Made Risotto, ate too much Risotto. Classic!
Mantecato sii signore mio!
Good morning mr fried egg! ;)
A SPECIAL (PLAY) DATE
Picture Playdates had been a draft in progress of a project that’s preoccupied me and that I’ve shared with friends for over three years now. The project finally became an event and last week, on October 27th, my friend and amazing partner, Saraswati, and I hosted our very first family photography workshop.
While I’ve always been obsessed with images - and Polaroids - it wasn’t until after big Es birth that photography became a genuine hobby of mine; one I’ve come to invest in over time, partially through workshops. In doing so, I’ve come to meet the most talented people, thrilled to share their knowledge of this uniquely inspiring art form and their stories through the lense of their cameras. I was also making new friends and bonding with some old in the process. Great tips, practice and confiscating my husband’s camera have helped capture each unique moment of the kids just about exactly as I see them; moments that help illustrate and remind so many stories to later share with “Daddy” and the rest of our family and friends scattered around the world. Why not help provide a similar experience to more parents and just anyone or everyone who share the same interest? Making it casual, yet empowering, in a fun and child-friendly venue to capture our favorite subjects as parents (and grandparents, aunts and uncles) in their element… during PLAY TIME!?
October 27th brought together an amazing group of people - from attendees and their little ones, to our teachers and guest photographer, Jolie Goodson - making it a three hour playdate packed with photography, fun, friendship and some really delicious food provided by our amazing chef, Henry Kibit, of The Fireside. Our goodie bag sponsors - Barre 3, Tina Steinberg Designs and Perigee Books and Leslie McCollom, author of Preschool Gems, helped thank everyone for making it such a special occasion.
Have a story-filled week ;)
Sometimes I think about the little friend we left behind when we moved from San Diego to Portland… Having built that (quite successfully) on trial and error and a lot of imagination, it should not be too hard to make another one. Procrastination Kills (pizza ovens) !!!