The Traditional English Sunday Lunch

Julie Anne & Nick Rhodes by Rex
I do get homesick for England. One of the things I miss most (apart from my daughter and friends) is the traditional Sunday roast lunch. This is not the kind of meal you cook for one.

The Swan in Notting… Keep Reading »

Love & Support Beyond Our Own Borders

Julie Anne, Tatjana, & Nick Rhodes
I am haunted by the eyes of a trapped 11 year old girl… pinned under a collapsed structure in the rubble of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti this week. After 48 hours of trying to free her, she… Keep Reading »

Big Thing

Tatjana backstage at the Big Thing Tour

Facing the holidays alone for the first time after a break-up or, the loss of a loved one is a big thing. My advice is to make plans in advance to spend the holiday in a new way… make… Keep Reading »

Are You a Food Bigot?

Nick & Julie Anne Rhodes pulling the “ick” face

I have a theory that we all suffer from a little food bigotry. I’m sure it stems from being forced to eat vegetables we didn’t like as children, or being served a particularly heinous preparation of a… Keep Reading »

The Filthy Rich Woman

Julie Anne & Nick Rhodes for Hello magazine

It was a given that Thanksgiving would be at my place in London… being yet another American holiday. By nature of it’s name alone, Thanksgiving is a time of year to be thankful, and my friends are a… Keep Reading »

From “Coco Before Chanel” to Cocoa Chanel Shoes: The LA Luxury Chocolate Salon

Nick & Julie Anne Rhodes

My ex once mentioned he liked Thornton’s Continental chocolates after sex in an interview, so Duran Duran fans bombarded him with an endless supply of chocolate truffles and caramels. I don’t, however, recall any sprinkled with sea salt, scented with lavender,… Keep Reading »

Do You Believe in Ghosts?

Julie Anne Rhodes
Do you believe in ghosts? I do. I don’t know if they are just in my heart or their energy is truly around me, but I often feel a closeness to loved ones lost. It is not spooky or foreboding. It usually sweeps… Keep Reading »

Witches, Black Cats, and Ghosts! Oh My!

Julie Anne, Tatjana, and Nick Rhodes with friends
When I first moved to London I realized no one celebrated Halloween! Once Tatjana was born I was determined to do something about it. I explained to all of the bewildered mothers in the neighborhood that they must… Keep Reading »

A Portrait of the Quintessential Englishman

“I like to make people look as good as they would like to look, and then with luck, a shade better,” and that he did exceptionally well. That is precisely why we asked Norman Parkinson to photograph our wedding in August 1984. This is one… 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 »

Gone Fishing Part II

Grandpa, Dad, and I with the swordfish I caught

Romantic notions aside, five hours out in the heat, and feeling more than a little bit bored and sea sick, I started to complain…just then my line bobbed, and every ones excitement level shot to extreme. It… Keep Reading »

When Art Becomes Food & Food Becomes Art

Poster photo taken by Nick Rhodes in the kitchen of our house on Gilston Rd.

Wave after wave of memories have washed over me this week since I’ve been back in London. In 1990, I starred in a production of Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the… Keep Reading »


I love it when friends cook for me! I recently got the opportunity to catch up with Nile Rodgers over a bowl of his famous chicken soup at his house in Connecticut where he shared plans with me for the We Are Family Foundation’s…FEAST FOR… Keep Reading »