Welcome to Feast + West! I’m Susannah Brinkley Henry, a graphic designer and a food & travel blogger based in Charlotte, N.C.
For me, food, design and travel all intersect in a really fascinating way. I find that traveling gives me inspiration in my design work, as well as new dishes and drinks to try making at home.
Whenever I am feeling stuck or uninspired at my desk or in the kitchen, a good dose of travel — even a quick road trip across town — is an indulgence that fixes me right up.
Feast + West is my blog where I write about these adventures. Here you’ll find recipes, travel guides and tips for cooking and entertaining to help you indulge in your life, too.
I’m a half-South African, half-Southern gal and a native of Charlotte. (We natives are unicorns, I hear.)
I’m a self-taught baker and cook, though I did go to bartending school after college. My South African mother, who has cordon bleu chef training, taught me to love cooking.
As a child, my family was fortunate to travel often, instilling in me an adoration for new places and cultures. Travel never ceases to inspire me.
I also take inspiration from my American family’s treasured recipes. (Hello, great-grandmother’s Russian Tea!) Whenever possible, I use fresh produce from the local farmers market as well as local, artisan ingredients in my recipes.
Good food is meant to be shared, and I don’t think cooking should be difficult or break the bank.
I currently live just outside of Charlotte, in the adorable small town of Belmont, with my husband Chris and our two black-and-white kitties, Pixel and Julep.
About Feast + West
I started Feast + West in January 2014. My recipes have been featured on Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, Mashable and more. Southern Living named me as one of its Bloggers You Should Be Following in 2016.
Most recently, my blog was named a finalist for the 2019 Saveur Blog Awards in the ‘Best Entertaining Blog’ category.
In the spring of 2014 and again in summer 2015, Instagram listed my Instagram account as one of its Suggested Users.
I’m also a member of Charlotte Food Bloggers, a local blogging group in the Queen City.
Want to work together?
I am currently working with select brands for sponsored posts and other custom content. I do not accept guest posts at this time.
If you are looking to collaborate, I’d love to hear from you! Send a note to hello [at] feastandwest [dot] com and let’s talk!
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Feast + West is a for profit blog, which means I may use affiliate links or post sponsored content. If you purchase a product through an affiliate link, your cost will be the same but Feast + West will automatically receive a small commission. All sponsored content is posted with thought, care and consideration (for myself, my readers and the brands I work with). I will always disclose this, and I would never advertise anything I wouldn’t honestly use myself or recommend to my friends and family. All thoughts and opinions are my own, and I greatly appreciate your support!
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