iOS app Android app

Sally Fay
Sally Fay is a writer and a filmmaker.

She is a native Californian whose travels have taken her to East, West and South Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Central and South America, India and China. She has lived in Washington, D.C.; Boston; New York City; Madrid and Marbella, Spain; and Lausanne, Switzerland.

Sally launched with Huff Post's Divorce blog writing about her own divorce. Sally also launched with Huff Post's San Francisco blog and writes about Art, Culture and Society in her hometown.

Sally's greatest joy are her three children.

Entries by Sally Fay

Boston Book Festival Unbound: Divorce and Marriage

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 4:48 PM

Sally Fay, Author and Moderator, for Boston Book Festival 2013 Panel on Divorce and Marriage, in front of the Boston Public Library (America's first!)

Last October 2013, as part of the Boston Book Festival Unbound Series at the Boston Public Library, I put...

Read Post

Who Would Have Known?

(4) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 2:15 AM

Me in my "going away" outfit on my wedding day

When I was in the throes of divorce it was hard to imagine that I would ever be truly happy again. It seemed everything that I believed in had been challenged: the loyal...

Read Post

Who's Better Off?

(1) Comments | Posted March 22, 2014 | 3:54 PM

Let's see. It's been three years plus since the closing of the house we raised our three children marked the close of our 26 year marriage. Throughout the years that followed, I have heard the remark often: "Oh, you are so much better off without him," delivered in tones varying...

Read Post

Bowled Over by Boulder: Part One of a Series

(5) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 11:40 AM


Is there a cosmic Bubble around Boulder or is it some sort of American Shangri-La? It is insanely close (25 miles) to the Denver airport so it is really easy to get to this health haven nestled up against the Rocky...

Read Post

The Art of Betrayal

(2) Comments | Posted December 31, 2013 | 5:05 PM

An acting coach of mine once remarked that "art is how we make sense of life." With that in mind, I raced to New York to see two plays, Betrayal and Domesticated, to see what they had to say about betrayal in relationships. I wanted to see if these artists...

Read Post

What Would Have Been Our 30th Wedding Anniversary

(9) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 3:28 PM


It was a warm October day like no other in California. Our 12 bridesmaids and 12 ushers arrived in red convertibles to a little spanish-tiled church with a gravel driveway packed with family and friends. My soon-to-be husband and I were...

Read Post

Passionate Hearts Pining for The Presidio

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 7:50 PM


Tonight in San Francisco, the Presidio Trust will hold a public presentation of the three finalists vying for the coveted site of the current Sports Basement in the Presidio. The proposals being presented for discussion are the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, the...

Read Post

The American Grandeur of Cleveland

(56) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 6:59 PM


On a recent visit to Cleveland, I found myself so taken by the deep American history and cultural sophistication of this delightful mid-western city that sits on Lake Erie. You can see the past in the historic buildings that speak to another...

Read Post

Nora's Influence On My Heart and My Writing About Divorce

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 12:27 PM

I miss my friend, Nora Ephron. While I never met her, I knew her and she knew me. Her words are at play within me. Her writing always got to the heart of the matter, what mattered to me, and clearly, to a lot of us. Nora gave us a...

Read Post

Remarkable Boston

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2013 | 5:07 PM

I am just one of the many citizens who lives in the Boston area, a Californian who moved to Cambridge, over two decades ago, married with three small children. While I may have left my heart in San Francisco, this week I found my heart in Boston in the courage...

Read Post

Brimming With Art: BONHAMS

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2012 | 7:58 PM



There are many reasons to enter the auction and appraisal house Bonhams, especially if it is the first Wednesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. until noon, because that is Appraisal Day when you...

Read Post

Missing Nora Ephron

(3) Comments | Posted June 29, 2012 | 6:15 PM

I can't stop thinking about Nora Ephron. I miss her like she was a best friend but I never met her. Nora is why I even write for the Divorce blog. It was her and Arianna's inspired scheme together to have a place where all of us could write about...

Read Post

Is Larry Ellison Buying the Island of Lana'i?

(2) Comments | Posted June 21, 2012 | 4:14 PM

Is Larry Ellison buying the island of Lana'i? If you have ever ventured to Lana'i, the lovely, 90,000 acre, 18 mile long, 13 mile wide, sixth largest Hawaiian island with 47 miles of coastline, you would have heard that the current owner, 89 year old Californian, David Murdock, has the...

Read Post

BAM! That Was Great!

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2012 | 4:48 PM

Many of us have been to and worked on many a benefit over the years and appreciate the work that goes into them, but when you find yourself in a state of constant elation at one, it catches you by surprise! Well, that's how I felt throughout the entire night...

Read Post

The California Sway Over the Mauna Kea

(2) Comments | Posted May 15, 2012 | 6:21 PM


Palm trees may sway in Hawaii but it was the sway of San Franciscans that prompted the existence of the gem on the big island, the Mauna Kea Hotel. Certainly, some credit has to be given to Laurance Rockefeller, but San Franciscans should...

Read Post

A Deep Commitment With A Shallow End

(77) Comments | Posted January 17, 2012 | 7:00 PM

Everyone says time heals, but what it really does is clarify. For me it took a year or so after the divorce settlement before I could say, "Oh, wow. I had no idea my ex was that kind of a person." Funny how one of us thought we had grown...

Read Post

Cooking Up a Dream: Beth's Community Kitchen in Mill Valley

(1) Comments | Posted January 17, 2012 | 4:17 PM


There is something especially moving about Beth Setrakian's dream to open up a bakery cafe finally coming true. Anyone who has followed Beth and her culinary talents through the years has watched her working hard towards this dream. We have all...

Read Post

Appreciating the Art of Dodie Rosekrans

(1) Comments | Posted December 5, 2011 | 4:57 PM


On Dec. 8th and 9th in New York City, Sotheby's will auction off art and antiquities from the collection of the late San Francisco grande dame, Dodie Rosekrans. I was lucky enough to know Dodie and her husband, John Rosekrans, growing up...

Read Post

The Sunset of Nathan Oliveira Until October 22nd

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2011 | 12:15 PM

Before it's too late, head over to the John Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco and see the exhibit of paintings, historical drawings, sculpture and monotypes of the important California artist, Nathan Oliveira (born 1928), who died last year. Beyond October 22nd you will never again see these last paintings of...

Read Post

Dealing With The Rough Ride Of Divorce

(23) Comments | Posted August 26, 2011 | 9:00 PM

Here's the deal. I am a first timer at divorce so please don't think of me as any expert or a qualified advice giver. Everyone's situation is different. I am just grappling with mine and sharing my experience. I am giving you a sincere reading from where I stand. I...

Read Post