Don’t get me wrong I LOVE my career in food, and wouldn’t swap it for love nor money (not today anyway). However, the rock and roll meets fashion diva within thrives on. I still need an occasional fashion fix.

Fashion Rocks

Julie Anne Rhodes: Fashion Rocks

Lucky for me, my friend Amanda Eliasch happens to be fashion editor at large for Genlux magazine, and procured me a couple seats, front row and center, for Tuesday Night’s runway and hair show by Essensuals

Fashion show sponsored by Genlux magazine

"Luxury Kills" Runway Fashion & Hair Show by Essensuals London

London featuring killer clothes by Skingraft. The party was hosted by Liberty Ross and Kiera Smith, and took place at the London Hotel West Hollywood. I admit, initially I was reluctant to go – I did slam Gordon Ramsey‘s

Julie Anne Rhodes, Amanda Eliasch, and Lisa Zane at the fashion show

Julie Anne Rhodes, Amanda Eliasch, and Lisa Zane

restaurant. Second thought? I really didn’t say anything I wouldn’t say to his face, so off I toddled on my stilettos with uber hip artist Millie Brown (Millie’s ‘Celestial Bodies’ show opens June 7th at Illoulian Gallery in 

Millie Brown and Julie Anne Rhodes

Millie Brown and Jewels

West Hollywood, preceding shows in New York and London), and quite pleasantly surprised by a collection not only noteworthy, but extremely wearable. Okay, so maybe in my day it was more flower child 70’s revival

Julie Anne Rhodes for Helen Story

More flower child

than goth inspired glam…

Skin Graft fashion meets rock and roll

Skin Graft fashion rocks the runaway

… but some things never change. A great hat is a great hat, and I’ll always want to lay my hands on it! Alas,

Julie Anne Rhodes and her hats

Couldn't wait to get my hands on the hats!

at the stroke of midnight my coach threatened to turn back into pumkin ice cream, so off I went to finish this weeks’ menu plan. My premium members will be saving scads of time and money using it to cook in one weekly menu plan

From rocking the runway to this week's menu plan on ( CLICK photo)

day, and live like rock stars the rest of the week. The Roving Stove may be my luxury service, but the Personal Chef Approach™ has become my affordable diffusion line. Why not live the luxury lifestyle without the luxury price tag? Join here now, and get my mini eBook, Party Accomplished as a BONUS GIFT until May 19th!

Julie Anne Rhodes membership site gift certificate premium membership gift certificate for Mother's Day (CLICK photo)

PS. Make mom’s life a little easier this year. Buy her a gift certificate for Mother’s Day (she’ll also receive my eBook, once she registers). Help her rock out dinner like a pro, without having to give it much thought. Client tested and approved recipes and menu plans for delicious dinners made in advance, so healthy dinners go from fridge to table in a snap. With direct access to my advice and a whole community of support, even the novice cook can master my approach.

Tell me, what luxury do you lust after most (extra time in your day for family and friends, money saved for something frivolous, precious downtime), and how would you spend it?

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  • May 4, 2012
    7:03 am

    The seafood risotto recipe is as incredible as Julie Anne is beautiful in these fashion show pics.

    Looks like you had a total blast – and the menu is insane – the risotto – heaven on earth.

    The rest are getting cooked up this weekend!

    Thank you, Jewels!

    • May 5, 2012
      8:55 am

      So glad you (and Raven) enjoy that recipe so much!

  • May 5, 2012
    8:27 am

    Love the story and Helen Story too … she’s left the fashion world and is working with researchers in Scotland to develop textiles that dispell viral and bacterial matter

    And you are always a princess, no worries about midnight bells

    • May 5, 2012
      8:57 am

      “textiles that dispell viral and bacterial matter” how interesting, but I loved Helen’s clothes, and I’m sad to hear she’s left that part of the business altogether – there again, I miss my favorite store on Sunset Plaza too!

  • May 5, 2012
    3:41 pm

    The spinach orzo recipe with the goat cheese is calling to me. I can’t seem to get enough spinach these days and seem to be putting it in everything. Thank goodness it’s a healthy craving! Love everything on this week’s menu but this dish is top of me list and will actually be a main course, along with the broccoli. What can I say? I love my vegetarian meals, but I promise to eat some chicken this week too.
    One luxury I try to always have on hand is a bottle of perfume. Mind you, I don’t spend an arm and a leg on it, but enough that the perfume is lovely. There’s something about putting a touch of fragrance on that makes me feel decadent. The older I get, the easier it seems to justify little luxuries. Just don’t tell my sister! I’d get a severe rap on the knuckles.

  • May 6, 2012
    8:54 am

    Ruthee if you enjoy spinach so much you will probably like a lot of other greens like Swiss chard, custard greens, turnip greens, kale, beet greens (I had no idea you could eat them, and used to throw that part away – ugh), etc. I like to saute mine, serve them mixed into pasta and quinoa, and make oven chips with the kale – all great for you.

    I’m right there with you on how easily a little spritz of perfume can lift your spirits, and make you feel beautiful.

  • May 6, 2012
    5:05 pm

    I have one luxury that I allow for myself and that is my nails. I have acrylic nails and just love having the nails I can’t have naturally. But the other luxury I yearn for (and allow when a bit of extra money comes my way) is a pedicure. There is nothing more relaxing and wonderful than to sit in a massaging chair for my back and have someone take care of my feet, ankles and calves. I just had one a couple of days ago when my best friend, in town from Dublin (yes, the Dublin in Ireland) came to visit me. We both got one, and it felt marvelous…despite the broken little toe I had!

  • May 7, 2012
    9:38 am

    It’s funny reading your comment right now April. I always joke about my dishpan hands – I’m constantly washing pots and pans as I cook a Personal Chef Service, but I am just about to indulge in a mani/pedi today (you should see how the girls there laugh when they see the state of my cuticles when I arrive, but they work their magic beautifully). I’ll think of you while I’m in that massage chair!