It’s about time I shared with you moments from five dreamy days spent teaching photography at the 2017 ‘France with the Flo Show’; a photography, videography and styling retreat hosted by Flore Vallery-Radot and held at her family’s country chateau in Burgundy.
Flore, along with her gracious hospitality, curated the perfect retreat program from which we could all draw inspiration and learn from. I was lucky enough to teach along side three wildly talented ladies - Annabelle Hickson on flower arranging, Xanthe Berkley on filmmaking and Megan Faulkner on chiaroscuro photography and styling. Between all the learning, we indulged in picnics in the apple orchard, trips to local markets, dinners in the barn, foggy morning walks on the estate, produce picked straight from Flore’s Dads perfectly manicured vegetable and flower garden, allll the fromage and local wine, and plenty of creative chit chat. There was also meal after incredible meal cooked by Sophie Bellard and Gillian Bell - absolute wizards in french cuisine (and cake!).
It was a true honour to have been here - to teach, learn, be inspired and to create, and to pretend but for a moment that I was part of Flore’s beautiful French family and their beautiful French life…
I’m thrilled to share that ‘France with the Flo Show’ is having an encore this August, and a couple of last minute spaces have become available! If you have any interest in photography, flower styling, videography or simply indulging in, creating, and living out a beautiful French dream in Burgundy, head on over to Flore's website for the details!
I'd love so much to be there, however I'll be saving my teaching time for Flore's Greece retreat in September (a couple of spaces remain there, also!)