As different as Peas & Carrots, Robin and Ally, ignite conversation, and nurture great relationships over FABULOUS FOOD!
Robin and Ally met through Food Network, and a vibrant friendship was born. Ally spent the first half of her life as a psychologist, while Robin, a hairdresser, both dynamic platforms for endless conversation, but they each found it far more gratifying to arouse exciting visual storytelling over fabulous food. After all, it IS where people Conversate, Commiserate, and Communicate!
We create stories and scenarios around everyday people, cook something special, and simply let the camera roll and capture unscripted stories, laughter, and a few morsels of good-ole-fashion wisdom.
Who needs a stage or a studio when beautiful eye-candy is all around us! Whether its an old tobacco barn picnic among friends, a marina tapas meal with a mix of generation hotties, or a roaring fire on a cold winter's day; there is a story to tell, something fabulous to eat, and lots of beauty to ignite the imagination.
I am one of the lucky 60-year old’s, that is surrounded by the energy and current pulse of Millennials! I learn so much from their points of view of the world as it is ever changing before my old-world views, just as I realize that they seem genuinely interested in my old world wisdom. Life is funny like that! “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”
In many of the storytelling to come, I will particularly introduce you to the beautiful vibrant people in my life, of ALL ages!
Forty years a hairdresser, and I lent my ear far more than I did my talent! Having retired my scissors more than ten years ago, I disappeared to Brazil, sat daily in front of paradise, and wrote! As I captured a multitude of stories on paper, I knew I was far too active to simply sit and write. And so, I moved back home to Maryland, took up ‘every’ aspect of filmmaking, and here I am, with my newly found passion for visual storytelling. And as the saying goes… “Let Me Entertain You”!
Raised in a Mediterranean influenced home, I learned to cook everything from scratch. My style of cooking evolved as I embraced numerous ethnic cultures into my life. I like for food to be healthy, beautiful, and edgy! I am not your “comfort food” gal. Having made nut milks long before they were ever found on grocery shelves, nuts and legumes into butters and pastes, long before ‘y’all’ ever heard of hummus or almond butter, I have incorporated my old-world knowledge of food, into today’s trendy nouveau cuisines.
When I do interviews or film stories, you’ll learn something new about me…yes, Ally & Life …that’s what I want…to get you to dig into the heart and soul of me and learn more about my insane love of food, travel, and life. That’s what food’s about…connecting our spirits and souls.
May I never run out of stories to tell, people to embrace, or something delicious to cook!
After working months on the manuscript, taking thousands of photographs, having major dishpan hands, making so many trips to grocery stores that folks thought I was stalking them, spending more on food than you can shake a stick at, working with cover designers, editors and great folks at the Cedar Fort Publishing & Media, and more~~the cookbook is now on Amazon! Just in time for holiday gifting ***pitter patter goes my heart***
Ally’s been blazing the culinary home cook scene winning accolades for her innovative recipes in cooking contests like the prestigious Dole California Cook-Off, Gallo Family Vineyards, Fiji Water, World Food Championships and many more. She’s now the first-ever social media ambassador for Dole Packaged Foods, is a regular contributor to the International Housewares Association’s ‘Inspired Homes’ and has nearly one million devoted Boho followers who love her style, panache and twist on living and life!
The sum of all we are can sometimes be served up on a plate of something memorable from our childhood.
Who likes to exercise?
I'll take my health routine with a few cubes of ice please!
What happens with the primary ingredient sought after in the kitchen is WINE!
About to get into more heat than the coffee!
Two country girls and a city slicker make for an interesting day in the woods!
Nothing recharges a woman's enthusiasm like girl chatter and fabulous cloths!
What's a tea without a lump of laughter!
Conversations with my younger self.
Vulnerability is often the scariest thing for us. Ally and Robin share stories about themselves.
A window inside the world that brought Robin Daumit to Filmmaking!
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No two people are alike, and yet the same few threads weave throughout us all: The desire for love and friendship, The need for laughter, and of course LOTS of beauty! Join us on this journey to weave these threads throughout our visual storytelling using film and video as we make friends with YOU.