“On a normal day I wake up around 6AM, make some coffee and do a bit of computer work before getting ready for my morning workout – either yoga, spinning or a hike. Being active centers me and prepares me for a long work day. If I don’t have an early meeting, I come home after exercising and make breakfast. Usually it’s a hard boiled egg with avocado toast or a fried egg with a tortilla and salsa. If I’m in the mood for something lighter, I’ll make a smoothie – either a Date Shake or a Kale Coconut smoothie. Right now, our blueberry plants are producing a lot of fruit so I’ve been picking fresh berries from my garden every morning. On my favorite days I get to cook breakfast for my husband and we sit outside reading the paper and enjoying the sunshine.” – Heather
Heather Taylor is Co-owner and Director of art gallery, Taylor De Cordoba, and author of blog, LA In Bloom.
“I totally abide by the cliche that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When I actually take the time to fully enjoy it, it’s my favorite part of the day. I’ll go for weeks eating the same thing that seems to switch as the seasons do. I just switched from oatmeal to muesli with fresh fruit, honey and greek yogurt. Summers I often turn to fresh smoothies. But a good piece of toast and a fried egg never fails me. Regardless, when I make a point to enjoy a bit of quiet time in the morning, I feel happier, more clear-minded and calm over the course of my day.”
Erin Hiemstra is a new media strategist freelancer for small businesses and creatives.
“I tend to wake up early–before the rest of my household wakes up (my husband and cat) and so breakfast-time is my quiet time. I become pensive and think about what I want to accomplish during my day. I wish the l’il Boomba in my belly a good morning. I have my earl grey tea with a teaspoon of twitter and a splash of a magazine to get connected and inspired. I take my prenatal vitamins with a little OJ, and then enjoy a later breakfast with the boys when they wake up. I feel fresh and alert in the mornings, grateful for the opportunity to enjoy another day.”
Justina Blakeney is a designer and consultant.
*Special thanks to Joy Cho for being part this project. Joy and I became friends in the most natural way and it is friendship such as this would allow you be who you really are. I thank her for being my truest friend.
*All images by Bonnie Tsang
*special thanks to Bri Emery for many many things, but most importantly I thank her for being a great friend. love you, Bri.
*All images by Bonnie Tsang
Breakfast, my new monthly photographic series, is not about food, but an exploration of people with their thoughts and emotions during that first meal of the day. Stay tuned for my first post this week!
Image by Bonnie Tsang