Tuesday, November 1

the three fs ( france part four)the markets and workshop

the markets in dordogne are over flowing with cheeses, sausages and vegetables. the area is known for foie gras( don't tell my ducks), truffles and walnuts. we went to the market on several occasion to prepare for the workshop and another time with the attendees. delicious strawberries and grapes, jams and breads how i could have feasted on these things alone. Aran workshop took place at the gorgeous manoir of malartrie (honestly dreamy) the inn keeper Ouaffa was incredible, a life saver when it came to gathering things for our workshop, she is one of the loveliest, gracious and kindest person i ever met . aran's workshop consisted of her cooking or preparing a simple and delicious meal, styling and shooting, stephanie and i would prep and gather things for aran  and the students. it was great to see everyone style things in their own way, i especially enjoyed visiting with the students and looking over their shots- they are as i mentioned before very talented.

i have always shopped at markets and daily, in fact i am not good at grocery shopping in the conventional fashion, which to my husbands dismay he can not understand but hence after almost twenty years of togetherness and fourteen years of  marriage which happens to be our anniversary today, he has gotten used to it and i might go as far as saying he appreciates it. i always shopped for what i craved to cook for that day, my meals have always consisted with something truly from market to table with very little preparation.

* thank you for your well wishes for sophie, she is doing better a vet check up yesterday afternoon said her progress is good, now just a lot of care and attention for the next few weeks.

* to my husband you are my home, in your arms i feel loved, always. when i can not be there or you here i feel your presence in my heart. happy anniversary-vous est nul autre.

15 comments:

Jennie Prince said...

What a fairy tale workshop! All your photos of France (past and present) are so lovely and inspiring.

Cannelle Et Vanille said...

what a beautiful recap of our time there. i love the shot of the window of the textile shop. how did i miss that? so cute!

Naomi said...

Oh, how I wish there were a market like that by me... xx

corine said...

I feel I was there with you gals and hope to be invited next time. Beautiful pictures and words, Nadia.

Stephanie said...

I agree with Aran, loved that you captured that shop window! All of the curtains at La Maisonnette were made in that very tiny tapisserie. Remind me to tell you a funny story about the older couple who run the shop next time we're together :)

But truly, this post was blissful to read tonight. I needed it. Thank you Nadia! I am transported back to France in my mind now.

xo

Josephine said...

Oh man, I wish I was there. You ladies look like you had too much fun :)

Happy anniversary to you and K! And I'm so glad Sophie is recovering well.

Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo said...

I am glad Sophie is better and I loved to read your words and see photos.They make me feel like I am there again.

Federica said...

Hi. I'm so happy for your Sophie! Sorry for my bad English!! I'm from Italy and I don't know your lenguage very well... I like to see your photos and your thoughts. I have a blog since some days and I'd like if you have a look at it.
I hope you like my photos!
Have a nice day, Federica

The address is: http://www.lamelodiedelavie.blogspot.com/

VSC said...

The picture with the clothes line is beautiful...

Valentina said...

Dear Nadia, I have been thinking of you and wondering how you were. It has been a while since I had a chance to visit and was craving some Fall colour Nadia's style. but oh... you were in France! I wish I had known! But no sense in regretting what wasn't meant to be. :) Maybe next time? or maybe it will totally different! Your pictures are amazing, there is more light in them.
:) I am looking forward to catching up with you as I read through your older posts. sending you a big hug and happy anniversary!

Agnèslamexicaine said...

ahh les torchons... et les olives!

Jane Flanagan said...

Happy Anniversary. I'm happy to hear Sophie is making her recovery!

argone said...

I never been to Dordogne, but it seems such a beautiful area. I love your pictures.

LITTLE CHIEF said...

your pictures make me want to travel so badly! soon enough : ) love your blog.

Christina said...

my friend,
such a lovely post. so glad all is well. happy anniversary!
xoxo