Hi. I'm Danielle–a freelance graphic designer/photographer, co-founder of The Everygirl, and the blogger at Breakfast at Toast. I actually don't eat toast– it's one of my favorite breakfast spots and has locations in both LA and Chicago. Just go with it.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, studied Sociology at UCSB, and realized that I needed a change after moving back to LA. I packed my things and my sweet little rescue pup and we moved to Chicago in August, 2010. I spent my first two years in this little apartment downtown and moved to my new apartment in June, 2012.
I love interior design, blogging, CrossFit, and good music, movies, and TV. I have more Christmas cheer than anyone I know. I have a thing for neutrals–I love white and grey. I adopted my rescue pup Buddy in December, 2009. I know his name is awfully generic, but nothing really fit so I named him after my favorite Christmas elf. He has lots of Christmas cheer, too.
I shoot with a Canon 7D and my two favorite lenses are my 50mm f/1.4, 35mm f/1.4L + 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6. I work on a MacBook Pro and Thunderbolt Display. And yes, I have an iPhone and iPad, too. #stevejobsismyhero
Favorite TV shows include Homeland, Dexter, The Big C, Modern Family, and old episodes of Friends & Arrested Development. Favorite movies include Something's Gotta Give, As Good As It Gets, The Royal Tenenbaums, While You Were Sleeping, Match Point, Lost in Translation, The Holiday, It's Complicated, anything by Woody Allen, Pretty Woman, When Harry Met Sally, and every single Christmas movie ever made. I can often be found listening to Ben Howard, Oasis, Mumford, Bon Iver, MS MR, Two Door Cinema Club, Local Natives, Coldplay, The Beatles, Mayer, etc. I guess you could say I like music.
my headshot by darlene campos