For most people Jessica Alba is that bombshell in many a action or romance movie. But the 30-year-old actress, and newly turned mom, is also a home and entertaining fanatic.
Her home with husband Cash Warren is located in a secluded cul-de-sac in Los Angeles where according to Life magazine Alba "spends a Saturday doing the unthinkable: cooking for a bunch of people on her day off." We wanted to take a closer look so we're revisiting Life magazine's feature, which showcases Alba prepping for a dinner party as a hostess. However what we really get is a glimpse of what life is like for Alba at home off the silver screen. From the patterned yellow kitchen walls and the choice of a blue-and-white table runner to the sculptural dining room chandelier and the streamlined sofa, we love how the article captures the spaces -- and moments -- that show Alba reveling in the comfort of her own home.
Check out this slideshow for photos of Alba in her home, and see the full gallery at life.com. All photos by Jeff Vespa for Life.