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Styling France | Day One

One amongst twenty-three passengers on a pretty small props place from London Gatwick to Bergerac, to be greeted by three unknown, but very smiley, women representing Salt Lake City, Seattle & Lisbon, squeezed into a mini rental car with already too much luggage, cooing at gorgeous scenery along winding French country roads and you begin to get the picture.

Just after 17h we arrive at La Manoir de la Malatrie in La Roque-Gagaeac to an incredibly warm welcome, wonderful dappled sunlight and a perfectly heated pool, which I was first to throw myself into.  It was a slightly surreal, but a lovely first afternoon & evening after 5 months of much anticipation.

Pastry chef and newly published food stylist and recipe writer Aran Goyoaga of the blog Cannelle et Vanille is to be our muse for the next four days, supported by Stephanie Brubaker author of Stephmodo, and Nadia of La Porte Rouge.

This is just a small selection from the vast range of photos taken on day one. Honestly, we are like the food paparazzi. You would not believe how many photos six women can take of four dishes, but already I’m learning…

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Sanda - My dear,these photos look great!!!!

Rocío - Guau!!!!!!!!!!!!I love it!!!!

Larraine - Wow, looks such fun, wonderful pictures. I eagerly await Day Two! xxxxxxxxxx

El - Beautiful post. Can’t wait to read more!

Rikki - Wow, these are all so beautiful! Looks like a lot of fun too!

Maria - These photos are stunning and it sounds like it was an amazing workshop. A perfect setting to bring out the photography muse in anyone.

Jennifer - dear roomie, I just love your take on this . These photos are gorgeous! Especially love the yogurt with the blue checked cloth and Aran coming out of the doorway.

Green figs and ham readers, I will give you a little tip you must give Lorna a couple glass of wine and you will get to hear about some her marvelous and very funny adventures. Trust me, it’s more than worth the best bottle of wine in you have. :)

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