A not too messy, but not too delicate drip of melted ice cream down a waffle cone. Perfectly fluffed pillows on a sofa with a book open to the exact right page and a visibly steaming cup of Earl Grey on a side table.
A photographer shooting for magazine spread doesn’t just click and hope for the best. That’s a stylist’s job. The details. Those little-things-a-person-would-never-think-of type of details. And Johanna Brannan Lowe, a food and prop stylist based in Chicago but born in London, is at the top of this field. She has styled for Crate and Barrel, Food & Wine Magazine, KitchenAid, and Conde Nast Traveller Magazine among many other clients. She is also the owner of Parchment Studio in Chicago and it’s new extension, Parchment House, a 1920’s farmhouse in Michigan.
We put this Chicagoan we all wish ran our Instagram accounts through our 18-question ringer to see where her Midwest roots (and tastes) lie.
Favorite place in the Midwest?
What temperature is considered warm enough for no coat?
Favorite meal to cook?
What’s a hidden gem in your city?
Local coffee shop of choice?
Go-to pizza toppings?
Soda or Pop?
Duck Duck Goose or Duck Duck Grey Duck?
I’m English, I have no idea!
Favorite local brewery?
Can you name all the ingredients in puppy chow?
I hope not.
How many shovels do you own?
5 snow, 1 garden
Favorite food on a stick?
Skiing or wakeboarding?
Signature drink order?
Mississippi River or Great Lakes?
Favorite Midwestern artist?
Favorite building in the Midwest?
My barn – Parchment House
Featured Image courtesy of Jason Little