Rocking Out the Halloween Decorations

Hard to believe I once lived where I had to teach my neighbors how to celebrate Halloween. Here there are ghosts, headless men, witches, bats, skeletons and various body parts everywhere you look!

How about a pumpkin patch of scarecrows for this year’s scariest night? These… Keep Reading »

Spider the Web for a Halloween Party Menu

I know the holidays are officially upon us when my neighbors are out digging up their lawns in preparation.
Getting spooky in the hood
Is it just┬ámy neighborhood (I live in tinseltown, home of the fiercely talented set decorator and specIal effects people), or is your town… Keep Reading »

Do You Believe in Ghosts? II

Julie Anne Rhodes
In another lifetime I was Italian. What’s not to love? Breathtaking countryside, bustling cities brimming with history and fine architecture, exquisite art, masterfully crafted jewelry, fashion to die for, let’s not even talk about how charming the men are, and my favorite food!… Keep Reading »

Do You Believe in Ghosts?

Julie Anne Rhodes
Do you believe in ghosts? I do. I don’t know if they are just in my heart or their energy is truly around me, but I often feel a closeness to loved ones lost. It is not spooky or foreboding. It usually sweeps… Keep Reading »

Witches, Black Cats, and Ghosts! Oh My!

Julie Anne, Tatjana, and Nick Rhodes with friends
When I first moved to London I realized no one celebrated Halloween! Once Tatjana was born I was determined to do something about it. I explained to all of the bewildered mothers in the neighborhood that they must… Keep Reading »