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KATIE
DIGITAL CONSULTANT
a woman sitting on a couch holding a bowl of food

LOCAL EATS

Katie works a 9 to 5 job and posts regularly to her instagram @girlnextdoor_kk with vegan and gluten-free recipes and food photography. We featured her in our series, Local Eats, where she taught us how to make a Mango smoothie bowl with protein bites. Watch the video on Youtube + subscribe to our channel for more recipes from Chicago's chefs and food lovers.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES OR SPECIAL TALENTS?

I love cooking/baking (food that happens to be vegan & gluten-free), and I have an Instagram called girlnextdoor_kk where I post my recipes! I also help run the social media for my church @peoplechurch.

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

I am driven by great design, meaningful connections and faith.

HOW DO YOU DEFINE YOUR STYLE?

Chic, yet edgy.

DO YOU WORK FROM HOME, AND IF SO, WHAT SPACE DO YOU USE AS A MAKESHIFT OFFICE?

I work from home sometimes and I use my kitchen table.

WHATS YOUR IDEAL ROAD TRIP?

A road trip to my cottage on a lake in northern Michigan!

WHICH PAST ERA INTRIGUES YOU THE MOST AND WHY?

Honestly, I like the era I'm in currently.

I JAM OUT TO ...

I Wanna Dance with Somebody

ON FRIDAY NIGHTS YOU CAN FIND ME...

Hanging with friends, watching a movie or experimenting in the kitchen.

CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT...

My family, music and dark chocolate. In that order.

WHY CHICAGO?

Chicago feels like home. The streets make me happy, the lake gives me life, I have family, friends and a job I love here. It's my favorite city, and I feel so fortunate to live here.

IN YOUR APARTMENT WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE FURNISHINGS OR ART PIECES? DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU GOT THEM OR WHO DESIGNED OR CREATED THEM?

My grandfather is an artist, and I have a painting he made hanging in my kitchen.

the facade of the city hall in a gothic style royalty free illustration
Lives in
The Bush Temple
Social
@girlnextdoor_kk
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I LOVE COOKING/BAKING (FOOD THAT HAPPENS TO BE VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE), AND I HAVE AN INSTAGRAM CALLED GIRLNEXTDOOR_KK WHERE I POST MY RECIPES!

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I AM DRIVEN BY GREAT DESIGN, MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS AND FAITH.

a person putting fruit into a bowl on a wooden table
a bowl of mango smoothie with blueberries and nuts on a wooden cutting board
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MY STYLE IS CHIC YET EDGY.

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ON A FRIDAY NIGHT YOU CAN FIND ME HANGING WITH FRIENDS, WATCHING A MOVIE OR EXPERIMENTING IN THE KITCHEN.

a woman eating cereal from a bowl in a kitchen