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Behind the Blog of ARE Living

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ARE Living is home to Artful Wellness, Real Food, and Enchanted Gardening. Take a peek behind the blog!

We ARE Ashley, Rose, and Ermis. Welcome to our blog!

We ARE three friends living in Turkey with a combined passion for art, yoga, great food, accessible recipes using seasonal fruits and veggies, gardening, caring for plants, and creative, healthy living with a focus on inner wellness.

We ARE balanced by each other.

We ARE inspired by daily life.

We ARE Living.

Meet the Are Living Team!

Ashley Altan is an author, food photographer, and prize-winning recipe writer. She has a strong desire to transform common, traditional ingredients into delicious, wholesome meals for her family. If there’s one thing she’s learned, it’s that eating good food can brighten even the darkest of days. Follow her tasty adventures @ashley.altan

Rose Margaret Deniz is an artist, writer, and yoga instructor @roselayoga. The farm-girl turned expat has been gluten-free for over 12 years, and can be found in her kitchen whipping up seasonal meals for her bilingual family, growing herbs in her garden, painting and writing in her studio, and practicing yoga. She takes delight in daily rituals that bring artful wellness, peace and serenity. Some of her favorite things: growing pumpkins and sweet potatoes, journaling and drawing in her sketchbook, cross-stitching, making herbal tinctures, and teaching yoga. For more on her home-grown life abroad, view her portfolio here and follow her @rosedeniz 

Ermis Rezaei is a plant lover and gardener who creates an enchanting garden full of intoxicating flowers, seasonal vegetables, healing herbs, and an ever growing number of avocado trees. She is a chef of delicious Persian cuisine and has a talent for creating warm, welcoming and sacred interior spaces. To get a glimpse of her colorful world, follow her @ems_food_culture