Pop Stars, Yachts, and Whirlwind Romance

Julie Anne and Nick Rhodes
You know the saying “if you can remember the sixties, you didn’t live through them.” Well my memory of the eighties (and it’s decadences) are like shards of light through Swiss cheese. More come into focus when I meet up with… 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 »

Birthday Wishes and Cake Come True

Julie Anne Rhodes

I may look as though I am carefully considering a birthday wish, but most likely I am just drooling over the main event. Maybe I have made a few wishes throughout the years, but I can assure you… they are immediately forgotten once… Keep Reading »

Embracing Indelible Impressions Part II

Julie Anne Rhodes

I’ve often wondered if the people who have touched my life in passing, or indeed in the present, really know how special they are to me? It never dawned on me, until now, to think about whether I had impacted their lives too?… Keep Reading »

Jewels in the News This Week

The Daily Mail

Amanda Eliasch’s A Rat’s Tale

Amanda Eliasch, Lisa Borgnes Giramonti, Julie Anne Rhodes, Julia Verdin


I think some sweet & sour asparagus would best compliment this, don’t you?
Sweet & Sour Asparagus

sweet & sour asparagus

Servings: 4


1 pound fresh asparagus, tough ends removed
2 whole cloves
1/3… Keep Reading »

Oops! Bouncing Back

Traveling with Mom as a kid

I have been traveling since I was 8 weeks old. Never, not even during all of the years modeling or touring with Duran Duran have I ever missed a plane…until yesterday. I guess I subconsciously wanted to stay (it is… Keep Reading »


“Mommy, Mommy…you’ll never guess what color Daddy’s hair is now!” my 7 year old daughter excitedly reported over the telephone one day (while she was on tour with Duran Duran.)

Tatjana in the South of France

“What color Tatjana?” I replied a bit blase…after all, how many… Keep Reading »


With the Cannes Film Festival kicking off this week, and the Monte Carlo Grand Prix not long after, I can’t help reminiscing over the wonderful places, flavors, and memories of the Cote d’Azur.

I first visited the region with my parents and sister in 1974. Naturally, with… Keep Reading »


People often remark that my going from fashion model to personal chef was an odd choice. Not really. You try living on 3 lettuce leaves a day and various stimulants and see where that gets you…a seat in an AA meeting feeling very, very hungry!… Keep Reading »