Meet Chelsea Neff, the florist-turned wellness guru behind Pine Studios in New York. She answers 6 questions on New Year's resolutions, motherhood and her new zine, "Salad".
1) How did your work in floral design evolve into a passion for food and holistic nutrition?
Moving from New York to the South was the catalyst for my transition from floral design to food and holistic nutrition. Once I moved down south I found there weren’t many healthy options. But the move gave me the opportunity to build a garden and slow down to learn more about food and nutrition. It has since become my main priority :)
2) What health & wellness intentions have you set for 2022?
For 2022 my goals are to:
- Start every morning with a reading and devotional from the bible to set my mind right.
- Make more meals at home with produce I've grown from my garden.
- Be intentional about daily vitamin intake :)
- Move my body daily, work out intentionally 4 days a week.
And most of all, be consistent!
3) How has becoming a mom changed how you think about food?
Becoming a mother has driven me to be consistent with health and wellness. It has motivated me to feed myself and my family a well nourished diet every day.
4) What do you like about your Inka products?
Because I grow a lot of produce at home, I enjoy being able to rinse and store my veggies once picked from the garden :) Inka Food Containers help me organize my fridge, which gives me clarity throughout busy weeks.
5) What was the inspiration behind your salad zine?
SALAD is just a fun little guy to help others get inspired in the kitchen– made out of my passion for creating things and sharing them with the world. I also think cookbooks and recipes can be intimidating, so I focused on making a Zine that was colorful and fun. Making meals should always be enjoyable!
6) What is a favorite food you remember eating as a child?
Not much tops a New Jersey bagel.