Taa Daa, check out the loveliness which is Bash Volume 2! I got to team up with the DIY dream team again on this one. Nathalie took all these amazing shots and Ciara did the styling, I’m in such awe of the whole process. I mean I look at the menu and think, “oh that looks nice”, then I see it appear on Nathalie’s Laptop and think “Oh my god I want that menu!” Ciara moves a glass 3cm and suddenly it looks like a whole different scene.
That is the style touch I lack. I can create anything. If god comes knocking for another ark, I’m his woman. It’d be the best damn ark ever, waterproof with a fab chevron varnish. When it comes to styling a shot though, I need an expert to jump in. Can you take classes or is that sense just innate?
Ok I’m going off topic, back to the DIYS. The Ronald in the picture above is a very special man, handsome, intelligent and kind, unfortunately ladies he’s not on the market my Mum married him 32 yrs ago.
Working with Herbs was a delight, finding them wasn’t. I had a mini panic over how many I’d need so I asked the wonderful Michelle Darmody from the Cake Cafe and she sent me trotting down to Evergreen on Wexford St. Wow I was overwhelmed with all the choice, I bought Thyme and Rosemary to make wreaths, Sage and Bay leafs just coz they looked pretty.
I never had to restrain myself from buying herbs before. and the SMELL, if you recreate any of these DIYS you will be in for a treat, it was probably the best smelling shoot ever. mmmm herby, we had so many herbs left over Nathalie brought some home and made Rosemary salt, you’ll have to head over to her blog and ask her for the recipe!
Wanna see the rest, well pop down to your nearest shop and pick up your copy. or if you ask me nicely I’ll tell you, Nikki xxx
Word & Photography by Nathalie Marques Courtney
Styling by Ciara O’Halloran from Style Serendipity
Crafting and pretty hands by me