THE ACE CAMP JOURNAL


THE ACE CAMP JOURNAL - Stories on the road, City Guides, People, Places, Things we like.

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Ace Camp | Aran Goyoaga | Food Styling + Photography in the Pacific Northwest | Seattle, Washington | August 7-11, 2014

In August, we are heading to Seattle, Washington for an Ace Camp with Aran Goyoaga.  This workshop will take place in Aran's personal studio which is near Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle.  Join us for a 3-day 5-night experience learning Food Photography + Styling in the Pacific Northwest, USA.

We will begin the Ace Camp by meeting at our accommodation followed a chef's dinner. Three days of workshops follow, which include a trip to Vashon Island (by ferry), a bicycle journey for an outdoor crab and seafood themed picnic, head out for a meal at one of Seattle's finest restaurants Sitka + Spruce, a "farm to table" establishment located inside Melrose Market and wrap up the workshop with a fantastic dinner made in the studio with food purchased at Ballard Farmer's Market.

For more information - here.

Registration opens on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 9:00 PST

Please note that workshops fill quickly.

We hope you can join us!

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Ace Camp | Lotta Jansdotter | Jaipur, India

Back from Jaipur, India. What a group!  

Thank you to all that signed up a long time ago to head on this journey. You rocked!

You simply don't know what hit you until you get back home after lugging all the things bought and seeing them exploding on the floor in a flurry of fine cotton and block prints.

Anokhi.... thanks for the greens! (seriously, don't ever change)

What a great and thoughtful teacher Lotta Jansdotter is - not to mention a daring and adventurous traveller.

Thank you to Andree who prepared the tour of the block printing factories and took us to Soma and to visit other factories and dyers - with, oh so, much thought for our excursions. They were incredibly special.

Most of all I would like to mention S.P who helped us with the outside the itinerary adventures, the driver and his assistant (man oh man, driving in Jaipur is no easy task), the kitchen staff at Narain Niwas who made all the cappuccinos, masala chais, the smiling housekeepers and all the workers and owners of the factories who took time to let us into their world. Namaste. 

Namaste. 

Ace Camps will be back - there is so much to see and learn in India. 

In Chandi Chowk - prior to the Ace Camp

In Chandi Chowk - prior to the Ace Camp

The monkey who came for lunch.

The monkey who came for lunch.

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left:  Walking to the dyers, upper left: riding in a Tuk Tuk, upper right: packaging, middle left: at the dyers, middle right: on the way to Anokhi Museum, bottom left: the traffic, bottom right: our guide to the dyers. 

left:  Walking to the dyers, upper left: riding in a Tuk Tuk, upper right: packaging, middle left: at the dyers, middle right: on the way to Anokhi Museum, bottom left: the traffic, bottom right: our guide to the dyers. 

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Linens out to dry after the rains.

Linens out to dry after the rains.

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left:  at the indigo dyers, middle top: the lassi shop on the MI road, middle bottom: at Ninder, top right: at the indigo dyers, middle right: our faithful driver, middle bottom: the khadi shop. 

left:  at the indigo dyers, middle top: the lassi shop on the MI road, middle bottom: at Ninder, top right: at the indigo dyers, middle right: our faithful driver, middle bottom: the khadi shop. 

At the indigo factory. 

At the indigo factory. 

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Techniques of block printing at Soma.

Techniques of block printing at Soma.

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Separating fibers and paper hanging from the rafters.

Separating fibers and paper hanging from the rafters.

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Ninder and the block printing factory of Soma

Ninder and the block printing factory of Soma

The hand stitching at Brigitte Singh's studio.

The hand stitching at Brigitte Singh's studio.

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left:  at the airport - a bit of packaging, right: walking to the dyers

left:  at the airport - a bit of packaging, right: walking to the dyers

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right upper: fabric used for the making of paper, upper right: windows in the Muslim area of Jaipur, bottom left: at Soma, bottom right: at the dyers.

right upper: fabric used for the making of paper, upper right: windows in the Muslim area of Jaipur, bottom left: at Soma, bottom right: at the dyers.

Hand embroidery at Brigitte Singh.

Hand embroidery at Brigitte Singh.

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