I've been aware of, and known the name: Julie Anne Rhodes for more than half of my life. As an impressionable teenager; of course growing up loving Duran Duran; I was more than aware that she was the wife of Nick Rhodes. Honestly, I was a little jealous of Nick! She was stunning (and still is) with amazing fashion sense, glamor and beauty, a model and person in her own right.
I've discussed my views, thoughts and of my admiration before. Truthfully I think she is class personified. Over the last year, I have had the privilege of getting to know her somewhat via this fantastical information super highway we call the internet. I'm inspired and thrilled to realize that she is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. This woman continues to and repeatedly inspires, amazes, and gives of herself endlessly and selflessly. She has a tremendous spirit and aura about her, and it is a true honor to call her "friend".
Her website ( www.julieannrhodes.com ) is a fantastic source of culinary inspiration on a daily basis. It also gives me something else that I honestly never thought I'd find there, and it's evolved into more over this past year to me. The PCA (Personal Chef Approach) gives ideas, inspiration and recipes that are a blessing, they are healthy and delicious help for myself and my family. The community involved that have grown together, have also grown to know, respect, care for, support and love one another. We share ideas, support and have a genuine admiration for one another. With much thanks to Julie Anne for creating such a loving, nurturing environment.
The PCA is a Godsend and a huge time save. The recipes are incredible and far better than those regular routine recipes and patterns we tend to sink ourselves into. These are healthy alternatives for a mass range of dietary needs and requirements.
Julie Anne (or Jewels as she is known) is very hands on with the website and her community. Such a relief to know that the woman who inspires you is with you every step of the way and delivers such a vital source of assistance and is actually the one who is helping.
She is always quick to share a story and a laugh above and beyond that which is "required" of her. She genuinely cares and wants to help, which is amazing. It speaks to her credit, and only adds to the lovely person she is.
Jewels has had input to and with each one of us. Which truthfully I think is part of what makes the environment such a fruitful one. The community, and family she has created is wonderful. So, thank you to you and for you Jewels. From my teen aged self; for your inspiration right from the beginning; into my adult years. Thank you. For everything you have done, continue to do, and are.