Making music with my cousin, Martha

Soups On, & Better than ever with Vitamix

I was obviously confused as a teenager as to which part of that party I could master, I think I’ll leave the music making to my keyboard playing ex, and concentrate on scintillating food instead! Wild mushroom soup was another course requested for that 8… Keep Reading »

I am Mother, Hear Me ROAR!

I believe that mothers have the power to change the world. Why? We are motivated by the fiercest of instincts known to man, the maternal instinct. In full swing it will not falter when confronting fear or greed, because for those fleeting moments it pulses… Keep Reading »

Food in Film: Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate (1992) by Penelope Worley
Nick, Tatjana, and Julie Anne Rhodes
Just like Julie Anne ties in one of her scrumptious recipes to her blog of life’s adventures so too does this film blend in a recipe into each portion of the story. Originally… Keep Reading »

Frock My World!

From playing dress up as a child to dressing up for Party Accomplished, go ahead – frock my world!
Here are my top ten favorites…

It all started with being a flower girl in my neighbor’s wedding…

… grew slightly more sophisticated on the love boat (although I… Keep Reading »

Julie Anne and Nick Rhodes

Love at First Bite?

Considering Nick Rhodes did not know how to boil water when we were married, I cracked up when he sent me this cooking video. Who would have thought we’d be sharing recipes after all these years, eh?
According to Tatjana, her father is a rather excellent cook these… Keep Reading »

Restaurant Spying with Friends

Okay, so I gave you the cart before the horse – a girl does have to keep her priorities straight! BEFORE we had that scrumpdilicious cake, Karla, Brtyn, and I had a scrumptious dinner at …

Jerry Hall, Nick and Julie Anne Rhodes back in the… Keep Reading »

The Sweet Tooth Fairy Made Me Do It!

I am a bit old to shamelessly milk a birthday the way I have the past couple weeks, and I promise to get off the subject of cake for a while afterwards, but I have to share one of my delicious birthday finds with you… Keep Reading »

Making Up is Not Hard To Do: Make-Up Tips

Julie Anne and Nick Rhodes by Norman Parkinson

When you grow up watching mom and dad share lipstick, I guess you long to wear make-up yourself. My daughter, Tatjana, requested I write some make-up tips occasionally after I stopped her from purchasing some concealer that a… Keep Reading »

The World According to Andy

At sixteen I inherited some money, and promptly spent it on Andy Warhol’s Wicked Witch from the myth series. I had no inkling that a few years later this girl from Iowa would be rubbing shoulders with my favorite artist – regularly dining at Mr…. Keep Reading »

Happy 24th to My Favorite Birthday Girl!

Nick, Julie Anne, and Tatjana Rhodes

Tatjana will shoot me for calling her a birthday “girl”, but I have a hard time believing twenty-four years have flown by so quickly! The Rip Van Winkle effect strikes again…

Tatjana and Julie Anne Rhodes

I still go looking for my… Keep Reading »

The Graduate

I often say I feel like Rip Van Winkle – like I fell asleep, and suddenly woke up twenty years later.

Julie Anne & Tatjana nineteen years ago
One of the reasons I am too preoccupied to write much at the moment is that my daughter, Tatjana… Keep Reading »

The Rock Star Treatment

John Taylor, Julie Anne, and Nick Rhodes
Even when I was married to a pop star, I never received the kind of rock star treatment I received at the Ivy this week. Okay, I admit I’ve missed being able to turn up to the hottest, hippest… Keep Reading »

Pregnancy, Waterworks, and Madonna

Nick and a pregnant Julie Anne Rhodes
I complained of feeling uninspired on facebook this past weekend, and as usual, I was greeted with the love and support of many, and messages like this:

Cynthia Zeman Godwin
So sorry to hear 🙁 You’re going through such a… Keep Reading »