A LOVELY WORKSHOP
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it is hard to put into words all of the incredible beauty & inspiration that was tucked into a few precious days at the SEA ISLAND RESORT in GEORGIA – from the stunning FLORALS by the insanely talented AMY OSABA to the stunning FASHION & SET styling by the ever gracious GINNY BRANCH to the truck load of treasure from BLUE EYED YONDER – it was literally my DREAMS coming to life before my eyes….

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the attendees were embraced by SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY that embraced us at every turn at SEA ISLAND RESORT – they learned & created side by side with each other & with ME – they finger painted with WAX from incredible artist, encaustics master & book maker LEAH MACDONALD -

elizabeth messina_a lovely workshop_instagram0003they sat with MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS photo editor, SHIRA SAVADA & soaked up her insights on publishing & got a bit of her fantastic sense of humor along the way…they enjoyed treasures from BENEFIT COSMETICS, WILEY VANETINE, ARTIFACT UPRISING, VELVET RAPTOR, MONKEYS ALWAYS LOOK, CUPCAKE VINEYARDS, CACAO, FUJI FILM, PRETTY PLUM SUGAR, TIBI, RUCHE, YOU SMELL all tucked into beautiful custom made totes by the one & only WEDDING CHICKS – & our staff wore handmade aprons by ICE MILK APRONS -

elizabeth messina_a lovely workshop_instagram0004Tthey photographed stunning fashion by CLAIRE PETTIBONE, TWIGS & HONEY, CHELSEA ROSE BRIDAL, THE SENTIMENTALIST, and IVY & ASTER which hung beautifully from the frames of five stunning models KAREN, SARAH, JESSICA, GINA & ANNA…whose beautiful hair & makeup were carefully tended to by ERIN SKIPLEY & CLAUDIA MEJERLE

elizabeth messina_a lovely workshop_instagram0005then we dined on scrumptious SEA ISLAND RESORT meals while lovely LA TAVOLA linens covered the tables – as a handmade chalkbroard sign by SOUTHERN SPROUT sat beside us & LOVE LETTERS & such were artfully written by incredible calligrapher MAYBELLE -we laughed, we cried – it was everything i LOVE about collaboration – the end result was much bigger than all of the parts -

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i think the thing that truly touched my heart the most was the incredible group of people that came to A LOVELY WORKSHOP to learn from me & my fantastic group of collaborators…all of the attendees brought something special to our group…they are all ARTISTS & it was a pleasure to share time with each & every one of them -

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websites of the 2013 LOVELY WORKSHOP attendees

MARISA HOLMES
LINDSAY MADDEN
GREER GATTUSO
DANIEL PEREZ
KATHERINE EMERY
TRICIA WHITMER
LIZ ROBERTS
JULIE PAISLEY
RABIAH KHWAJA
VERONICA RAMIREZ
NICOLE MASON
KELLY SAUER
JESSICA MORRISY
SERENA SEVERTSON
TIFFANY BENDER
LAUREN ROSENAU
REBECCA STANLEY
SARAH PIRKRYL
GINA MOORE

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ELIZABETH COLLING trained as a pastry chef in PARIS &
has been a FOOD EDITOR at MARTHA STEWART for 4 years -
simply put, she is DELICIOUS – lucky for us she has left the BIG APPLE
& relocated in my beautiful back yard (aka: SANTA BARBARA) – she is
hosting a lovely intimate chocolate boutique/pop up shop just in time for

-VALENTINE’S DAY -

you can sample scrumptious chocolate confections yourself or
bring a little sweetness home for the one your love – an array of
mouthwatering delights will be available on

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13th &
THURSDAY, FEBRAURY 14th

at

MAISON K
1159 COAST VILLAGE RD
MONTECITO CA 93108

- run do not walk as i plan to eat most of her confections myself -
if you want to be sure there is something sweet waiting for you,
you may pre-order & reserve your confections by contacting
ELIZABETH COLLING directly at
ELIZABETH.COLLING(AT)GMAIL(DOT)COM
& she will accommodate advance orders
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here are some of the CONFECTIONS that will
be available at ELIZABETH’s boutique

-TRIPLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIES
-HOMEMADE OREOS
-DARK CHOCOLATE CARAMELS
WITH FLEUR DE SEL
-ARTISAN HOT CHOCOLATE WITH
HOMEMADE HEART MARSHMALLOWS
-VALRHONA CHOCOLATE TART FOR 2
-HOMEMADE HOT FUDGE SAUCE

to see some of her beautiful creations stop by SNIPPET & INK today

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i HEART the beautiful designs of WILEY VALENTINE so much

their style is clean & elegant with an array of options in all color palettes…

i was lucky enough to have all of their beautiful paper goods & designs
last year at the 2012 A LOVELY WORKSHOP at LAUXMONT FARMS

& i am beyond thrilled to say they are working on even more loveliness
for the upcoming  2013 A LOVELY WORKSHOP at SEA ISLAND RESORT

if you are planning your wedding or just looking for some beautiful
cards or personalized thank you notes WILEY VALENTINE is amazing

i saved some of their invites & have them displayed in
my office just because i want to see them every single day

their designs are THAT pretty

so do yourself a favor & visit WILEY VALENTINE today

i promise their pretty designs will bring a smile to your face


xoxoxo

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A LOVELY WORKSHOP 2013
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is coming to GEORGIA – the workshop this year will be hosted at
the amazing 5 star SEA ISLAND RESORT in SEA ISLAND, GEORGIA
i’m happy to share that VELVET RAPTOR & ARTIFACT UPRISING will
be sponsoring the LOVELY SOUTHERN WORKSHOP & attendees  will
each receive books from both beautiful companies – my dear friend & amazing
artist LEAH MACDONALD will be conducting an intimate ENCAUSTIC class
during the workshop – many more collaborators to be announced & many
details & surprises along the way – this workshop is will include
education & guidance on….

NATURAL LIGHT & PHOTOGRAPHY & BUSINESS & ART &
STYLING & BRANDING & PRESENTATION & SO MUCH MORE

there will be a fantastic welcome reception on a BOAT
monday April 1st (this is not a joke;) & the workshop will be three full days
tuesday-APRIL 2nd & wednesday – APRIL 3rd & thursday – APRIL 4th

the fee is $3500 per person / digital & film shooters are welcome
& the workshop is open to photographers at all experience levels
space is limited – if you want to be part of this workshop please email

TIFFANY (AT) ELIZABETHMESSINA (DOT) COM

wishing everyone a LOVELY & LUMINOUS day…xoxo

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(tiffany will answer any questions & provide registration forms upon request)

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