Oct 05 2013

Hola amigos, in this third travel collaboration Daniela Pacheco takes us to a nordic paradise. Get yourself cozy with a cup of tea and read her adventures.

Where do you think she will take us next time? – Heidi

Mostly I travel by myself, usually making some stops to visit friends that live in other cities or countries. I never planned it that way, it just happened and now it’s how I usually plan my trips and I enjoy it very much.

I get to have all the freedom to organize myself, to go wherever I want and wonder around as I please, stopping to see all the things I find interesting for as long as I need. And then, while visiting friends, I get to feel as if I were home, visit local spots, traditional smells, and every day views, meeting little treasures often missed by tourists while running around one museum to the next and accommodating all the group interests.  Lately I can also get to bring my work with me, and I offer some photo shootings every place I go, so for some days I even feel as if I actually lived in that place. (hint people! stay in touch with Daniela at her fb page to see where is she going next time and possibly you can get a pro photoshoot!). just saying – heidi


Feb 18 2013

I find markets are a wonderful way to understand a culture and its people. The colors, flavors, aromas and noises (or lack of them) awaken all of our senses and help us travel through emotions and feelings.  My first memory of a market is how much I liked when my mom bought us a fruit salad with honey and whipped cream in San Pedro de los Pinos market (I know, it was a sugar bomb, I know). I feel warmth when I think about the foamy hot chocolate in Oaxaca’s market and I still miss strawberry season and how the seller would look for the best avocados for the mexican girl (me) in my neighborhood market in Madrid.


Hola amigos. KUNG HEI FAT CHOI!. Happy Chinese New Year!. We are starting the year of the water snake with our third monthly collaboration; one I am delighted to share with you all, my dear Singaporean friend Juliana Loh, a seasoned marketing and social media consultant and creative writer will be posting some of her cherished Asian recipes. For this collab, Jules will be cooking while I will style and photograph the process. Hope you all love this new contribution.

Let´s go!.

My first collaboration with my food adventure partner in crime Heidi of Aromas&Sabores who’s kindly taken me under her wings to teach me the ropes of making food pictures look nice through styling, lighting and photography!

This Chinese New Year falls on Feb 10, the year of the water snake, which the almanacs and horoscopes seem to say good things about!

This is one of the earliest recipes I learnt from my Mother as a child and she repeatedly says the most important thing is the seasoning and marinate and always taste to intuitively adjust the flavours. This version here is my mother’s own Singaporean recipe, very similar to the Hong Kong wonton (馄饨 húntun in Mandarin) version which also includes fresh shrimps to the filling mix. The full shrimps filling ones are called 水饺 shuî jîao in Mandarin,pronounced sui kow in Cantonese- and always comes with a bowl of soup.


Jan 21 2013

We have a new fun spin on Aromas&Sabores. Starting from today we will share a couple of ace collaborations from a unique group of creatives, colleagues and friends that have just so much to share about their work and lives. We´re hoping these contributions will spark and encourage your talents. Our first Co+lab is from a very dear friend of mine, Miss Daniela Pacheco, an expert family portrait photographer. Please, give her a warm welcome!.

Hello Aromas & Sabores readers! Oh, I’m so honored that my talented friend and colleague Heidi has invited me to participate and collaborate in her wonderful blog, this opportunity is both exciting and a huge responsibility for me.

So far I’ve written only a little about my experiences while developing my business as a family portrait photographer in my blog. I love it because I’m able to share a little about me and what I get to experience while working with wonderful families but there is a lot about my life outside my job that I don’t get to share. This collaboration means to me a huge space to share my other passion, where most of my resources go, what I dream and plan for. Travel!!!


Nov 26 2012

Senado Square is possibly after Saint Paul´s Ruins the most photographed and visited touristic spot in our tiny Ville Casino. With that, of course, comes plenty of disagreeable experiences like massive crowds, noise and all sorts of contamination. Yes, to tell you the truth that little square can be become an unbearable hell.

It can also be a quiet calm paradise if you know how and when to visit it. And it so worth it because Senado Square holds just so much history. History that will tell you, if you are eager and patient to listen, so many stories about how Macau and (modern) East was created.


Aromas 'n Sabores is a collection of moments, places, cities, people and recipes that nourishes the heart and soul.