Fashion Will Survive

New York City is generally considered the fashion capital of the United States. It also happens to be where I live. As the world knows, it has not been an easy time to be a New Yorker, but it has struck me that living through a crisis and surviving —…

Your wedding is no less special just because you choose to marry later in life

When I got engaged at 43, I knew that I was far more practical than the typical bride. With a couple extra decades of experience under my belt, I understood that a wedding is just one night — all that money would be put to much better use elsewhere!

It…

The Success That Breeds Silence

A close girlfriend recently decided to divorce her husband. In the course of our recent talks, I discovered that their relationship has been tarnished by his abusive behavior for years.

I am sad that she did not feel comfortable sharing this with me before now, but her silence is not…

New York City — It May Not Have Many Gardens, But It Has Flowers Everywhere

Like many New Yorkers, I have a local florist where I routinely buy flowers. There are more supposedly upscale — certainly more expensive — flower stores in my neighborhood, but this one is my favorite…

It’s Graduation Season

I can finally give the advice I never, ever would have listened to.

I’ve been waiting for this…

I am excited that very soon I will have an excuse to provide advice to three young women that are my nieces and goddaughter. This advice is guidance that…

I wanted to be a princess. Now I know that I am an Empress.

Hello and thank you for taking the time to read a post called Empress. Let me start off by saying that I realize my chosen title could be off-putting. Who the hell am I to say…

Pink is a mere color and yet it has the ability to inspire and transform.

The color pink was one of my first loves and I still believe in its transformational powers. For those of you who went to ballet as a child, I suspect you remember your pink tutu. For me, that tutu was a source of incredible power — it transformed me into…

Paula Crane

I am a 46 year old woman living in Manhattan with her husband and dog. After years of law, I have discovered fun. I now love dancing naked in my kitchen.

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