Happy day to my birthday twin, Julia Child! She was tall and awkward, courageous, brilliant and simply amazing. In a time when women were supposed to "be modest and polite," Julia made messes, stirred things up, got her hands dirty, forged her own path, played by her own rules and created her own destiny. And she did it all in heels.

I feel honored to share a birthday with such an incredible woman. Long live her brazen spirit and penchant for living joyfully.