Q&A: Woman Behind the Blog

The Makers Project's Jennifer Causey

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If we tried to hold down a successful photography career, write multiple blogs, and publish a book at the same time, we’d be toast.

Instead, Jennifer Causey shoots it for her blog, Simply Breakfast. She’s also the genius behind The Makers Project and Brooklyn Makers: Food, Design, Craft, and Other Scenes from a Tactile Life, a website and just-published anthology of portraits and profiles featuring Brooklyn-based craftsmen and artists.

To get a clearer picture of Causey herself, we turned the tables. Below, her thoughts on New York, life, and brunch.

Name: Jennifer Causey

Neighborhood: Bushwick, Brooklyn

Occupation: Photographer

Who was the last person you said “I love you” to?
My goddaughter.

Who’s the most stylish New Yorker living or dead, real or fictional?

Grace Coddington.

Weirdest thing you’ve seen on the subway?
I saw someone take off their shoes and clip their toenails.

Best way to bust out of a creative rut:
Put on some cheesy pop music and dance.

Five best brunch spots in the city:
In Manhattan: Peels, Locanda Verde, Buvette, Clinton Street Baking Co., and Prune. In Brooklyn: Five Leaves, Vinegar Hill House, Diner, James, and Romans.

Which fictional character would you most like to hang out with?
Andie Walsh from Pretty in Pink.

Do you have any superstitions?
I can’t leave my purse on the ground because it means I will lose money (according to an Italian friend).

What’s your favorite blog post so far?
I asked readers to tell me where they were from and their favorite breakfast. It was interesting to read answers from around the world. (Read it here.)

What is your favorite plant?
Succulents and cacti because they are hard to kill.

Photos: Courtesy of Jennifer Causey