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    I couldn’t help reminiscing about Thanksgivings past  – the people, the places, the varying menus – all of which I treasure the memories. As a child, my matriarchal grandmother would insist the entire family convene in Des Moines. These were formal celebrations we dressed up for, sang, played piano, shared the latest events in our lives, and, of course, had the odd squabble synonymous with large family gatherings.

    With my cousins and baby sister for Thanksgiving as a child

    Then there were the celebrations on the road, and with friends in London. One of my favorites that I sadly do not have photos of, was when Grace Jones’ mother made a Jamaican Thanksgiving feast in Belgravia while Grace was there filming A View to a Kill. I remember vividly how my taste buds jumped to life with

    Thanksgiving on the road

    each bite as Nick and I thoroughly enjoyed the company of Grace, her mother and brother, Dolph Lundgren (her then boyfriend), Antony Price, and Manolo Blahnik – such a divine evening! Another year I got to experience Thanksgiving with a Puerto Rican twist when my… Keep Reading »

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