HIGH TEA & NIBBLES IN SANTA BARBARA


I've been on a quest these past few months to find the perfect little treats of our new hometown, Santa Barbara. Join me this week as I let you in on all of my spots for a good cuppa and nibble . . .

MEGAN GORDON FOR COOKING LIGHT


This tear from April's Cooking Light makes me so so happy. Every time I look at this picture, my heart fills with glee! In December of last year, I was able to shoot my friend Megan Gordon (and colleague at The Kitchn) for a national magazine. This girl is a whole grain goddess with an amazing book just published, a granola company in full swing and a wonderful recipe developer for healthy brands. And what a babe!!!

PERFECTLY IMPERFECT PORTUGAL FOR SWEET PAUL


What a good mail day! I'm so pleased to share a story I wrote and photographed about Portugal for Sweet Paul Magazine. Do you know this publication? It's one of the most thoughtful, creative and innovative projects out there. The creator Paul Lowe is a tastemaker I admire -- he's looking ahead and brings new, fresh ideas into the world of food, design and lifestyle.

I'm honored to have taken part with this story that is very dear to me. Portugal was one of the most photogenic, intriguing countries I've ever visited, so it's nice to celebrate it in print and prose! Plus, this almond tart I feature here is UNREAL. I could really go for a slice of it this very instant.

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING WORKSHOP IN SANTA BARBARA

I'm so happy to announce a workshop on the basics of FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING in my own hometown of Santa Barbara. I'm collaborating with the sweet sweet editors of Flutter Magazine to host you in style and comfort.

THE DETAILS:

In this workshop I will set up and demonstrate a food shoot as well and then guide you one on one to create your own edible narrative. Tell your story through the details and little moments within a meal and create magazine-worthy photos, dripping with style and personality.

A discussion of camera basics, best food photography angles, use of natural light, a natural food styling approach and how an assortment of props can add mood, flavor and tone to your work. Learn how to use what you have and work with a limited budget to create evocative and beautiful images. We'll end on a conversation on how to get your work published and the business of photography. 

Lunch and Libations are included

SATURDAY MARCH 29
9:30 AM  --  3 PM

FEE:

A CUPPA WITH: CHELSEA FUSS OF FROLIC!

I've been a huge fan of Chelsea's blog, Frolic!, for years now (she started it back in 2008, awesome huh?!) She's got a huge talent for seeking out the new and absolutely special, bringing us readers all these treasures from around the world. She also collaborates with friends and fellow creatives to make her own original content -- these are my favorite posts for sure, as they showcase Chelsea's joyful, seemingly effortless, whimsical point of view. 

I haven't even mentioned Chelsea's floral abilities, but would you just look at this bouquet she made in a matter of moments during our last visit? GORGEOUS. Inside and out, I just adore this lady. Find out all about how Chelsea does tea after the jump.