For those of you who know me (or follow me on Instagram) you probably know that I've made my way to the west coast. But for those who don't know anything -- I'm moving to the pacific northwest! For the summer I'll be on the San Juan Islands, underneath the Canadian border, working in a little brick oven bakery - Barn Owl Bakery. I'll be back making naturally leavened, wood-fired bread, and I couldn't be more excited. I'm hoping to use this time and space as a stepping stone to some begin some exciting projects in a special space somewhere in the northwest. Where exactly? I'm not sure yet! The upcoming months will be crucial for determining my landing zone, and I'm waiting to see where I'm led. I'll be sharing the process, my adventures, and recent work as it comes.
My last week in Brooklyn I was buzzing around packing, working on an exciting assignment for Taproot Magazine, welcoming my sweet friend Sophie of Wholehearted Eats into the city, and squeezing in as much time as I could with UK visitor and friend Izy of Top With Cinnamon! One of my favorite quiet breakfast places in Brooklyn is Rucola. The food is simple and delicious, the atmosphere is lovely, and they serve Four & Twenty Blackbirds pie to boot.
So, before I had to go to my shift at Four & Twenty blackbirds, I had a charmed morning sharing breakfast, pastries, and toast with Izy and Sophie. It's so fun to be around others who neurotically photograph everything they eat, paying attention to styling and composition and lighting. Typically I'm in the company of others who are lamenting the fact that their food is getting cold, or that they're having to wait such long time to eat -- but not with these two. We were able to laugh about our experiences photographing food, discussing techniques and cookbooks.
I also had to try my best to play it cool when Maggie Gyllenhaal and her two children came in to sit right next to us. I did my best, I think.
<3 these two.