Save the Date: a Food Styling + Photography Workshop {in France} with Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille

• 05 April 2011


























I feel like beginning this post with one hundred exclamation points, because that's how excited I am to share with you some fun news. Are you ready for a little adventure?

This autumn, Aran Goyoaga and I will be hosting a food styling and photography workshop in the Dordogne region of France. Aran's gorgeous blog, Cannelle et Vanille, has inspired thousands with breathtaking images and delicious recipes. Her delicate styling and wistful storytelling draws readers in with a single glance. But, you already know all this, right?

How would you like to spend 4 days in Southwestern France, learning how to style, cook and photograph food in a beautiful, intimate setting? Sounds like heaven, right? We are planning an up close and personal experience that will make it possible for 8 guests to learn valuable skills as food stylists and photographers. This workshop will be unique in that you'll be able to spend several hours a day alongside Aran as she works her magic in the kitchen and behind the camera. Hands-on experience is the name of the game at this workshop. And did we mention it's taking place in one of the prettiest regions in France?

(La Maisonnette du Coteau is just around the corner from the castle wall there on the right...)























Guests of our workshop will enjoy luxurious accommodations at this beautiful manoir:























We will spend time together shopping at a local food market, which is one of the oldest in all of France.


























After a lovely jaunt through the Medieval streets of Sarlat, we will head back to the manoir to prepare, photograph and consume delicious small plates and beautiful tarts as a group. Don't you want to learn how to make these?

























...and these?


























As this area of France has become an significant part of my life, I've come to realize this region represents the essence of French cooking with its foie gras, truffles, walnuts and wild strawberries. And when you add someone like Aran Goyoaga into the mix, well, that's just magic.

So....save the date! This workshop will take place October 2-5 in the Valley of the Five Chateaux. Sign ups will take place this month, allowing a limited number of participants. More details will be forthcoming in the next 1-2 weeks. In the meantime, clear your calendars and get ready to spend four glorious days together in an exquisite setting. Can't wait!

p.s. also t.b.a. is a tour in February 2012 centered around Parisian shopping and a real truffle hunt.

images 1, 2, 6-9 by Aran Goyoaga / image 4 - Stephanie Brubaker

34 comments:

Amanda Joy said...

Wow that will be absolutely incredible. A chance of a lifetime really.

i flit, i float, i fly said...

i want to come.

rebekah said...

Dream trip. Seriously, and my birthday is the 5th. Perhaps I'll send this to the hubby and pray for a miracle. :)

Janine said...

i sooooo wish I could go but Dordogne is more than a few thousand miles from where I am. I'm sure the lucky participants will have great fun with you both!

Dominique said...

Nice idea! I'm very excited by this workshop with Aran... I'll come!!!

kimberly said...

I will SO be there!!! Waiting patiently for the details...
Can't wait!
xx

Dana said...

I can't wait to hear all of the details!!! ;) xo

The Parkers said...

This sounds so lovely I'm almost in tears. Really, I can't even imagine a better trip than this! Count me in!!! And I can't wait to hear all the details...how exciting!

Maria said...

I am due to have a baby on Sept. 24th. So it is probably not the best time for me to travel to France. Bummer! The workshop sounds amazing!!

LD said...

I think that would be a lovely 40th Birthday present to me...

Jihan Zencirli said...

Stephmodo- How enchanting- a trip with you, France and Food...
Surely an experience of a lifetime.

Modern Palm Boutique said...

That sounds simply amazing! What a fantastic idea... I sooooo want to go!

Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo said...

I put it in my agenda!!!Can't wait to see details and hope I will be able to get in on time :-)

Joslyn said...

oh wow this is HUGE, HUGE, HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

manuela garcía sánchez said...

I definitely want in! What great news! I also coincides with my fortieth birthday, and me and my partner where looking for a special way to celebrate. I can´t think of a better one. I´m a gluten-free baker, he is a photographer, and I´m asking him to introduce me in the world of food photography because I love Aran´s work. So, we are waiting for details and we sign in!

Rachel said...

This is AMAZING! Planning a trip with the hubby for this exact time to France. The stars must be aligned! Can't wait to hear about the details!

Ceri said...

This trip sounds absolutely fantastic! I wanna come!
Ceri

KRIS said...

WOW, sister! I'm so excited that this is happening! Can't wait to hear more about it!

kms said...

absolutely amazing! so much beauty all wrapped up in one!

Anonymous said...

Hello, I would like to book onto the course, can you reserve me a place? many thanks, info@ann-reynolds.com

cleartheway said...

This blog is both gorgeous and cruel (as I am a gluten-free Vegan). These pictures are gorgeous and I would absolutely die to be able to have an experience like this one offered here.

Alas, I will have to settle for drooling over the beautiful photos here in my California home.

Ashley said...

Speechless. I wanna come.

vanessa joie said...

i need to go back! it's such a beautiful area. and of course the class will be amazing.

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Eva / Sycamore Street Press said...

SO awesome that you are doing this! Wish I could go... I'll help spread the word.

Willow said...

When I saw that you were going to do this styling and photography workshop at your beautiful holiday place my heart stopped! Even my husband said to me 'you have to go!' Seriously, I would move heaven and earth to get there!

m.o.m said...

Um yeah, gotta figure out how to make this happen.

Alexandra said...

Please, please, please, may I come?

Deborah said...

I would love love love to come!

Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo said...

Is there some news about course?Thanks.

stephmodo said...

Sandra, we are trying to work out the details asap. That darn fluctuating Euro is a little tricky to deal with when planning something like this...

Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo said...

Thanks for an update.I just hope I dont miss registration.Would really love to come.

*Dream Weaver* said...

this sounds heaps amazing!!! how sad that its too far away.

stepho said...

Have I missed registration? I am so interested in attending!! What a fantastic offering!!

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