the registration is open for a retreat I am hosting in North Devon between the 24th 27th of March 2017 with Carole Poirot from mademoiselle poirot and lily Vanilli. I am so happy to announce that lily will be our special guest, Her cakes are incredible so I can’t wait. Her bakery in east London is somewhat famous and she has baked cakes for many celebrities. Her book sweet tooth is one of my favourites. so if you fancy staying with us for three days of styling, cake decorating and photography tips and in a beautiful house chef prepared meals then read on for the details.
We will be staying in a 19th Century country house, situated in the unspoiled Devon countryside, nestled between Exmoor and Dartmoor. The Amberstone Manor, is set in 5 acres of landscaped gardens and 20 acres of river meadows, there are 11 spaces for this retreat, two of the rooms are shared twin rooms, and the others are private double rooms.
During this retreat we will discus camera settings and the use of natural light, as well as a group cake decorating class held by lily vanilli and my self, where we will be decorating some cakes using natural elements like fruit and edible flowers. we will then use those cakes in a styling work shop, where we will talks about props and placement. I have arranged for a private chef to come and cook all of our meals and to make it extra special, there will also be a three course banquet meal cooked for us on the last night.
there will also be the option of a yoga class held in the gym by Kimberly from the little plantation . the house has a outdoor heated pool and a sauna and a tennis court and billiards room if you find time between the workshops.
here is one of the double rooms, isn’t it beautiful.
heres the schedule (I will be at the house from the night before if it is easier for you to arrive then)
Friday 24t March
- arrive at the retreat for 12pm for lunch at 1pm
- 2-5 camera settings/lighting discussion and prop styling tips discussion
- 6pm pre dinner drinks
- 7pm chef prepared dinner
- breakfast 9-10
- cake demo on building a cake and how to decorate it 10-12. With lily vanilli
- lunch 12.30
- styling workshop with the cakes from the morning workshop 2.30- 4.30
- free time
- pre dinner drinks 6.30
- banquet dinner 7.30pm (three courses prepared by a private chef)
- breakfast 9-10
- yoga 10-30 -11.30
- lunch 12 pm
- photoshop/ lightroom workshop 1 to 2 pm
- free time to pack up or explore
- finish at 4