I recently had my photo taken by the amazingly talented celeb photographer John Keatley, who has shot photos of everyone from Bill Gates and Sarah Palin to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. John’s currently working on the coolest iPhone portrait project, where he’s curating hundreds of portraits captured by iPhone only. I can’t get over how expressive and nuanced the photos are, and it’s so inspiring to know that these were all taken with an iPhone! My favorite photos are “Ashley,” “Cara” (the lipstick shot!), and “Brian.” So great. And I love how John captured a moment of joy in my life. That smile was real (and so are the freckles—ha!). Thanks, John, for including me in this fantastic project!
All photos taken by the lovely Wendi Parriera, one of my oldest and dearest friends, on a sunny day just outside of Bellingham, Washington. Memories to last a lifetime…
A while ago, I told my literary agent that I wanted to write a book about cake. Yes, cake. Which, actually seems weird, since I’ve been writing about health for magazines for so many years—five years as a health contributor for Glamour. But here’s the thing: Sometimes, life calls for cake.
Tonight the boys spontaneously decided to grab a bunch of ingredients from the cabinets and attempted to make a cake. Let me list them for you: flour, bread crumbs, cinnamon, vanilla, curry powder, garlic powder (!), baking powder (proud of them for selecting that—they get it!), and an assortment of other odd things (Colby—age 2—grabbed a box of Annie’s mac and cheese). And they mixed, and giggled, and in about 20 minutes, they had their pretend cake.
Tomorrow we’ll bake a real cake. And it will be messy, as life is. A beautiful mess.
And I think I will write a cake book someday. Someday.
P.S. This recipe looks really good.
P.P.S. Morning Glory comes out in two weeks—squeal!