i have never had so many photographs on a post before and i could have kept adding to it that is because the beautiful studio that karen created was perfect, mix that with props and goods by herriott & grace nikole shop well one could not help themselves.
Nikole is everything i had hope for, that what i found beautiful and simple on her blog and shop would be present at the workshop and it was. nikole is the real deal, she puts you at ease, makes you laugh and wow's you all at once. I was so happy, it was so refreshing to have someone so passionate about what they do and that their talent is not only in what they create but in how they make you feel while viewing their work. I was lucky to also meet Michael Graydon ( nikole's beau) i have been an admire of his work and to be able to take time to chat and talk about his shooting methods was very enlightening as well.
Nikole along with a wonderful group of attendees baked, iced and styled some of her legendary cakes. then a wonderful lunch was prepared and eaten as stories were shared by everyone. The highlight for me was to actually meet Nikole and feel a kinship ( not just because we are both canadian) but also because we are living a life that is in our very core way beyond trend. also that as the workshop came to an end, Nikole, Karen, Aran and i were able to help prep for the following days Sunday Supper while exchanging thoughts, laughers and all this is such a beautiful well executed space that karen has so thoughtfully created. that truly has my creative friends from all over the world drooling.
thank you for letting me be a part of it aran! see you in Tuscany Nikole & Micheal! ( rolling my pennies as we speak)
* i will share an instagram post of my stay NY with Aran at a later time, it was so much fun.
* also i just came back from whistler bc and hope to share with you soon.