It’s hard to believe it by looking at her, but my mother turned 70 this month. Cheers to her for more than proving that age is just a number.

grandma and jem
mom cake

We had a lovely gathering at our home to celebrate. Thank you SusieCakes bakery for always nailing it on the celebration cakes for our family. This is my mother’s favorite cake in the world and she requests it every time she visits us in Los Angeles. Vanilla frosting over vanilla cake with some gold sanding sugar dusted on top. So delicious! I found this pretty cake topper on Amazon here.

I love this picture below of 5 strong women sitting on my couch.

My loves, my support system and some of the biggest influencers in my life.

My daughter Jemma, my mom Eileen and two of my dearest friends who’ve kept me in check for decades, Marnie and Lisa.


Three generations of us. May Jemma and I be blessed with Grandma’s amazing genes!


And a special thanks to my sweetest friend Christian LeBlanc for all the great photography of the day. I snapped this one of Jemma teaching him about “Brave Face” - a technique she uses to make doctor shots painless.