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Food x Travel ✈️ Aida
Bio 🍳Food + Travel Expert 💃Entrepreneur 🥂Founder @saltandwind 📌 Los Angeles 💎 TRAVEL W/ ME! ITALY 9.30-10.7 MEXICO 10.24-10.28 www.saltandwindtravel.com
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What are you having for breakfat/brunch today? . I’m wishing I had this twist on Huevos Rancheros that @cookwilltravel and I served up at a gig a few months back. . I love getting in the kitchen and cooking with friends b/c I always walk away learning something, get totally inspired, and love seeing what comes from kitchen collaborations. Mychael made some 💣 sofrito black beans, we then charred the corn and handmade tortillas on the open grill and topped it with a fiery chiltepin salsa, a classic tomatillo, and these olive oil-poached sunny-side up eggs. . Lmk if you’d want the #recipe and I can put it up in @saltandwind this week! 😘 . 📸 @cookwilltravel
Okay, I give! It’s too freaking hot 🔥 to even think of turning on a burner or the oven so I’m going all salads all week. And yes I plan on the majority of them being Caprese salads possibly even with some peaches and prosciutto thrown in because I’m too lazy to do much else!
Remember when @thismessisours @holajalapeno and I teamed up on that really fun party story for @gffmag? . Well, we’re doing it again but this time for an IRL party and you should join! It’s going to be a 100% gluten free meal at @bartong this Saturday 8/11 from 12-3PM and the whole party will be featured in an upcoming issue of the mag. . There are a couple more spots so grab your ticket here: gffmag.eventbrite.com . #gffmag #dreamdining . 📸 @emmakmorris
If you’ve seen my IG stories 👆🏼, then you got the memo. If not, well, here’s the big news...This October I’m heading to #MexicoCity and want you to come along with! . It’s the 1st @saltandwind group trip to Mexico’s capital and I’m hosting it along with my girl @borderfreetravels! There will be LOTS of food, market tours, city biking, private chef’s dinners, neighborhood crawls, and it’s gonna be F-U-N! . The trip has a couple more spots left so I’d love to have you join on this ling weekender. Click the link above for LOTS more info or DM if you have any qs. 😘 . 📸 @borderfreetravels . #swsociety #saltandwindtrips #saltandwindmexico #mexicogrouptrip #foodtours #foodtravel #mexicotravel #MexicoCity🇲🇽 #visitmexico🇲🇽
Hey, you guys! Sorry I’ve been a tad MIA but I rested up to get over the last of that stupid summer flu I caught. Here’s hoping none of you get it because it just wouldn’t quit! Anyway, sorry if I owe you an email but am caffeinating and playing some major catch up today? Btw, now that I’m back in action, I’m going to be announcing a lot of fun upcoming events and such later this week on @saltandwind so stay tuned!
How are you celebrating the #summer? I’ve been all about picnicking with friends at the beach and toasting the sunshine with @unionwinecompany wine coolers. I’m talking bringing some seasonal produce, a few super summery bites, and finding a great place to enjoy the sunshine. . Can’t decide which wine cooler you want to try? Well, here’s a little more intel: The Riesling Radler is perfect for the wine and beer lover who wants the best of both worlds. Meanwhile, the Strawberry Cooler is not only one of the cutest cans ever but also has a great flavor with a combo of Pinot Noir, strawberry, and cranberry so it’s refreshing and complex all at once. Still can’t decide? I say pick them both up and do your own taste test! Follow the link in my stories and in my bio to get your own! . #UnionPartner #PinkiesDown #GetRadStayCool #summerwine #summervibes #summer2018 #summerparty
Editing photos from last week’s trip to #England and wanted to share this with you! It’s a cheddar cheese (because England! 😬) but it’s made with buffalo milk and bandaged wrapped. Totally unexpected, a little funky, and super interesting. Chef @petersidwellmedia served it during his 💯 cooking class along with pickled grapes, donut peaches, and honey and sea salt roasted walnuts. It’s one of those hard-to-find but delicious to discover local foods and I can’t wait to return to England for more!
As fellow food and travel lovers, you know we’re always game to adventure. But after a long flight, our eyes show how tired we are (especially if we don’t sleep)! Our choice is LUMIFY™ redness reliever eye drops, the unique drop from the eye care experts at Bausch + Lomb! #ad . LUMIFY is a unique drop that reduces redness to help eyes appear whiter, brighter, and more naturally radiant. The great thing is this is a unique formulation that’s never before been available and contains no bleach or dyes. This FDA-approved formulation was also developed by eye doctors. . LUMIFY works in just 1 minute and lasts for up to 8 hours, so it’s great when you’re on the go! Oh, and remember to use LUMIFY before any makeup application! . You can find it at major retailers and online for $14.99 USD (2.5 mL bottle or 75 drops) or $25.99 USD (7.5 mL bottle or 225 drops). To find out more about LUMIFY, follow them at @lumifydrops and check out the latest post on saltandwind.com. Use as directed. #LumifyDrops
One of my favorite things to do when I travel is to cook with a local. Sometimes that means baking with an Auntie, other times jumping on the line at a restaurant, or, in the case of this trip, joining a local cooking class at @keswickcookeryschool with @petersidwellmedia . I knew the day was off to a good start when it began with flat whites, scones, and a garden tour. Over the next few hours, we cooked then ate on repeat as chef lead us through a menu of local flavors with modern take. . I’ll be sharing a few of the recipes on @saltandwind when I’m back stateside like the smoked mackerel with horseradish curd and this uber-easy berry parfait. . Every time I cook with somebody I learn another trick or two and with Peter I learned a quicker way to filet mackerel and a more sophisticated take on this classic British “pud.” Namely, to add elderflower cordial to give a slight but not-too-much sweetness to the dish. Oh, and it helped that the just-picked wild raspberries and strawberries were insanely delicious! . #lovegreatbritain #virginatlantic #itallstartsinmanchester #england🇬🇧 #visitbritain #collab
What do you think of when you think of the English countryside? For me it’s cottages, rolling hills, and wildflowers and I got all three while traveling in the Lake District in Northern England. . When we drove up from #Manchester there was a barely-see-three-feet-ahead-of-us downpour ☔️ so we didn’t get to really take in our surroundings. But, once it cleared, we saw there were wildflowers EVERYWHERE. . One I never had seen was this rosebay willowherb (aka fireweed in N. America). It’s almost as tall as me and has these stunning pink-purple blooms and I was totally in love with it. So much so that I strong-armed @jchongstudio into pulling over every other second so I could take snap after snap of them! . 📸 @jchongstudio . #lovegreatbritain #collab #virginatlantic #itallstartsinmanchester #visitbritain #england🇬🇧
Manchester is the gateway to Northern England so our group is splitting up for the next few days to explore beyond the city. . I travel to discover a place’s terroir. Yes, that’s a wine term, but, when I travel, I look for terroir in everything from the food to the people and the places. So fellow food lover @jchongstudio and I have headed to Lakeland (aka the Lake District) to experience country life with a side of farm and garden visits. . First up we stopped by the just-renovated #lingholmestate that’s a gorgeous lakeside spot with a farm-to-table cafe, homemade ice cream, alpacas (did you see then in my IG stories???), and these gorgeous gardens. . Heads up to my fellow English lit nerds: Beatrix Potter spent ten summers here and even wrote a few books during that time on the estate. Oh, and fun fact: this garden is built on the spot of the old kitchen gardens, which Beatrix Potter credited as the inspiration for Mr McGregor’s garden in Peter Rabbit! 🥕 . #lovegreatbritain #virginatlantic #itallstartsinmanchester #england🇬🇧 #visitbritain #collab
I like to think Americans are masters at breakfast, but this trip to has proven that #England is also 💯 at the first meal of the day. From a full English to a Ploughman’s to Eggs Benny and even Avo Toast, the breakfasts on this trip have been full on. . But the winner IMO was this plate with oh-so perfect soft-scrambled eggs, smoked Scottish salmon, and chile avocado from @tendercow The dishes there change around but this dish is a regular on the menu. Oh, and btw are two locations so you can hit up the OG location at @altymarket or the newer spot at @mackiemayor . #collab #virginatlantic #visitbritain #itallstartsinmanchester #lovegreatbritain #England🇬🇧
You guys know I’m all about eating local, even when I’m on the road. I’m always ISO markets and restos so I can get a sense of the local flavor and when you @visitmanchester a great place for just that is @altymarket . Check my stories to see my visit and here are some tips: *From Manchester city center, take the Metrolink train there and then you just walk a couple blocks to the market *Try to go on Saturday or Sunday when there are also vendors in the adjacent market (but go early to avoid crowds) *Grab a coffee made with local beans from Market Coffee *Arrive with an appetite because there’s loads of good food *If you don’t have time to visit, head to the recently-opened sister market @mackiemayor in central Manchester . #visitbritain #lovegreatbritain #itallstartsinmanchester #manchester #england🇬🇧 #virginatlantic #collab
Hello from #Manchester! As you’ve probably seen from my IG stories, I’ve hopped across the pond again and landed back in Europe for a #collab in with @visitmanchester @lovegreatbritain and @virginatlantic. . It’s been a minute since I’ve been to #England, and even then I’ve only visited the south, so I’m excited to get to know the local flavor in this corner of the country. In just over 24 hours, we’ve packed in a lot including a visit to a super cute restaurant, a trip to a market dating back to 1290 (!), a traditional afternoon tea (where there may have been Champagne 🍾 ), a 💯 street art tour, and a chance to watch the England-Croatia World Cup game in an historic church. Suffice to say, I’m in need of some 😴 rn, but I’ll be sharing more in the upcoming days. . Btw, want a peek into more of our group’s adventures? Check out more via my fellow travel mates @bontraveler @kirstenalana @jchongstudio @ariellevey @vagabond3 . 📸 @jchongstudio . #swsociety #aidaeatsmanchetser #lovegreatbritain #itallstartsinmanchester #LiveFromVirgin #collab
Came home to triple digit weather, which is something we Angelenos do NOT know how to handle! Especially since most homes are (like mine) without any A/C. . So, we stay-cationed our hearts out right down the road at the recently opened @lapeerhotel with some pool time, lots of A/C, and a few drinks because priorities. . If you go, make sure to: *have them give you the rundown of all the gorgeous art + design on property *snag the 💯 neighborhood guide from the front desk *visit the bar because it’s gorgeous (and they make great cocktails) . #swsociety #saltandwindcali #kimptonhotels #lapeerhotel #weho #losangeleshotels #boutiquehotel #wehodesigndistrict