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StyleNectar ~ Living Beautifully thru a Fusion of Holistic LifeStyle, Raw Vegan Food & Art!

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My transformation to a Raw Vegan FoodStyle...
Since I began StyleNectar, you all have joined me on my journey to becoming primarily Raw Vegan. The transition to vegetarian occurred as a result of loving my own pets, learning the travesties of factory farming and, lastly, becoming aware of the multitude of health ramifications from eating animal products. I catapulted from Vegetarian to Raw Vegan immediately after experiencing the delicious rocket fuel energy from my first Green Drink - I was instantly hooked and haven't looked back since! I've never given anything up along the way. Things have simply fallen away that don't serve me anymore. Raw Vegan Food is the freshest, most vibrant, beautiful and delicious food I've ever had - and that's coming from a gal with a discriminating palate. Join me in celebrating the transformative power of Living Foods. It's life changing... and incredibly delicious!

Holistic LifeStyle: The effervescence underneath it all… Holistic treasures to keep you, your home & your life happy, healthy & beautiful!

Food: Delicious, organic recipes and memorable food inspirations. UPDATE** As of mid 2012 my recipes are Vegan & Raw. Anything I used to prepare I now make even better, using fresh, beautiful fruits, vegetables & plant-based ingredients. However, everyone is welcome! While I now personally avoid gluten, refined sugar & animal products, you'll find fantastic recipes across the spectrum - ranging from before I was a vegetarian, preparing whole foods based dishes to gluten & dairy free fare, vegetarian recipes & now, Raw Vegan recipes. **All recipes are customizable to suit your personal FoodStyle - contact me to 'upgrade' your favorites to out-of-this world raw vegan! I am up for the challenge!

And Art: My paintings, including such details as where to buy the lovely necklace and cardigan featured in one of my recent portraits. Also, feel free to visit my Fine Art website www.JulianePorter.com to view more of my commissioned Portraits, Landscapes & Private Collection pieces.

PS. Please leave a comment to say hello while you're here! I love to hear from you :)

Additional Background...
I’ve forever had a passion for anything creative. Perhaps that’s inevitable when one grows up without a TV? I had lots of free time:-)

Days were filled with all sorts of creative things from painting still-lifes (aka plant/vegetable/cardboard carton configurations assembled by my mom, also an artist) to building leaf and teepee mansions from the limbs forever falling from the ancient oak in our backyard. Holidays brought about card-making frenzies, the elaborate fruits of which were bestowed upon my dad, mom and older sister. Most evenings I played helper to my mom in the kitchen. If I was lucky she might be making a pizza and I’d get to roll the dough (and sneak pieces of grated cheese while she wasn’t looking). More likely, I’d be responsible for setting the table, peeling garlic or traipsing out to the garbage cans for corn husking or disposal of smelly meat wrappers. After such disagreeable duties as the latter, one might find the sous chef had disappeared... to be found behind the perpetually propped-open swinging door between the breakfast and dining rooms... drooling over tantalizing illustrations and special equipment in the latest Williams-Sonoma catalog.

My love for style & fashion was definitely influenced by my Grandma who hand-made my favorite clothes - and stuffed animals too. I wore the beautifully designed dresses everyday in elementary school, ignoring friends who teased me for never wearing pants because those dresses made me feel unique and special, as if I were one of the prettiest girls in the classroom. (I still tend to overdress– definitely preferring feeling beautiful over an emphasis on practicality).

So, therein lie the roots of this blog, an extension of those first tastes of Style in Food, Art and fashion. To me creativity is life. And StyleNectar is an expression of my gratitude for this beautiful life!

Contributions: I also write for two beautiful magazines: www.CiaoFlorentina.com, a fabulous magazine about Food & Travel, and www.InClassicStyle.com, an online travel and lifestyle magazine. I highly recommend each of them! StyleNectar has also been honored with multiple features at www.BonAppetit.com as well.

*Regarding photographs, content and copyright: All images and content on this site are my own work, unless noted. If you are interested in reproducing the work, please do so with appropriate attribution.

**I am not a healthcare practitioner or provider. To the extent that any information is provided through this website, it is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute or substitute for medical advice or counseling, the practice of medicine including but not limited to psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy or the provision of health care diagnosis or treatment, the creation of a physician-patient or clinical relationship, or an endorsement, a recommendation or a sponsorship of any third party, product or service by me. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, contact your health care provider promptly. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements available on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Juliane is an Artist & Founder of StyleNectar.com where she shares tips on Living Beautifully through Holistic LifeStyle, Raw Food & Fine Art (her commissioned & private collection oil portraits & landscape paintings)