Monday, April 2, 2012

Weekend Observations

Did you have a nice weekend? What did you get up to? I worked for most of mine, but it was still lovely and too short ;)

A few bits of my weekend...

The best bit is that is was for no special reason, and paid for with their own money. Love that. 



Butter is a beautiful, and delicious, bakery here in Vancouver. Their amazing marshmallows are sold all over North America and now Japan! Rosie Daykin is the multi-talented owner of Butter Baked Goods, and writer of this book, published by Random House. My first house shoot ever was with her for House and Home. I've since gone on to shoot her stunning garden for Vogue Living Australia, and Rosie herself for the cover of Canadian Home and Country. I can't wait to work with her on this huge project (99 recipes) and learn more about the book publishing world. 

That's it for today! Have a great day.

Back soon,
Janis


24 comments:

Birch + Bird said...

That potato masher is way too cute...you must be a fabulous Auntie! And I'm so excited about your new gig with Rosie and Butter, cannot wait until it's in print! Congratulations, you deserve it :)
~Lily

Sandra said...

First the important bit - congratulations on the gig with Butter! It'll be a great cookbook with your visuals.

And I LOVE the table from Cross. Must get over there and grab one - and love just as much the Living Etc. mag on top. Isn't that the best decor mag?!!!

elisa said...

janis that is brilliant! i can't wait to see what you do together. xx

PinkPanthress said...

Aw, your nephews are so sweet. :3

And I adore that table! I wonder if it would cast floral shadows on a very sunny day.

What the F...? Wow, congratulations!
And seeing your accompanying images in your baked series, the book will have the best illustrations she can ask for! *hugs*

Razmataz said...

The potato masher is adorable..I think those boys enjoy Auntie's cooking.

Fabulous news about the Butter book. I have always been a huge fan of Rosie Daykin and actually miss seeing her houses in our Canadian mags. I can;t think of a better collaboration for the book. I can't wait to buy a copy.

the southern hostess said...

What a fantastic project! I'm so excited for you!

Uncle Beefy said...

Congratulations on the cookbook project! I've admired Butter from a distance for some time and always wanted to visit in person. Hopefully that will happen sometime, but a cookbook is certainly another lovely way to live vicariously. ;)

le_third said...

big congrats on the book deal - how fab ! BTW loving that table of yours - too fab for words - best le xox

Tan said...

That tray is adorable! What sweet nephews you have.
Congrats on the butter book shoot! how exciting! Their items look oh so delicious!

Kerry said...

Congrats!! That project will be so fun! Also, your nephews are sooo sweet...their mama taught them good haha!

Freya Lily said...

I love that table!

Lisa said...

Amazing - congrats on the book! I will have to check out Butter next time I am in Vancouver. The Cross is already on the agenda every visit - that table is gorgeous! :)

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

What a great team!!! Talk about pure deliciousness!!!

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Oh and you DID get the table !!!! That would go nicely by a fire bowl :-)

amy walters said...

Congratulations Janis! That is so exciting. I am thrilled for you and can't wait to see this buttery goodness.
xo, Amy
PS.I love those bentwood barstools. Cheers!

Melissa said...

Love that table! and how exciting about the cookbook

The Simply Inspired Home said...

This is so exciting Janis! Congrats to you both.

What's not to love about all things Baked!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Congratulations! I bet the book is gonna look great!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

You ended up with that table? I can see it looking amazing on a patio! As for the book - YAY! I have LOVED Butter Baked Goods on occasion and am looking forward to a cookbook - can you autograph it for me when it is done???

Congrats on the book collaboration - your photos will make everything look utterly divine!

Meesh@idreamofchairs.com said...

Congrats Janice on the book project! I'm sure our mouths with be watering from your photos!

Jan | Poppytalk said...

Can't wait to see the book - I'm sure it will be beautiful! And um, I'm sooooooooo jealous of that table. So so so so!
: )

McMaster and Storm said...

happy for you--no worries about an empty stomach on those shoots!!!
congrats.
kara

tinyparticlesoflight said...

How exciting, Janis - the Butter book sounds wonderful!

I love the sweet and funny gifts from your nephews - boys are the best.

xo
cortnie

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

Janis, love the weekend observations - i sure haven't been great about commenting lately but have loved reading all your shares and goings on. girl, anything from the Cross just deserves a public declaration of L-O-V-E right?! your latest scoop up is awesome, the shadow play that thing will produce is gonna be terrific, can't wait till you photograph it.

the most exciting thing here, for me, is that you're working with Rosie's brand, i went to high school with her and her brothers. small world! the thing i remember the most was an incredible toga party she had, those were righteous times indeed ;)

seeing her Butter brand grow the way it has is rad, always knew she'd be involved in greatness later on in life. cool insight about how long you've known her too, she did the interior design for my parents many moons ago and has such a killer eye for style! as do you!! cheers on this collaboration, i'm sure it will be a timeless celebration of goodness. xo ♥