“Pretty things—so what if I like pretty things?” - Rufus Wainwright

The Pastiche - a lifestyle and cooking blog

Although much of life is mundane, there are always people/places/things that inspire us, feed our souls, set our hearts on fire. But there’s also beauty in the mundane; it just might take a little bit of a closer look, or a slower walk-by, to really revel in it. In a fast paced world of shortcuts and forward thinking, this is the place for slowing down to annotate—the pretty, the delicious, the insatiable, the profound, in order to live (and appreciate) a slightly more vibrant life.

I like things that make me happy—good food, good people, and new places. I also like to create things, analyze things, and work on things. I think there’s a way to put all of what inspires me on a day-to-day (some days more than others) basis onto one canvas—one pastiche.

I’m Sarah, and I’m a mid-to-late-twenty-something, working in investment management by day (and blogging by morning, noon, and night), living in Rochester, New York.

pas·tiche (n): a musical, literary, or artistic composition made up of selections from different works