The Scarecrow

A few days ago, a friend from Spain sent me the link to the short animated film above. We were flat mates for about 8 months, and during this time, we had many conversations about recipes, dieting, and food policy. It didn’t take me very long to realize just how much the food landscape in America differs from that of Spain (and Europe in general). The large factory farms that plague the food system in the United States are virtually nonexistent in Spain. I also found that quality fruits, vegetables, and meats-free from pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics-were more accessible and affordable in Europe than they were in the U.S. The short film, entitled The Scarecrow, tackles issues of food technology and processing as well as animal treatment. I was surprised I hadn’t come across it earlier since it’s been released for almost two years, but better later than never right? If you haven’t already seen the film, I hope you enjoy it.

Easy Summer Boho-Chic Look

This beautiful white summer dress was one of the looks for my last photo shoot. I fell in love with the bohemian style, which is perfect for summer. The look can be worn for a stroll around town or a day at the beach. The dress is slightly see-through so if you aren’t heading to the beach, the sheerness might be a concern. However, a pair of shorts or good ole’ fashioned slip will take care of that.

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If you want to achieve a similar look, I’ve provided some details below:

Dress: Zara 

Headband: Etsy

Wanderlust

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”

I am among those who believe that traveling is one of the few necessities of life. My passion for traveling is perhaps almost as deep as my passion for good food. I enjoy traveling alone as much as I do with others. Still there is something to be said for wandering through a foreign city alone. I’ve learned the most about myself on those occasions, and I am all the better for having done it. For those of you who are consumed by wanderlust, but haven’t yet gathered the courage to travel to one of those far-off places you’ve been longing to explore, I am hopeful that my own travel stories might inspire you to take the first step.