Earlier this year we had the privilege of working with La Frenz Winery on the Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. This is an area I know well, as I grew up in the region and still compare every piece of fruit that I eat to the ones we used to pick from the Okanagan orchards and bring home for canning and jams. Needless to say, as time went on, the apple orchards converted to vineyards and this area has become a mecca for wineries and wine lovers.
When La Frenz shipped their Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc over to our studio, we got to work photographing the bottles. Adding in the combination of foods that represented the pairings and the essence of the wines, we photographed and designed the aprons. The result was an earthy classic of bread and cheeses with the Pinot Noir and the fresh and bright tones of the Sauvignon Blanc.
Wine season at La Frenz was complimented by our customized aprons and I’m glad to have been a part of it!
Talk about being inspired! After a request by a Foodie Studio apronista to have something for the kids, the Spices 101 line for kids is on the way!
With a couple of apron sizes sourced for the little ones, we have an Italian and 2 Indian spice series available to kick things off. After settling on some nice spice combinations from these countries (and a little research to learn their names in their respective languages) we are are loving where this is going. What a great way to introduce kids (and quite frankly, adults too...) to flavors that connect them to their heritage or simply to broaden their horizons!
Our apronista client inspired us the most by commenting on how her son would love just knowing that other people "know of the spices that his family uses". The opportunity to connect with others or experience other cultures through food can start at any age. What are we waiting for? We will have them on the website asap!