Unabashed Glamour

“I’m the man who has spent 40 years measuring and studying women’s bodies. Not just thin women. Everyday real women. Real bosoms. Real problems. Women who have no tits and want them, and women who want them smaller. I build frocks.” – Antony Price
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Prince Still Rules My World

Tatjana and I are beyond bereft with the news. We have all have just lost another of the all-time great geniuses, and my personal favorite. 2016 seems to be the year of the grim reaper, but my lord what a jam is happening in heaven… Keep Reading »

The Life & Times of David Bowie: Act II

I’m still so sad over the loss of David Bowie, both as an avid fan and an old friend. Thank you so much for the sheer pleasure your incredible body of work brought us all, and the warmth of your friendship. I hold so many… Keep Reading »

A First for the First Dinner of the Decade

 When Nick rang to wish Tatjana a Happy New Year, he let it slip that Tatjana is actually a really good cook. I have no doubt this is a skill she was hiding from me deliberately because she loves for me to make all her old… Keep Reading »

Ten Commandments of Healthy Holiday Eating

“Indulgence vs. gluttony does not = deprivation” – the Jewels theory.
Navigating the holidays without gaining weight is difficult, but doable when you know how to make healthy eating choices. Contrary to popular belief, Thanksgiving does not mean you have to stuff your face full of absurd amounts of fat,… Keep Reading »

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 »

A Thanksgiving Plan of Action

The secret to the personal chef approach is organization. Dreaming up a feast can be so much fun, but planning, shopping, and doing some of the cooking in advance will help things run smoothly, stress free, and allow you to enjoy your own party, too!… Keep Reading »

Dear Jewels: My Husband Is A Meat & Potatoes Guy & I Want Variety

 My husband likes to eat. He is a meat ‘n potatoes kind of guy. Fancy, vegetarian, ethnic, soup/stew, seafood are not his idea of a meal. Beef, pork, and the occasional chicken next to a starch and a vegetable is about my normal plate. He… Keep Reading »

Whining and Dining

We’ve all been there. Spent a fortune on a meal out on the town with that someone special only to have a screaming child take the romantic out of our rendezvous. What are the parents doing? Ignoring the offending behavior. Trust me, Tatjana had her moments… Keep Reading »

The Frequent Flier

If I had a dollar for every mile I have traveled I’d be on the Forbes Fortune 500 list by now. In an earlier post I mentioned that I missed my flight home from London. Virgin Atlantic mercifully put me on a flight the next… 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 »

New York, New York

Mom and I couldn’t have chosen better timing for our mother-daughter trip to New York. Being a Southern California gal, I miss the autumn turning of the leaves and we hit that perfectly along with unusually mild temperatures the first few days. Then when the… Keep Reading »

To Be, Or Not To Be? This Is My Story

One day I woke up and realized that I was living someone else’s dream. My ex was so excited when I was cast in my first role, that I got caught up in his excitement, mistaking it for my own. I wasn’t looking for work… Keep Reading »