App Obsession: Waterlogue

Buvette
Small plates and cocktails at a favorite New York spot, Buvette.

Last week my friend Domonique mentioned the app Waterlogue in her Friday Favorites post, so I had to check it out immediately.  Waterlogue miraculously transforms your photos into watercolor paintings with the click of a button.  Fair warning: I was up hours past my bedtime playing around and watching the magic happen.  The following are a handful of photos I converted from my travels and instagram roll to share with you.  It’s great fun to experiment with whatever you’ve snapped (who would have thought the above not-at-all-good photo would make such a charming “painting”?) but landscapes and photos with an inherent graphic quality seem to work best.

Grazing Belties in Wisconsin.
Grazing Belties in Wisconsin.
Little J in the powder, Telluride
Little J in the powder, Telluride
Hank in the study
Hank in the study
Vintage Land Rover, Vineyard Haven
Vintage Land Rover, Vineyard Haven
Apple picking, Wisconsin
Apple picking, Wisconsin
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Surprise catch, Vero Beach
Surprise catch, Vero Beach
View from a cottage porch, Menemsha
View from a cottage porch, Menemsha
Ladurée, UES
Ladurée, UES

Waterlogue is available through the App Store for $2.99.

Sunday Suppers with Bea of La Tartine Gourmande

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A few weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of attending a photography and food styling workshop taught by Béa Peltre of La Tartine Gourmande fame.  It took place over two days in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, much of it at the envy inducing Sunday Suppers space (I don’t think a single person left not wishing they could move into that fabulous light-filled loft!).  We shopped together at the McCarren Park Greenmarket, prepared meals, took gazillions of pictures, bombarded Béa with questions, and closed the weekend with a delicious, seasonal picnic lunch.  Not only did I come away with more applicable knowledge than I thought possible in one weekend, I spent two wonderful days with a group of women who enjoyed talking photography and food (and eating!) as much as I do.  picniccollageimage one: late summer offerings from the McCarren Park Greenmarket. image two: lunch at Sunday Suppers, clockwise from left – heirloom tomato and nectarine salad with herbs, greens, and fresh mozzarella; lime-coconut milk rice pudding with stewed stone fruits; bucatini with mixed herb pesto