Friday Food Tip: Thanksgiving Replay

With my cousins and baby sister for Thanksgiving as a child
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...
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An Intimate Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is usually a time to gather with family and friends, but sometimes it’s nice to have a more intimate gathering with just your “better half”, or a few friends at home. Since Tatjana is working in London, and I just had a fabulous week… Keep Reading »

Thanksgiving is upon us!

Thanksgiving Personal Chef Approach Style

The holiday menu plan is up, so PCA members to get a jump start on their Thanksgiving dinner preparations. To keep life easy, we’re also leaving last week’s menu up – just in case you don’t have time for the custom menu planning tool (simply click… Keep Reading »

Christie's Post-War & Contemporary Art

Christie’s, Warhol, and What’s In It For You?

It was an intensely exciting experience to watch the record breaking Post-War & Contemporary Art auction at Christie’s. Not only was it the first time I’ve sold a painting – it was also my first auction, so I picked a doozy to attend. The proceeds on… Keep Reading »

Julie Anne Rhodes for The Face Magazine

I Don’t Get Out of Bed for Less Than…

Just in case you missed this lighthearted post a few years ago, I thought I’d rerun it today, so I can get back to enjoying a little mother-daughter shopping in the city. Promise to update you on all the fun next week. Until then, why… Keep Reading »


City Lights, Auctions, & A Mother-Daughter Trip

As we grow closer to the Christie’s auction I decided I couldn’t bear to let the Warhol Heart go without actually being there to watch it go under the gavel. I feel like I’m saying goodbye to an old friend again, and it just felt wrong not… Keep Reading »

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Friday Food Tip: The Basics of Soup

We finally have a spell of chilly weather here in Los Angeles (well we had one for two minutes), so the soup’s on!  This classic comfort food is one of my favorite types of food to make, and its ‘s much easier than you may… Keep Reading »


My Five Cents Worth On Aging Gracefully

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty” – Coco Chanel
Learn to age gracefully
It happens to the best of us, if we are lucky, we age. In our society, it’s almost a… Keep Reading »

Tatjana Rhodes & Millie Brown at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Graveyard Grooving on Halloween

Tatjana likes frequenting graveyards. I know she often takes her daily strolls through one in London, and you may recall her penchant for watching films in the Hollywood Forever cemetery.
Tatjana Rhodes & Millie Brown at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
At first I thought, “Oh no! That’s just… Keep Reading »

Halloween spirits are alive and well in my neighborhood

Creepin And A Crawlin!

The Halloween spirit is alive and well as usual in my neighborhood! Everyone is busy getting their costumes ready for the big night. There will of course be plenty of children trick or treating, but there is also a fabulous soiree for us older kids… Keep Reading »

Life was enchanted inside Andy's world

Andy Warhol & The Art of Business

In a blog post entitled Bag Lady Chooses Art Treasures Over Home I proclaimed ” I’d end up homeless before I would sell, but at least I’ll have cool artwork in my bag lady bags.” Well… all I can say is it is woman’s prerogative to change her mind, or… Keep Reading »

My baby shower with Jerry Hall, Amanda Kyme, Giovanna Taylor, and Yasmin LeBon

The Baby Shower

I usually prefer Personal Chef vs. catering jobs, but when one of my favorite clients asked me to do a baby shower for 40 guests in her home this weekend, I found it impossible to resist.
The baby shower Jerry Hall threw for me  – with… Keep Reading »

I guess we can train the men in our lives to take over some of the cooking responsibilities!

For Those Who Hate Making Dinner…

An article recently appeared in the New York Times entitled What If You Just Hate Making Dinner? by Virginia Heffernan. You may be surprised to hear me say this, but sometimes I hate making dinner too – that’s why the Personal Chef Approach (PCA) is so important… Keep Reading »