Highlights of 2013

The year could not have begun on a better note – Tatjana came home and I finally got to meet the boyfriend. Poor Aaron hardly knew what hit him when he was immediately whisked away to Newport Beach to meet the grandparents too. Living directly… Keep Reading »

The PCA™ Celebrates Dinner Accomplished

I’ve always loved celebrating birthdays. I think it’s important to pay tribute to your origins, reminisce over the wonderful memories that were part of what made you who (or in this case what) you are today, and then assess and lay plans for the future…. Keep Reading »

With a Little Help from my Friends

I have so much more than just one atom of gratitude for you this Sunday. I mentioned before that a friend visiting from London made me a scrumptious vegetarian dinner earlier in the week. I first clapped eyes on Amanda Kyme (gasping at her beauty)… Keep Reading »

The Rock Star Treatment

John Taylor, Julie Anne, and Nick Rhodes
Even when I was married to a pop star, I never received the kind of rock star treatment I received at the Ivy this week. Okay, I admit I’ve missed being able to turn up to the hottest, hippest… Keep Reading »

Arriving In Style: Fun Hostess Gifts

Julie Anne Rhodes
I’ve been invited to quite a few dinner parties lately, and if someone is going to go to all that effort to feed me, then I like to show my appreciation. A hostess gift is not about being ostentatious… it is the thought… Keep Reading »