Our summer holiday, and my 40th birthday celebrations were held in a small town in Provence. Cotignac is a charming little town in the middle of wine country and about an hours drive from the coast.
Apart from time spent in the swimming pool, the holiday centred around food and the occasional glass of wine.
Pastries in Salernes - the markets were a little disappointing but the pastries made up for it.
Lunch at a beach side restaurant with Auntie JoJo. It was so hot!
We ate lots of meals on the terrace. Gourmet pizza.
Uncle Glen at the BBQ.
Kirsty's amazing moules.
Food stylists galore.
I took the DSLR on the trip (I don't always take it when I'm travelling light) and even managed to use it a few times. I was really happy with some of my pics - the light was just lovely in the evening.
I am still on a mission to learn to take photos like my photography idols on these blogs. I need to know how to make them so bright - I will find out! Is it the light when taking the pics, photoshop skills or both?!
For amazing food pics my new favourite blog is La Tartine Gourmande. I'm going to save my pennies and go on one of the styling photography workshops one day!
And I've admired Yvestown and Posy like forever. Yvestown has the light bright style that I love and Posy has a more atmospheric style. The Sewer Cat has a light but slightly softer style. It intrigues me how they have very distinctive styles and keep their style of photos very consistent.