Julia Roberts made the most of her latest magazine photoshoot, by turning her ranch in Taos, New Mexico into a home from home for the stylists, photographers and their families.

The actress agreed to open up her home and showed off her 11-month-old twins HAZEL and PHINNAEUS as a thank you to her former stylist, JOE ZEE, who is now the editor-in-chief of a top US magazine.

And when Zee set up the cover shoot, which was to feature the famous mom trying on a treasure trove of the latest fashions from top designers like Carolina Herrera and Prada, Roberts wanted to turn the whole project into a family affair.

She invited her favourite photographer MICHAEL THOMPSON and his family to join Zee and his crew.

Zee recalls, "The best part of our welcome to New Mexico? The beer-and-pizza party that Julia throws for us."

Roberts' open-house photoshoot appears in the winter 2005 issue of Vitals Woman magazine.