Hungry Like the Wife

Purely by chance this week I ran across this LA Times blog entitled Hungry like the wolf: Julie Ann Rhodes goes from rock ‘n’ roll wife to food fame by Scott T. Sterling. I am far from naive enough to believe Mr. Sterling would have taken… Keep Reading »

NEVERLAND FOUND

I am most contenedtly nestled into the rather grand home of my friends Miranda and Mick Jones (I keep expecting Tinkerbell and Peter Pan to come flying through the window into the children’s nursery at any moment). They have graciously offered me shelter during my… Keep Reading »

Yoko Ono & Kitchen Spring Cleaning

We met Yoko Ono at dinner one evening many years ago in New York. We offered her a lift home, and she invited us up to the apartment in the Dakota. Nick reverently played John Lennon’s piano, while I accompanied Yoko to the kitchen to… Keep Reading »

Friday Food Tips: PCA Cooking for One

I couldn’t be happier or more excited, because my daughter is on a plane headed towards Los Angeles as I write this, but normally it’s dinner for one around here. I know a lot of my single friends think that means it’s not worth cooking…. Keep Reading »

Happy Honeymoons, UN-Anniversary, and Birthdays

After five years of writing about my life ‘from VIP entrances in Versace to service entrances in my apron‘ I’m running out of ideas on how to keep you entertained by a wedding that happened three decades ago (wow, another Rip Van Winkle moment). I’m a… Keep Reading »

Guide to Gorgeous

Well chickadees, my staycation has finally morphed into a full fledge vacation. It is definitely time to recharge my batteries!
Jewels on the beach
I plan to sit on a lovely beach, meditate, and reflect on life. I also want to swim until my heart’s content (and… Keep Reading »

Friends, Flowers, and Perfect Harmony

Lee Lindsey and I go way back. We first met at a party at Jerry and Mick Jagger’s place on the island of Mustique in December 1986 when we bonded over being new mothers (Tatjana and Sam are born just 5 days apart), and have… Keep Reading »

Sharpening the Model Make-Up Tricks

After years of working with professional make-up artists, I thought I knew pretty much everything I’d ever need to know about the art of painting one’s face. However, this old dog learned a pretty nifty new make-up trick I thought I should share with all… Keep Reading »

How To Avoid OVER Indulging On The Holidays

Thanksgiving signals the beginning of family get-togethers and holiday parties, and along with it a lot mindless grazing and stress eating that can pack on the pounds.  Statistics suggest that the average person gains between 2-5 lbs. over the holiday period. I know when I… Keep Reading »

Dear Jewels: My Top Ten Kitchen Tools

I originally posted this a few years ago, but people continue to ask me what basic tools most kitchens should have. I thought I would repost it for those of you who have not seen this before.

 –  I am not a natural cook. In fact, I… Keep Reading »

Ombre! A Hair Color Makeover

I used to be married to someone famous for his frequent hair color changes, so it barely registered on the richter scale of surprise when my then seven year old daughter phoned me excitedly one day to say “Mummy you’ll never guess what color hair… Keep Reading »

To Sir With Love & Happy Birthday Wishes

No, I didn’t forget! How could I when he happens to be one of my favorite people on the planet? I didn’t want to let the cat out of the bag, and spoil the surprise for one of the music world’s most prolific and illustrious… Keep Reading »

Atoms of Gratitude: The Glass Half Full

The gigantic lump in my throat, and that wind-kicked-out-of-me kind of pressure on my chest have become familiar symptoms after 14 years of putting my daughter back on a plane to England. You would think it would get easier with practice and age, but honestly?… Keep Reading »