I'm all about putting the beach into baking right? Well this photo shoot was at attempt to capture this idea on camera. Here's some of my favorites. Thank you to my dear friend Steph who was a good sport and took some rad photos.
Audrey Hepburn once said, "Paris is always a good idea". I have never been to Paris, but I'm sure she's right. This quote keeps playing in my head this summer, but instead of Paris I replace it with Hawaii.
I'm just going to throw this out there, if you ever feel an urge to pick up and leave for an island.. do it. I have the convenience of having 3 months off because I'm a teacher, but this summer, this island- it's been my favorite adventure yet. And it's taking everything in me to drag myself back home.
My current summer address is the North Shore, the mecca of surfing. And with that, comes a wonderful assortment of people and feelings. I love walking into a grocery store with no shoes without dirty looks. I'll even make this confession... At the apartment I currently sleep, we haven't locked the door once. In fact, I'm pretty sure we haven't even shut the front door. I know, 10 girls are asking for it. But it just ends up that way... no one ever shuts the door. PS, the best part of my apartment is that the ocean is our wall paper. Literally. We are right on the beach, and the ocean is our backyard.
So let's bring this all back to food. I'm a strong believer in what I've dearly termed "foodcations". And this mentality has been a marvelous portion of my stay on the island. I have made it a note to have seafood everyday, and never shy away from trying a new exotic taste. Hawaii has not disappointed me yet.
As I've basked in all this Hawaiian/Beach/Seafood glory, I've been inspired with ideas. And this is where all of my new insanity begins. Here's a little history:
I've had a couple dreams for awhile:
1- Create a bakery. Creatively bake my way into a small amount of side money.
2- Own a hippy van. It all started in New Zealand, which is story that can be save for a post on another day.
So how come I can't combine the two? Own a dessert van/food truck! Yes, I think I'm on to something.
And it all came together in Hawaii, the refuge I came to in order to escape my life for a summer. In return, I gained 5 pounds (let's pray no more) and got the name and idea for my dream. Sweet n' Sandy, combining my love for the beach and baking. And that's where I currently find myself. Join me, a Jr. High cooking teacher that's going to attempt to be a food truck entrepreneur.
You can call me Sandy
But my real name is Sandra. I'm a Jr. High Home Ec teacher.
And during my summers I try to get away with pink hair.
I crave adventures.
Baking is therapy for me.
And I really like mermaids.
You can check out all of my watercolors and cake creations here.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org