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{oh joy eats lunch with} margaret & joy…



Who  Margaret Elman and Joy Kilpatrick, commercial tabletop directing team, food & still life photographers, and bloggers

Where  New York City

Time 3 pm – we are always shooting or busy working and forgetting to eat until we are absolutely starving!

What's a typical lunch for you? We usually eat a lot of salads and season fare like farmer's market heirloom tomatoes, peaches, fresh basil, kirby cucumbers, fresh mozzarella or buratta, and a good balsamic vinaigrette. Today we are having lobster rolls to celebrate Joy's birthday. We always try to celebrate anything good that happens with lobster! The lobster rolls were delivered from BLT Fish around the corner from our studio on 16th Street. We were too busy to go out for lunch – typical! 

What's your dream/ideal lunch? Lobster rolls at Mary's Fish Camp on Charles and West 4th in the Village, or a nice, long leisurely lunch at ABC Kitchen with a sampling of seasonal menu items – both restaurants do such a consistently amazing job!

Dessert with lunch?  Yes, please! Today was freshly picked, very ripe strawberries from the Union Square farmers market and birthday cake with vanilla butter cream frosting and a super-delicious Valrhona chocolate pudding filling from LuLu Cake Boutique. Usually we'd just do the fruit and maybe a small cookie or bite of chocolate around 4-ish. But today was a special occasion!

Thanks Margaret & Joy!
— Joanna

{lunch photo by Margaret & Joy, photo of Margaret & Joy by Jamin O'Brien}


  1. I love the margaretandjoy blog – and oh so glad that oh joy has found them, too! A perfect match — cause you can’t ever have too much Joy!


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