How would we survive without girlfriends? I want to let mine contribute to my website in whatever way they see fit. Be prepared for anything on this page! And incidentally, if you write to me, you may find that I’m asking your permission to be quoted here.

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Ladies out at a restaurant

I have two girlfriends who have stores, and they are so special I want you all to have a chance to visit them, even if it’s only on line. I believe so much in supporting independent stores, places where people’s passions are identifiable and REAL. If we don’t support places like this, all we’ll be left with is chain stores that lack any sense of wonder. And anyway, these women are my friends, and friends try to help friends.


Go to Careful Peach to see my friend Karen Morava’s store, which is my go-to store when I need to buy a beautiful and unique and girly gift for someone. There’s jewelry inspired by nature, bamboo linens, fabulous-o purses, wonderful soaps, dishware to die for…Well, you’ll see.

Phyllis’s Essays

People often ask me who my favorite writers are. Well, one of them is my dear friend Phyllis Florin. Here is a link to her collection of essays. You’ll love them! And she’s working on a novel now, which I can’t WAIT to read.  (7/13/08) This just in. Phyllis says she’s NOT working on a novel anymore. But I know she still is, even if she doesn’t. I hope she doesn’t read this.