If you’ve taken a class at the League you’ve received a friendly email from Lendy Hensley, our school’s provost. If you’ve been fortunate enough to have been in a class with Lendy, you know she’s the queen of making you feel fun and friendly, instantly at home. Lendy is the behind-the-scenes force that made the school into a welcoming, forward thinking, and thriving creative space, both online, and when quarantine is over, in our new studio. Lendy is the most savvy, fun, and talented person I know, and when 2020 knocked her 19 year old catering business City Catering to the ground, Lendy gathered up her brilliant partners (Katy Carroll and Shana Hicks), all the rockin’ good taste, and started a gift basket company. ShanaKaty Think a gift basket sounds boring or prissy? Think good taste comes with your nose in the air? Take a look. These gift baskets are stuffed with all the tastiest snacks from 19 years of catering, packaged in fun and funny bad-ass tins designed by … oh wait … Lendy fired that hipster marketing firm after they congratulated themselves, and lectured Lendy and her team on why their lackluster designs were awesome. Wrong. Who did she hire to design the tins and boxes for her baskets? Lendy walked her cowgirl boots right out of that hipster marketing office, and found herself someone with a natural understanding of bad-ass. Lendy found herself a tattoo artist. Yup. A tattoo artist did all the branding. Check out these designs! Hand made cookies These potato chips were a favorite at our League art events. These onions were my favorite salad topping when I stopped by for dinner. Pickled Red O’s Saucy! Sister Carol’s Hellfire Hot Sauce (a family recipe) There is one tin with artwork so cool I don’t care what’s inside. Maybe I’ll get it for Christmas. Check out the write-ups on each of the snacks. They’re funny. Here’s my favorite, and the most off the wall quote I’ve seen so far: To get to know people, you have to eat a full donkey’s cargo of salt together. Corsican Proverb …a donkey’s cargo of salt??? Lucky Bastard If you’d like to send a basket or snack to someone, Bite Society has local pickup, and shipping options for Christmas. Here’s a coupon for 10% off your first order: BITELIFE10 Website: hellobitesociety.comInstagram: @hellobitesocietyFacebook: @hellobitesociety Cheers to Lendy, Katy, and Shana. Good luck with your new biz!