THE GOOD LIFE
Hello all, first off my name is Toriano and as Italian as my name sounds, I am not Italian (if you had not deduced that from my picture). I started this blog about food in 2009 simply because I have a love for eating, cooking and photography. I realized that I was not able to eat most things I cooked without taking a dozen pictures. This constantly upset my EX-WIFE who had to wait and often ended up with a cold dish, larger issues followed (who complains when their husband is cooking anyways)….moving on.
La Buena Vida, “the Good Life” is about doing what makes you happy in life. In this crazy world of violence, hate, anger and stress we sometimes forget to slow down and do whatever it is that makes us happy. For me, that is cooking, eating, drinking, laughing, and seeing the world. When I think of the happiest times of my life I can ensure you food was somehow involved along with one of the aforementioned. La Buena Vida isn’t all about money, because as we have all learned from Britney Spears, money cannot by happiness (it can help though, think Hugh Hefner!). La Buena Vida is about taking what you’ve got and what you love and squeezing the most out of the 28,500 days (if you are lucky or average) we have on this earth
“The Good Life” is nothing if you can’t share it with the ones who enhance your life the most, friends, family and even complete strangers you meet along the way. This site is a way for me to share my favorite recipes, places and experiences. Like life, this site is meant to be social, so whether I have known you since I had a Jackson 5 afro, the high top fade, or you are catching me in the dreadlock years let me know if there is a place or event you think I should see. Whether its a great recipe, music, food festival, a must see sporting event or even your local dive you get mashed up at (I’ll buy the 1st Round), let me know about it.
So join me and let’s “go on a living spree” as we do this thing called La Buena Vida “the Good Life”.