If you’re reading this, I’m so happy to have you here!
I’ve had a few blogs leading up to launching this site today, but I couldn’t feel more passionate and connected to the content and plans I have to share with you from here on out. So, pull up a seat and visit whenever you can. Exciting things to come.
Brunch on Chestnut was created to encompass lifestyle at its best. It was named after one of my favorite streets in San Francisco and is meant to emulate feel-good moments in everyday life. I believe that’s where inspiration comes from – when you’re in your element and repleting happiness. Slipping into your favorite vintage denim, ordering the latte you’ve been craving, marveling over a new city you’ve never experienced before or having brunch on Saturday – those valued details that instantly elevate life are what keeps us inspired.
I’ve been living in San Francisco now for three years, in close proximity to Chestnut Street. A few things have stayed consistent since I was little – I still hoard (and clip) magazines, I still rearrange my bedroom (and entire apartment… let’s be honest) and still get snap-happy when I have a camera in hand. I’ve always been the type to express myself creatively – it’s what makes my life richer on a daily basis. I always knew I would end up on a creative career path since these passions of mine never lost their luster.
I began to love working on computers when I was in high school and created a LiveJournal to document inspiring quotes and photos which led me to pick up graphic design as well. I loved tweaking my site’s code, everything from the design and layout to fonts and colors– which is another thing that has stuck with me to this day. Blogging has been a big part of my life for quite some time and fortuitously led me to where I am now.
My first couple of jobs were working for marketing agencies, where I was managing campaigns and collaborations for brands and lifestyle bloggers. Clearly, I was on track to find my niché! It was valuable working on the marketing side of things as I was able to see both sides of the business. It was a big advantage for me to understand partnerships as a whole from conceptualization to completion.
During the summer of 2015 (three years after launching my blog), the idea of leaving my 9-5 to commit to my blog full-time was born. After 6 months of planning, I officially left my desk in the corporate world (February 2016). It was a scary (but liberating) leap of faith– leaving behind a salary, benefits, free peanut M&Ms, etc. but I’m not the type of person to let fears get in the way of something I feel 100% about. Launching this site to nurture my creativity on a daily basis was one of the best decisions of my life and I’m so grateful for the opportunities that have come my way – I’m thrilled to see what the future holds.
Thank you so much for your encouragement, support and for taking the time to stop by – it means so much. If you ever have any questions or just want to say hello, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.