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the wonderous life of gabby mata 


life story

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hi! i’m gabby and welcome to san antonio lovelist, a blog about the best food, best treats, and best experiences in san antonio. I have a background in photography, music journalism, copy editing and writing; and now i have a place to share them with you. i believe that kismet leads to the unknown and that kismet lead you to me. i hope you find what you’re looking for in the little pieces I have for you.

music is a huge part of my life. i was gifted a book: 1000 albums you must hear before you die, a couple years ago and have decided to showcase my experience in listening to them. taking each album and seeing how it impacts my life. i should also mention now that I have a condition or gift called synesthesia and that’s why music is so important.

also, i’m going to include things about san antonio, the city where i live. recipes, photography, and travel will round out the blog to add some more balance.  but between you and me i’m going to cover all your best san antonio foodie needs. you’ll never go hungry again. ok, maybe you’ll feel hungry during the page but as a true san antonionian you’ll have access to a whole assortment of food in the countdown city.

i would like to show you that there’s more to life that the expectations set to us by society. i describe myself as a rule-bender, biophile and sometimes funny and believe that’s how you’ll get through life in the best way.

if you’d like to collaborate or sweep me up and use my craftiness i should let you know the technical stuffs now. i have a degree in english from the university of texas at san antonio with a concentration in creative writing; with some of my writings featured on the music blog, and the local alt-weekly website, if you want to make sure I’m not just making stuff up you can head onto my works page and browse through the links.

after all i am because of you.

about my review policy: 

i purchase the majority of the things reviews on the blog unless otherwise stated. some of the companies i've partnered with include influenster, smiley360 and bzzzagent to review products for them in which case i'll disclose it. 

about my free stuff policy:

i also like to post about products i've tried. I will always indicate with a “a/d” if I received an item for free, in exchange for a review or exposure on this blog. pr samples or sponsored posts will also be clearly marked and categorized, according to FTC standards. as always, the opinions are one hundred percent my own and not influenced by prior love for the brand.

for collaboration opportunities, please contact me here

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this privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on February 12, 2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact me directly here: gabby[at]salovelist[dot]com.

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