian Reports on Women’s March in Washington


Lian Dolan, Liz Dolan and Julie Dolan of the Satellite Sisters cover the Women’s March in Washington DC. Lian attended the historic march in the nation’s capital and she has a full report about the spirit of the march, the power of Washington symbols, the success of the Pussy hats and, of course, Madonna. But mainly, the marching. Listen to the newest podcast here.


Julie’s offers her first First Ladies Desk Report of the new administration. She would like to remind us of the rules of civility that extend not only to the First Lady but to the entire First Family.  We can do this, people.

Liz tells us about her visit last week San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  It’s a gorgeous historic city in the mountains and a great example of the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site.  She read, she walked and she even took a cooking class at a local school La Cocina.  What is this world coming to??

Julie has Tuesday Trends.  The first is about Rustic Cuffs.  The second is Daybreaker.  She suggests the latter for Liz and Lian in Los Angeles as part of their new morning routines.

Liz reaches a laziness low-point.  Blame it on the FitBit. Hear all about it, plus the launch of her Operation Sea Turtle with a Twist.

We have a few gut reactions to the Oscar nominations.  Lots of good movies we can get behind this year but there may be a showdown in Best Song.  Julie wants Justin Timberlake, of course.  Liz wants Lin-Manuel Miranda, of course.  And Lian is solidly behind LaLaLand.

We close with a thank you from Liz who is very grateful for all your kind thoughts and messages about the loss of her beloved dog Ferris.  Special shout-out to Kathleen from Mountain View CA for a lovely note and to Samantha for posting her fun game on the Satellite Sisters Facebook Group. We love it with a chainsaw.

By | January 24th, 2017|

Nora Ephron, You’re The Best.

We can’t think of a better way to start a new year than with our Solid Gold Satellite Sister Nora Ephron. We spoke to Nora upon publication of her book, “I Feel Bad About My Neck”. Funny, warm and wise, Nora Ephron makes us laugh and cry when talking about aging, friendship and death. We miss you, Nora. You’re the best.

Nora Ephron and her sister/longtime collaborator Delia Ephron, a Solid Gold Satellite Sister pair.

The late Nora Ephron and her sister/longtime collaborator Delia Ephron, a Solid Gold Satellite Sister pair.

Ephron is best known for her romantic comedies and was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Writing: for SilkwoodWhen Harry Met Sally…, and Sleepless in Seattle. She won a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for When Harry Met Sally…. She sometimes wrote with her sister Delia Ephron.

[2] Her last film was Julie & Julia.[2]She also co-authored the Drama Desk Award–winning theatrical production Love, Loss, and What I Wore.[2][3] In 2013, Ephron received a posthumous Tony Award nomination for Best Play for her play Lucky Guy.
By | December 30th, 2016|

Tina Brown, You’re The Best!

Solid Gold Satellite Sister Tina Brown now runs Women In The World conferences as part of Tina Brown Live Media.

Solid Gold Satellite Sister Tina Brown now runs Women In The World conferences as part of Tina Brown Live Media.

Tina Brown, you’re the best!  It’s a Satellite Sisters Win-Win.  Journalist and master communicator Tina Brown talks to the Satellite Sisters about her biography of Princess Diana called The Diana Chronicles.  Was she “the people’s princess,” who electrified the world with her beauty and humanitarian missions? Or was she a manipulative, media-savvy neurotic who nearly brought down the monarchy? Only Tina Brown, former editor-in-chief of Tatler, England’s glossiest gossip magazine; Vanity Fair; and The New Yorker could possibly give us the truth.

Tina Brown speaks to us about her book The Diana Chronicles and what it says about the British class system.

Tina Brown speaks to us about her book The Diana Chronicles and what it says about the British class system.

Tina Brown now runs Tina Brown Live Media, a company dedicated to summits, salons, flash forums and debates. In addition to producing the annual summit at Lincoln Center in New York, Tina Brown Live Media is currently expanding the Women in the World brand with smaller salon-style events around the U.S. and globally.

Launched by Tina Brown in 2010, the summit convenes extraordinary leaders such as Meryl Streep, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie and Christine Lagarde as well as inspirational activists and political change-makers from all over the world. They come to share their stories, and offer solutions to building a better life for women and girls.

By | December 30th, 2016|