I'm Andrea. Welcome to Vermilion Lane, a lifestyle website inspired by visionary women and dedicated to sharing my cooking, creativity, and culture -- I call them seeds from my soul garden.


I'm a recipe developer, poetry lover, old school hip-hop aficionado, and strong believer in the politics of visibility --so I created this space to be fully present, basking in my blackness and the beauty of simply being me.

I invite you to stay awhile, look around, and if you're feeling it, please subscribe. Hearing from readers like you makes me smile, so I invite you to comment on posts that move you. If you would like to partner with me for guest posts on Vermilion Lane or brand collaborations, please email me

What's in a name:

The title of this blog comes from one of my favorite activities: autumn walks through the woods. I love the brilliant hues of orange, olive, chocolate, brass, and of course; vermilion.


Fall is a time for finding new paths and remembering "Nothing Gold Can Stay."