Thank you for taking the time to wander across the conscientious and heartening pastures of what is tête-à-tête &PLATE. This has been a passion project in the works for almost two years and it has finally breathed its first breath of fresh air. I am so beyond thrilled to share this with likened minds across the globe through text, stills, suggestions and thought provoking mediums where we are able to share stories, experiences and life.
tête-à-tête &PLATE was born through my fascination of the French proverbial way of living and the innate inquisition of a child always on the trail of adventure and cusp of discovery and learning. We often overlook the simple beauty in everyday life which is something I wanted to bring attention to. There is an incredible amount of wander that can come from something so seemingly insignificant and mundane to the naked eyes and our preconceived perceptions.
The way I view tête-à-tête &PLATE is like my kitchen. Where inspiration, experimentation and characters come to life. There is beautiful lyricism in the act of creating something in the kitchen and that is what I strongly feel this publication resembles, as we try to endeavour into taking time to pay attention to the little accents that are all part of a wondrous creation.
The truth is found behind the act of existing and living being two completely different things. As the ever so wise Oscar Wilde wrote:
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
It requires a lot of human element to be continuously conscious and be truly receptive to our senses of smell, touch, taste, sight and hearing. Which is why I created a space where people with the inquisition and desire to share, understand and learn can find others with the same desire to explore.
Aside from the lazy, lounge-y sunday-feel indulgences alike the comfort of plush pillows and fine linen, endless cups of hot tea and genuine laughter, one of life's greatest instances is the fulfilment of sharing indulgent conversation and food with likened minds - the most fitting pair anyone could of ever asked for. There is an undeniable synergy between the two where each inspires the other creating a beautifully nurtured relationship.
tête-à-tête &PLATE is an ode to the appreciation of all things well considered, the beauty within life's simplistic offerings, indulgences and also the honest, conscious mind with a curious spirit.
I have been so fortunate to have gathered many experiences that have shaped my approach to living and to be able to share this space with you all. It brings me such sheer joy to finally open the doors to my kitchen where great things come to life. I do hope you treasure our company and conversation.
With insurmountable gratitude and elation.
Editor & Curator