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About Vanessa Martine

About Vanessa Martine

Hey ya’ll, I’m Vanessa or Nessa the quirky girl behind The Creole Flamingo!

A little about me:  I was born and raised in south Louisiana in a small town called New Roads in Pointe Coupee parish. Which is west of Baton Rouge (as they say back home…”Across the Mississippi River”). In 2011, I transplanted to Music City – Nashville, Tennessee. In Nashville is where I met my husband, who swept me off of my feet and we tied the knot in October 2017. It’s just us and my 10-year old furbaby, Phoebe. I’m a housewife, cook, blogger/writer and enjoying my new home in Clarksville, TN.

When I’m not occupying myself with housewife or writing duties:

Love drinking a good glass of wine (stay tune for future posts on pairing wine with food).

Coffee is everything

RealityTV is a guilty pleasure

HGTV gives me decorating fever

Food Network & almost any cooking show always motivate me to try something new. My favorite shows are The Pioneer Woman; Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Iron Chef America and Guy’s Big Bites

Attending a live music concert and jamming to music while cooking gives me life