ESTEPHANIE – PEONIES & PARADISE
Estephanie and her blog Peonies & Paradise is a personal style, beauty, food, and lifestyle blog. Hoping to share amazing moments about the places and things in life that mean the most, while creating an inspiring environment.
I am new to blogging, but not new to filling a space with positive vibes and inspiration. I am a very passionate person, full of excitement and love for new experiences. My dream is to make this little piece of virtual paradise completely my own. I am so happy to finally take this step forward in 2017 and begin showcasing the passions of my life. I would consider myself pretty girly and I love many shades of pink. Flowers make me very happy (Peonies are my favorite of course ❤ )! And I am a total Cali loving girl, living in my own Central Coast Paradise ❤ Ready to show the world through my eyes!
In 2010 I graduated High School and went straight to Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Pasadena. I graduated in 2012 with an Associates degree in Social Science and a Diploma in Patissarie and Baking. I then went on to intern at the Madonna Inn, in San Luis Obispo Ca. After completing my internship at the Madonna Inn, I was given an amazing opportunity to work with Cupcake Wars winner Chef Annette Starbuck at Goodie Girls Cupcakes in La Cañada Ca. Where I was taught many new skills and mentored by Chef Annette herself, moments that I will always remember. Once I completed my time at GGC I moved back up to the Central Coast of CA were I worked in a couple different restaurants as the head baker and pastry chef. I had so much fun, met many great friends and learned so many amazing things. I have always had this passion to make beautiful delicious treats, and I am so excited to share this part of my life with anyone and everyone who will listen.
My dreams of owning my own little pastry shop were put on hold when reality struck and I was hit with the hard truth, of becoming a responsible adult. After doing the math and taking careful consideration I knew that in order to survive in California I was going to need to get myself a job with higher pay and benefits (the whole nine yards)! Putting my dreams on hold to take care of business was a big step for me as I discovered how difficult being an adult is. Although it was a tough decision I know it was a step in the right direction for me. I have grown so much since then, and I am so grateful for all of the ups and downs, all of the laughter and the tears. And it really couldn’t have been possible without all of the unconditional love and support that I have received from my amazing parents and brothers through out my life.
And then I met my Bubs, he is to me the most beautiful human I have ever met. I am the luckiest girl alive. I can’t believe he is all mine, the most genuine, honest and loving gift from the universe that I’ve ever laid my eyes on. The happiness and joy he brings to my life is so effortless that I can’t ever imagine anything different. With all of his love and support he has made me a better person, he pushes me to do better because he believes in me. He inspires me and brings out the best in me. And now that I am starting this new chapter in my life, he is right here with me rooting me on. Our lives are changing and I am so excited for what is to come!
I hope my journey will inspire others to follow their dreams and do what they love, no matter who is watching. So love with all your might and let yourself experience the world, don’t hold back just go.With all of the love, support, and determination I hold in my heart, I can do anything!