From VIP entrances in Versace to service entrances in my apron

April 15, 2014

I woke Saturday to the news that the old Younkers Department Store headquarters in downtown Des Moines had burned to the ground.

February 26, 2014

It got me thinking about all the twists and turns a mother-daughter relationship takes through life – how one minute you’re the authority and caregiver, and then those roles can flip-flop in an instant, and back again.

August 6, 2013

For the past 17 years there has been one place I’ve known I can escape to. A place where life seems so much less complex. A place filled with happy memories of gathering with family and friends, sailing, fishing, tubing, water skiing (or at least attempts at it), watch...

May 12, 2009

Life lessons Julie Anne Rhodes learned when she went from hiring the staff to being the staff.

May 2, 2009

Julie Anne Rhodes' journey from fashion model to multi award-winning personal chef.

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