Where do I start… I like to say that sometimes I feel that I am a one-woman circus. I am passionate about so many things that it is hard to keep them all inside, bungled up.
Hi, I am Giangi Townsend and I am so happy you are here today. I look forward to sharing this wonderfully crazy adventurous life with you. A life filled with adventures, food, and great travels.
For some of you who do not know me, here is a short background about me.
Born and raised in Paris, I was very fortunate to have spent my most formative years in Paris. Not a bad place if you ask me. By having a French dad and an Italian mother, my life was split into two. Winters in Paris, summers in Italy. Exciting you may say? Well, not so much as I was working all summer and no time to have fun or travel.
In my early 20’s I moved to the US and I never looked back. What a wonderful journey it has been! What a great experience that I am grateful to be having. My life path has been filled with fantastic peoples. Some have made a huge imprint in my life. Some were just temporary and yet they still brought something to me, to my life journey. Every one of my close friends, that after so many years have become family, are the fun, loving, great listeners, great sisters, great brothers that I wish everyone could have in their life.
I am not new to the blogging world. My passion for food leads me to create, nine years ago, Giangi’s Kitchen. A cooking blog for easy cooking. It started as a fun project and now is a successful worldwide food blog. This actually leads me to nominated Best Food and Lifestyle Blogger – Southwest USA 2017 by CV Magazine. I still have goosebumps thinking about it.
One of my many crazy life quirks is that I enjoy coupons. I see it as free money, so why not take advantage of it, thus Introducing coupons to Giangi’s Kitchen. It took off. Another website was born: GKCoupons.com Lots of great vendors, great deals, and grocery coupons.
So, why another blog?
Giangi Townsend has been a long-brewing idea of mine. Besides cooking and couponing, I do have so many other interests in my life. I love to take pictures. Being behind the camera is a lot easier for me than being in front of it. I see the beauty in the small things that surround me. The funny part is that I fought to get up to the digital world for a bit until this great camera was given to me as a present. I took pictures before, but now… it never leaves my side.
To be able to travel with my camera, lenses, and computer, I decided to purchase one of “all in one backpack“. Great idea at the moment, however, the backpack is bigger than me. And yes all the lenses, computer, and whatever else I can think of is with me, I just have to pay attention to lean forward or backward I go.
Travel is another passion of mine and I have had the opportunity to travel the world. At least, all around the Northern hemisphere. New cultures, food, traditions fascinate me. We all have a common bond: being a child, parent, food lover, a friend and yet we all see life so differently. There is so much still to see of the world and I cannot wait to see it all.
Beauty and fashion have been always there in my heart. Love shoes and purses. In one of my trip to Paris with a dear friend, she figures it out why I love shoes and purses too much. Every small storefront in Paris had the whole ensemble accessorized with shoes and purses. I guess seeing that from an early age it becomes your life.
Same with skincare and makeup. Started with skincare at an early age thanks to my grandmother, and make-up that is there but you do not see. The French way. I still do love them both and always look at the latest trend, latest color pallet, latest news, and upcoming line.
Being the mother of a teenager has brought so much love to my life. I love that I get to see life develop in front of me through his eyes, his experiences. A true gift.
There is so much more, but let’s roll the carpet to it as we go along. This is my journey, my past, my present, my life story that I want to leave for my son. This is the small mark that I was here…