BBQ, Bacon, Chocolate and Whiskey are my favorites but I love all (well almost all) foods and drinks. My passion is local restaurants and bars where the owners are part of our community. Love having the chance to chat with the owners or chefs to hear their passions, inspirations and visions. Nothing better than having your cocktail mixed by the person who created. It’s a craft. An inspiration to watch.
I’ve been member of the Arizona food scene since 2007 when I opened Simply Sweets Cake Studio first in Phoenix and then Scottsdale and been blogging just as long. At the end of 2015 I launched Cocktails and Cactus as a microblogging site with instagram and in 2016 launched the blog.
Awards, Recognition, Media
2016 Best of the Valley Best Food Instagram Feed nominee, Cocktails and Cactus
2014, GoDaddy Real Customer Campaign
2012, March – Arizona Republic feature, Simply Sweets Cake Studio
2010, Arizona Brides Magazine
2010, March Phoenix Magazine feature, Simply Sweets Cake Studio
2009, Arizona Bridges Magazine
2008, Martha Stewart Living television show, Cupcake Award winner