Instagram 2016-08-31 23:59:08

Earl Grey tea, crystalized violet, passion fruit, ginger — there’s no limit to what confectionary wizard Oonagh Simms (@themarshmallowist) whips into her gourmet marshmallows. “With marshmallows you can be as experimental as you want to be,” says Oonagh, who trained as a patisserie and chocolatier in Paris before opening her own marshmallow stall on Portobello Road in London. She only uses fresh fruits, organic herbs and boutique alcohols: “We deliberately make them a little bit larger, there are four to five bites per marshmallow, so that the flavor profiles come out quite differently in each bite.” The key to growing her business has been collaborating with fellow local merchants — like @gfsmithpapers, the artisan papersmiths behind her packaging. “It’s quite tricky to make a cube look interesting bunches and bunches of times! But we’re always taking new pictures and it’s the best way to connect with the fans of the Marshmallowist.”
Photo by @themarshmallowist

National Geographic 2016-08-31 23:56:12

Video by @pedromcbride // “The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it.”— Teddy Roosevelt.
This overlook is the site of a tramway called the Grand Escalade which is proposed to take up to 10,000 people a day down to the Colorado River and Little Colorado River confluence inside the Grand Canyon — a place considered spiritually sacred by the tribes of the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni and more. This development is on the Navajo Nation’s land on the border of Grand Canyon National Park and many Navajo including the current president are opposed to this project. Others, including the developers, see huge economic benefit. If interested in lending your voice to this issue and the future of the Grand Canyon, go to @pedromcbride to learn more. Public comment ends this Saturday. #chasingrivers #grandcanyon