Last month I had the opportunity to travel to Sonoma, California with a few other bloggers to celebrate the partnership of Fortessa and Williams Sonoma at Fairmont Hotel, because, as you know, I love dinnerware, and hotels, and good people—my favorite things. I hadn’t ever visited Sonoma so it was a wonderful to chance to escape the Utah cold and go experience some delicious food and company. We got the royal treatment too: cooking class at the original Williams Sonoma shop by chef, Thomas McNaughton, of the renowned San Francisco restaurant, Flour and Water, a massage at the Fairmont hotel (I’m a sucker for a spa!).
I used my trip to practice photography. Since I’ve been blogging I’ve been able to work with a number of really wonderful photographers, because I haven’t ever learned to take proper photos (for shame!). In my mind, photography is art and who am I to take the place of someone who has been working at it for years?
BUT, I took Jill Thomas’ photography workshop in October because I finally realized that I need to buck up and learn to take my own photos. Sometimes you just don’t have a photographer around when you need one! It got me practicing though I still have a long way to go. These photos are a collection of some of my own from little Cannon Rebel, my iphone, and the photographer on the weekend.
We had a tour of the location of the original Williams Sonoma store along with a cooking class from Thomas McNaughton, who showed us how to make homemade past. Sadly, I’m not a chef but I do appreciate people who love to make good food so I gladly partook of the delicious meal afterward.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fortessa. The opinions and text are all mine.