Day 3: A Walnut Grove, Pretty Aprons + the Grange

• 12 October 2012

The third day.  One full of haziness and overcast skies--truly the ideal backdrop for a food styling workshop, yes?  Instead of mourning the full sun and eighty-degree weather we experienced last year, we embraced the weather for what it was and found joy in never really knowing what to expect.  C'est la vie! 

Two very lovely etsy shops, Sew a Fine Seam and The Apron Society graciously provided absolutely gorgeous aprons for the workshop guests to use while cooking and photographing.  Since I always wear an apron when cooking or baking (and even sometimes just putzing around the house working on little projects), I am thrilled with the discoveries.  They looked amazing. 

Three pretties--autumn apples, vintage tape details and an espalier rose bush stretching up one side of the manoir.  Couldn't get enough of 'em.

Les boules

Have you ever tried photographing delicious food when hungry?  Not a good combo :)  #torture
Also, pretty details on this ivory, linen apron.  It certainly emanates that European simplicity I have come to appreciate.   

Aran happily taking a turn on the other side of the camera...

Exquisite balsamic vinegar from St. Helena Olive Oil Co set the stage for the simply elegant farm-to-table picnic Nadia created in the manoir's grange.  Such a treat to enjoy with fresh greens.

Next last post on the Food Styling and Photography Workshop with Aran Goyoaga in France.  And then we will move right back into real life :)

Day 1  |  Day 2

All aprons pictured here are handmade by Swiss-based The Apron Society, Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam and Debbie's Porch


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