Some days are just special. Somehow, worlds collide at exactly the right moment and you have one of those days that leaves you feeling inspired, raring to go and hungry for life. Maybe I’m just being dramatic, but I love the opportunity to reflect on those rare days and feel grateful right down to my bones.
It’s taken me a while to write about this day – a day spent with like-hearted women, learning from the best in the food and photography business and eating ourselves silly. It was more than a month ago now that I attended a workshop with the ever lovely, Emiko Davies and Luisa Brimble.
Emiko, a Tuscan-based food blogger and sometimes Canberra-local, has just released her first cookbook, Florentine: The True Cuisine of Florence. We spent the day, camera in hand, taking photo after photo as Emiko bought her cookbook to life for us. Under the guidance of the oh so talented food photographer, Luisa, we learnt how to capture the perfect food moments.
The lush gardens and rustic country vibes of Glenmore House couldn’t have been a more perfect setting for the day. About an hour out of Sydney, it’s a gorgeous farmhouse property that provided the most appropriate country backdrop for the styling and photography of Emiko’s creations.
We had lunch out in the hay shed, sitting at a gorgeous long table, sharing food, wine and stories. The wine, an Italian chianti from a winery near Emiko’s home in Tuscany, was a delicious accompaniment to the all vegetarian meal.
It was a pretty special day to say the least – spending time with a group of beautiful, intelligent, inspiring women, eating great food and finally learning how to use my camera properly. I couldn’t be more grateful for days like these.
– Bec x