Months ago I was nattering on about something and I described myself as a domestic sensualist. Several readers commented that it sounded like a good blog name . . . and so I filed it away in one of the dustier recesses of my brain. Seeing that the world of blog is an ever-expanding universe, you just never know when you are going to need another blog, right?
Over the past year, I've gotten to know Julochka at Moments of Perfect Clarity -- and discovered someone who is a kindred spirit. Well, she is a much more creative and prolific kindred spirit; so let's call her an inspiration, really. We love lots of the same things -- especially food and books -- and then she loves even more things. We are both rather greedy, really.
Like me, Julochka is a displaced American who has been exploring the world long before blogging made travel so easy. Although she makes her home in Denmark, the place is too small to contain her. Truly. This summer, Julochka pioneered the concept of Blog Camp and I was fortunate enough to spend the weekend with her. Not only did the experience totally DISPROVE my husband's belief that blog friends are not real friends (because they are), but it created this big bubbling energy that continues to impact my life in interesting ways.
Although Julochka speaks fluent Danish now, and has acquired a sense of irony and Scandinavian cool, she still retains that American zest -- and the openness to embrace new people and new ideas. The woman is an absolute whirlwind of collaboration. One evening, her fertile brain was spitting out ideas and she struck on the notion of the two of us starting a foodie blog . . . not just recipes, but also stories, and book reviews, and food politics, and, well, inspiration.
And so, we launch domestic sensualist today. We will be posting every day this week, so Please come and visit us!