COOK BEAUTIFUL WITH ATHENA CALDERONE
Photography: Jenna Peffley | Interview: @punikasayshi
How did you and Athena meet?
We met close to 7 years ago on the sand in Tulum. I remember thinking "Who's this magical creature?" — and soon enough I realized that not only was she beautiful, smart and talented, but deeply soulful and special. We have been closest of friends ever since.
What was the occasion for last night’s party?
Athena has been working tirelessly on a new cook book titled: "Cook Beautiful". It's the artful amalgamation of both food and the art of entertaining and we celebrated its release last night with
Loved your suit! Can you tell us what were you wearing?
I was wearing a deep green plaid suit from Valentino — more color than I usually rock, but hey, it's fall!
What was your favorite memory from last night?
I loved watching Athena stand in her accomplishment. Creating something that's yours and completely original is so special. I know how long and hard she worked to craft "Cook Beautiful" and the result is superb.
What does “Cook Beautiful” mean to you?
I believe in ceremony. I love the idea of crafting a life that is rooted in connection and beauty — Athena's book accomplishes that. She believes in the importance of dinner and sitting around a table with the people you love. Conversation is the birthplace of progress.
What's favorite dish from Athena's "Cook Beautiful"
The wild mushroom risotto is to die for!
Scroll down to get the inside look from Athena's celebration of "Cook Beautiful" in Los Angeles.