We had the good fortune of connecting with Sebastian Espejo and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sebastian, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I was born in Miami, raised in Connecticut and am of Cuban, Mexican, Irish, and French-Canadian decent. My food and lifestyle blog @preppy.in.miami encapsulates all of my heritages and allows me to reach out to family from all of those countries for fun and easy recipes! Being raised in Connecticut, I was brought up with New England cordiality and style which is also incorporated in my blog through my fashion choices!

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My blog @preppy.in.miami is used as a platform to showcase talent through food, style, and music with myself as the creative director and other colleagues willing to have their stories posted. I also have 4 years of catering experience and I and in the process for preppy.in.miami to have a website so clients can hire me for catering small dinner parties and events. Preppy is not only a fashion trend but it is classy, consistent, and authentic; three things I like to categorize my page on. I use those three things through my cooking, my music, and who I am in real life. I work at J Crew which is where the preppy style is key and grew up in Connecticut so I’d say it’s pretty much who I am. Superficiality and authenticity can overlap, but preppy.in.miami strives to be as authentic and raw as I am.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
When I have friends that visit Miami I make sure there’s a balance between sightseeing, food, and entertainment. I love live music so if there’s ever an orchestra performing at New World I like taking a picnic blanket and spread of snacks to watch the live stream on the wall cast outside at New World Symphony on Miami Beach. In Miami you have to have Cuban food so it is key to go to little Havana, walk around and then grab a bite to eat at Cafe La Trova for not only incredible Cuban Food, but live Cuban Music and an “hora loca” in the back room where it is a Miami 80s dance party! To see art and incredible murals on buildings, you would need to visit Wynwood and grab a paleta at Morelia which is a total dessert phenomenon!! If you want to go to the beach and avoid the loud crowd, North Beach and Surfside not only have crystal clear water, but great restaurants like Taquiza on Ocean Terrace (best tacos in Miami).

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
One of my closest friends, Melanie Zajac and my biggest mentor in business and lifestyle, Martha Stewart.

Instagram: preppy.in.miami

Linkedin: Sebastian Espejo

Facebook: Sebastian Espejo

Image Credits
Catherin Meza

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