We had the good fortune of connecting with LUANA BUDANI and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi LUANA, we’d love to hear what makes you happy.
I get genuinly happy when something i say or do helps another person. Either being a recipe I teach on my. online platforms that really helps someone or giving advice to a friend that really needs support; these things give me true fulllfillment. This is why I love my youtube and instagram community. Something that to me might be “easy” for another person it might be insightful and very useful. Getting comments from my subscribers saying that a recipe changed their lives, that they’re no longer going to but “x” because they can now make it at home and they even like it better, makes me VERY happy!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I think that what sets me apart from others is that I do not pretend to have things all figured out nor do I pretend to be perfect or do things perfectly. I have no interest in that; really. I am a mom who loves to cook and bake and I share what I learned in all my years experimenting. I share recipes that I have been making for many years (some newer) that I love and that my family and friends love as well. I think that it is nice to learn from someone that “messed up” many times and is teaching you the version that succeeded. It’s not always easy, it’s definitely a lot of steps to getting a video up and it is definitely difficult when I come across a “bad” comment. I am a very sensitive person and it really hurts my feelings if I receive one. However, I have been learning to not attach to that or have it affect me at all. Since I have been putting content online, I continue to learn that if I am happy with my content, if my content helps and adds value to someone, that’s plenty and my mission is fulfilled! I also keep learning to be patient, to stay focused, and not get discouraged. It is easy to compare yourself to others online, feel like you’re not growing like others, etc. I just try not to even look at what other people do; I stay in my lane and practice living the journey with patience and joyfulness.
I want the world to know that I am someone who loves to help and wants people to feel good. Making something that they used to eat in Argentina at home that they maybe haven’t had in a while, it’s a great feeling! I like sharing recipes that people never thought they could make at home and suddenly they did and they love them they come out great and it becomes something they make often for their family; i truly love that!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would show them all the tourist areas including Santa Monica, Venice, Malibu Melrose, Hollywood. Beverly Hills, The Grove.
I would make special time to visit farmers’ markets on Sunday because it is so great to see fresh products and the people who grow them. There are also yummy treats so as we walk, we could be “munching” on something!
I love to try coffee and my favorite places are Menotti’s, Urth Cafe, and Inteligencia. I also think LA is full of wonderful yoga studios and would for sure take my friend to a special beach Yoga class.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
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