Welcome to my blog! I’m Olivia Schonert aka Spice and Olives on Instagram. I launched Spice and Olives in 2018 originally under the name Miami Veggie Queen while I was working as an administrator in an understaffed and stuffy office. Spice and Olives began as a way for me to express my love of vegetarian food and photography and to give me something to do that didn’t involve pushing papers. I dove into the foodie scene head first and found a world that I felt I was meant to be a part of.
Along the way, I discovered I loved the creativity and artistic aspect of food photography. My focus quickly shifted from taking pictures at restaurants on my phone to creating beautiful food scenes that connect with audiences on a visceral level. My main goal is to showcase vegetarian food as a wildly beautiful myriad of flavors and colors and textures and not as the rabbit food people make it out to be.
I hope you enjoy what you see here!