Atoms of Gratitude: My Greatest Production

Some of you wonder why I speak fondly of my ex, or why one should push past all the resentment, and try to find forgiveness in their hearts when a marriage does not work out. This is my reason. No matter how much success either of… Keep Reading »

Atoms of Gratitude: Seafood Risotto

I like to look back over all I have to be grateful for. It keeps me in a positive frame of mind, and inspires me to rise to new challenges when I take stock of all I have achieved. Last year I was honored with… Keep Reading »

Halloween Fashion & Pumpkin Carving 101

I think the driving force behind my short lived acting career was the opportunity to wear costumes and special effects make-up. Once that dream was fulfilled, my thespian passions waned. Premium member Lane
Actress Julie Anne Rhodes
Buckman is clearly no slouch in the costume department either. I… Keep Reading »

My Mama Didn’t Raise No Fool: Scam Alert

Proof I wasn’t born yesterday!
Well mom can’t take all the credit for this one, since In New York, Paris Tomorrow did give me some stellar advice when I mentioned a perspective client just didn’t add up. I’m sharing this with you, because many people do… Keep Reading »

High Tea Texan Style at Lavendou

In stark contrast to my last post about coffee tasting“Starbucks-style” on a spice plantation in Bali, guest blogger Lane Buckman shares her much more refined high tea experience with the Fabulous Girls Club of

Julie Anne and Tatjana Rhodes
Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. Sounds absolutely divine, Lane!  The… Keep Reading »

I am Mother, Hear Me ROAR!

I believe that mothers have the power to change the world. Why? We are motivated by the fiercest of instincts known to man, the maternal instinct. In full swing it will not falter when confronting fear or greed, because for those fleeting moments it pulses… Keep Reading »

Proof Mini Me is a Chip Off the Old Block

It’s amazes me how much alike a mother and daughter can be – even when they live with 5000 miles apart!

Tatjana and Julie Anne Rhodes
Tatjana and I have always shared interests. We both love to steal away for a matinee (it must be that playing… Keep Reading »

Food in Film: Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate (1992) by Penelope Worley
Nick, Tatjana, and Julie Anne Rhodes
Just like Julie Anne ties in one of her scrumptious recipes to her blog of life’s adventures so too does this film blend in a recipe into each portion of the story. Originally… Keep Reading »

Dealing with a Fussy Household

I was lucky, Tatjana was always pretty willing to try anything as long as it didn’t swim in the sea before landing on her plate. Most children do object to certain things, but as we grow older our taste buds mature.
Tatjana Rhodes in Montawk, 1987
We… Keep Reading »

Frock My World!

From playing dress up as a child to dressing up for Party Accomplished, go ahead – frock my world!
Here are my top ten favorites…

It all started with being a flower girl in my neighbor’s wedding…

… grew slightly more sophisticated on the love boat (although I… Keep Reading »

A Review of the Personal Chef Approach

This is quite a transformation (and proof you can do it too) considering the first email I ever received from Lane Morris Buckman, started out, “I am not a natural cook.  In fact, I have set on fire or set off the smoke detectors in every kitchen… Keep Reading »

Julie Anne Rhodes

Toasting A New Era: Eau De Vie Julie Anne

What better way to start out in Jewels from The Roving Stove’s new home, than announcing the release of Eau De Vie Julie Anne in Italy and France, a limited edition bottle of Grappa named after yours truly by the venerable Simini Catering in conjunction with… Keep Reading »

Restaurant Spying with Friends

Okay, so I gave you the cart before the horse – a girl does have to keep her priorities straight! BEFORE we had that scrumpdilicious cake, Karla, Brtyn, and I had a scrumptious dinner at …

Jerry Hall, Nick and Julie Anne Rhodes back in the… Keep Reading »