Grace is a photographer by choice, a videographer by trade, and an organizer from birth. She enjoys cooking in the kitchen as much as she enjoys crafting a story around it. Grace graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s in Design, emphasis in Photography, and minors in Art History and French, making her an expert on things that no one asks about. Grace has several years experience in photography, videography, social media marketing, and writing witty Instagram captions. Her work can be seen on the walls of her parent’s house. Grace lives in Kansas City with her bourbon collection and a Bob Ross chia pet. One day, she’s hoping to master chopsticks (the eating tool, not the piano piece.)
To get to know Grace a little better, we asked her a few questions.
What's your favorite coffee shop (and drink)?
This breaks the rules a little bit but Heirloom Bakery for sure. Mainly because I'm obsessed with their Spicy Dark Chocolate Mocha. And their cheddar biscuits. And the everything cookies. OH, also the BLT, but you have to get it on beer bread.
If you could live in any Kansas City neighborhood, which one would you choose?
I would love to live in the River Market. Being that close to the city market every weekend would be a dream! All those cool restaurants would just be a bonus.
Where's your favorite weekend getaway?
Chicago has been a frequent getaway for me in the past year. It's an hour-long flight (or an eight hour drive if that's your style) and you're in the land of delicious pizza. Plus, there's always a cool concert, a new art exhibit, or a cocktail to enjoy on the roof of Cindy's.
You have a Sunday to yourself. How do you spend it?
I would get up early and have a huge breakfast at Succotash. Then, I would hop over to River Market Antiques, where I can waste hours and hours of time, and eventually end up at Up-Down for a slice of mac & cheese pizza and a chance to beat my boyfriend at skee-ball. Then, a short walk to Town Topic for milkshakes and fries.
If you could take one Kansas City restaurant/bakery/cafe to a deserted island, which one would you choose?
I'm currently scrolling through my Instagram feed for ideas because I seriously can't pick just one! I think I would choose Columbus Park Ramen. Something about those noodles and pickled vegetables just hits the spot.