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Talking Top Tens: Dawn Casale

Founder, One Girl Cookies


Dawn is the co-owner of One Girl Cookies with her husband, Dave Crofton. They have two shops in Brooklyn, offering breakfast, coffee and all manner of sweet treats. In her prior life, she was the Accessories Manager at Barneys New York where she played with beautiful baubles all day. She and Dave now live in Brooklyn, along with their two kids, Nate and Camille. Visit One Girl Cookies on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

And more with Dawn Casale…

Your greatest achievement:

Balancing work and family. 

Your biggest fashion faux pas, or a regrettable style phase:

Everything about the ’80s. Let’s start with parachute pants. 

Your most recent culinary discovery and obsession:

Preserved lemons. I’ve had them before but just started making them myself and now want to put them on far more food than I should. 

Favorite Instagram account to follow:

Sunday Suppers and Haven’s Kitchen. I love food photos with a bit of human interest thrown in. 

Your motto in life:

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” Those are words of wisdom from Abe Lincoln. 

Charity/charities you support:

Midnight snack of choice:

Dark chocolate. If I have a choice, from Raaka. If I don’t, I’ll take anything I can get my hands on. 

Skincare product you can’t live without:

Shu Uemura face cleansing oil. I’ve been using it for years and am convinced I would have a lot more wrinkles if it weren’t for it.

Your celebrity crush:

Mark Ruffalo. Super cute and smart. What’s not to like?  

If you weren’t running One Girl Cookies, you’d be a...

Food photographer or stylist. I cannot imagine I would be doing something that did not involve food.