The countdown to our Styling Your Life Workshop + Retreat is ON! In case you’ve missed my social posts about it, here’s the gist: join me, former Food & Wine editor-turned-food stylist Maren Ellingboe, and florist Sarah Abare of The Stemmery in Tuscany for 5 days of connection, hands-on styling experience, social media chats, and Aperol spritzes! I was an attendee last year and shot some video, so I wanted to share a bit of behind the scenes footage of the workshop… and answer any additional questions you might have!
P.S. if you book today, get $300 off with code MARZO or $400 off if you book with a friend with code AMICI! Discount valid through March 14, 2019.
Your Behind the Scenes Peek of our Styling Your Life Workshop + Retreat
Even though it’s just a 5 day retreat, we have so much to cover! We will teach the workshop participants (aka YOU!) the basics of floral, interior, tabletop and food styling, as well as photography, social media and blogging tips, in the beautiful Lunigiana region of Tuscany. You’ll also learn what it takes to become a florist, interior stylist, or food stylist, and the tools you need for each vocation. We’ll show you how to shop for props, forage for blooms, and how to show off your culinary creations to their best advantage. And because nothing beats hands-on practice, each day will include lots of styling.
While in Tuscany, learn the basics of food styling from former Food and Wine editor Maren Ellingboe. Her approach to food and styling is simple: it doesn’t need to be complicated, but it should always be delicious. You’ll learn how to take locally grown produce and turn them into mouthwatering images with hands on sessions. Maren will lead a shopping day at the local markets followed by practicals and individual sessions.
This portion of our workshop will be lead by me! I’m excited to share how I style a tablescape for entertaining and how to create vignettes for interior photography. We will hit the flea markets and I’ll share my best prop shopping tips. Also, I will be available all 5 days to handle any social media questions you may have… including Pinterest! My goal is to set aside one-on-one time with each participant to discuss the social media strategy that’s best for them.
Sarah Abare of The Stemmery will lead the floral styling portion of the workshop. This includes floral centerpieces, hand tied bouquets, mantle arrangements, and headdresses. You will also learn how to forage for florals while wandering the beautiful grounds of La Fortezza. All florals will then be used to style our evening dinners and guest quarters.
I really hope you can join us! To learn even more about the workshop and reserve your spot click here. Just a reminder that our discount code expires on March 14!
photography & video by Jojotastic.
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