About a month ago, (I can’t believe it has been that long!) I attended the Gather Seattle: Design Your Plate Workshop at Aran Goyoga’s studio. It was so great. Gather Seattle, founded by Chloe puts on workshops and lunches that bring together women in the PNW food & design industries. They have women speak at each event and share their stories. I was so inspired, and not only that, I met some really fantastic and successful women creatives that I am sure I will be in touch with for a long time. I had fun photographing too, since the studio was set up so beautifully.
The speakers were wonderful. Caroline Hinchliff spoke on nutrition and the importance of savoring your meals. Ashley Rodriguez, author of Date Night In and the blog Not Without Salt, spoke about how that book and her blog came to be. Kari Brunson, owner of Juicebox & Frankie and Jo’s, talked about how a dancer became the owner of two successful restaurants (of which I am obsessed with both). I loved hearing their stories, and can’t wait for the next one. It was really fun and came complete with a fully vegetarian meal and vegan dessert.
It seems fitting that on International Women’s Day I am posting about an event put on by women, at a women owned photo studio, where successful women spoke to a group of (mostly) women.