Heidi Larsen is the founder, editor, creative director and chief dishwasher of FoodieCrush, the online magazine and site featuring food bloggers, their recipes and photography. With more than 20 years of publishing experience creating and photographing content ranging from health and fitness to home and interiors to celebrity profiles, Larsen has now set her sights on celebrating food bloggers and the virtual buffet they deliver every day across the Web.
FoodieCrush is a Say Media partner and we interviewed Heidi a few months ago. We invited her back this month to share some of her favorite food and living finds for the season:
Handmade Vintage Ikat Ceramic Bowls
I’m a sucker for anything orange, so these bowls go straight to the top of my “I want” list. These handmade, vintage Ikat ceramic bowls with an ethnic flair are the perfect color, shape and size for photographing or serving a light Asian noodle supper or a simple spring greens salad. (Harabu House, $54)
Chilewich Dahlia Gold Placemats
When everyone was trending platinum and silver, I still held onto my love of gold. These lacey Chilewich dahlia placemats are anything but square. They’re the perfect base for my grandmother’s navy and gold antique china at Easter brunch or my everyday, white earthenware for a simple girl’s-night nosh. (Crate and Barrel, $9.95)
Seasons: The Best of Donna Hay Magazine
A venerable queen among cookbook authors, Donna Hay’s newest cookbook, Seasons, will carry your menu-making throughout the calendar year, as you savor each season’s bounty and wistfully yearn for the lifestyle depicted in the book’s gorgeous pages. (Amazon, $28.95)
Demeter Vanilla Cake Batter Perfume
It doesn’t get much better than walking into a home and smelling something deliciously sweet emanating from the oven. So why stop at the front door? A few sweet sprays of Demeter Vanilla Cake Batter perfume is sure to attract plenty of admirers, hungry for more. (Demeter, $39.50)
Caldrea Glass Hand Soap
Who says hand soap has to be boring? Made with unique blends of essential oils such as basil blue sage, ginger palmelo and lavender pine, Caldrea Glass Hand Soaps layer clean scents in a stylishly designed, refillable glass pump that you’ll be proud to showcase on your kitchen counter. (Caldrea, $18)
If there is one accessory I can’t live without this season, it’s my hand-crocheted drop earrings by food blogger Jodi Reinman. Deceptively delicate, these danglers are sure-fire conversation starters and easily complement outfits from day to night, top buns to long locks. They’re the only earring you’ll need this spring. (Enchanted Style on Etsy.com, $22 and up)
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