Foodie, Blogger, Yogi, Traveler, Crafter, & Skiier.
'FOODIE' AS AN OCCUPATION:
The influence of Social Media has opened many doors for foodies, bloggers, and everyday people to connect. It is a full time job keeping up with restaurant openings and spotlighting existing restaurants. I eat cold food because I take my time looking for a better angle, lighting, or overall shot. The phone/camera always eats first.
THE NON-BLOGGER SIDE:
I love sipping wine on my patio, gardening, reading, hiking, traveling, working on projects for my house and being a Sherpa for my triathlete. I run a social media consulting company [Bästa Media], foster dogs [New Hope Cattle Dog Rescue], and love volunteering.
My life as a foodie started at the age of 12 when my dad and I spent every Friday visiting the top rated fish broils throughout Illinois and Wisconsin. I loved critiquing my experience from the ease of parking to the last bite of dessert. As I entered high school, we had less time together and spent most nights in the kitchen, where I learned top secret family recipes. When I left for college, I still had such a love for food that it was no surprise I graduated with a B.S. in Food Science.
My passion for wine began the first time I tasted a Tempranillo. I had never tasted something so complex yet inviting me to drink more. I wanted to learn about everything I was missing out on. After years of tasting (err, ...drinking) I still am on a quest to learn about wine. I am a future Sommelier in the making and hope you enjoy following my journey.