I’m really excited to introduce this uber babe to you today! She’s just another of the amazing women I’m totally lucky to surround myself with. She’s creative, she’s a Mum & she’s a part of the amazing Adelady team right here in my home town of Radelaide! Anyone who can whip up a batch of a FruChoc Blondie is A-OK in my book! Laura and I have caught up several times and I love attending her home garage every few months, not because she has nice cars (which she does) but because this kind soul and her family literally throw open their garage for a neighbourhood catch-up.
Laura bakes up a storm, dresses up her garage so it feels all welcoming invites a coffee van to attend & people come from the local area (and beyond) to share a cuppa, indulge in some yummy eats and just natter. Those attending bring a plate of something home cooked or something freshly picked from their garden and they share. No money changes hands (except for the coffee people) and everyone can take something home. Now that is a warm hearted soul, thank you Laura for being that person.
I also love following Laura’s Instagram not only for the witty (and often self deprecating) banter but also because I love learning about her Persian family traditions. My Huz works with Persians and I love their traditions…and food!
Come grab a coffee and find out a little bit more about Laura Bakhtiarian.
I Would love to work on a cookbook concept I have in mind. I don’t want to over commit to myself and say I want it done by end of 2019 but I would have like to use this year to research and to put the wheels in motion. Sending those vibes out to the universe!
Your Personal Style in 3 Words
- Lazy and lives in sportswear, in order not to brush hair, put make up on and shower.
- When I do need to get out of my sportswear it’s often for “Mum” duties or “official” work business, so I tend to be smart casual with a little fun. Loves a good motto tee (see Phil Farkin Collins)
- The only other cape I wear is my “Persian” one. For all those family dinners, parties and celebrations. So the heels come out and so do the bling. More is more and there is no such thing as less is less.
The best view is…
We are here in this world for one life only (unless you’re Walt Disney and can afford to keep your body on ice for billions of years). So how are you going to live it? You don’t get another chance at it. You’re 18 only once, your 21 only once, your 30 only once, you live your 40’s only once! So you do what makes YOU happy!
Best Beauty Tip
I’ll take one if you’re offering! Ha! Let’s be honest, I’m not the very best person to be giving hot beauty tips. I once YouTube’d a weeks worth of beauty tutorials and each time still ended up looking like my 5 year old had a paint lesson on my face. So I am going to skip this one and leave it for the professionals.
On the weekend you will find me….
Probably café hopping from coffee place to coffee place. Loving the Adelaide Farmers Market on Sunday and we do enjoy our beach walks down to Brighton Beach.
Cocktail of Choice
I’m one of those weirdos that people don’t really understand or get, because I don’t drink. I mean I drink, but its usually warm and highly caffeinated or I’m on the sparkling’s and by sparkling’s I mean San Pellegrino waters!
My spirit animal is…
A bumble bee. I know, technically not an animal but its straight where my mind went; and if you are being all technical I guess I would say a Cavoodle because Albert, our fur family member is just so darn cute I’d want to be him!
So sad…. so bad! Stolen from my sister who’s standard reply in life is SO SAD…. SO BAD. “Mum I don’t want to go to bed”, SO SAD… SO BAD. “Mum I hate chicken for dinner”, SO SAD…. SO BAD.
Tell us about Pieces of Me
I guess in essence it’s pieces of me and my life. A story line, a pic college of some what, of things I like to do, eat, laugh with, capture and explore. For me, I like inspiring people. Whether it’s through food, travel or just good conversations. I hope that each post says to at least one person, I’d like to try that!
If you could collab with anyone who would it be?
Qantas or Delicious Magazine.
Obvious reasons for Qantas…. UP, UP AND AWAY!!!! I mean how many times do I need to tag them in my flights for them to already see this little old tiny influencer.
Delicious Magazine – because I idolize every recipe in it! From the days I could only afford to tear out pages from doctors waiting rooms (well before the times of smart phones and inbuilt cameras) and for every copy I buy that proudly sits on my coffee table. I would love to feature in it one day. Yup, little old me.
Fave Summer recipe
This summer I have been loving Summer salads and using a seasonal fruit in with it. I have also been obsessing with playing with citrus tarts. Lemon, lime, orange, coconut, passion fruit just to name a few.
Leave us with three of your favourite words…
See the good.
Oh how I love those 3 favourite words! I’m going to leave you with those too – thanks Laura for being part of the inspiring women in my Getting to Know You series.
You can find out more about Laura here:
Til next time