As I was finishing up this inspiration board, I realized I had included more than one quote that encouraged movement or change of direction. It was so typical of me that I had to finish up the board with the title of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s wonderful meditation book, “Wherever You Go, There You Are.” Now, isn’t that true? It’s something I have to remind myself of daily.
This month was so filled with highlights for me, starting with my exclusive interview with actress and lifelong activist Maria Bello on her heart-wrenching work in Haiti, with photographs by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly. Maria is not one to give a lot of interviews, and this one meant a great deal to me because it shows a side of her that not many get to see.
The June issue also introduced one of my favorite places in the world, the 12th century Chateau St. Julien (June’s At Home feature). We celebrated Father’s Day with Bill Horn and Scout Masterson, who are dads to daughter Simone. You may also know them as The Guncles from Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott’s reality show Home Sweet Hollywood. The story got even sweeter when two weeks later, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled The Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. The ruling moved me to tears, knowing what it meant to those who have fought so long for this basic right. Bill and Scout, who already had a commitment ceremony, are now planning to legally get married! I’m so happy for them and for their daughter, and for all the other couples who can finally get married and be treated with dignity and respect. And I’m happy for all of us that kindness, compassion and justice finally ruled the day.
I loved this month’s Ask Five question “What’s Your Surefire Mood Booster?” I asked celebrity hair stylist Ken Paves, engineer and artist Gina Moore, designer India Hicks and photographers Judy Parker and Heidi Zumbrun to tell us how they get out of a funky mood. If you missed their answers, check them out. You may pick up a new, cool habit!
We also featured my new Kids In The House video, where I talk about why I love a vintage nursery. And photographer Meg Smith and food author Marie Simmons shared a delicious recipe for Honey Panna Cotta from their new book Taste of Honey.
World-renowned illustrator Andrew Bannecker was the artist featured in this month’s Curated. Photographer Jan Sonnenmair was the winner of this month’s giveaway, a box of Perfect Endings cupcakes. And with a tour of the magical Aria Antiques in San Francisco and the above Words of Wisdom, the June issue has come to an end! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!