“IN ORDER TO CULTIVATE THE LIFE WE WANT, WE MUST IMMERSE OURSELVES IN WHAT WE LOVE AND WHAT MAKES US FEEL ALIVE”
Hi I’m Lauren, thank you so much for visiting my site! I’m a food lover and adventurer at heart and can usually be found in the kitchen or getting lost in the outdoors somewhere. I grew up as a bit of a nomad, and while I didn’t technically “roam” from place to place, I did have the opportunity to live in my fair share of locations…all of which started out with South Africa, where I was born.From there, I was off to Montana where I spent the majority of my childhood and developed my love for the outdoors. Next up, Colorado. a.k.a – the place where I went white water rafting for the first time, got to experience concerts at Red Rocks (even got the opportunity to meet Incubus!) and found a love for marketing & advertising thanks to an awesome high school teacher I had. Moving to Chicago for school to learn from professors who were still fully immersed in the field seemed only logical, so off I went!
I could go on for days about Chicago, but I’ll sum it up. Among some of the things that are on point are: food, lake life, night life, and sports. Fast forward 4 years later and I found myself graduating with a job offer in NYC. I knew no one and had only been once, but I knew I had to take the chance. I spent two years in the big apple and made memories that will last a lifetime, but life ultimately brought me out to the west coast — Los Angeles to be specific.
SO, WHY FOOD AND TRAVEL?
Beyond them both being what I spend all of my time doing and thinking about, they are the things in my life that keep me continually interested & excited. When I nail a new recipe or find an incredible new destination, I feel a rush — the kind you feel when you have a great first date and know there’s potential. They are also the two things that I’m okay with (and enjoy) having to really work at. Case in point: It took me about a hundred tries and a few tears before I was able to nail an omelet, and I don’t really think I would have appreciated that perfectly folded omelet had I not gone through the “fails”. Same goes with travel – whether it be backpacking, jet-setting cross country or just hiking somewhere, there are always things to learn. Whether it be gear related or a food item you wish you would have thought to bring — you need those experiences to get it right the next time. We’re learning here. 🙂
“EMBARKING IN NEW EXPERIENCES IS WHAT HELPS US REMEMBER TO CELEBRATE LIFE”