Barefoot Contessa (and Jeffrey) for President

 

We vote for the Barefoot Contessa and Jeffrey in 2016. The role models America needs today.

We vote for the Barefoot Contessa and Jeffrey in 2016. The role models America needs today.

Liz Dolan, Julie Dolan and Lian Dolan on the Satellite Sisters podcast for 11.01.16 with news, talk and laughs and out love of the Barefoot Contessa. This week on the show, we share our Newscation Strategies, otherwise known as how to save our saintly until this election is over. If the negativity and nonsense of the 2016 Election has gotten you down, caused election anxiety or triggered stress eating, step away the Twitter. Lian suggests two things: vote early and cooks one of Ina Garten’s delicious recipes from her new Barefoot Contessa Book, Cooking For Jeffery. Liz report on her ups and downs of trying to stay away from election coverage. And honestly, it’s been more downs than ups with her daily 538 Podcast addiction. She did manage to get on board with the Ina Garten strategy and found herself absorbed in this article from People Magazine: Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Ina Garten’s Husband Jeffrey The Satellite Sisters agree: Ina and Jeffrey Garten are the anecdote to the election news and pretty good write in candidates.

Plus,  Julie does an International News Round Up:

The death of the King of Thailand . Julie comments on what her former hometown does to remember their beloved king. You can read the cover here from the Bangkok Post

And, What Does a Rigged Election really look like? Check out Russia and this article by Gary Kasparov on his experience running against Putin. We got nothing on Russia. Read the article from the New York Times here.

Liz brings us 7 Words we’re Probably Mispronouncing from Oprah.com. We dare you to write a sentence out of all 7 of these words.

Liz asks if she should get the new Mac Book Pro

Lian asks Liz some business questions about email, nicknames and the most important quality in a new hire

Book Club Planning  and a Satellite Sisters Mailbag

 

Our book "You're the Best" is a great gift for any of your spring celebrations: showers, graduations, reunions.  Stock up!

Our book “You’re the Best” is a great gift for any of your spring celebrations: showers, graduations, reunions. Stock up!

Doing some early Holiday Shopping? How about You’re the Best: A Celebration of Friendship by the Satellite Sisters. Yup, that’s us joined by our daughters, nieces and daughters in law.  Our collection of essays on the power of female friendships in our lives will make you laugh, cry and nod your had in agreement. A lovely thank you gift for the women in your life who get you up, get you going and get you through. Find You’re the Best at Amazon or a bookstore near you. Prime Eligible! 

By | November 1st, 2016|

Mellody Hobson, You’re The Best: Satellite Sisters Encore Interview

On today’s Satellite Sisters, we bring you a favorite interview we did about personal finance with Mellody Hobson of Ariel Capital and Good Morning America.  It’s tax time, people, so we figured you could use the financial inspiration.

Mellody Hobson has been a solid gold Satellite Sister from the start.  Today we are reposting an encore interview she did with us about friendship and money.  Since we recorded this, she has continued her stellar work, married George Lucas and welcomed beautiful daughter Everest into her life.  Mellody, you're the best!

Mellody Hobson has been a solid gold Satellite Sister from the start. Today we are reposting an encore interview she did with us about friendship and money. Since we recorded this, she has continued her stellar work, married George Lucas and welcomed beautiful daughter Everest into her life. Mellody, you’re the best!

Mellody helps us think about all the issues about friendships and money.  Her first piece of advice is “Get straight with who you are.” You have made life choices and career choices along the way.  Those choices have implications.  Accept them.

Next piece of advice is “Stop trying to keep up with the Jones'”. If you can’t afford it, you have to say so. A friend wants a fabulous destination wedding in Italy and there’s no way you have the money to go?  You have to fess up early. You’ll stay friends as long as you don’t flake out late.  Picking a restaurant for dinner? Be sure it’s something everyone can afford. Don’t get into the habit of always treating if you are the one with more resources.  Your friends do not want to be your charity case.

A caller has a questions about money secrets.  Should you loan friends money without telling your spouse?  Even with the best of intentions, Mellody says everything needs to be on the up and up.  No subterfuge. No surprises.

And finally, how about loaning money to friends or family? Mellody says yes, as long as it’s above board and documented.  After all, if you can’t count on your friends to help once in a blue moon, who can you count on?  But never loan more than you can afford to lose.

Since we did this interview with Melody Hobson, she’s continued her work, married George Lucas, had a daughter and continued to be a solid gold Satellite Sister.

For more “You’re the Best” Encore Interviews from the Satellite Sisters, go to iTunes or www.satellitesisters.com.  You can listen to Bill Clinton, Peggy Fleming, J J Abrams, and Nora Ephron among other solid gold Satellite Sisters conversations.

To order copies of “You’re the Best”, try amazon, vroman‘s or bookstores near you.

By | March 20th, 2016|

You’re The Best, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

You're the best, JLD. Our interview with our comedy heroine, Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

You’re the best, JLD. Our interview with our com in heroine, Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Our series of You’re the Best Encore Interviews continues with Julia Louis-Dreyfus who gets our vote as the funniest women ever on TV. What a pleasure to talk to our comedic heroine from Seinfeld and today’s Veep. We talked to her when her sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine was debuting on CBS, a hilarious show about a couple trying to execute a “good divorce.” Since then, she’s gone on to star in Veep and win a slew more Emmys. Well-deserved, Madam President.

JLD opens up about what it’s like to really be a working mom on TV and her most embarrassing mothering moment. It’s a winner!

You’re the Best Encore interviews will post every Thursday her at satellitesisters.com and on iTunes and other podcast sites. We thrilled to re-visit these interviews from our radio show and share them with new Satellite Sister listeners. Help us celebrate our new book, You’re the Best: A Celebration on Friendship, by sharing these shows with your Satellite Sisters.

To Listen to our You’re the Best Encore Interview with Nora Ephron, please click here. 

To Order You’re the Best: A Celebration of Friendship, click here or looks for it at your local bookstore. 

 

By | October 8th, 2015|
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New Satellite Sisters Book! New Satellite Sisters Website!

New Satellite Sisters book coming in 2015 . #YTB

The new Satellite Sisters book “You’re the Best: A Celebration of Friendship” is a thank you note to your own Satellite Sisters. It’s coming in September 2015 from Prospect Park Books. #YTB

March 22, 2015: Big news on today’s Satellite Sisters podcast!   We have a brand new book coming out in mid-September from Prospect Park Books entitled “You’re the Best: A Celebration of Friendship”.  Also fresh today is a brand new website at www.satellitesisters.com. For all the info on “You’re the Best”, go to the new book page on the website.    From there you can pre-order from amazon.com.

Also on today’s Satellite Sisters, Julie has some words for Mark Zuckerberg and some thoughts about Martha Stewart.  Sheila has an update on her Santa Ana Syndrome and some sticky situations in her shower at the Rose Bowl.  Monica rejoins the Costco life.  Maybe you’ll be surprised about what purchases she made.  Liz wants to know what women you would nominate to be on the $20 bill.  Here’s the list of official nominees plus please post your own nominees in the comments section on our new website.

Listen to today’s Satellite Sisters here and check out the brand new LISTEN section of our site.

By | March 22nd, 2015|

NEW SATELLITE SISTERS BOOK “YOU’RE THE BEST: A CELEBRATION OF FRIENDSHIP” COMING SEPTEMBER 2015!

New Satellite Sisters book coming in 2015 . #YTB

The new Satellite Sisters book “You’re the Best: A Celebration of Friendship” is a thank you note to your own Satellite Sisters. It’s coming in September 2015 from Prospect Park Books. #YTB

Book news!  On today’s Satellite Sisters, we will have some big news.  We are excited to announce that we have a new book coming out in September —You’re The Best, A Celebration of Friendship. The book is a thank you note to all the Satellite Sisters in your life. It’s our heartfelt, inspirational, and, most of all, funny thoughts on the friendships that sustain women.

We are joined in this book by our Satellite Sisters Next Gen, our daughters, nieces and daughters-in-law who bring their own generational take on the importance of friendship in their own lives.

You’re the Best, A Celebration of Friendship from Prospect Park Books is available for pre-order now on Amazon. More details on today’s Satellite Sisters show and always on our home page www.satellitesisters.com.  To celebrate the news and your own Satellite Sisters, use our hashtag #YTB  We’ll have more details to share on today’s show.  Please listen, laugh and share.

We also hope you enjoy our new website.  You’ll see that you have much easier access to our whole audio archive.  It’s totally searchable so you can find all of your favorites.  Want to hear all the Lab Rats episodes?  Just use the Search function and there they are.  Looking for a particular intra-sister competition?  Or conversation about aging parents?  Hundreds of Satellite Sisters shows are now at your fingertips.  We also encourage you to post your comments here on the website. Enjoy.  #YTB

By | March 21st, 2015|
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