Walking down the sidewalk outside Lincoln Center in New York to the red carpet, just before hosting the James Beard Awards, the most prestigious awards ceremony for chefs and restaurateurs in America. My blue dress is from Carmen Marc Valvo.
With my friends chef Bobby Flay and James Beard President Susan Ungaro on the red carpet. I call Bobby the Michael Jordan of chefs: He totally sets the standard.
After the awards, we checked out some really cool displays. My favorite were these sculptures made entirely of fruits and vegetables. What a talent!
A close-up of a watermelon fairy. I thought these were so cool! Even the flowers are made from veggies.
Posing with Free Arts NYC benefit chair Mary Alice Stephenson at the Free Arts 8th Annual Art & Photography Auction Benefit at Milk Gallery in New York on April 23, 2007.