Category Archives: spinsterlicious

Cool Spinsters We Love!

About a year ago, a guy I often see while walking my dog said to me, somewhat apologetically, that he thinks “women who’ve never been married are kinda sad” .  I chuckled…until I realized he was serious.   He’s going through a divorce so I decided to cut him some slack.  I merely asked him if … Continue reading

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“Travel Tips” Tuesday: Lori’s Cuba

My friend, Lori, and I have an ongoing lighthearted disagreement about being single.  She likes to say “I’m not Spinsterlicious because I don’t like being single.”  I always laugh because whether she likes being single or not, the reality is that she is.  Whether single by choice or circumstance, I believe a woman owes herself a … Continue reading

Posted in adventure, being single, Cuba, Ernest Hemingway, Happily single, Havana, I hate being single, never married, Single, single women, spinsterlicious, travel | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Single? Adventure is Yours!

One of the first chapters of my book, The Spinsterlicious Life: 20 Life Lessons for Living Happily Single and Childfree is about my belief in the importance for spinsters and single women everywhere to maintain a sense of adventure.  We are unencumbered and free from many of the responsibilities that wives and mothers have, and we … Continue reading

Posted in adventure, Amsterdam, Boredom, childfree, eleanore wells, Happily single, I hate being single, living alone, single women, spinsterlicious, The Spinsterlicious Life | 7 Comments

Yes! A Spinsterlicious, Luscious Life: Radio Interview

Last week I had a fun radio interview with Yolanda Shoshana on her Luscious Life radio show about making the most of your single life…if you’re single just for the time being or forever. Either way, it oughta be a good one!   Please listen in and check back here to leave a comment. You know … Continue reading

Posted in being single, childfree, dating, divorced women, eleanore wells, getting married, Happily single, never married, Oprah, single women, spinsterlicious, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

In Honor of Nora Ephron…with Thanks to Dove

  I’m a huge fan of Nora Ephron, who we lost recently.  Fortunately her wise and witty words will be with me forever. Just about everything she said and wrote is one of my favorites, but one of my favorite favorites is the chapter On Maintenance from her book I Feel Bad About My Neck.  She … Continue reading

Posted in beauty maintenance, Dove, I Feel Bad About My Neck, Nora Ephron, Renewing Body Wash, spinster, spinsterlicious | 7 Comments

Sexy Wyclef…and Me

  What’s the female equivalent of a dirty old man? “Dirty old lady” doesn’t have quite the same ring—but whatever it’s called, I think I became one the other day. (What I’m thinking is more salacious than “Cougar.”)  Anyway, I’m a single woman-of-a-certain age. I date, and I prefer men around the same age as I am. I’ll … Continue reading

Posted in being a groupie, City Winery, dirty old man, spinsterlicious, Wyclef Jean | 10 Comments

Real-Life Fairy Tales

  As you probably know, many of the followers of The Spinsterlicious Life are single because they choose to be. Others, however, are more reluctantly single. They would like to be married but it just hasn’t worked out for them…either a first-time go at it or a marriage that came to a premature end. Some of … Continue reading

Posted in being in love, getting married, I hate being single, spinsterlicious | 8 Comments

Ignorant About the Ways of Marriage

Being a single, never-married babe, I admit that there are many things about marriage that I just don’t know or understand. Like how I could have been expected to pick one guy, one, and stay with him for the rest of my life. And this one: why married women stay with their cheating husbands who, by … Continue reading

Posted in cheating husbands, Elin Nordegren, Jenny Sanford, never married, Single, spinsterlicious | 19 Comments

A Spinsterlicious Summer

  I love warm weather.  I feel like I really come alive once I don’t to put on a coat over a sweater over a thermal undershirt.  In the winter, it takes a lot to get me out of the house.  In the summer, I want to go everywhere.  This summer, I’m really looking forward to … Continue reading

Posted in Going Solo, Harlem Vintage, Martha's Vineyard, Single, spinsterlicious, summer fun, Washington DC | 3 Comments

Paraphrasing Lionel Richie: Once, Twice, Three Times A …Bride?!

A couple of months ago I went to the wedding of a close friend.  It was a small-ish affair and quite lovely.  We were blessed with beautiful weather, the vibe amongst the guests was friendly, the food was bountiful, and the music was good.  The pre-wedding reception was pleasant. Still, I felt a little weird.  At … Continue reading

Posted in Lionel Richie, multiple husbands, remarriage, spinster, spinsterlicious | 19 Comments

I’m Getting Older. Should I Be Worried?

  Lately, I seem to be inundated with articles about how hard and sad and pathetic my “golden years” are going to be. As a single woman with no kids (a spinster), I, apparently, am due for a pretty bleak existence as I get older.  According to these articles, I’m going to be lonely and broke, … Continue reading

Posted in aging Baby Boomers, Eric Klinenberg, getting older, Going Solo, Lonelier Poorer, single women, spinster, spinsterlicious, The Atlantic, The Spinsterlicious Life | 13 Comments

How Many Ways to Be Single? (A Guest Post)

Lately, my dear friend, Debra, has been thinking a lot about the many single women she knows, the ways they are single (e.g., never married, divorced, single moms) and what it all means.   Here, let her tell you… In her own words: Last week two very similar things happened virtually simultaneously. While talking on the … Continue reading

Posted in being single, Debra Collins, single mothers, spinster, spinsterlicious, unmarried | 9 Comments

Wedding Survival Tips

  I’m wasting a perfectly good Saturday this weekend to attend a wedding.  I always have such mixed feelings about these things.  The bride and groom are good friends of mine and I’m happy they’ve found each other (a Match.com success story), but weddings usually bore me:  it’s like watching the same play over and over, … Continue reading

Posted in being single, Going Solo, I hate weddings, Meredith Goldstein, spinster, spinsterlicious, The Washington Post, weddings | 10 Comments

Two Weekends in a Spinsterlicious Life

Oh, the Spinsterlicious Life.  It’s a mixture of all things good and interesting in life…and delightful juxtapositions.   Weekend #1 Last weekend, I spent some time with three fab single ladies and it was just refreshing to see each of them doing their own thing, having crafted pretty nice lives for themselves.  I see this all … Continue reading

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