Odette Williams

Odette and her kids, Ned and Opal.

OW started because my daughter Opal loved to bake with me and I wanted a simple, beautiful apron for her to wear but nothing on the market fit the bill, so I made one. This was around the time when my kids started getting many invites to birthday parties and I’d often be looking for a lovely, keepsake gift, that wasn't contributing to another families plastic graveyard. Turns out I was not alone, and have been thrilled to have the aprons find their way into many homes and retailers including goop, Anthropologie, J.Crew, Le Bon Marche and many more.

Shooting Simple Cake on Fire Island, NY.

Next came the opportunity to write my first cookbook, Simple Cake with Ten Speed Press. I've always love cooking and eating. I'm one of those people that wakes up thinking about what I'll have for dinner. If I know I have a good meal waiting for me at the end of the day, it'll be a good day. If I know there will be a heavenly, warm, slice of cake with a dollop of whipped cream, it'll be even better.

Odette Williams Brooklyn

Odette and friends in Brooklyn.

When I'm not wrangling children, designing, writing or recipe testing, you'll find me doing something like this.