Under Construction – Renovation at Tiffany’s

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Hello, everyone!!!

It’s been awhile since my last video, but life offline has been quite eventful!

December: I hosted my first live cooking show in San Diego! I also decided to make #HungryNotThirsty a thing.

January: I celebrated my one year YouTube anniversary & hosted my 1st solo pop-up dessert bar via Beats & Brushes in San Diego! I also was approached & approved to become a teacher on Curious.com!

February: I made like a culinary cupid & delivered sweet/salty Valentines Day dishes in LA, LB, OC, & SD (The sale is over, but you can check out the menu here: http://bit.ly/TiffanyIsCupid2015).

In the background, I’ve been connecting with local musicians, artists, & food lovers from all over & reflecting on the next direction for Dining At Tiffany’s.

While it’s always been a possibility, becoming a full-time YouTuber was never the goal of making videos; it’s a big component of what I do, but my mission statement & vision of success is more about the bigger picture of education, empowerment, & enjoyment! Here is a snapshot of the very first business plan I created before I got started:

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In revisiting my creative vision, personal values, & intentional goals, I realized that a lot of them can & should be accomplished in person. I also learned that the best version of a personal business is one that authentically represents the owner’s lifestyle.

(Aside from breaking stereotypes & demolishing tiles for mosaic art projects), one of my favorite activities is connecting people in ways that can help each other grow together toward making dreams reality &, hopefully as a byproduct, make the world a better place. I’ve also been fine-tuning ways to integrate my main commitment of pursuing my Masters in Counseling into my creative work. I used to describe Dining At Tiffany’s as my “side hustle,” but I’ve realized there’s a way to bring both of my passions to the forefront of my priorities. For example, Season 2 – Comfort Food Remix was a great opportunity to apply my coursework and skills I’ve learned now that I’m halfway to my degree. I was pleasantly surprised that sharing my story about overcoming struggles through YouTube and my writing encouraged others to reach out and share with me in turn. As much as I love it when you all cook using my recipes, I find it equally, if not more, fulfilling that I get to connect with a number of you on a deeper, personal level. You all are wonderful. I like you so much! 🙂

As I move forward with Dining At Tiffany’s, I’m blessed to have found the strength, guidance, & motivation to develop a solid plan for making that all happen in an elevated way. There is so much goodness in store to prep & cook up for you all. So BRB, internet! I just need some time away real quick to make these dreams into reality.

Me last night at the very cafe table where I drafted my business plan over a year ago.

Me the other night at the very cafe table where I drafted my business plan over a year ago. #makeithappen #passionplanner

In the meantime, you can find more interactive versions of my cooking videos here, along with tons of other resources to make your own dreams into reality, too! I gotchu ;).

Also, since Dining At Tiffany’s is currently under construction, I’m open and curious about your ideas & feedback. Some of you have approached me about collaborating or being featured in my videos in events. Sound like you? Hit me up (@diningattiffs / DiningAtTiffanys@gmail.com)!

Until next time, I wish you all days & nights full of good food & good conversation. ❤

With love,

Tiffany R.

Dining At Tiffany’s

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