Lourdes Martin

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How To Embrace Slow-Food As A City-Dweller

How long have you lived in Chicago and what inspired you to launch Baguette and Butter? I have lived in Chicago for almost ten years now on and off. I moved here to go to culinary school and fell in…

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Mis Recuerdos With Ash Cornejo

Welcome to Mis Recuerdos (translates to, “my memories” or “my souvenirs“), a series inspired by the daily stories and anecdotes that we hold close to our hearts because they remind us of our culture and past travel experiences.  When I launched…

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Mis Recuerdos

Welcome to Mis Recuerdos (translates to, “my memories” or “my souvenirs“), a series inspired by the daily stories and anecdotes that we hold close to our hearts because they remind us of our culture and past travel experiences.  When I launched…

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Rome Through The Eyes Of Photographer Ryan Neeven

Ryan has one of those Instagram accounts that instantly transports you to a destination.   He’s so good at capturing everyday life when he travels that you would think he has lived in these various cities for years. Well, except…

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Joaquina Botanica Is A Love Letter To Latin America

I met Giovanna Campagna over Instagram (is there any other way to meet people nowadays? – asking for a friend! haha!) – because I’m always searching for Latin American female entrepreneurs to connect with – especially when they share a…

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Conversations: Meet Evangelia, The Greek Herb Expert

Today we are speaking with Evangelia,  founder and owner of the herbs and spice brand Daphnis and Chloe based in Athens. Daphnis and Chloe is a culinary herb and spice company for cooks who are looking for Mediterranean ingredients of…

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Recuerdos From The Kitchen

If I  think back to my childhood, the kitchen is where I  remember spending the most time.  Whether that meant helping my mom with weekly dinners or just watching her with excitement as she prepped all day to make special…

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Collect Experiences, Not Things

“Collect experiences, not things.” I’m not sure who the first person to coin this phrase was, but they were spot on. As an avid traveler / travel blogger,  turned travel designer (Vita Brillanti Travel),  I’ve always placed the highest valued on the experiences,…

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A Peruvian Family Brings Authentic Food To New Jersey

  The first time you meet Lizeth Morales, you can’t help but smile! We’ve only had the pleasure to meet over Zoom (no surprise there! haha) but she has a contagious energy  that’s pretty amazing. You start to wonder –…

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