Hi lovely people! I'm Massiel, welcoming you to my culinary journey :) If you are wondering, Massiel means "She who fell from the stars". I love baking, cooking, food styling, photography and especially the artistic approach of presenting food.
"Falling From Stars" is my food blog where you can find a range of easy recipes, food styling photography tips, workshops, "behind the scenes" and many more sections. Thank you for stopping by and happy browsing.
Three years ago, May 2015, right after starting my post-doctoral research project, I wanted to make a special gift for my husband's aunt for Mother's day. Inspired by many cake designers on IG, I prepared a cupcake flower bouquet. I can't forget the way people were looking and asking if the flowers were real and if it was for sale! This incident brought me so much happiness & made me think... Why not proceed and try again given that my first attempt was that successful!
As for my professional background, I hold a PhD in Energetics and Process Engineering and I have spent a lot of time doing chemical and physical experiments in the lab during my 8 academic years. So baking and cooking for me are a similar type of "tasty" experiments to share with my family and friends. I'm a wife and a mother of an exceptional 2-year-old baby boy. And right after becoming a mom (a year after) I started looking for a job in my field and during this period, I focused on baking, photography and food styling to release my stress.
But why blogging *now*?
I believe that everything happens for a reason and there are signs everywhere, we just need to decode them from time to time. I believe this is the right time to start a new experience in my life, which is blogging and sharing not only my photos with you, but also my thoughts and happy vibes through my blog posts. I'm a person who loves to share and enjoys every discovery.
I hope you will enjoy exploring my blog as much as I enjoyed taking each photo and doing each setup and I'm looking forward to hear your thoughts about it.
Meanwhile, be happy and keep shining :)
She who fell from the stars