Hosting a weekend workshop in San Francisco, CA was something that I knew was meant to be. Planning this event was a whirlwind of a timeline, from the time we confirmed our location to when the workshop took place was only 6 weeks! As you can probably imagine, those 6 weeks were very busy weeks… READ MORE

As many of you may already know from following my Instagram account, I spent most of last week in New York, where I hosted a private workshop for Uber. This trip was life-changing in so many ways and I have been itching to share with you all the details surrounding the trip and everything that… READ MORE

I am so excited to announce the final workshop for 2017, which I will be hosting with the ever so talented Sarah Fennel of Broma Bakery. This 4-day, 3-night retreat will be held in the picturesque Napa Valley of Northern California. We will be staying on a stunning estate, spending our days immersed in food styling… READ MORE

SAN FRANCISCO FOOD STYLING & PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP THE WEEKEND OF JULY 14-16th welcome dinner + 2 days of hands-on lessons { to register: email bella [at] to reserve your spot } SOLD OUT! Due to the extremely popular demand of our first workshop (it sold out in less than 24 hours!) we have been… READ MORE

I would like to introduce all of you to someone who has become a dear friend recently - his name is Joshua Weissman and he is the man behind the acclaimed food blog Slim Palate. Joshua and I met through Instagram a few months ago, but I actually already knew of Joshua before he came… READ MORE

It is difficult to put into words just how remarkable hosting this workshop was. For quite some time, I had been feeling that hosting food photography workshops was something I was called to. I spent many hours talking with my hubby about how this new journey would work into our life and ultimately shape our… READ MORE


Out of all of the food that we served at our Point Reyes Food Photography Workshop last month, one of the most requested recipes was this pea & pistachio pesto. Vibrant and refreshing, this pea & pistachio pesto brings all kinds of spring flavors to the table. Peas, mint, and lemon meld together with pistachios… READ MORE

grilled halloumi burgers

Grilling season has officially started and along with it has come some pretty hot weather for us here in Northern California. The heat combined with longer days means we are typically eating dinner later in the day, so we have found ourselves craving lighter fare. Turning to my hubby's Greek culture for inspiration, I wanted… READ MORE

These pots de creme are a revelation. Their base is literally 2 ingredients: coconut cream & chocolate! I honestly cannot believe someone has not come up with this genius concept sooner, but boy am I glad that my good friend Matt Flores, who lovingly prepared all of the meals at our workshop last month, shared… READ MORE

spring potato salad with lemon & roasted garlic maio dressing

Mayonnaise is one of those ingredients that can be quite polarizing, people either love it, hate it or fall somewhere in between. I am one of those people who falls somewhere in between, while I am not opposed to mayonnaise, I am not the biggest fan either. Not to mention, mayonnaise can often leave my… READ MORE