Sunlight flooded in the room, illuminating the blonde highlights of the parquet, wooden floors. Three french windows looked out on the street below, framed by thick, cream, curtains. One had a window seat, covered with a sheepskin rug and an oversized pillow. I promised myself I’d sit there every morning and write. Where our place in New York had been dark, with clay-colored walls and no natural light, the walls here were whip-cream colored with intricate molding. I wanted to devour them.

When you lose someone, the grief is painful you want to just crawl tight into a ball and not move. You feel stunned every time you stop and think about what has happened. My answer to grief has always been a simple one: allow yourself to feel it, don’t try to pretend like it isn’t […]

June was a big month of change of us. First, we moved out of the little cabin we’ve confined it, and into a bigger house with my whole family. That meant mom, dad, me, Amanda, Elvis, Todd, Diana, Hudson, and Oliver all in one house. Four separate adult families living together. It was chaotic, it was hilarious, it was insanity, it was wonderful! We were still in Laurel Canyon, so me and Petit could take our walks together. Then we had birthday week – Hudson, Oliver, Mom all in a row. That’s A LOT of cake, and we aren’t complaining about it. Cedars lifted their visitor policy, so we got to go visit Nick in the ICU, Elvis started WALKING, and waving, and throwing his food on the ground when he didn’t want it anymore. Sacre bleu! I took a little road trip for some self-care, Amanda and I launched a project we’ve been dreaming of for a long time, and I went back to France. I feel like we just lived a year!

Since in a typical year I’m traveling most of the time, I spend a good amount of my days in swimsuits and cover-ups. It’s been like this for a few years now, so I’ve become a bit of a swimwear aficionado. In my expertise – there are three types of swimsuits you need – a […]

There are twinkle lights and unruly vines of ivy running up the front of the cabin. The six stone steps to the front door are cracked and lined with potted succulents and other plants that were green once, but have dried up due to our lack of attention to them.  The brown, wood siding is […]

So much good happened in May! We celebrated Mother’s Day, Nick WOKE UP, my parents were able to safely travel to LA, Todd came back and brought the whole family, and on top of all that – Paris ended quarantine.

Baking has always been a form of therapy for me. The quickest way to alleviate my stress is to put me in front of a Kitchen Aid mixer with a ton of sugar and butter.  It’s a difficult time for all of us. Most of us are battling some mix of worry, loneliness, and depression and that is okay. […]

What a loaded sentence. What happened in April could be an entire book. A sci-fi, horror novel for most of us. And, it seemed to have a million days, didn’t it? But, I’m a glass-half-full, smiley, optimistic type. There are always silver-linings and things to be thankful for, and tips to share. So here are my April highlights.

The three of us are together in the same house without spouses, jobs, or real lives for the first time in thirty years. We have little Elvis of course, and a sea of worries, anxiety, and fears revolving around Nick. But it’s just not in our DNA to be negative.

Looking back, I realize I’ve always tried to woo men with baked goods. The first time I baked for a boy, it was my high school sweetheart. I was 15, and it was Valentine’s Day. I made him my mom’s classic white cake – from scratch of course. Four layers of amazing vanilla cake, vanilla […]

The fourth Stay-in Supper Club was the first in my new, temporary home in Laurel Canyon with my siblings as my dinner guests. Last Sunday I came to L.A. to spend the rest of quarantine with my sister and brother in L.A. We’re sheltering together to help Amanda as my brother-in-law, Nick Cordero, fights COVID […]