Lauren David Lauren David is a Chilean-American freelance writer. Born and raised in the SF Bay Area to a Chilean father and Canadian mother, she's accustomed to different perspectives and ways of approaching life. As an adult, she is continually uncovering the cultural components, their undercurrents and how growing up with immigrant parents from different cultures has shaped her, her family and how she relates and interacts in the world.She traded sunny skies and a hectic lifestyle for plenty of pintxos and a calmer way of life in Northern Spain in Basque Country. She has a B.A. degree in Cultural Anthropology from San Francisco State University.Her work has appeared in Allrecipes, Budget Travel, Business Insider, Folks, Greatist, Huffpost Personal, MindBodyGreen, The Healthy,The Kitchn, Reader's Digest, SmarterTravel and more. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.