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deep in the heart of texas austin food/prop styling workshop – November 8th 2014

AUSTIN It’s here it’s here, finally the announcement and registration is now open for our Austin Food/Prop Styling Photography Workshop.

Austin, Texas one of my favorite places in the US. It’s just weird enough and arty enough with a dash of Texas.



OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Saturday, November 8th, Deborah and I will be working with workshop attendees on how to make your food photos look amazing. These styling workshops are so special to me, the friendships formed, the cool creative collaborations are truly amazing. It’s a highlight for me and for our attendees as well.

IMG_2938 One on one instruction for all levels makes this experience one that forever changes the way you look at and style your images. So come and join us in Austin TX November 8th 9-4pm , the goodie bags rock and you’ll be getting a signed copy of my cookbook Picture Perfect Parties! Cupcakes, cameras, and amazing proppage from Keith Kreeger Studio in Austin.

The studio space in Austin is super cool too…Photogroup Austin. I am excited.

IMG_2947 Make sure you sign up soon to reserve a spot, spaces are limited. Log on to my Workshop Page, Bring a friend and spend the day learning, sharing and creating with us!

See you in Texas, YEE HA! xx

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Book Signings, Demos, and Workshops!

houston I spent last week traveling all over the country doing my final book tour dates for 2013. The first leg on my week long tour was at the Houston Design Center. I did a tabletop presentation there for the 6th Annual Deck the Tables Kick-off Party. What a party it was! I had the best time meeting everyone, it was a wonderful turnout of stylish Texans. A big thank you to all of the people that made the night such a success! dallas The second stop was at the ultra beautiful Mitchell Gold Bob Williams in Dallas. They are known for throwing really gorgeous soirees and this was no exception. The staff is really incredible and they know a thing or two about details and making an evening special. A huge thank you to everyone at the Dallas store. Much love to the Store Manager, Brian Jordan, and Ben Collins, one of the owners. It was such a great night! We showcased the White Party from my book, which looked especially at home in their stunning showroom. LOS My last stop was Los Angeles for two days of signing + workshops with Adorno Magazine (launching next year!) at the lovely Egg & Dart. Friday night was a fun signing with cocktails (my favorite) and I loved meeting some of my blogger friends. I mean, the best! Then on saturday I hosted a floral workshop inspired by Pantone’s color of the year: Orchid. There will be videos online soon. Can’t wait to share! A big, huge thank you to the entire staff of Adorno Magazine. Thank you so much for two lovely days!

Join me this saturday at noon in Atlanta at the west elm in Atlantic Station. I will be doing my very last event for the year, a floral demo where the bouquets will be for sale with the proceeds benefitting St. Jude’s Hospital. It’s a great cause and it will be a lot of fun. Hope to see you there!

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MarfaMarfaMarfa {Inspiration Monday}

Recently we took a little weekend trip to Marfa, Texas. 3 hours from El Paso, Texas near the Mexican border. Marfa is someplace you have to want to go to. It’s a destination, a strange and wonderful destination. We went with our good friends and excellent travel buddies Wendy and Scott. Actually Wendy and Scott had been before and offered a great tour. Marfa is a big art community in the middle of a small Texas town. Scott Lowden set the timer on his camera, and captured our best rock and roll poses in the Texas desert… thanks Scott!

We attended an art opening at the Ballroom on Friday night for Rashid Johnson. Interesting group of people and great people watching (better than the art installation which was an artist who’s medium was shay butter and black soap)?! Not sure I loved it, but again impressive that Marfa is a place that embraces art expression and has the art grants to support it. I loved the Prada installation 45 minutes outside of Marfa read about it here.

Dotted with a few groovy shops, galleries and restaurants, it’s a great weekend diversion. Some very unusual eating spots like the food shark food truck, laundromat/coffee stop Farma + the “museum of electronic wonders and late night grilled cheese parlor,” by the same owner the boyish moustached food shark visionary.

The Chinati Foundation (Donald Judd’s vision of a gallery/art installation) was interesting. Not sure I can honestly say I loved it, but the fact that he bought an old military fort and turned it into an art destination is pretty impressive. You must make a reservation if you want a tour, I recommend it we all loved the experience.

Great clothing store,Tienda, had a great blue photography wall behind the register, at first glance it looked like beautiful blue tiles, but upon closer inspection it was merely color photos of the sky pinned to the back wall, CLEVER. Gorgeous hand made clothing , scarves and jewelry were beautifully displayed. I found a lovely little bracelet I had to have.

El Cosmico is this really hip hotel that is “part vintage trailer, safari tent and teepee hotel and campground, part creative lab, greenhouse and amphitheatre – a community space that fosters and agitates artistic and intellectual exchange.” Super quirky and artistic – Marfa in a nutshell.

Great trip, great people, I highly suggest it…if you want an complete “out of your element” experience. Speaking of elements, check out the Marfa lights, mysterious light show right out of town. We almost blew away from the gale force winds, but I think I spotted a few peculiar boxes of light??? Not sure, but it was really fun.

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