When we were in New Orleans a couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of stopping by Joy Wilson's lovely home in the French Quarter for a little shoot. Oh, you don't know Joy Wilson? Sure you do...you just know her as Joy the Baker!
If you are at all into cooking or baking, then you know that Joy has the most scrumptious blog about baking and cooking. Additionally, she has a certain way of captivating you by simply telling you what is going on around the Internet or elsewhere, what she did that day, or just downright pointing out something that you too just happened to be thinking of. So, in a way, Joy not only teaches you how to make amazingly delicious food in the easiest way, but when reading her blog, it is as though you are sitting down and having a cup of coffee with a friend. Her "Let it be Sunday" posts are a great example of this, and one of my fav blog series.
As a reader of Joy's blog, and someone who loves to make decadent food, I love the fact that she celebrates the usage of real ingredients such as butter, sugar, and chocolate. I mean, have you seen these black and white baked donuts? Her second book - Homemade Decadence - comes out in October. I am certainly looking forward to it!
As someone who loves to travel and isn't afraid of change, I loved hearing Joy's story on how and why she moved earlier this year to New Orleans and into her gorgeous home (built in the early 1800s). It's a gorgeous place, and filled with art and style (and a cat called Tron).
Thank you, Joy, for participating in my series. You are a breath of fresh air, and it was great spending time with you!
A little glimpse of the incredible natural light and art in Joy's home.
This balcony is even more amazing in person!!
Joy's kitchen, where all the magic happens.
Flowers: peony, anemone, rose, nigella, blushing bride
We walked around the neighborhood, which is oozing with charm.
And finally, these french doors + Joy + her bouquet - so much light and so much beauty in one image!
Styling and design by Kiana Underwood
Photography by N.R. Underwood