20 October 13 - 3191 Miles Apart
For Lena’s project, part of which was photographed at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, I knew right away who I had to call: the fabulous Julia Ziegler-Haynes. A Maine native (hip hip!), Julia just gets it. She single-handedly runs a beautiful supper club called, The Dinner Bell, and doesn’t usually cater unless it’s something she’s really feeling. I was glad that my friend was into our project. She said YES from the very beginning (I love it when that happens).
I asked Julia to create a week of homemade breakfasts, warm lunches and reasonable snacks, all on a tight budget. She dove in and what she came up with was just incredible. The entire team absolutely loved taking an hour-long, mid-day, break to sit together and share warm food. The food itself was so nourishing and meaningfully prepared. Julia is just so good at bringing people together. I felt she knew exactly what we would need. She kept it simple and she made it happen.