Tuesday, May 24, 2011

We met in Weimar

The4_Jenn Photo: Jenn of Jenn’s Cuisine

We’ll always have Weimar. It was surreal and I am still collecting and ordering my thoughts for the weekend gone. Plate to Page came and with a click of the camera button and a stroke of a pen it disappeared. The four of us - Ilva, Jeanne, Jamie and I, had had this vision for a long time and after almost a year in planning, organizing, fretting and frustrations, I think it would be safe to say the first Plate to Page Workshop in Weimar was an amazing event.

As I mentioned above I am still gathering all my emotions and thoughts of this past weekend. I will leave you with a few wordless photos of not only a great weekend but with this group below - our first Plate to Page participants. A group so dedicated and immensely motivated that as one of the four instructors it was a pure pleasure for me to have had the opportunity to work with them.

image Photo: Julia of Always Leave Room for Dessert

P2PWeimar_0057Mona and Jasmine: Styling for the picnic assignment.

DSC_0085Ken hard at work styling and shooting for the picnic assignment

 DSC_0008 (2)Divine Irish beef and the fab Guinness wholegrain mustard supplied by our incredible sponsor Bord Bia - The Irish Food Board

_MG_9719Finding your style. Helping Jasmine with a few styling secrets and photography tips (Photo: Jeanne of Cook Sister)

_MG_9665Burning the midnight oil (Photo: Jeanne of Cook Sister)

I’ll share many more impressions in the days to come. If you are impatient however, then come on over and check out our new Plate to Page Facebook fanpage, where many of the participants have shared their images and thoughts for the weekend.

Without our incredible sponsors this would not have run so smoothly as it did so a huge thank you to our main sponsor Bord Bia (The Irish Food Board), Wines of South Africa, Hotel Chocolat, Prokit UK, Maison Georges Larnicol, OXO, Ergo Chef Knives, Sweet Pete’s and the lovely Paula Walters. Their generosity allowed us to provide high class gifts to our participants, but they also helped make this fantastic weekend possible!

Now I need to rest my brain and get some sleep. Good night!


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25 comments :

  1. Looks like you guys had a great time. I will head over to the fan-page to see more pictures! And have a good night's rest!

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  2. It was an amazing weekend! I'm still trying to collect my thoughts as well, but wow was it just awesome in every way I could've ever imagined. Thanks so much to the four of you for making this experience a reality for us. I really don't have words to articulate how much the weekend meant to me, all of it was so incredible.

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  3. It looks like you had a great time! I wish I could have joined you...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  4. Oh Meeta...I have learnt so much from you guyz...these photos are making me teary ...#plate2page rocks!

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  5. I can't have enough of all these photographs and discussions and I only wish I could be there.

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  6. Thank you for all the hard work. Plate to Page is a brilliant concept and a well executed workshop. With the success, I hope you'll bring it to America.

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  7. I was there just for a day and it seemed like a week... I left filled with emotions and such invigorating energies that only a meeting with such incredible new and old friends could cause.

    Thanks for letting me eavesdrop and wash the dishes ;)

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  8. How I miss you all!! The weekend exceeded every expectation I had and I am incredibly pleased to hear that the participants felt the same way. Was trying in my head to process all that had happened over the weekend as I sat on the plane today (boo hoo!) - such incredible people met and friendships cemented. We will forever be the P2P Weimar class of 2011 :) And thanks to my darling sister-from-another-mother Meeta for letting us take over your house as P2P Instructor HQ - we all got fully into the swing of things and had the time of our lives (again!!)

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  9. How fun! I wish I were there. I visited Germany last summer and I miss it already. Such a pretty country with wonderful people.

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  10. Congratulations on an amazing event! With all of your dedication it was really bound to be a success :)

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  11. I'm so jealous ... but it looks like a smashing time! We'll meet in Weimar one day, too!

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  12. Looks like you had so much fun :) . Congrats on the success....

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  13. this looks like so much fun !! glad you all had a great time :-)

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  14. Oh Meeta,
    It is so nice to wake up this morning and read your thoughts and see your photos. I am having trouble myself (imagine me stuck for words!) wrangling with all my emotions and will try to get the whole concept and reality of the weekend into a few blog posts this week. You -- the fab four -- have created a truly unique experience for us all. We have learned so much.
    I look forward to our next rendezvous........where ever it may be.

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  15. congratulations to the team and goodluck with all the future workshops! this looks so fantastic!

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  16. Meeta, congratulations ..workshop looks wonderful..must have been such a work hard for all of you..Kudos!

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  17. If only school had been as fun as this looks! Well done to all.

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  18. Meeta, it was a joy and an honor to work with you, Jeanne and Ilva and just that has me motivated! But what a weekend! We were truly lucky to have such an amazing group of bloggers attending, passionate, motivated, generous, creative and loads of fun! And I agree that it was such a pleasure to be able to work with them and we all inspired each other. Thanks for letting us live the weekend again with your post and photos! xoxo Can't wait for P2P Tuscany!

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  19. I just wrote a long and nice comment about how great and focused and talented all the participants are and how they made the P2P a fantastic experience for us four and then it just disappeared... anyway, I had a great time with you all-Thank You so much!

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  20. Well done girls, this sounds like a great event and looks like everyone was happy and content! Lets make it Sydney next time, shall we? ;-)

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  21. You are true entrepreneurs! It is wonderful to see the your passion for blogging, writing and photography coming together in this workshop.I enjoyed the enthusiastic tweets and facebook updates from the event.

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  22. Congratulations to all! Here's to more success!

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  23. Look at that fine looking group! Wish I could have been there!

    Also... Ken sure is workin' it on his knees!

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  24. Looks like you guys had a blast. Love the picnic shot!

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  25. Meeta, that Weimar event sounds so fulfilling and wonderful - I so do hope that I can attend one of the future P2P workshops!!!

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