Not the blizzard, blankets-of-snow kind of winter, but in a very Pacific Northwest way. Drizzle, fog and grey skies. There is ths ghostly beauty to them. Very moody – inducing lots of soup-making and coffee drinking.
Hygge, as they say in Denmark.
I wanted to also let you know that we will be hosting a winter cooking class in the studio January 26th, followed by dinner. Time to gather around the kitchen with me for some gluten-free cooking and we will sit down to a beautifully styled table by my dear friend and stylist Jenn Eliott-Blake. Her work is amazing.
Please see the menu below, which includes of course, this candied-apple île flottante as the dessert.
Hope everyone had a great start to the new year. Lots of things happening on my front and some travels coming but, but first…
I am so excited to let you know about an upcoming food photography workshop with husband-wife team Ashley and Gabe Rodriguez in my studio.
Ashley Rodriguez is the creator of Not Without Salt, the winner of Saveur Magazine’s Best Cooking Blog 2013. She studied in professional kitchens before becoming a mother of three. Ashley’s work has been published in Martha Stewart, Saveur.com, BonAppetit.com, FoodandWine.com, and People magazine. Ashley is writing and photographing her first cookbook, which will be published in 2015.
Gabe Rodriguez has been shooting weddings for ten years. His work has been featured in Seattle Metropolitan Bride, Seattle Bride & Groom, Portland Monthly, Portland Bride & Groom and on Style Me Pretty.
WHAT: A 2-day food photography workshop where you will learn about their philosophy on food styling and photography. You will get to work on a shoot from beginning to end. From food styling techniques, camera basics, ow to manipulate natural light, putting together a simple artificial light set-up for when natural light isn’t a possibility and lots of post-processing tips.
You will get to walk through historic Pike Place market in downtown Seattle to gather ingredients, style and photograph recipes.
Lunch is included both days.
WHEN: February 8 and 9, 2014
WHERE: Aran’s Studio 207. 2315 Western Ave. Seattle, WA
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.