Welcome, my name is Soffia Wardy, and my partner’s name is, Pepper Weinglass. We love to cook, entertain and travel. I love the savory side of the palate and Pepper the sweet, so it’s the perfect plate-full.
I have been fortunate enough to live in several countries Italy, Switzerland, and Mexico. Through our travels, we have honed our cooking skills and love to experiment with new ideas, global ingredients, and techniques. I’m passionate about maintaining a well-stocked pantry. I love to whip up a great meal almost as much as I love to plan an elaborate dinner party.
My professional experience has been diverse. I almost attended Georgetown University to study international law but instead, worked in the fashion industry. Spending over a decade collaborating with my Dad in his luxury retail fashion business, Amen Wardy, Newport Beach and Beverly Hills. I then went on to design and manufacture a collection of luxury linens and decorative pillows, and later denim sportswear in the US, Mexico and China. Before relocating back to Aspen, I established a bi-lingual medical answering service, “MedConnectUSA.” I then re-joined Amen Wardy Aspen, to launch an online presence and magazine about entertaining, food, and lifestyle which has now become, Soffia Wardy | The Art of Living Well.
Pepper shares my retail background, for many years she had Peps clothing store in Aspen and along with her ex-husband went on to start Boogie’s Diner, Aspen. She is also a jewelry designer and an artist, not only in her use of flavors, colors, textures and culinary presentations but with some of the spectacular photography featured on this site.
We hope to entice you with thoughts and ideas on cooking, entertaining and travel. We invite you to share your thoughts, take a look and Be Inspired!