Romney "Nani" Steele is a writer, a cook, a visual artist, and the author of My Nepenthe and Plum Gorgeous. As the granddaughter of Bill and Lolly Fassett, creators of Nepenthe Restaurant in Big Sur, she grew up at the family business and opened Café Kevah, located on the grounds of Nepenthe. She lives in Oakland, California, with her two children, Trevor and Nicoya.

All images by Sara Remington.