I love you with all my belly. I would say heart, but my belly is bigger.
Hi, I’m Stephanie - a serial artistic entrepreneur having spent the last ten years building businesses and brands centered around the theme of helping. Among other things, my career has included writing a (now sold out hardcover) free-from cookbook, launching an online recipe platform called HELPINGS, and founding a vegan chocolate brand (KAAKAO) that sold in stores all over the UK.
I built a career around helping others, without knowing how to help myself - until I did.
Much of my work has been inspired by a desire to help myself. I was born with severe eczema, asthma, and nearly every allergy under the sun, and spent years trying to heal—physically, mentally and emotionally—from the challenges brought on by my conditions.
Despite my professional success, in early 2019 I found myself in a dark place and I was forced to take a break. My health conditions spiralled out of control, I felt suicidal and I finally realized that I was addicted to scratching my skin. I spent the following four years recovering, and finally found my way back to joyful living through the creation of my alter ego, The Sticky Fairy.
If you want to impress me with your car, it better be a food truck.
Throughout the years, cooking has always been one of my biggest passions and hobbies. It's part of my DNA, and I've been creating alternative recipes since 2010. The e-book I'm writing is inspired my Finnish heritage and my intention is to publish 100 quick, easy and delicious recipes that cover different diets and needs (gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, yeast-free, nut-free and vegan options). The majority of the recipes are plant-based with some meat, fish and chicken primarily designed for improved gut-health.
Random things about me:
My favourite drink is strong Earl Grey tea with hot almond milk. And I drink it out of a soup bowl.
I'm a sucker for good pens and markers. Usually, I try dozens before finding one that hits the sweet spot
I wish I owned a white duck. Instead, I watch cute duck videos.
I can get lost in flea markets and thrift shops for hours. All my plates are second hand.
I'm born and bred in Finland, the happiest country in the world
I love actual books and have written one. Every morning I read paper copies for an hour
Warm floors are the best. And I dislike cold feet. (Not that I get them 😜)
I speak five languages and no stranger has ever guessed where I'm from