Hello, BlogHer World,
My name is Kaycee, and I'm new to BlogHer and to blogging.
In the past few months since deciding to launch my new tasting club, Joyful Table, Wordpress seems to have taken over my life. I'm trying not only to pull together a seamless set of launch parties with guest experts in attendance, but at the same time, learn how to create a post, use links (many thanks to Garden Variety Cheese who is our first featured tasting, with their sheepsmilk cheeses) figure out how to connect the event registration page to the newsletter (what a pain); write something interesting, then style and post my own photos, and figure out why a picture won't show up on the page when it's uploaded. It's both daunting, and exactly what I love, much like being the art director of my own magazine! So, please bear with me as I learn to 'find my voice' and learn the intricacies of it all.
But what I can promise you is that I'm going to give you my very best at what I know the best. That is, inspiring a Joyful Table.
The better part of my life and career were spent planning events, entertaining, designing tables and transforming rooms into spectacular designs for everything from black tie galas to themed events and weddings, including the enviable job of creating and tasting menus for these very special events.
One of the biggest differences of a professional design and setting the table at home for my family and friends is the level of formality. At home, I like to set a fun or pretty table, but it's simple and seasonal, just like the food I serve.
I'm passionate about California's (cornucopia? bounty? unbelieveable?) abundant variety of foods grown and produced; the farms, ranches and fisheries, the artisan makers and chefs who lovingly and patiently create, as well as the cookbook authors and writers who tell their stories.
I want to taste it all. To talk food. To travel. To walk in the silt of the orchards and smell the musk of a cheese cave. To learn. And to share these experiences with like-minded people!
Hugs & Quiches,
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