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Last week I officially launched my memoir, “The Day It Snowed In April” on my life and time with rock star Prince. It was my way of paying tribute to his unique style and music legacy with a purple theme party in Beverly Hills. The event was held at the home of Brad and Tina Hillstrom, who are natives from Minneapolis. I wanted purple carpet instead of red and for everything to be colored purple in honor of Prince. I even dressed little Prince up in a custom outfit so that he could live up to his namesake for photos.

We had so much rain in the days leading up to the event, I wasn’t sure if the weather would clear up? But it seemed like Prince was surely smiling down on us that day as the sun started to shine! Many long time friends enjoyed listening to Stereo Mike Creamer spin some of Prince’s music that he made during my time with him.

Purple love was in the air and even though it was “Fashion Week” and Grammy week, the purple unicorn singer, Justine Skye stopped by looking fabulous, along with America’s favorite letter turner, Vanna White and classic rock singer, Al Stewart.

Guest enjoyed vegan appetizers by Deliteful meals and chef Karen and purple cupcakes from Swirls. We had a purple punch compliments of Purple Haze and Blackhorn imports. A big thank you to publicist Tiffany Ladner and Anolan for all the organization that went into creating such a memorable afternoon. I gave autographed copies of my book in giftbags along with sponsored gifts from ThinEssence, Delightful meals, Parfaire, Green Leaf, and Expert Insight Publishing.  My gorgeous purse was compliments of Grace Nowak and my hair and makeup was done by Emily and the Four Season’s Salon in Westlake, compliments of Yamaguchi. My hair had a shade of purple in it compliments of Louise at Urban Dyebar and I was driven in style to the party in a Rolls Royce compliments of Royal Exotic cars. Special thanks to William Kidston for all the lovely photos and to my Playmate sisters, Deborah Driggs, Barbara Moore and Sandra Taylor for all the love and support!

Half of the proceeds from my book will go to benefit Prince’s charity, #YesWeCode. This is my way of paying it forward and keeping his desire for children’s education in the forefront of his legacy. I thought it was fitting to officially launch “The Day It Snowed In April” in February, the month of love because of the pure love that I know we all shared for Prince and all the amazing music he gave us. You can get “The Day It Snowed In April” now on Amazon and Barnes and Noble in Hardcover, Paperback and Kindle and the Audio version will be out soon! If you enjoyed the book, share the purple love and give it as gift and please don’t forget to give me a review on Amazon

Just as the seasons are changing and that feeling of fall is feathering the air with crispness, we are starting some changes of our own at DevRonn. It’s always exciting when change comes because it brings along new adventures! There are several changes and ventures both Ronn and I are embarking on and one of them is with Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning! We are very happy to announce that it will be available exclusively in two amazing Malibu restaurants, “Zooma Sushi” and “Coral Beach Cantina.” Both of these adjoining staples in Malibu are known for their amazing cuisine and we have personally tried our spice on everything for years now and know it speaks volumes when it comes to flavor and it’s great on everything! I think they even want to name a couple of dishes after me at both restaurants. So don’t be surprised to see “Devin’s Kickass Crab Sushi handrolls” at Zooma Sushi or “Devin’s Kickass Shrimp Tacos” at Coral Beach Cantina next time you visit! These Malibu hotspots will be the first place you can taste Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning firsthand!

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In other ventures, Ronn has partnered with modify watches and will be launching his own line of Ronn Moss watches just in time for Christmas! These will make great gifts for anyone who is Ronn Moss fan and there will be several cool styles to choose from! He is also working on Ronn Moss T-shirts and scarves that he will be helping to design himself! I know how much you all have been wanting him to do a scarf line of his own and I think you will love the new designs!

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I’m thrilled to be honored tomorrow with an Eippy Book Award  by my dear friend Viki Winterton of Expert Insights Publishing. This award is for my lifetime support of animal rights, so Prince and I will be attending a wonderful luncheon that I will surely take you all to via Periscope! I’m also putting the finishing touches on my own personal memoir, which will chronicle my life story and my relationship with the rock icon, Prince. The website to pre-order this book is coming in December.

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We are excited to start shooting season three of “The Bay” which is now showing season one on Amazon Prime. Season two will debut in November along with more insight into the mysterious John Blackwell, played so wonderfully by hubby! I’m so sure you will not be disappointed and look forward in giving you more behind the scenes on the upcoming shoot in November! I’m also excited to get back in front of the camera with my upcoming role in the sitcom, “Bruna In Beverly Hills” and will have more news to share on that soon, as well as, more upcoming surprises!

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In the meantime, DevRonn Fanclub members are encouraged to hurry and renew their memberships because upcoming exciting news will be revealed in the next few days exclusively for them!

I am Devin De Vasquez, I do a lot of lifestyles scopes. That covers cooking, party and red carpet events. I also give health beauty tips, fashion and the unforgettable peritherapy.

 

This shares my very own version of “Tomato Basil Soup.” I figured if a person is vegan, on a diet or just want to have a soup, this will be a good one. This is so quick, easy and simple. I love Tomato Basil Soup especially when the weather cold, soup is great. I love to make soup and salads. This will have no cream for vegan’s out there. But if you do want to add some, it is possible; like cream, cheese, or croutons. People can use any tomatoes but I personally prefer to use sweet tomatoes. Because I like my tomato basil soup to have a little bit of sweetness. We will go over the ingredients and you will see that I like to put different types of tomatoes in this soup. They are great anti-oxidants.

 

Ingredients:

1 bowl             Cherry Tomatoes

3 pieces large Roma tomatoes

1 big                White Onion

Few cloves of Fresh Garlic

Basil leaves

Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning

Vegetable Broth (100% Natural)

 

Procedure:

1.) Chopped the three kinds of tomatoes, white onion and fresh cloves of garlic.

2.) Preheat the pot, and put some olive oil. Saute chopped onion and garlic until it sizzles and gives a pleasant smell.

3.) As soon as it starts to sizzle and smell, add the tomatoes. Put the Roma tomatoes first and let it simmer. Soften the Roma tomatoes and season it with Devin’s kickass Cajun Seasoning.

4.) When the Roma tomatoes are fully softened, add cherry tomatoes. Season it with kickass Cajun again until the desired taste is achieved. Then, add the basil leaves.

5.) Now, apply the kitchen hand grinder to the tomatoes (or you can use food processor) to achieve the right consistency that you want.

6.) Add the broth not too much. Put only enough for the desired number of people that will eat. And if you want to add cream or other dairy items, you can now. Grind it again until the desired consistency is reached and the ingredients are equally mixed. Garnish the tomato basil soup and serve it while hot.

 

If you love healthy cooking, you have come to the right place. I will serve you healthy but tasty cooking. I have also been into Finland for America’s Food Battle with Chef Henry Alen. I am not vegan but I am eating nothing but fruits, vegetables and protein. I consume no carbohydrates, no sugar, no dairy products and no alcohol. Moreover, I never missed to eat irresistible foods with carbs.

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The past two weeks provided Ronn and I with an appreciated break from the undying heat in southern California. We enjoyed experiencing a real fall that enabled us to wear a jacket instead of wanting to peel off every stitch of clothing for a change. It was lovely to see all the leaves turning shades of red, orange and yellow throughout the beautiful countryside of Belgium. And Ronn’s performance with DeRomeos was a big hit with fans. We were treated to some amazing cuisine, fine beer and of course Belgian chocolate!

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After the concert, we met up with our loyal DevRonn Fanclub members and finally put faces to the names of some wonderful fans we invited to join us backstage. We had so much fun thanks to our new fanclub president, Angelique DeVries! Business meetings on future projects followed, and then we headed to Amsterdam to visit some friends and got “Lost In Amsterdam” with Anthony Geary who now lives there. Since he has retired the role of Luke Spencer from General Hospital, it was time to have some fun! Tony showed us around the university and opera house of Amsterdam as we made our way to Rembrandt’s Square.

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He then took us to the coolest place called, “Lost In Amsterdam” where we could take our shoes off and have a drink or smoke a bud, while watching people walk or ride their bikes along the pristine cobbled stone streets. It was easy to spend hours losing track of time in this place. I had done a great deal of walking around the city with Ronn while he took photos of the beautiful canals and bridges. It was easy to see why so many artists have been greatly inspired by this unique city. The architecture alone is amazing! Even though I had been to Amsterdam twice before this trip, I had not really seen its beauty and left with a new appreciation for all it has to offer after this adventure.

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It was the first time Ronn had the ability to enjoy exploring a place he had been to before, but never really got to see due to his hectic schedule on B&B. I found the food, culture and people to be excellent. Although we were only there for a few days, its apparent that it’s one of the happiest places on earth. Tony said, “The Dutch doesn’t care what you do, as long as you are polite about it.” Maybe that’s why so many people are attracted to Amsterdam? We took many of you with us thanks to Periscope and the feedback that I heard was very cool. Thanks to technology, we were able to share a bit of our experience with you guys and also met up with more fanclub members! We even made a few new friends along the way and took home memories that will last a lifetime!

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I think we will return again and again to get “Lost In Amsterdam,” as we get inspired by its timeless beauty and unique vibe.

As the boiling heat of summer has seemed to subside and we ease into September, I thought it was fitting to have a end of the summer JamParty for several reasons. One reason was I had promised 14 year old Carly, who you remembered shared my birthday Jam with me, and ended up in the hospital because she was in a diabetic coma!  Carly had sang “Baby Come Back” at our birthday party and that was the only thing she responded to in the hospital when she was in a coma. So I promised her I would get the boys together so she could sing “Baby Come Back” again and cook her gumbo because she’s a Louisiana girl.

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Secondly, AMBROSIA and PLAYER have been bonding during their summer tour and it was an excuse to get them together for a good old fashion Jam. Ronn wanted me to keep this JamParty small because we have been so exhausted from traveling and shooting both “Bruna In Beverly Hills” and “The Bay” that we just didn’t have the energy to entertain too many people. Besides, we wanted to have time to actually talk to our guests. And it was so nice to finally have a weekend at home that we could spend with a few friends we hadn’t seen in a while, like my Playmate sister, Barbara Moore.

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It was also nice to catch up with Jimmy Carnelli, Rob Math and Jawn Star who jammed the night away with Ray Parker Jr and Dave Amato from REO Speedwagon. We had to do this Jam on a Monday because it was the only day that all these musicians weren’t working or away on tour and trust me, it wasn’t easy to coordinate everyone’s schedules. Plus, it turned out that school started that day and we still had a couple of people that couldn’t make it. Nevertheless, it was a fun Monday night that I believe is start of many more to come.

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Summer just flew by so fast this year for us, so an end of the summer JamParty was a great topper to a really fun summer! Many of you know by now, that Ronn and I will be traveling to Belgium for his guest appearance with De Romeos in concert on October 24th. You may get your tickets here. I’ve never been to Belgium and am greatly looking forward to that! Ronn has also been guesting on their popular TV show, “Familie” this past week as a secret agent.

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There are a few more concert dates for PLAYER and AMBROSIA in mid September and I highly recommend you catch one of them if you can. Since they are both west coast bands, you may see more of them in upcoming concerts on the west coast soon. In the meantime, you check out a bit of our end of the summer JamParty!

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After an intense week of shooting “The Bay” we wrapped last Friday and I can honestly say; it will be the best season ever to look forward to! Ronn had a blast with John Blackwell and I think we will look forward to adding more Emmys to our mantel next year!

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 With Summer just around the corner, it was time for some Barbeques and that meant having a few friends over to celebrate the season finale of “Game of Thrones.” I kinda wasn’t feeling it most of the season and didn’t really enjoy it until I saw the last two episodes. The finale was an excuse for some of the die- hard watchers to come over to eat some meat and drink some wine. Ronn has his own goblet with a dragon on it, so he was pumped and ready!

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This month is also my birthday, so we decided to do one of our Potluck Jam Parties so that we can visit with many of our friends before Player starts their tour with Little River Band and Ambrosia. This will be a great way to kick off celebrating summer because there is nothing like great food and friends hanging out by the pool with barbeques and great music!

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Ronn and I enjoyed meeting author, Charles Dubow of the novel, “Girl In The Moonlight” at the home of my pal, Tina Hillstrom and it was also there that Ronn was presented with an original painting of John Lennon, compliments of artist, Josee Nadeau. If you recall, Josee was a guest on “Ronn’s Garage.” So we are looking forward to more gatherings this summer with friends as Player embarks on their tour, maybe at a city near you? In the meantime, you can keep up with us by subscribing to this blog or following us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

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We hope you will celebrate summer with your friends and family and a little bit of DevRonn at your next barbeque, because that’s what summer is really all about, right?

This past weekend was so much fun for Ronn and I. We took a rare weekend to ourselves and went wine- tasting with some friends in San Ynez, which is outside of Santa Barbara. San Ynez is simply gorgeous and known for producing some amazing wines! It was a warm sunny day and a fun time with my girlfriend Sue and our new friends, Cara and Kyle. Cara treated us to a private tour of “Grassini Vineyards” who only produce 3500 cases of wine per year, oh but what amazing wines they are!

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Grassini was also named a finalist for the best wine of 2014 for Santa Barbara. It’s always such a treat to taste a wonderful cabernet, especially when you can be a part of some of it’s first growths. I happen to know a lot about fine red wines and have experienced some great grand crus. Ronn and I spent a vacation a while back in Bordeaux and of course we have some wonderful friends who are very educated about the fine reds. So whenever we get the chance to experience a new one, it’s exciting.

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Our dear friends, Mike and Caroline Cusumano are very educated on small California vineyards like, Grace and Harland from the Napa Valley, so whenever we hang out with them; we experience some great reds and learn more about wines we have never heard of. If you are a wine lover like we are, then this is great fun. I’d like to think my pallet is a good one, because what is better than food and wine? We then had Jawn Star and Jimmy Carnelli over for some musical entertainment and an excuse for me to cook up some good grub! I make them sing for their supper, so to speak. This time supper consisted of appetizers such as, goat cheese, arugula and prosciutto, along with, slow cooked tri tip with Ronn’s Kickass BBQ Sauce, mashed potatoes and kale salad with fresh Strawberries.

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After a meal like that, we always retreat to the garage to listen to the boys jam out some tunes. This is always a great topper to a fun day and a great meal. After this amazing weekend, I got a call from my pal Kira Lorsch letting me know that our Bay Family has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy! We couldn’t be more proud of and thrilled for this amazing cast and crew. Creator and executive producers, Gregori Martin and Kristos Andrews are simply talented and this is so well deserved. To think in only a few weeks, Ronn and I could be Emmy winners as producers is mind- boggling.

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I was a bit surprised to hear the Daytime Emmys are being held on April 26th! That’s really earlier than the usual June. So I’m turning to designer Sue Wong for a dress to wear! I know how much you all love “The Bay” and if you are a regular viewer, you know how cool this series is! So we are all super excited for “The Bay” to bring home that Emmy!

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Some great things are on the horizon for John Blackwell is all I can say! Some great things are also on the horizon for Ronn Moss. More dates are being added for the summer “Rock The Yacht” tour with Player, Ambrosia and Little River Band. There will also be some more surprises to share with our DevRonn Fanclub Members only. So be sure to join the club and find out first what it is!

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We want to wish you all a wonderful Easter and Passover weekend. This weekend is the 3rd Blood Moon and my feeling is that wonderful and positive changes are about to arise for all of us as a whole. Right now, Ronn and I are extremely grateful for the wonderful wine, Emmy and song we have already experienced and ready for what is ahead!

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It seems as if Spring has sprung earlier than usual this year. I’m not complaining because it’s one of my favorite seasons. It’s so nice to see the flowers blooming and the time change has made our days longer. However, Spring for us means more parties to attend and this past week we attended two amazing parties starting out with our dear friend fashion designer, Sue Wong’s fashion show.

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 Sue was kind enough to want to dress me for her big event, but I had no time due to too many business meetings we have been having recently for Ronn’s Kickass BBQ Sauce. So I found my own Sue Wong dress and enjoyed the festivities of her amazing after party that Jawn Star attended with us, along with Gun’s n Rose’s keyboardist, Chris Pitman. Sue always has great entertainment at her beautiful home, “The Cedars,” which can only be described as a work of art from the décor to the history of it.

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 Last night we attended the Mayor’s Mask Ball and got to wear our amazing hand painted and designed masks. Our masks were gifts and made for us by Sergio Boldrin. Sergio is the premiere mask maker in Venice, Italy. This event was for the UNCF and we were happy to catch up with our friend singer, Freda Payne. Also in attendance were the gorgeous Jayne Kennedy and Jeffery Osbourne. Ronn’s mask was a bit scary, but he got tons of compliments on it.

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 So now that Spring has sprung and our taxes are done, I’m finally have some time to focus on writing and more creative endeavors. We have some amazing projects forming that I will tell you about soon. Right now our focus is stopping to smell the beautiful roses that are blooming in our yard. I feel like there hasn’t been much down time for us and I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed. It’s important to take the time to spend with family and friends.

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 We took the day off to spend with our friend Tina Hillstrom, who was our Matron of Honor. Tina, as most of you guys know loves to socialize and entertain. So I’m happy to share a video of her amazing afternoon lunch that she threw in honor of Ronn’s birthday. She taught her pet rabbits how to walk for their treats and it’s just too cute! So if Spring has already sprung for you, please take the time to stop and smell the roses. If you are still experiencing the harshness of winter, try to stay warm and look forward to Spring and all the beauty it brings!

The past couple of weeks have been rather hectic for us. I spontaneously threw a fund- raiser for the “Songs of Love” charity on Grammy night and it was quite a turn out! However, it wasn’t without tremendous help from our very own publicist from “The Bay,” Tiffany Ladner who spent days on end putting it together.

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It was also to launch Ronn’s Kickass BBQ Sauce, which we all are very proud of. We had some amazing sponsors for what we believe will be the first of many Kickass parties! It was held at a lavish private mansion and in honor of seven year old, Neel who has leukemia. As you know by now, “Songs of Love” provide tailor made songs for children who are terminally ill. So we all got to sing the chorus to a tailor made song that Ronn recorded for Neel who beamed with joy.

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I came up with the theme “A Taste of New Orleans” and want to make this an annual event for “Songs of Love” in hopes that they bring more smiles of joy to children just like Neel. I think combining Cajun food, good wine and fun people around Mardi Gras is a great way to kick off a Grammy party and I think most of the guests that attended would agree! Ronn performed with Jawn Star and Jimmy Carnelli and we had a host of exotic cars from Cluricane 490 Wine and Spirits club membership who donated a $1300 door prize to some lucky winner to drive one of those babies!

 

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The night was awesome, but I’m rather tired from a entire weekend of charities. We had also attended the Charity For Charity event in Temecula, which was also a lovely evening celebrating the wishes of children with disabilities. Speaking of wishes, I know how much you guys have been wishing for more Ebay items directly from us, so there are tons of things in both of our Ebay stores just in time for Valentine’s Day. More personal things are coming for auction like Ronn’s very own Samsung Notebook phone!

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I have some exciting news to share with you guys that will be coming up in our Valentine’s newsletter when you sign up on our DevRonn website. Now that you have been introduced to Ronn’s Kickass BBQ Sauce, it’s time to fire up that grill and have a kickass party of your own!

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So I’m finally feeling the sense of cool change in the weather and thought we needed to do some cool changes to our websites. It has been a while since Ronn’s site has had a makeover and was a way overdue. I felt like most of our websites needed a bit of something and wanted to make sure you are all with us in spirit if not in person on the OZ tour!

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I can’t believe we leave just before Halloween so we will miss all the awesome parties around here, but we will be going to the prestigious Melbourne Cup! Apparently, there is a horse named after Ronn and it’s quite like our Kentucky Derby, so I must now decide on a hat to wear. There is a cool change coming to “The Bay” and we know how much you all are in love with the one and only John Blackwell. As producers on the already hit web series, I can tell you that these will be amazing chapters and there will also be a new music video of Ronn’s single, “Addiction” and all will be out before Christmas!

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Ronn has a cool change coming with his very own “Ronn’s Kickass BBQ Sauce!” And when we say “Kickass” we mean it! This sauce is great with our “Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning” and we are already addicted to it in our household. It’s also made in Louisiana and has a sweet and spicy flavor that is also Gluten-Free! I hope you guys are enjoying the newest interview on Woman to Woman featuring Shauna O’Brien and her gorgeous organic garden. She and Kelly Emberg have inspired me so much in that area, so we are looking forward to more from our own organic garden. Since our health is indeed the most important thing, I do hope you all stay safe from the flu and that scary Ebola, but please do not live in fear over it!

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Ronn and I drink warm lemon water each day as a cleanse and natural boost to our immune system. We highly recommend it, especially now. I want to be strong and healthy to get through the OZ tour and I’m hoping to see many of you down under. So get your tickets now! Player is performing at the “Last Chance For Animals” fundraiser Oct 25 and Shelter Hope Pet Shop just released its 2015 calendar featuring me. Both these animal rescue charities are wonderful ways to help our little furry friends find homes, medical care and love. So if you want to help please purchase a calendar or make a tax-deductible donation. I’m hoping cool changes are also coming your way and we hope to bring Player to a city near you soon!

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This past week has been filled with important, but mundane paperwork that has been needed for various things before we get ready for the Player Australian tour in November.

 

It’s all been part of clearing the past to make our future a bit brighter and for our focus to be consistently more creative. I’ve found it hard to concentrate on creativity when dealing with paperwork involving business.

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Nevertheless, we must sometimes focus on the mundane things in life if we are to keep things in balance. I try to do this in every area of our lives as much as possible. Thus, the inspiration for my book, “True Age, Timeless Beauty.”

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When we clear the past of all things that aren’t needed or wanted, we make room for new things and tell the universe we are ready for a brighter future.

 

Ronn was swamped with press interviews from Australia, including an exclusive for the magazine, “New Idea.” He’s also very busy putting his musical set together for the solo portion of his upcoming Aussie tour. We also entertained friends from Belgium and Italy about possible projects relating to music and television.

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In addition to that he is preparing to shoot new episodes of “The Bay” in October, as well as, preparing for other film and TV projects that are in development for next year.

 

It seems like this year has flown by so fast and we have been working so hard at making all the projects happen, but there is only so much time in a year. We did take some time out for fun with artist Michael Moebius, photographer Terry O’Neill and our introduction to the one and only Raquel Welch on her birthday.

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Ronn also enjoyed presenting a best actor award to Daniel Baldwin at the Burbank International Film Festival last weekend. So we are finally enjoying some creative time at home this weekend.

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I try and pay attention to things that are required in clearing the past even though some may be mundane because I know it’s the universe’s way of saying better things are coming as a result.

 

I want to congratulate Julie Wooldridge on winning an autographed copy of “True Age, Timeless Beauty” for subscribing to my Woman to Woman website and thank you all who continue to support my writings. I’m so happy the book has been a inspiration and have already begun a follow up to it that I believe with help change lives.

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There is still a can of Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning to give away for subscribing to this blog so that you never miss another post!

 

I’m working on a FREE ebook of Gluten-Free recipes to give away soon! And we want an Aussie to get the chance to win dinner with Ronn and be featured on Ronn’s Garage! Details coming soon!

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It seems clearing the past has already been bringing new and interesting things into our lives and Ronn has been asked to host a show called “Hot Package” for the cartoon network. We have also been asked to guest star on a new celebrity cooking show that will film this October, so I will keep you posted on that! In the meantime, we will post a new livechat this week, so stay tuned!

 

By now you know that I won the Gumbo battle with Henri Alen and Nicolas Thieulon on their Finnish cooking show, “American Food Battle.” We blindfolded Ronn who was the judge and picked out my Gumbo instantly.  I taught these Finnish boys a thing or two they didn’t know about making a roux the non-traditional way that they left America very confused.

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It’s funny because Henri Alen owns the best French restaurant in Finland, “Muru” and was so impressed that he now wants to do a cooking show with me and Ronn, where we would cook with celebrities in Los Angeles and Finland. I think it’s just an excuse to figure out all of my secrets in the kitchen and to have Player perform “Man On Fire” which is his theme song in the kitchen there. Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning was my secret weapon and the Finns now want to carry it in some of their restaurants.
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America Food Battle is seen in 50 countries, but not in America so I can only give you a clip and some photos, but we are hoping to have our new cooking show seen here in America. Henri Alen is an amazing Chef and I’d be proud to work with him anywhere. Nicolas is French and knows so much about wines that hanging out with him could only spell fun!

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I love Finland and cooking is so natural for me that who am I to say no to this proposal? Seems like having my own cooking show is my destiny and I now have South Africa wanting me to guest spot on their top rated cooking show as there is a mini Player tour among other things in the works for South Africa and Australia.

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It’s safe to say we won’t be home much and lots of traveling is in our future, so renewing our passports now is a must for us. I have some other exciting things to share with you guys next month that I know you will flip over, but in the meantime, know that we are coming to the following countries, Australia, Finland, South Africa, The Netherlands, Sweden and Italy this year! Oh and talk about the luck of the Irish, happy St. Patty’s Day!

 

I know many of you thought the Broncos would win the Superbowl and many were disappointed. I had no preference and really love superbowl parties to socialize. So I was really happy for the Seahawks because my buddy and Playmate sister Barbara Moore is from Seattle and explained they had never won a superbowl.

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I’m always one to root for the underdog and so my congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks for taking home the trophy. Speaking of trophies. My other beautiful girlfriend Sandra Taylor was the official trophy girl that evening and so a congrats to her for having that honor.

Sandra Taylor

We spent Superbowl at the Playboy mansion because it’s always fun. Hef had all my favorite foods, sliders, hot wings, chili and even gumbo! Everyone can participate in the superbowl pool to win the big pot of money and there are always so many friends and Playmates to catch up with. I was happy to see my old friend Steve Bing there along with Nels and Jimmy Van Patten. We named them the mansion puppies because they were so young when they started going up there over 30 years ago and were some of the first guys I met up there when I became a Playmate. Turns out Steve has a new restaurant called, “Crossroads” that’s Vegan and his chef Tal wants me to be a guest chef at the restaurant for a Cajun night, which I’m looking forward to!

Hef & Steve Bing

So now that superbowl is over, it’s time to concentrate on more important things, like love. Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I’ve got romance on my brain, especially since I’ve been incapacitated for months now! We have the Mending Kid’s charity at the House of Blues hosted by my pal Tina Hillstrom and KISS to attend on Valentine’s Day and the release of our new relationship book that I know you guys will love! In the meantime, let’s hear it for those Seahawks!!

2014 is off to a great start for us as we each use our God given talents and start painting our artistic endeavors. Ronn kicked off this year with the Yacht Rock Revue boys at the House of Blues and did a new Ronn’s Garage on them. He got a new camera and will be taking some killer pictures of me for some artistic endeavors of my own. 

 

Seems like more and more producers are contacting me for future film roles. I have a drama and a possible psychological thriller for this year that I may do. There is also that relationship book that Ronn and I are trying to get out to you by Valentine’s Day! We have the upcoming Thalian’s charity event honoring Smokey Robinson at the House of Blues with Player in April and that cruise to the Bahamas next month with Player and the Yacht Rock Revue. 

Devin & Kira at Yacht Rock concert

Some other artistic endeavors include my upcoming partnership in opening a fashion and modeling school with a renowned Italian designer. I may also be the reporter for red carpet events for the fashion channel and may even do some speaking engagements around the world. Since I won’t be plagued with anymore illness and hope to have lots of energy; my future artistic endeavors will include more travel, writing, appearances, acting, producing and maybe even some modeling. Oh and let’s not forget cooking!

I am thrilled to be a part of “American Food Battle” in Finland and that should air next month. More livestream videos are coming from me in this area, as well as, DevRonn chats and Woman To Woman interviews. 

Angie Everhart

Right now, Ronn is reading scripts and planning the upcoming 411 movie projects, which is now a trilogy. Angie Everhart is his sexy co-star and the second 411 will film in Italy. So he’s trying to get all of his projects for this year scheduled to block out time to focus on his directorial debut with these 411 films. 

We re planning to go to the Netherlands, Australia and hopefully back to Finland and Italy in the coming months for various projects that are formulating. And I’m proud to see my brother and pop pinup artist Michael Moebius doing so well with his artistic endeavors. Seems he’s got all of Hollywood interested in his art now including, Rhianna, Paris Hilton and of course Playboy. 

Michael Moebius

I’m almost recovered from my surgery and slowly getting back to my normal routine. I am producing a documentary this year also on the Playmate in honor of Playboy’s 60th birthday and will start producing a documentary on Player later this year! So stay tuned for much much more from DevRonn and many other surprises!

 

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After fighting major jet lag from our superb trip abroad, Ronn had to take yet another flight to NY for a Player concert. Personally, I don’t think he’s human and tell everyone he’s an alien because jet lag just never gets the best of him! He managed to have an awesome performance in gorgeous Chautauqua, NY with the “Sail Rock” tour. I had to pick him up from the airport to make it in time for a dinner party thrown by actress Allie Mills who plays Pam on B&B.

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Allie has been generously trying to gather a few cast and crew members together to celebrate both Ronn and Susan Flannery for their work and departure from B&B for nearly a year now! And due to everyone’s schedules this was no easy task! Turns out Allie lives on the beautiful canals of Venice Beach, so coming from Italy this was rather appropriate and much appreciated for us.

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We joined other cast members, John McCook and Katherine Kelly Lang, Ian Buchanan, as well as, a few crew members for the best turkey burgers I’ve ever had! I must say Allie sets a gorgeous table and even though Ronn had just flown back from NY and I was still fighting jet lag, we couldn’t have had more fun. It was great to finally see Susan and catch up with friends that are really like family. It was such a beautiful dinner party and we wish we could do this much more often.

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It’s so apparent that both Ronn and Susan’s presence is not only missed by fans, but by their cast and crew. So raise your glasses to Allie and her wonderful husband Orson Bean for making this happen finally and a big kiss and thank you Allie for all your hard work in pulling it off!

 

Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning 2013

 

Devin's Kickass Cajun Seasoning
Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning

As we kick off a brand new year and almost five years of Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning, I’m happy to know that so many of you love our spice! Most of you know we created the spice because of my love for Cajun cooking and my home state of Louisiana. Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning was created especially to help the city of New Orleans recover from the devastation of hurricane Katrina and we give part of the proceeds directly to help that effort. Last year we gave $14,000 to Brad Pitt’s charity, “Make It Right” who is directly helping New Orleans rebuild ecological housing. This year we hope to top that and with your help I’m sure we can exceed that number as New Orleans continues to rebuild. However, our spice doesn’t just benefit New Orleans, it benefits any other natural disasters that has happened in our country such as, hurricane Sandy in New York recently. We want to be known as the spice that gives back.

 

Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning and Cajun Cookin

Cookin Cajun
Cookin Cajun

In addition to Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning, I created the cookbook, “Cajun Cookin” with a variety of not only Cajun recipes, but appetizers, soups, salads, stews and meats to use with our spice because it’s simply great on everything. Most of our customers actually use the phrase, “We use it on everything.” That’s no exaggeration because I know we do and have for nearly five years now. Our Cajun spice is lower in sodium than any other Cajun seasoning that I know of and has no MSG. I created that way because I was tired of what was in the supermarkets. Most Cajun spices were way too salty and did contain MSG. So our spice is my original recipe that I perfected for that reason. It’s got alot of flavor and a bit of a kick, but not to spicy, so it really does just make you the cook you didn’t know you could be just by adding it to any dish. My “Cookin Cajuncookbook is now available in an ebook that you can download to your ipad or computer and has lots of wonderful photos to go with nearly every dish.

 

 

The Future of Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning

 

 


When we created  Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning  we wanted to start small and grow organically with a product we could be proud of. Since Ronn and I are in the entertainment business, we knew nothing about the food industry, which was a bit of an education in the process of creating “Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning” and took nearly two years to formulate. My goal is to have it one day be in the supermarkets  and available all over at a cheaper price. It’s very hard to compete with brands that are household names and already on the shelves in supermarkets, however I will not give up on this dream because I know we have a “kickass” product pardon the pun. Most of you who have tried it know what I’m talking about and those of you who haven’t, well you are missing out. We use it for BBQs, in the summer and I love to give it to our new friends and have them come back and rave about how much they love it on everything. So we believe the future oDevin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning is very bright and with your continued help will be the a spice that makes a difference!

I have been working with a very special young lady who loves to bake and is super into vegan, healthy living and best of all, gluten free desserts. She is only seventeen years old and I’ve practically watched her passion for baking unfold before my eyes. Her mom is my best gal pal Lori Crowder and since Lori and I workout all the time, she tempts me constantly with Kayla’s sinful creations of amazing baking treats.

So I thought this teenager needs to cultivate that gift.  She has a passion of baking healthy treats she loves creating, I was excited to form a website for her to share that passion for gluten free desserts and healthy living tips to help us all and well, just make us happy. Kayla has a twin sister, Kirstie and they are also Valentine babies that are just too adorable. I think Kayla’s passion for baking is a great way for her to earn extra money with her website. She’s an entrepreneur in the making and natural California girl with a terrific personality and great healthy living tips and recipes. 

Kayla’s gluten free desserts is really a labor of love and Kayla is a joy to be around. Since baking is really not my thing, although I can do it, I thought she would be a nice addition on Ronn’s Garage from time to time to teach us all a thing or two about baking gluten free desserts that we can be a little happier and healthier from. So give her a shout out and check out her lovely creations as we develop more of www.kaylasglutenfreedesserts.com

Although Thanksgiving is an American holiday, the meaning behind it is universal. We in America give thanks for the freedoms our country enjoy today because of what our ancestors fought for.

We try and remember our loved ones and the traditions that are passed down from generation to generation. We create circles of family and friends around dining on the traditions of turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie as the fireplace warms our home and heart to what being alive to celebrate another Thanksgiving means.

Each Thanksgiving that we get to have with our friends and family becomes more precious with each passing year and traditions old and new become revered and passed on for a new generation to carry. This Thanksgiving remember to give to those less fortunate if even a small way and remember all the wonderful things you have to be grateful for.

Today Ronn and I went to the Shelter Hope Pet Shop to celebrate their one year anniversary of saving the lives of so many animals this past year. Many vets and senior citizens have adopted from the Shelter Hope Pet Shop and have found  great therapy and companionship by their adoptions.

We then went to celebrate the birthday of Ronn’s first wife Janet. I happen to adore Jannie as we call her. She is a wonderful, beautiful lady and has known Ronn for almost 40 years.  Many of Ronn’s childhood friends were there and it was a beautiful celebration of lifelong friendship, amazing food and fun company.

That’s really what life is all about, isn’t it? Friendship, food and fun company is something to treasure each and every day. Giving thanks is about sharing who you are and what you love with people you love to be around. And as life gets shorter, that gets more and more precious.

I do know I feel a deep sense of gratitude for each day that I’m healthy and happy and I want to feel that way as much as possible in this lifetime. There is so much to feel grateful for each and every day. Even though some days are maybe not as great at times as others, life is a meant to be joyful and adventurous.

Ronn and I are deeply grateful for all of you who have loved and supported us through huge transitions this year. I for one am grateful for my health and the well-being of my family and friends. We are grateful for the opportunities that are presenting themselves every day with such vigor and excitement. And we are grateful for the love that we share, a love so rare and so deep that it bursting to come out and play.

That’s exactly what we are doing now. Playing, enjoying life and spreading our love and thanks to all of you. Through, music, books, Ronn’s Garage, charity, food and travel we hope you will continue to follow us on this journey called life.

 

Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning

When Ronn and I developed “Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning” it was for the purpose of helping my home state of Louisiana recover from the devastation of hurricane Katrina. I wanted to give back to hurricane victims in a small way that could someday turn into something huge.

Cookin Cajun

At the same time, I created the cookbook, “Cookin Cajun” as an aid to the spice with some of my favorite dishes that I love to cook all the time. Ronn shot the photos in the cookbook and designed the label for our spice and it’s something we are both very proud of.

I’m so thrilled that so many of you love the product and now I’m happy to have “Cookin Cajun” in ebook form available for only $9.99 to download on your ipad or Kindle just in time for the holidays.

With 80 pages of picture recipes such as, red beans and rice, Jambalaya, Gumbo and chili, you can become a fabulous Cajun chef and Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning is all you will need to impress your guest with amazing Cajun dishes. There’s even a recipe for my Thanksgiving turkey! 

I’ve had lots of experience in throwing all kinds of parties, big and small and have garnered quite a reputation for that, so I also did an ebook on party planning that will give you tips on how to throw the most elegant parties without costing a fortune. This ebook is available for only $5.99 to download also to your computer, ipad or kindle. Many of you have asked me for recipes and I’ve posted many of them here on this blog, but I think you will truly enjoy these ebooks and along with the spice make an impression at your next dinner party.

Remember we give a part of the proceeds to help hurricane victims to Brad Pitt’s charity, “Make It Right” on all our Devronn products and together we can make a difference. We hope to be adding more amazing products such as Ronn’s own salad dressing and BBQ sauce soon to our online store.

Dev & Lori at the Tuscan villa

The past few days spent with our Italian friends who are very much family to us felt so surreal.  Our last days in the gorgeous countryside of Tuscany was set in a quaint “Eco-chic” Boutique farm , TENUTA CHIUDENDONE . Our host was Francesco Cavallini, owner of Emilio Cavallini who has been the premier fashion tights company to many designers all over the world since 1972. We got to tour the factory where they make them and was given so many designs to take home. Lori was in sheer pantyhose heaven and Francesco’s father is a true artist in the unique world of fashion tights.

Lori, Dev & Isabella
Lori, Ronn & Dev
Ombu, Francesco, Dev, Ronn & Isabella
Francesco & Ronn

We were treated to the finest  Tuscan wines at a wonderful wine tasting compliments of, Varramista Winery  and then the highlight of our trip there was a visit to the local supermarket with Ronn. I wanted Francesco and his girlfriend Isabella to show me how to cook a whole fish Tuscan style, so we stopped at the market and even the butcher wanted a picture with Ronn! Lori and I laughed so hard at the reaction from everyone,  including grandmothers and children who seemed to be drawn to Ronn for photos. I will show you guys what I learned about cooking a whole Sea Bass later on Ronn’s Garage. We traveled Saturday by train back to Rome for our final two days in Italy so that we could spend some quality time with the lovely Laura Biagiotti and my Italian sister Lavinia.They always make us feel so at home at the Biagiotti Castle. We topped off our evening with champagne at the Biagiotti boutique. Katherine Kelly Lang joined us and then went back to the castle for an amazing home cooked dinner with Laura. It was such a pleasure to introduce KKL to Laura and turns out, it was a special holiday for Italy was honoring St. Raffelle. The moon was so bright and full that we all felt the aura of excitement and anticipation deep into the night as a flutter of rain drops softly kissed us. Soon a pouring rain storm washed away the smoldering heat and humidity of the summer, and a change of season seemed to happen before our eyes with the breeziness of fall that is so welcomed now.  I started to feel a bit of a cold coming on so I decided to rest in between lunch and dinner on Sunday. Ronn and Lavinia went for a walk and to my surprise, Ronn came back with a perfectly small heart shaped rock he found on the Biagiotti property from their afternoon stroll. I was so amazed and surprised to get this from him and took it as an omen to all the wonderful things that are happening in our lives now.

My Heart shaped Rocks

It’s my gratitude rock, a symbol of our rock solid love that has conquered so much in the past few months. As some you may remember, Ronn found a large heart shaped rock walking on the beach in Malibu a few years ago, so now I have that one next to me in our bedroom and this little one with me at all times. I showed Laura the rock and she said with great flair, “Now, let’s go find a Picasso at the flea market!” Because I admire so much Laura’s wisdom, knowledge and sixth sense, I knew our trip to the flea market was something special she wanted to share with us. And there I found the cutest outfit in the latest fashionable color of deep green for this fall that I will can’t wait to wear with pride. Lavinia wanted to take us to the wedding of chef Filippo La Mantia and his bride, Stefania, which was hailed the most elite party in Rome, and such a glamourous end to our  awesome trip. Lori and I got dressed up for the party and made quite an entrance with Ronn, who epitomized Rock Star.

Lavinia, Eleonora & Ronn
Dev, Eleonora, Ronn & Lori

There we met some of the most prestigious people in Rome, including ballerina, Eleonora Abbagnato.  Lavinia grew up watching Eleonora dance and to meet her was an honor, especially since I’ve never seen a ballet. So she invited me to see her dance in Paris! Being at this party was like seeing a fashion show of the most beautiful people, each designer dress prettier than the next and the most delicious food. It was hard to move because everyone was coming to meet Ronn for photos, but Lori and I watched the whole scene in awe of every minute. Lavinia was so proud to introduce Ronn to everyone there and thus put a thrilling end to another memorable trip in our second home. This change of season is looking very promising and bright, so I’m sure another trip to Italy will be happening very soon!

Lori, Dev, Ronn, Lavinia

We spent a lovely afternoon with Lavinia Biagiotti and Katherine Kelly Lang, who gave me the most beautiful kaftan, literally off her back!

KKL’s Kaftans

Love those girls so much and am grateful to have such friends. Lori was in awe of all the shopping available in the center of Rome, so the whole day was great, although quite hot. Last night we arrived by train from Rome to Florence, which was cooler and rainy and then drove by car to stay with our friends Isabella and Francesco at his bed and breakfast farm. We are in our own spacious apartment surrounded by what seems to be vivid green vineyards. So peaceful and relaxing, it’s just what Ronn needs right now.

Lori & her white truffle pasta

We had dinner at the “Rosso Antico Osteria Moderna” restaurant, which was our best meal so far. I was so impressed with the white truffle sauce that I had to see the kitchen and get the recipe from the chef Claudio Buglioni. Apparently, the rare white truffle is only found in this area and they must be found by special trained dogs because they are deep in the ground. The rare white truffle is very expensive and only in season between September and November. If you haven’t tasted white truffle, it’s delicious and has a distinct taste and smell. This region supplies all the white truffles to exclusive areas of the world from this tiny area and the competition to find white truffle can be fierce because it can make the person who finds it very wealthy.

Claudio & Dev

I find Tuscan food to be some of the very best food in the world and have always adored this part of Italy because of it. Last time Ronn and I were here, we brought the kids and stayed with Ronn’s dance partner on “Ballando Con Le Stelle” Sara DiViara, so we hope to see her today. In the meantime, the quest to find a giant white truffle may be on our agenda.  They have offered to have Ronn as the guest star for the annual, “White Truffle Fair” in November, so we may be back then.

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Can’t believe we have only a couple more days left of our trip before heading home. Tomorrow we head back to Rome to visit the castle of Laura and Lavinia Biagiotti. I always look forward to the wonderful talks I have with Laura. I can listen to her all day talk about history, art and her rare finds at flea markets, which she is taking us to on Sunday before we attend a wedding. So our trip is nice and relaxing now and the memories are truly special because everyone makes us feel so at home. It’s funny because every time we come to visit, I have to bring more spices to give to friends that are addicted to it like we are, especially Laura’s cooks. I’m looking forward to perhaps doing a Ronn’s Garage segment from the castle with Lavinia!

It’s been over a week that we have been in our beloved second home, Italy. As always, we feel the love instantly especially with Ronn, as he has always had a big love affair with beautiful Italia. It seems since, “Ballando con le Stelle” he is more recognized as Ronn instead of Ridge, which is quite nice. After all of the press he did for his PLAYER album with Peter Beckett, we celebrated the release of Lavinia Biagiotti’s book, which is a cute and colorful book that displays tips on fashion. Lavinia is like my sister and she and her mom, Laura always makes us feel at home with them. I’m happy to announce that I will be helping them bring back the beloved fragrance, “Venezia” to America. The fragrance has many fans and requests in America and right now isn’t currently distributed there. I love the smell and right away started getting compliments since I’ve been wearing it. Jacqueline MacInnes-Wood who plays Steffy on B&B fell in love with it instantly also. So we are excited to relaunch “Venezia” in the US now. Since we have said goodbye to our friends in Rome, we are now in beautiful Puglia among the olive groves, which feels like heaven. There is an amazing spa that I’m looking forward to trying and the food has been spectacular. Seems like the vegetables are so fresh and flavorful that is all I want to eat right now. The seafood is also amazing and so is the wine. Needless to say we never go hungry in Italia. The B&B shoot is going very well, quite relaxing with gorgeous days and beautiful nights spent with the cast and crew. There are more of our Italian friends coming later this week to visit with us and Ronn and Katherine Kelly Lang are shooting a cute and funny commercial at the end of the week. Italia is always busy for Ronn with shoots, press and trying to fit so much in with friends in such a short period of time. But, we love Italia and their culture and really do think of it as our second home. A home we hope to spend more and more time in future years.

Easter has always been one of my favorite times of the year because it marks the blooming of flowers, spring fashion and new beginnings. There is a freshness in the air and after a cold winter, it’s a welcomed change that makes us smile. This Easter was the first time in eight years that Ronn and I have been apart. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z9YsvpW_Uk] Even though I’ve missed him dearly,  I’ve so enjoyed the quiet stillness of our home all to myself. Good Friday I attended a fun party hosted by Michelle Stafford at her gorgeous home that she has decided to sell. I hung out with Nadia Bjorlin, Brandon Beemer and Christian LeBlanc which always spells out, “Good Time.” Then I had a fabulous dinner cooked by renowned drummer, Frankie Banali and his gorgeous fiance’ Regina Russell. Meanwhile, Ronn flew to Rome for an appearance on a new dance show called, “Ballando Con Te” and spent Easter with Laura and Lavinia Biagiotti. I decided to spend Easter with my neighbor Sue who cooked up a fabulous spread of prime rib and turkey. Her daughter Danielle made some bunny rabbits treats, as we hung out and enjoyed a gorgeous day spent by the pool. So I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Easter. And even though Ronn was missed here at home, he is returning today with many stories from our Italian family I’m sure.

Dev & Ronn

Ronn and I had fun attending PLAYER drummer, Craig Pilo’s wedding reception to his adorable Brazilian bride, Angela.They have been married a year and finally got around to a wedding reception. Speaking of weddings, you guys have to view this funny video that Craig did on a Wedding Band Drummer You guys will laugh your asses off!

Ronn, Spacemonk aka Johnny Englis and Craig

As always it was awesome to hang out with Spacemonk aka Johnny English. The food was amazing and catered by Pierre’s Catering who also owns Planet Sushi. I fell in love with Pierre and his creative style of presenting appetizers that I may have him present my gumbo for our next jam party. In addition to Craig wedding reception, Ronn and I were invited by stunt coordinator,

Katherine Kelly Lang & Wally Crowder

Wally Crowder to attend the Stuntwoman’s Awards.  I got to meet

Vivica Fox & Dev

Vivica Fox whom I found, charming and funny. I’ve always  admired her acting and loved her in “Kill Bill.” Ronn was a presenter along with Katherine Kelly Lang who joined us at the luncheon.  So now we are getting ready for cooler days as fall and Halloween are just around the corner.  I think most of you know by now that  Ronn is always his happiest playing music, so I’d like to plan a small acoustic jam party as soon as he has a break from B&B.  Seems this time of the year is always so full because B&B does alot of holiday gatherings on camera, which entails long days because the whole cast is usually included. Poor Ronn had to sleep in his dressing room one long night because of the drive and another early call the next day. He was just exhausted and rightfully so.These long hours of him puts a damper on me nailing him down to autograph items for Ebay, give me photos to blog or just have a date night with my hubby. So having fun and rare moments with dear friends, family or just each other is totally relished and appreciated.  So in appreciation, We want to thank our friend Robin Krasny for the is awesome video of  PLAYER in Vero Beach recently.  We had so much fun there and it shows when you watch this video. Robin really took care of us and we are grateful to have this fun video to share with you!  Now that the holidays are just around the corner. I have our wonderful DevRonn  fanclub president Gea helping me with Ebay items for you guys just in time for Christmas! She has been a great help to me in posting items from Ronn and me personalized to your desire. I’m thinking of parting with my computer, Playboy collectibles, clothing, shoes and jewelry. I’m sure I’ll eventually get Ronn to clean out his closet and give you a scarf or underwear, just kidding!  He may give you one of his precious jackets, pillow cases, posters, T-shirts  or a pair of his shoes or maybe his ipad?  Whatever I get out of him, it’s yours! Check out Ronn\’s Ebay  or Devin\’s Ebay stores for items that are now posted. Auction items are coming soon!

  • 2 slabs of baby back ribs
  • 1 cup KC Masterpiece® Southern Style Barbecue Sauce (New Flavor!)

Dry Rub

  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning

Liquid Seasoning

  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup apple jelly
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • Dry rub generously

Remove the membrane from the back of the rib slabs. In a small bowl, combine the dry rub ingredients and mix well. Reserve one tablespoon of the rub for the liquid seasoning mixture. Generously apply the dry rub onto the front and back sides of the ribs.

Build a charcoal fire for indirect cooking with Kingsford® charcoal. Add a small aluminum pan to the void side of the grill and fill in halfway with water. When the charcoal grill reaches 250 degrees Fahrenheit, place ribs meat-side up on the grill grate and cook over indirect heat for two hours and 15 minutes.

Remove the ribs from the grill. Place each slab meat-side down on its own doubled aluminum foil square. Mix the liquid seasoning in a small bowl. Pour 1/2 cup on the liquid over each slab. Then, tightly wrap and seal each slab with aluminum foil. Place the wrapped ribs back in cooker for one hour at 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

Remove the ribs from the charcoal grill and discard foil. Brush KC Masterpiece® Southern Style Barbecue Sauce on both sides of the ribs. Place the ribs back on the grill for 15 minutes, or until sauce caramelizes.

  • 1 well-trimmed 6-pound boneless leg of lamb, butterflied to even 2-inch thickness
  • 8 garlic cloves, peeled, divided
  • 1/2 cup whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs and fresh Italian parsley sprigs
  • Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning

Preparation

Open lamb like book on work surface. Using tip of small knife, make 1/2-inch-deep slits all over lamb. Thinly slice 4 garlic cloves. Insert garlic slices into slits in lamb. Combine remaining 4 garlic cloves, mustard, olive oil, white wine, rosemary, and lemon juice in processor. Blend until coarse puree forms. Spread underside of lamb with half of puree. Place lamb, seasoned side down, in 15 x 10 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Spread remaining puree over top of lamb. Cover lamb with plastic wrap and chill overnight.

Let lamb stand at room temperature 2 hours. Coat grill rack with nonstick spray and prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Sprinkle lamb generously with salt and pepper on both sides. Grill lamb to desired doneness, about 17 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer lamb to cutting board; let rest 10 to 20 minutes.

Thinly slice lamb against grain. Overlap slices on platter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Garnish with fresh herb sprigs.

  • 1/2 cup Asian sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 12 peeled cooked large shrimp with tails left intact (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 large head of butter lettuce, leaves separated
  • 1 large mango, peeled, pitted, cut into 1/3-inch-thick slices
  • 1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, cut into 1/3-inch-thick slices
  • Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning

 

 

Whisk first 3 ingredients in small bowl; season with salt and pepperj and Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning. Place shrimp in medium bowl. Add 3 tablespoons vinaigrette; toss to coat. Divide lettuce among plates. Alternate mango, avocado, and shrimp atop lettuce on each plate. Drizzle vinaigrette over.

 

Lori, Winsor and Wally

Our pals Wally and Lori Crowder invited us to meet Kirstie Alley at an Organic bash she threw in Hollywood. Her new weight loss venture is an organic line of foods called, “Organic Liaisons.” There were yummy appetizers and desserts passed around and even organic wine! I loved the organic chocolate, wine and lemon cheesecake. Many celebrities were there, including Winsor Harmon, Kelly Preston, Nadia Bjorlin, Brandon Beemer, Christian LeBlanc, Michelle Stafford and singer Dilana who met Ronn years ago in Holland. Dilana was a winner on Supernova and has a wonderful voice. Kirstie gave us a wonderful giftbag filled with organic goodies and she looked fabulous. We are all rooting for her on her upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars!

Kirstie Alley
Singer Dilana

  • 1 (7-ounce) filet mignon (2 inches thick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Cognac
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons coarse-grained mustard
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning
Halve filet crosswise and season with salt and pepper. Heat oil over moderate heat in a small heavy skillet until hot but not smoking, then cook filets 2 to 3 minutes on each side for rare. Let stand on a cutting board, tented loosely with foil, 5 minutes. While filets are standing, deglaze skillet with Cognac over moderate heat, scraping up brown bits. Add broth and water and boil until reduced to about 1/4 cup. Remove from heat and whisk in mustard, butter, any meat juices from cutting board, and salt and pepper and Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning to taste. Thinly slice filets and serve with sauce.  

  • 2 pounds peeled crawfish tails
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped green bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt and cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions, bell peppers, and celery and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are soft and golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the crawfish tails and cook, stirring occasionally, until they throw off some of their liquid, 6 to 8 minutes.

Dissolve the cornstarch in the water and add to the crawfish mixture. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens, 4 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and cayenne and Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning of course.

Serve immediately over steamed rice. Garnish with a sprinkling of green onions and parsley.