the first mess


Ok, I’m going to be completely honest with you here. I never cook.

Not because I don’t know how, I just have a tendency to eat out more often than not lately. San Diego offers SO many delicious options and I’m always tempted to try something new. My mile-long list of favorite local restaurants will be posted here soon, so keep an eye out if you’re interested!


There have been times in the past when I considered starting a foodie column on The Lacquerie, but one thing has always stood in my way: food photography. I’ve found it extremely difficult to make a meal look both pretty and appetizing on camera, especially in a dimly lit restaurant. So instead, I just live vicariously through The First Mess, the most gorgeous recipe blog out there.


Laura is all about sharing the simple beauty of natural, wholesome ingredients with her stunning photos. I love how she always shoots in natural light, capturing those perfect color combos and delicate textures. The First Mess has this way of making seasonal cooking look so easy, fun and organic. Let’s just say that if I ever feel inspired enough to attempt my own kitchen, it will most definitely be with one of Laura’s recipes.


Check out The First Mess recipe index and whip up something amazing tonight!!

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