... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.




We all need it!

I got a good dose at the 10th Anniversary of the Frankfurt Style Awards Friday evening, November 10, 2017. This international contest for fashion and design recognizing innovative achievement and ideas was a pure celebration of creativity!

I was thrilled at the invitation from, and delighted to present the German version of my book, Einen Herzschlag entfernt, to Creative Director and mastermind of this year’s extravaganza, Alexander Ackley. Alexander, thank you again! It was truly an amazing evening…all the way down to the last bite of my cranberry sauce at the American After-Show Party which featured Thanksgiving Butterball Turkey “Pret-a-manger”!

The categories for the coveted FRANK trophy award which itself combines the two longstanding traditions of art and fashion were:

#working: “Follow/break/make the rules?…Be unconfined.” Love this!

#sporting: “…the sportswear of the digital age.” Imagine. Let your mind take you there…

#dating: “A perfect outfit doesn’t make the perfect date.” Right?

The angles, poofs, unexpected color combos and fabrics only limited by the designer’s imagination were not suspiciously different, rather deliciously different–an experience of the designs of tomorrow today.

Designers/creationists from 19 countries participated in this competition and though everyone didn’t carry home the Frank Award–there were no losers–that word doesn’t even fit into context here. Let’s say for clarity’s sake, that though not everyone carried home the Frank Award, everyone was a winner.

And here’s why: everyone had a vision.

The minds of these young talents are so open and free to pull up their creativity, to believe in themselves and DARE to DARE! This is what life is all about. And this is an important message I share in my book: Let the naysayers stand on the sidelines. They’re doubtful. We never know when we will find our own miracle in life but we have to believe, be open to the unexpected, have faith and not give up!

Never give up! Happy Monday everybody! Make it work!

Incompatible with Nature-A Mother’s Story:

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Pictures:Svetlana Schuster