“Well, first-things first.
I blatantly stole the name Bang-Bang from Rinko Kikuchi’s character in The Brothers Bloom.
My version adds a hyphen that I feel is vital.”
Hi! My name is Alecia Lott and I was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. I’m a vegan who has a multitude of interests and likes to try new things. I love to stuff my face with falafel, travel whenever I can, cook, write, craft…
My curious nature has taken my career on many, many, many different paths…I’ve been a freelance writer. I’ve been a landlady. I’ve worked at Walt Disney World. I’ve been a mystery shopper. I…could go on but you get the idea.
In 2006, after realizing that the animals I had been eating were no different than the dogs and cats I loved, I instantly became a vegan. With that, my health improved and my life took on a whole new meaning. Food became an even bigger part of my life because, well, it simply had to be. Not that I was complaining!
In 2008, I got a folding table and made a few dozen cupcakes for a street festival. Before I knew it, I was “the cupcake lady,” running a successful vegan cupcake business from my apartment. And that should have been IT for me, right? I was finally being paid to make people happy with my food, and proving how AWESOME vegan baked goods can be.
My then-boyfriend, Andrew, pulled me out of the Midwest and showed me the world. We sold many of our belongings and kept our passports open and ready. Copenhagen, Morocco, Paris (where I started this blog), then a road trip across the US… travel became part of my life instead of just a dream for “one day.”
The best part of traveling was the FOOD I ate! People think that finding vegan food while traveling is difficult but I didn’t think it was that hard. You just have to know where to look.
In early 2012, after spending two months in Barcelona, my now-husband and I moved to Chicago for a year, then San Diego where we live now. We’re feeling pretty settled, but hopefully there will be more travel in the future…
Well, I hope you’ll join me for the rest of my story as I embark on the path toward Yay, Yum, and Yes! Follow me as I figure out what it means to be successful and happy…while remaining well-traveled and well-fed. :)
You can contact me at:
alecia [AT] bangbangsquest.com