LAUREN CARNES X FIVE
...something about the textures, colors, smells and sights truly awakens my soul.
What if you were given an unlimited budget to create something, what would you do?
I would buy an old home on a large piece of land to renovate, a garden to pull fresh ingredients from, and build a natural light studio on the property complete with fabulous kitchens & prop rooms where creatives could gather, cook, photograph lovely things and dine (and wine!) together. I think there is something so wonderful about having community & fellowship meet creativity and dream of being able to host events, dinners and creative retreats on the property. It would be a place of rest, learning & inspiration for creatives, friends & family where hospitality and a beautiful, flavorful meal is always on the menu!
Where/when do you feel most like yourself?
Can I give two times? We'll go for it: First, I feel most like myself when I'm exploring new foods, cities and cultures, camera in hand, with my husband, family and/or friends (and if pet-friendly, my pup Sophie!). Whether it's a new recipe in the comfort of our own kitchen, a town just an hour from us or a country oceans away, something about the textures, colors, smells and sights truly awakens my soul. Most of my memories of joyful times incorporate these things and people and make me feel like "me."
Second, I am very much "me" when I have the chance to pour into & encourage other people and their businesses. One of my favorite things is to listen to a need and fill it, especially for creative entrepreneurs. So many people have done that for me & when I have the chance, I am so fired up for their successes & growth and thrilled to celebrate with them! It challenges me to pursue growth as I'm challenging them, and more than anything builds such great community and friendship!
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