I’m Italian born and Mexican on my mother’s side but I’ve lived everywhere from Africa (at an age too young to remember) to Italy, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Wales, and Canada — currently residing in New York City.
As traveling has almost become part of my DNA it has absolutely impacted the way I interact with, see, and experience the world. Food on the other hand, is one of my favourite reasons for traveling, and our family’s traditions involving food have with no doubt been impacted by the cultural diversity that I have experienced both from my parents, and from traveling to, and living in, different places. I love a good meal as much as the next girl, but I do feel that I’ve been raised to experience food and the act of sitting down at the dinner table with the family as it being a very important moment in the day or the week, especially on Sundays.
What attracted me to Hemsley + Hemsley ever since I first read about them was the similar idea of valuing what you eat and how you eat — something that is at the core of the Hemsley + Hemsley values. Half way through my years at university I also started to appreciate vegetables a lot more, incorporating them into my daily diet more than I had ever done before. As a result I now usually seek restaurants that use whole food ingredients or baked goods that incorporate rich, good for you nutrients as opposed to buying highly processed boxed products (unless I decide to hit the kitchen and make something of my own instead.) I have slowly but surely learned a lot more on the different kinds of ingredients and foods that help our bodies feel and look great — even indulging in some zucchini or squash spaghetti of my own (although that’s still something my Italian father can’t wrap his head around!)
… I made this post live by accident a few days ago as I was only trying to make a few updates to my blog, however, as a few people liked to read a little bit more about me I decided to cut the post short and add it in anyways. These are just a few things about what’s most important to me: family, travel, and food. I’m also a big fan of the Hemsley + Hemsley girls which is why I bring them up on this post. I hope you enjoy this unexpected post and like the little sneek-peek into how I grew up.