Entrepreneurial Dreams ~ From Budapest

July 20, 2012 by

If you're like me, you have a dream for your life and career, that is bigger, broader and more you than what is currently happening today.  Maybe you see yourself on TV, or as a best-selling author.  Perhaps your dream is to own a clothing line, or all natural make-up products or come up the the latest (and needed) tech gadget.

One of my dreams is to own a specialty foods boutique--shocker I know.  Until I have my own Divine Living (TM) storefront, I'm obsessed with other foodie entrepreneurs who have already made their flagship food stores a reality. 

Meet my friend, Zoltan Konrady of Konrady Foods, and welcome to his specialty food shop in Budapest, Hungary.

Visiting my friend Zoltan Konrady's specialty food shop in Budapest


Zoltan imports, Joselito products from Spain, what many consider to be, "the most delicious ham in the world" http://www.joselito.com/eng/elalma_espiritu.htm


A view from the case: meats with wine pairings...brilliant!


For those who are in the mood for white meat...


Bring these on a picnic or add them to a charcuterie tray


Now, over to the pantry part of the store...

Salt with Black Truffles


Beautiful egg pasta from Italy


Love this! Just add this peach mix to Champagne and voila...a bellini!


Next, Zoltan took us over to his bakery for breakfast...

I enjoyed this elegant macchiato


Great men waiting for their breakfast.  (My husband on the left, Zoltan on the right)


Breakfast course #1


Breakfast course #2


 And then, the grand finale!


I'd love to hear what your entrepreneurial dreams are.  Please leave a comment below and share you with the world!

Much love,

Gina DeVee


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  1. Ali Roth

    Hello Gina,

    Look out Annie Leibovitz! You are quite becoming the photographer. I wanted to let you know how appreciative I am of the way you seem to speak to each of the hundreds of woman on the call in such a personal specific way. It boggles the mind.

    Your guidance last week and wisdom were/are invaluable. Your smile is always so twinkling in your photos.


  2. Victoria Player

    Humm Gina, I'm getting a feel now for the new direction you're going in. Very YOU! Joselito... arguably the finest ham in the world although I must confess I am yet try it (shame, shame, know my name!)

    P.S. - Love Glenn's comment about the diet. I had been thinking to myself how on earth you manage to consume all of the gorgeous food without being the size of a house!

  3. Jeannette

    When I read your big dream I felt tingles (in a good way!) flow through my being. I've been following you for the the past year and your big dream seems so fitting! I too am a bit of a foodie and I absolutely adore spending more time than is needed in any market I step foot into :) I feel that over history food has lost the meaning and sacredness it represents in different traditions and cultures and speciality food shops bring that back. Love!! Of course you will be successful in your big dream and I look forward to flying in from wherever I am in the world to check it out!

    • ginaratliffe

      Thanks for your kind words, Jeannette! Now, what's YOUR big dream?

      • Jeannette

        my big dream...to create a beautiful space for women to gather, to help one another and help other women globally. I've been working on my business plan and creating a vision board of this space. It will happen very soon and I am looking forward to when I am ready to fully share it with everyone 😉

  4. ali lukacsy

    Great post and amazing photos, Gina. I'm a new fan of your blog and have long been lusting over the photos of food and travels that Zoltan has on facebook. I hope to return to Budapest one day to visit the other Ali and family! Cheers!

    • ginaratliffe

      Welcome Ali! I write 6 days a week...so you can always stop by for fun and inspiration, or subscribe via the RSS and you'll get it sent to you when the posts are made. Stay in touch! GDV

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