Viva Mexico: Why your honeymoon is important

We did it! We finally tied the knot five years and a Sin Halo later. Our wedding was spectacular: We could not have asked for anything better! The ceremony was held at The Carlton NYC in Millesime Restaurant and Lounge. We took photos in Central Park, and then went right back to Millesime for the reception. Our crazy Tim Burton style cake by Cake Alchemy was delicious and our little boy danced the night away with all of our guests. He was Destin’s best man. It was beyond magical... but not quite as magical as the night that followed! *wink* The next day, we took flight for Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for a honeymoon at the Grand Velas that we will never forget. When we arrived, we were greeted, handed a cigar, a Bird of Paradise and were then whisked off to the resort. The sun was shining, it was hot as Hades’ backyard, but we were married and in love and that was all that mattered. Read more

Real Girl’s Kitchen: Jicama, melon and mango beachside skewers

Beachside skewer recipe by Haylie Duff for PattiKnows
I just got home from a week-long vacation with my mom, sister and my precious little nephew, Luca. So much has been happening in all of our lives that it had been a couple years since we took some time away together. It was pure bliss. It was Luca's (he's 4 months old now) first vacation out of the country and he was so cute in all of his sun protection gear! We swam, read books (I finally finished the third Fifty Shades of Grey book!), played dominoes, drank margaritas, laughed with each other and ate amazing, authentic Mexican food. Other than the three paparazzi boats that were permanently docked outside of our room, we couldn't have dreamed up a better getaway. Read more

Bittersweet wedding blues

Patia on bittersweet wedding blues
I met Jessica in third grade. She stood by me even after I projectile vomited on the audience during our fourth grade choir concert. So I stood by her even when she disclosed she had chosen Infinity Dresses for her bridesmaids. When we arrived at the three-chair salon in rural Puyallup, Washington, I quickly Googled pictures of my desired hairstyle, knowing that my vision left to interpretation by this stylist would be reminiscent of homecoming 2004. We all took turns getting our hair done, sipped mimosas and put together wedding programs. As anticipated, the hair stylist/anti-Christ French-braided my bangs and secured my tightly wound curls with hairspray that has most likely caused permanent damage to my respiratory system. Read more

It’s Twitter chat party: Let’s talk about sex

Hey Tweeties! Today, I am answering all of your steamy sex and relationship questions! Me, my besties Rachel and Destin and my hot assistant Patia are hosting a chat party on Twitter and are ready for a big Q&A love fest. The hashtag of choice? #AskPatti. You don't want to miss it! You can start submitting questions now by commenting here or head straight to my twitter and I will answer them, chat with you and give advice. So, be sure to say what's on your mind. Plus, you may catch your tweeted question on the upcoming season of Millionaire Matchmaker premiering in the Fall. Remember, there's no such as a stupid question. Only sexy ones. Ready... set... Tweet! (Remember to use my Twitter handle and #AskPatti.) Read more

Summertime at casa de Pfaff

Makin' Love with Rachel and Destin
Summer is here at last… and boy is it a hot one! We live out in the fabulous LA Valley so it’s even more sweltering. It’s amazing how it can go from 85 degrees F in central LA to 100 degrees in the Valley! The question is what to do when summer is at its full glory? We have learned how to have fun in the sun in the most creative of ways -- especially when you have a toddler! Let’s talk about your home. We all know that when the pavement is melting, the last place you want to be is outdoors. How about turning your pad into a cool beach oasis? Read more

Real Girl’s Kitchen: Pecorino & scrambled egg pita pockets

Scrambled egg and pecorino pita pocket recipe by Haylie Duff
I get a lot of people who write in to my blog and ask me for easy breakfast ideas. I love that so many of my readers are busy moms or on-the-go career chicks. So, in honor of all the hard working ladies who can't stand to skip breakfast, here is a breakfast recipe just for you. It's a perfect portion, doesn't require a knife, fork or even a plate and it will keep you full well in to your lunch hour. The pecorino adds a mild saltiness and I love that the cherry tomatoes add a hint of sweetness every few bites. Read more