Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I've just returned from a 2 week "business" trip in my favorite city, Savannah, Ga. I was there assisting my dear friends, Cheryl & Griff Day, during the photographing of their very FIRST cookbook. When I was asked to be a part of this experience, I had no idea how HUGE the project would really be- 75 recipes baked, styled and photographed (& only a few consumed)... it was an INTENSE 8 days, to say the least.
I am so grateful & honored to have been included in this cookbook-to-be. Lucky Day and my family provided props for the shoot, and I delivered the goodies safely. I also styled the bakery, prepared environmental shots for the book and assisted the bakers along the way. It was an exciting experience, especially working with such a talented team -Cheryl & Griff Day, Squire Fox, Cynthia Groseclose, & Sully Sullivan.
I've been back to reality for a whole day now, here in Florida, and I am missing the bakery & my short styling/ assisting gig very much so. Not to mention that I am missing the loveliest host, hostess and hostess pup- like crazy <3
Thank you, C & G for all of your love, trust & support.
p.s. come SPRING 2012, you will find copies of this BEAUTIFUL cookbook on shelves near YOU!!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
This past weekend, I celebrated SPRING 2011 with my mema, my mom, my aunts, my girl cousins & their daughters. It was such a beautiful day in Florida as we gathered at my mema Peggy's home. We all brought old & empty pots, plants, and soil- as well as the makings for succulent gardens & terrariums. It was so much fun, especially for the children (and me). We loved getting dirt under our nails for Spring! We even had a quick visit with a black snake in the garden- just before he made it over to our lunch spot under the trees, I yelped, S-N-A-A-K-E and leaped from the ground, scaring him back to where he came from!!
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The girls of Mieke Willems shared these fun little comb/ pendants a few days ago on their wonderful blog... what is it with cheeky little things like this?? they get me every time! And when i am shopping flea markets i have to resist the urge to peek into every case and dig through hoards of small treasures. Mieke's braid reminded me too, that i FINALLY learned to french-braid, and i can even braid my own hair now, thanks to Abby, my muse for fabulous braids!