Posts Tagged ‘cocktails’

Last week I was lucky enough to attend a food photography and styling course here in Dubai. It was held by Meeta K Wolff who is the author of the very successful ‘Whats for lunch Honey?’ blog. It was organized by Sally Prosser of My Custard Pie  blog fame and was held at Nasimi Beach at Atlantis where I have to say we were totally spoilt! We had cocktail demonstrations and cooking demonstrations from their talented chefs as well as a full on Arabian banquet in the evening where all course attendees got to know each other better after our first day of learning. It was great to talk and share with other bloggers and foodies.

It was very inspirational to hear how Meeta has developed her skills of photography and food styling over the years driven by her love of food and to learn of the success she is now experiencing. I personally learnt  a lot about my camera, what I want from my camera and how to use it as a proper tool.


Cocktails and Chefs

On day two we all met at Lafayette Gourmet at Galleries Lafayette for a guided tour by Chef Russell and for more photography challenges!

Meeta showing us how its done!!

A huge thank you to Meeta, Sally and Alison from Nasimi for all the effort and organization that went into this inspiring course!


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Last week we celebrated 10 years of Bareface. A huge congratulations to Venetia and Justine who founded it all those years ago. And congratulations to all the beautiful people in the office who keep it running and to all the stylists, photographers, producers and models who make it happen on the ground even during the sweltering summer months. Bareface is still the largest model agency in the Middle East and remains at the forefront of stills production in the region. What’s more is that we all care about each other, we are a team.

To celebrate we had a party at Media One M Deck which is white, breezy and oh-so Miami! The office, exclusive photographers, stylists, models and suppliers were invited to attend. A huge thanks to Ralph Younes, the outlet manager, www.mediaonehotel.com for all his help.

Now all good parties need a decent welcome drink to kick start things! I  therefore decided it was necessary to create our own welcome drink, The B-FAB. One evening a few of us got together, head booker-Elisa Galbraith, stylist-Angie Savage, locations manager-Johnny White (who was actually more interested in the rugby scores!) photographer- Mike McKelvie, myself and special guest, photographer Adam Browning-Hill who happens to be a cocktail expert! Well after a few flirtinis, blue lagoons, screwdrivers, salty dogs and ectoplasms Adam came up with the winning recipe! The B-Fab was born! It is a refreshing and punchy shot! The beauty of deciding on a shot meant that we could serve all guests another round at 10pm to tie in with the 10 years!

Some of the ingredients;

by Mike McKelvie

The tasting;


The B-fab is made with Vodka, Cointreau, fresh lemon juice, sugar and a hint of Grenadine. Served chilled of course!


by Mike McKelvie

The Party;

A good time was had by all and most of us managed to struggle through the next day! well done everybody!!

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