Studio 207 – My new creative space and upcoming classes

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First of all, I apologize for the number of announcements this week. I suppose I am trying to get all in the information out before we all retreat to our families and cozy cocoons for the next couple of weeks.

And I am so excited to share today….

I have always dreamt of having my own creative space where I can retreat to work.

A raw space with little distractions and decorations. A peaceful corner.

When I arrived in Seattle, I made finding a studio space a priority. I searched high and low in the city until I stumbled upon studio 207 at 2315 Western Ave. I couldn’t believe it. I found it and it was there for me to take. Talk about being at the right place at the right time.

I have waited to tell you about it until I was finally moved in, but that never happens, does it? So although there is still work to be done, I wanted to share some images with you and also let you know about all the upcoming workshops and classes I will be hosting in it.

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I have been working away in the studio making it a place I go to everyday. Jon and Miren love spending time there. “Can we go to the studio and paint?” Miren asks. Jon has already left me some of his Lego creations.

My goal is to use it for my own work but to also push for a space to share and create with other artists. I will be hosting workshops and some dinners – both taught by me and other friends.

In fact, I am LAUNCHING A NEW SHOP where you will be able to see upcoming workshops and dinners. It is live now and you can visit here.

The winter and spring session classes are up and I am so excited to have other people join me in this endeavors.

Jan. 26, 2014. Jenn Elliott-Blake and I are teaming up to create a PNW-inspired winter cooking class followed by dinner. My gluten-free recipes and her styling. Should be pretty magical.

Feb. 8-9, 2014. Husband and wife team Ashley & Gabe Rodriguez of Not Without Salt will be teaching a 2-day food photography workshop where they will share all their tricks and philosophy. Really excited about this.

March 29, 2014. Prop stylist Chelsea Fuss of Frolic and I will be teaming up for a food photography and prop styling workshop where we will walk you through the whole process of creating a food and prop set for an editorial story.

May 17, 2014. Chelsea Fuss will return for a masterclass in floral design where she will take students to the historic Pike Place market to gather seasonal flowers and create natural arrangements with her beautiful aesthetic.

You can register and purchase tickets ON THE SHOP.

Photo by Dorothee Brand

Photo by Dorothee Brand

I have been cooking away in the studio. It is conducive to it (despite the microscopic refrigerator I have right now). I feel right at home.

My friends have been coming and going and there have been lots of impromptu lunches and coffee dates. Below are the images of one of those get togethers taken by my friend Dorothee Brand.

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There will be lots of more classes coming and a super special partnership with friends. Stay tuned!

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122 Responses to “Studio 207 – My new creative space and upcoming classes”

  1. Wonderful!! LOVE your studio space – it’s a dream of mine as well. Just to have enough space for all props… Wishing you all the best in all the fun things you will do there!

  2. Bee says:

    Congrats again on the new studio, Aran! Thank you for sharing the pictures. Lovely as always. I’m saving up to buy a DSLR so I couldn’t commit to Ace Camp. But I’m so happy that you’ll be hosting workshops in your studio! I had a lot of fun learning from you in July and look forward to many more lessons in the future. Happy holidays to you and your family!

  3. Rosa says:

    What a beautiful studio! Luminous and peaceful. Perfect for releasing one’s creativity.



  4. Dena says:

    Congratulations, Aran. The new space look magnificent, beautiful, elegant, simple. Just like all your other work and you: it shines! I wish you every success. D

  5. Megan says:

    So beautiful! Happy for you!

  6. Melissa says:

    Congratulations Aran! I too dream of having a creative space with a kitchen and such beautiful light. I know beautiful and delicious things are going to come from this space and I can’t wait to see the studio, it looks perfect. xo

  7. Polly says:

    Stunning studio Aran… I will have to make time to come over and visit one day when I am not at sea !

    • Aran says:

      Thank you so much Polly and so great to hear from you. I have been wondering where you have been traveling. You are always welcome in my studio and I hope you can come visit some time. happy holidays. xo

  8. Wow, I would love to have my own studio all white and light filled like yours. And I wish I lived closer to Seattle to join some of your workshops, but the Southern Hemisphere is a little too far away. Instead I will admire from afar. Happy Holidays to you and your family. Nicola

  9. Gosh! You’ve transformed this place in such a gorgeous studio, Aran!!
    I’d love to assist to one of your workshop there and find a place like that in Montreal (this second mission looks impossible though :'( … but I am still hanging on! I’ll find a studio and in the meantime, will look at your ‘little nest’ and your work to stay inspired! Besos!

    • Aran says:

      Christelle! There’s gotta be some spaces in Montreal no? I can imagine older buildings… Oh that would be amazing. You know you can come visit any time. Would love to have you here! Bring Mayssam along! xo

  10. Anna says:

    Your studio is so beautiful and calm! I am really happy for you Aran! Lots of love! :)

  11. Kristen says:

    Absolutely stunning space, Aran! Bright and dreamy. I am so happy for you!

  12. Aran,
    so happy for you. . what a beautiful, magical studio you have . . congrats! I wish I still lived in Seattle so I could attend the PNW-inspired winter cooking class!! and I’ve always wanted to meet Ashley. . what a great line-up of sessions you have planned!Cheers and Happy Holidays!

  13. Jenna says:

    aran, this is so lovely and beautiful! Congratulations!

  14. Giulia says:

    What a beautiful space Aran – and what a difference it must make working in your studio rather than your son’s bedroom!
    I’m taking Chelsea’s flower arranging class in January – I’m really looking forward to it.

    Congratulations! Looks like Seattle is treating you well.

  15. Annie says:

    What an amazing space! I’m only a handful of hours away- am hoping that my March plans allow for the food workshop with you and Chelsea!

  16. Yamilka says:

    Esta precioso el estudio, Aran…. felicidades!!!

  17. Juliana says:

    Such a stunning studio! What a dream come true. Happy holidays to you and your family.

  18. Sanda says:

    Amazing space Aran, so happy for you!!! Hope one day I will be able to visit and have a coffee with you there :-). Wish you a lot of great meals and workshops in it!!

  19. Me encanta, es precioso, me encantaría visitarte pronto, un abrazo y feliz navidad

  20. Dalia H says:

    Oh wowww Aran, it all looks amazing :))
    Congratulations and all the best of luck in your upcoming projects.
    Happy Christmas xxx

  21. Querida Aran,

    estuve viajando un poco y no había leído aún tus últimas entradas. Estoy emocionada viendo este lugar que es un sueño para quienes amamos la cocina. Puedo imaginarme allí y sentir la alegría y la enorme satisfacción de lograr un sitio propio en donde -aunque siempre trabajando- ser enteramente feliz.
    Te felicito de todo corazón!!


    PD Cuando tengas tiempo me gustaría que me enviaras dos palabras acerca de mi blog. Tú has sido una fuerte inspiradora, por eso apreciaría tanto tu parecer. Gracias!

  22. Such a beautiful space, Aran! And I love the spirit of opening it up for creative collaborations. Wish I was a little closer :) Hope you have a lovely holiday!

  23. Imen says:

    So sad that I am going to JUST miss your March workshop! Was hoping you would be hosting a workshop in March Aran, as I am coming to Seattle with my husband who is doing a distilling course 17-21th …I was thinking of emailing you to see if you had anything planned, but didn’t want to be impatient or impolite! Oh well. Would still be lovely to meet you if you are free during that week. I’d love to see your studio. Perhaps, you would do a one-on-one with me? I know, longshot. Let me know.
    Congratulations on your move + your new studio…and warm holiday wishes to you!
    Imen xx

  24. Aran,
    Your space is absolutely beautiful. It looks like you are loving Seattle:)

  25. Congrats, it looks all so clean and perfectly tidy… But I was very curious to know if we can have the recipe of that apple and Brussels sprouts salad… thanks!

  26. Congratulations Aran!! What a beautiful space, I can’t wait to see what amazing things you will be doing! I knew Seattle would be the perfect place for you :)
    Happy Holidays!

  27. This space is a dream come true, Aran! Congratulations! It looks stunning.

  28. KoKo says:

    C’est si beau ! J’adore l’endroit. Toutes mes félicitations Aran.

  29. Congratulations, Aran! What a beautiful and inspiring space to create in. Wishing you a very happy holiday season. :)

  30. Shelby says:

    Wow!!!! What a beautiful, refreshing and inspiring studio to share your work in… I am so happy for you and inspired by this!! I wish you many a fruitful food workshop and meal in this lovely new space…Congratulations!

  31. Zita says:

    Oh Aran – it is gorgeous!!! Congrats :-)

  32. Aran – Congratulations on such an amazing studio! It looks perfect. This is giving me the inspiration to get Twig a working space. You have a beautiful props collection.

    Happy Holiday!

  33. Nikole says:

    So happy for you Aran, cannot wait to visit!

  34. Joanne says:

    Yea!!! Welcome to my ‘hood. Am so excited to have you here in Seattle. I’ve been a long-time follower and just know you’re going to love being out here. Our culture/lifestyle is so in sync with what you share in your cookbook and blog.

    – Joanne.

  35. Happy Holidays / Merry Christmas! Congratulations on the new space, it looks great! I wish I lived in Seattle in order to attend a workshop or two. I’m all the way down in Miami, but maybe one day I’ll plan a vacation up there!

  36. Squealing with delight and excitement! Your space is lovely……dreamy….I think I need a trip to Seattle to come see you and your new studio! Les and I will find a way to escape in the spring.
    Big congrats and all the best for your work shops. Have a cozy holiday with your precious ones.

  37. Miren Bego Idigoras says:

    Hola Aran,
    Itzel ikusten da zure txoko hori! leku zoragarria emoten dau, oso dekorazio polite eta pozik zauzela ikusten da, zenbat proiektu, zenbat kurtso….. ze ondo!! poztuten naiz.
    Ondo-ondo pasau Gabonak eta urte barri zoriontsua opa deutsut.
    Besarkada handi bat danori.
    Miren B.

  38. Huma Azim says:

    Simply Gorgeous!!! Congrats!

  39. Kreetta says:

    I love it! Wonderful space with lots of light! I’m so happy for you and I wish I had this kind of place too! I’m sure you’ll be having great workshops and photography sessions there. Maybe one day I’ll visit your studio, haha. Merry X-mas Aran!

  40. What a beautiful and peaceful space – it looks like there is so much space!! =) and Your images make it seem like a quiet cocoon! So happy for you!


  41. Barbora says:

    Dear Aran
    Beautiful studio but I particularly love your props. So many… how long did it take you to gather such an extensive collection, each piece being so special?
    So far I invested to just a few and already having troubles storing it in my tiny London flat.

  42. Itxaso says:

    ohh… ahhh… zelango lekue topau dozun. Disfrutau!!

  43. sharon says:

    Beautiful! Heaven. I dream of having my own creative studio some day, heck, at this point I’d love my own corner in the house. :) congrats, it’s lovely.

  44. This is so exciting!! And so very beautiful! I wish I lived in Seattle so I could come take one of your classes myself! :) Best of luck to you!!

  45. Such a gorgeous space Aran, and so perfect for you and your style. Happy Holidays! Gwylan

  46. Danielle Esparza says:

    Congratulations on your space and your new classes – how exciting! So glad to see you are doing well with your brand. Best of luck!

  47. El says:

    Beautiful space. Such a wonderful light-filled studio. Congratulations!

  48. Nadia says:

    Aran! This space is beautiful! All that light and freshness. I sense lots of great memories (and great work too) will be made here. Congratulations!! :)

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  50. amber says:

    what a beautiful space. love it…!

  51. éva-mona says:

    How beautiful it looks! That’s a wonderful place. Sounds like 2014 is going to be amazing. Congratulations!

  52. Liz says:

    Such a wonderful departure – congrats and good luck with the new venture(s)! I am the wrong side of the ‘Pond’ to ever join you in this amazing light-filled space (so envious of all the white and brightness), but will be hanging out on your new virtual spaces to glean inspiration as ever. Well done; it’s a bright future in 2014 for you all! Love the idea of the children painting and lego building there. My floor strewn with Lego too – at 11 yrs, my son is a huge fan (even though life is dominated by screens, good ol’ Lego has it’s space too!). All the best Aran…

  53. Such a gorgeous and amazing space to work. I love your work space and can only dream to stumble upon such a diamond in the rough! I’m sure the work shops will be amazing!

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  55. Denise says:

    Absolutely gorgeous – big congrats! Hoping to sneak in a workshop this year either US based or maybe Basque country. :)

  56. Luisa says:

    Aran, beautiful space! Where did you get that gorgeous white work station? I’m obsessed! Congrats on the big move!

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  58. Carlie Monasso says:

    Dear Aran,

    Your studio just looks gorgeous. What a fantastic space to work in and be inspired by. I just love all of your props. Wow. So happy for you. I wish I lived a little closer so I could join some workshops. Congratulations. Carlie x

  59. Eileen says:

    What a wonderful space… and such beautiful light!

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  62. Aran, wow!! What a beautiful space, congratulations!!!! I wish I lived closer!! Hope to see you soon. All the best, Neilly

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  65. Jacinthe says:

    Hi Aran,

    Your studio is just lovely! A friend of mine pointed it out to me yesterday.

    I’m planning to open a similar type venue here in Vancouver, BC, as I’m seeing a need for a space where nutritionists, chefs, photographers, and other entrepreneurs can rent an intimate and cozy space centred around the kitchen. You put into words exactly how I want it to feel, “a peaceful corner”.

    This has given me a much-needed boost of confidence. Perhaps I could host you for a workshop in the future! (That is, if you have any desire to visit Vancouver!) :)

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