StyleNectar ~ A Fusion of Art, Food & Style! Live Beautifully!
I’ve forever had a passion for anything creative. Perhaps that’s inevitable when you grow 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/meat bone configurations assembled by my Mom, also an artist like me), 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 the 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 qualified to provide nutritional or medical advice, and nobody should provide medical advice over the Internet. I can’t advise you on specific diets, supplements or foods to treat or cure illness. Always consult your doctor to create a suitable treatment plan for yourself.
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.
Juliane is an Artist, avid Cook & Founder of StyleNectar.com. She loves cooking & painting... then sharing her favorites with you! Her culinary focus is beautiful, nurturing dishes using organic ingredients, while her paintings capture favorite moments in time. Through her passion for Food & Art she expresses the importance of savoring each moment & loving life to the fullest!