Behind The Lens #59: Smoothie Queen Adrienn Toth

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Meet Adrienne Toth is the creative mind and passionate soul behind, Laforance. Her work is dedicated to healthy living and zero waste plastic-free lifestyle. She shares healthy smoothie recipes, healthy and eco-living tips with her audience. Ada’s work to reduce our environmental footprint is inspiring and if you want to learn more, keep on reading!

What did you do in university?

During my education, I always studied in an art school that started with music and ended in design. I know when I was six that I want to be a graphic designer ( because I really liked that big folder that the art students carried. I did get a few setbacks, but in the end, I made it to one of the country’s most respected art schools for the first try, so that was a big confirmation to me that I’m on the right path.  

I probably could spend my uni years a bit more productive, but I still have no regrets for those years and the risk I took. I always left my school projects to the very last minute, as I was more creative under pressure. Going to an art university with a Graphics mager is a serious task as especially when you throw an evening school in the mix as I did. So I can study animation and web design.

Overall those years shaped me the most. And teached by being a creative mind is not nearly enough to make it. I have to work as hard as I can to find the right career path. 

What are the things that matter to you the most?

I’m fortunate enough to have unconditional continued support from whenever I need it or not from my family. That fore family is always my number one priority. Living and working in London can really take away quality time that can be spent with my loved ones. Probably this was one of the reasons that motivated me the most to start building my own business and jump out of the nine to five to a freelancing boat. 

I can imagine my life without animals. I always had pets growing up, and now my cat is like my child. ( don’t come after me! Research shows that cats can develop the same bond with the owner as relatives do!) I do have big plans for 2020 and the following years that involve a mission to protect and rebuild our environment not just for us or the next generation but for the animals too. 

What does a typical day in your week look like?

Ohh, it’s always changing. But lately, most of my days look something like this.  

My schedule starts around half-past seven in the morning. Water and coffee to get my body and brain ready for the day. I get dressed, and I usually start working around eight in the morning. I’m the most productive in the morning, so if I have to finish up some blog posts or shoot some images, I like to get it done before the day really begins.

Around eleven is I make myself breakfast juice or just having some fruits lately. Then back to work. Sometimes I have meetings or a restaurant review or events to attend, but this is the beauty of what I’m doing. I do have the flexibility to adjust my day accordingly. 

I also like to get at least an hour of exercise done every day. It can be a walk in my local park while I’m listening to some podcasts or some weight exercise at home. I am planning to get up even earlier so I can start regularly doing morning yoga too.

For lunch and dinner, if I been home all day, I like to cook for myself as I find it not just relaxing but more joyful to eat a homemade meal. 

 I also try to tidy up my apartment every evening, so when I wake up the next day, everything is clean and ready. If I want to catch up on some series or watch a movie I only do in the evening, I have no tv during the day policy when I’m working. And to close my day after a shower, and my thirty minutes skincare routine. I like to meditate before I go to sleep so my mind can calm down and have a good night rest. 

Are there key people or books that have moulded you?

I always had a pretty clear idea of what I like and what I don’t and had a hard time when somebody said otherwise. Also, as long as I can remember, I have tried to do what others don’t. Probably that’s why I like extreme sports so much growing up all my classmates had subscribed to teen magazines I had snowboard and skating ones dropped in our mail box.

I went to the Rolling Stones concert when I was sixteen. If somebody said this is not for you, I did everything to prove it wrong. But I don’t think I ever had any row model or book that shaped me so significantly. I’m not sure if it is a good or a bad thing but I do consider myself a unique soul that knows what she wants. 

Tell us something we don’t know about the creator’s work?

I think with social media, everyone has an opportunity to show their creative side. But because everybody is doing so now, sometimes with the wrong intentions behind people started to respect less and less the creative work/mind behind it. 

When people are asking me what I do, if I say I’m an influencer or a blogger, the reaction is almost degrading. My work requires so much more than taking beautiful images. And I don’t know how to describe it in one word. Designer? Artist? 

I’m an editor, a designer, a brand manager, a CEO consultant, PR representative, a marketer, and the list can go on and on.

I feel like being a creative mind who acts on it when the inspiration is calling, one of the hardest but most rewarding things I have ever done. Waking up every day thinking I can’t believe I got paid to do something that comes to me as easy as breathing is truly magical. 

How has your experience been in building your health community online?

I have a relatively small but fast-growing little community online. I think when you are sharing what you know and genuinely passionate about, people can feel it and respect it. So much so that they want to know more and become part of this community. I have grown up with an eating disorder ( I haven’t eaten any fruits or veggies till five years ago. AT ALL).

Overcome this and going plant-based all by myself  it’s a unique and inspiring story that I believe many people can relate to. And by sharing my journey, I hope to inspire more and more people to believe they can do it too.  

We hope you enjoyed it and we thank Adrienn Toth for this interesting interview.

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Instagram: @laforance

Website: Laforance

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