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"If you really want to make a friend, go to someone's house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart."
- Cesar Chavez

"Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all."
- Harriet van Horne

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."
- Julia Child

Paris is…

"Paris is Always a Good Idea."
- Audrey Hepburn

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."
- Virginia Woolf

Purple, Hats, & a Sister: Stylish Biking in the City

I have forever been the butt of jokes amongst my siblings. From my jarring lack of sense of humor to my fashionable approach to style, which they've all agreed is just "too much," to my admittedly ridiculous (but not really) annoyance with less than perfectly ...

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A Story About Cuban Food

I was at the Cuban Interest Office in Washington, just a few miles from where I live, speaking through a locked iron fence, asking the familiar guard the status of my Cuban passport. I applied for it 3 months prior and should have received it 6 weeks earli...

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Bren Herrera

Private Chef, Luxe Lifestylist & World Traveller/Writer
Bren is the Chief Lifestylist, making all things come together in fashionable form. Cooking, travelling, and Cuban espresso fuel her passion. A self-proclaimed pressure-cooking evangelist, she's owns twelve. Paris is her bae.

Chris aka Whisking Chica

Principle Whisking Chica
Chris is really a Dr. The education type of doctor. She's got skills. She's a big boss in Santa Clara County Office of Education in San Jose by day and crazy baker for her needy friends (like Bren) by night.

JD aka The Solivist

Chief Solvist & Tequila Snob
Though 6 years apart, Jonathan and Bren have an incredible amount of lifestyle commonalties, mostly cycling, traveling & eating together. Most awesome is his dumpster diving skills. Ask him.