@AsianBarbieLife photographing cookies for a partner for the SandyByTheBay.com blog. San Francisco, California.

@AsianBarbieLife photographing cookies for a partner for the SandyByTheBay.com blog. San Francisco, California.

ABOUT

@AsianBarbieLife on Instagram is a modern art project that showcases the daily life of a food photographer and journalist through the perspective of an Asian American Barbie. ABL is inspired by @SocalityBarbie's depiction of the lives of millennials and modern-day hipsters. Named LVV or LaVraieVie, (meaning "real life" in French), some believe that she is the alter ego of the founder of Sandy By The Bay. LVV has 3 dogs named Bubble Tea (Bichon Frise), Milk Tea and Macarons (twin chihuahuas). Like her creator, Sandy, LVV is passionate about photographing food and can be seen traveling to other parts of the country, including New York, Los Angeles and San Diego.

ABL includes inspirational quotes and positive messages to encourage you, cheer you up and get you through the day. A lot of thought has been put into each and every quote that has been chosen to accompany each photo, even down to the location.

Most of the food that gets featured on ABL is real and edible (except for the coffee). ABL is an brand extension of @SFFoodPhotograhy, as it simultaneously features a partner's products along with @SFFoodPhotography. Just like many food photographers and bloggers, ABL features strategic food partners, restaurants and shops, and stays on top of the latest Instagram photography trends, including photos of overhead shots, food in hand shots, close-ups of food and homemade recipes that link back to the blog. 

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LVV enjoying a cup of coffee in Oakland, California.

LVV enjoying a cup of coffee in Oakland, California.

PARTNERSHIPS

As of December 2016, ABL has started to strategically partner with key brands to grow brand awareness and increase user engagement. Our first brand partner is Sharetea, a Taiwanese based bubble tea company that focuses on creating delicious asian dessert drinks from high quality tea and fresh ingredients. If you're interested in collaborating and getting your brand, restaurant or shop featured through this account, please contact me.

Recent Sharetea Collaboration: