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5 Questions With…Kate Arends/Wit + Delight


You know your friend who always has the best glasses/ lipstick / jeans /shoes and, to boot, also knows about the coolest bands before you? Not to mention, she’s the friend that has an incredible eye for furniture, art, and follows all these awesome Tumblrs that you never knew about? This friend, if she had a blog, would be Kate Arends, the woman behind the delightful Wit + Delight. I’ve been reading — and loving — the site for some time now and I’m so excited to have Kate join us for today’s ’5 Questions With…’ I have a feeling that if we lived in the same city, I’d have a serious girl crush on her (I already do and I only know her through the interwebs!) and want to hang out with her all the time. She makes mixtapes, she cooks, and she’ll even tell you how you can throw yourself a pity party (when you need one, and we all know sometimes you just need one). She’s full of endless inspiration both on her blog, Tumblr, as well as on Pinterest. It’s so lovely to have you here today, Kate! Happy weekend to all.

What is your ideal food/music Pairing?

It depends on my mood, but after a long day at work, I want to listen to jazz when I’m slicing and dicing. I usually cook with whatever I’ve got in the kitchen, so there’s lots of improvising. It’s a natural fit, I guess! My favorites include Hoagy Carmichael, Bunny Bergan, Benny Goodman, Harry James & Billie Holiday.

What is your favorite musical discovery of 2012?

Oh, this is hard, considering we’re only two months in. I’m really into synth-pop & electronic stuff — especially Yelle’s Safari Disco Club Remixes & Labyrinth Ear’s new EP Apparitions.

What is your favorite food discovery of 2012 (restaurant, ingredient, website, farmer’s market?

Not a new discovery, but 2012 as been all about the egg for me. I’m really into putting a perfectly fried egg on almost everything. Seriously.

Name 5 can’t-live-without food or music-related items (physical items, digital apps, etc.)

Avocado, iPhone, Soundcloud, lemons, and prosciutto.

What is your music listening setup?

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Kasey is the food editor and co-founder of Turntable Kitchen. She loves dark chocolate, warm crusty bread, and traveling to new places. She speaks Russian, but does not like vodka.

  • houseofearnest

    Great feature! I really love her blog! I also, would probably have lemons and prosciutto on my ‘can’t live without’ list!

  • http://cookieandkate.com/ Kate

    Kate is my favorite lifestyle/design blogger! I adored that pity party post and I’m always admiring her outfits on instagram. I could keep go on and on about how great she is but I’ll stop so I don’t sound like a creep! Ha!

  • http://www.turntablekitchen.com Kasey

    Thanks, Erin! I wonder if lemons and proscuitto would make a good combo? Either way, I was so excited to feature Kate..I adore her and her blog.

  • http://www.turntablekitchen.com Kasey

    Isn’t she wonderful? That pity part post was genius. And I agree she has great style. I repin 99% of what she pins and then want to buy it immediately.

  • emmyk

    Yes! I am so thankful for Internet pals! That record player is beautiful! Our is busted, and I’m looking for a new one!

  • Ashley

    It’s always fun to get to know admired bloggers just a bit better. And really, who can argue with one who agrees that a fried egg makes nearly everything better?!

  • http://www.turntablekitchen.com Kasey

    I couldn’t agree more, Ashley. I’m glad you’re enjoying the series! And, yes. Put an egg on it! ;)

  • http://www.turntablekitchen.com Kasey

    Yay for Internet pals! Isn’t her record player gorgeous?! If you need any recs, you know who to ask (Matt, not me!) ha.

  • kelsey

    yes to fried eggs :)

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