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 »

What To Do When Food Poisoning Strikes

The only sound I could make, other than some rather unpleasant rumblings from my convulsing tummy, resembled that of Lurch from The Adams Family. You know, that long, deep monotone, guttural sound somewhere between a groan and a moan. I’d awoken with a start from… Keep Reading »

Julie Anne and Nick Rhodes

The Most Important Meal Goes Romantic

Doing a romantic dinner for two is not the most lucrative, but definitely my favorite service that I offer as a personal chef. For me, it’s the personal chef equivalent to theater vs. film, I preferred the adrenalin rush of feeling live audience reactions as an… 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 »

Flashback Friday: Video Killed The Radio Star

“The one thing I always wanted to do, is sing, but I can’t,” I confided in Nick the day we met. “Oh, I can get anyone in a modern day studio and make them sound great,” he claimed . WRONG, not long after we were… 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 »

(EX)Rock Wives Speak Out

MTV did a show in the late 1980″s Called Rock Wives Speak Out. The commercial for it was so melodramatic that every time we heard Jerry Hall announce the title in her infectious Texan drawl, we would burst into fits of laughter. Since I had… Keep Reading »

And the Grammy Goes To….

I’ve been invited to one of the Grammy gifting suites (who doesn’t love free goodies) on behalf of Focus on Style, which I’ll do my best to get to, but business has been booming, and keeping new recipes, menus, and these blog posts coming for my… 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 »

Julie Anne singing Happy Birthday on Nick Rhodes 50th birthday

Singing Happy Birthday Ban is Lifted

When I first met Nick Rhodes in 1982 I mentioned the one thing I would love to do, but couldn’t, was sing. Intent on impressing me, he said “oh, I can get anyone in a modern day studio, and make them sound great.” That line… Keep Reading »

A View from the Fishbowl of Fame

I reluctantly wrote this post months ago, but the problem seems to be rearing it’s ugly head again, so I decided to go ahead and post it now. You know I don’t like dwelling on the negative, but I wish some people would remember that harboring… Keep Reading »

Nick, Tatjana, and Julie Anne Rhodes in happier times

A Grimm Fairytale Truth

“Why are you single Julie Anne?” I’m so sick of hearing it! I have a million different answers and excuses for that, but the truth of the matter is much more complex than anyone, including myself, comprehends. In fact, people get me all wrong when… Keep Reading »