I am a Southern Californian native, New Yorker by happenstance, and a Southern Gal by choice. I live in Athens, GA, with my loving Boyfriend, Jerry, and two mostly-adorable dogs. I have a passion and weakness for great food, flipping junk into awesomeness, and gardening. I am a flip flop addict, a Leo, a great gifter. and an Orchid enthusiast. And although I've been many things... a gourmet food store owner, food writer, cooking instructor, and slave to many thankless career paths - there is one thing I've always been... ME!