Let me tell you how I’d be spending Valentine’s Day if I lived in Southern California. I’d be hitting up Elizabeth Colling‘s pop-up chocolate shop for some of these delicious treats! Sneak a peek at the goodies in these photos by my girl Elizabeth Messina.

Homemade “Oreos” and Double Chocolate Brownies.

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce.

Dark Chocolate Caramels with Fleur de Sel.

Artisan Hot Chocolate with Homemade Heart Marshmallows.

Valrhona Chocolate Tart for Two.

Elizabeth Colling is a food editor for Martha Stewart, the creator of confections, and she also teaches baking classes (I’m imagining a yummy bridal shower?). If you’re in the Santa Barbara area, do not miss this delicious pop-up shop!

Chocolate Boutique
February 13th and 14th
11:00AM to 5:00PM
Maison K in Montecito
1159 Coast Village Road

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Escape the winter blahs to Lumeria Maui, for a three-day floral master class with Ariella Chezar, floral designer extraordinaire. February 27, 28 and March 1, 2013. Download the flyer here.

I had the opportunity to attend one of Ariella’s three-day workshops earlier this year, and it was incredible to see her in action and learn from her. I can only imagine how fun it will be to attend this workshop in Maui!

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This June, floral goddess Ariella Chezar is giving a 3-day workshop in Sonoma, covering everything from flowers for the table to bridal bouquets to creating an overall look for an event. I’ve been looking forward to this for months, and wouldn’t miss it for the world – I hope to see you there!

To enroll, or for additional details, contact Kristi Amoroso at kristi@kristiamoroso.com.


Ariella Chezar has been a sponsor of Snippet & Ink.

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Remember the inspiration board contest we ran awhile back? Well, The Lab Event happened in January, and they brought the board to life, and we have the photos to share with you…

left: Tinywater / right: Meg Perotti

Edyta Szyszlo

Meg Perotti

left: Silvana di Franco / right: Meg Perotti

left: Meg Perotti / right: Jennifer Skog



Photography: Meg Perotti, Silvana di Franco, Tinywater, Edyta Szyszlo, Jennifer Skog / Videography: Lovespun Films / Design: Erin Taylor, Bustle Events / Flowers: Soulflower / Cakes: Sweet on Cake / Rentals: Hartmann Studios / Vintage rentals, chandelier: Heritage & Craft / Lighting: Impact Lighting / Stationery: Hello!Lucky


Hello!Lucky is a sponsor of Snippet & Ink.

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Wedding photographers! Come hang out with me! Well, me and some amazingly talented wedding photographers. I’ll be teaming up with Jonas Peterson, Joel Flory, Sean Flanigan, and Nate Kaiser from The Image is Found for an awesome workshop in San Francisco, August 8-10.

In addition to live photo shoots and post processing techniques, the workshop will focus on:

- 1-on-1 brand and portfolio review

– building your business
– establishing your unique creative vision
– working with designers
– attracting the clients you want


You guys, I’m so excited about this workshop – it’s such a comprehensive look at all the aspects of wedding photography, that I know anyone who’s interested in honing their craft and developing their business will get so much out of it. With such awesome speakers and space limited to 40 people, I know it’s going to fill up fast, so hop to it! Register HERE!

The details: $1500 registration fee includes all the awesomeness mentioned above (two full days), plus dinner Monday and Tuesday, and breakfast and lunch Tuesday and Wednesday.



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