Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of exploring the Willamette Valley with Travel Oregon. We had three glorious days of biking (so out of my element!) and endless amounts of wine and food (ahh, much more my element). On our last day, we had a beautiful lunch at the Villa Catalana Cellars, a winery just a half hour or so south of Portland. The site is also home to a number of rare plants and the Romanesque architecture transports you to some bucolic European countryside. It's hard not to be completely charmed by the ponds, olive trees, gardens, and the dreamy owner Burl Mostul – as always, I'll have to let the photos do most of the talking for me.
Villa Catalana Cellars
11900 S Criteser Rd
Oregon City, OR 97045
It was such a pleasure to work on these fashion week accessories spreads for Yahoo Style with amazing prop stylist, JoJo Li. We shot one for each city: New York, London, Milan, and Paris. I don't really have a favorite, but do love the chaos of the Milan shot.
In case you haven't heard – read: stalk Everlane's new arrivals like I do – their swing trench is back, and now comes in navy and tan. I love a good trench coat, and my favorite feature about this one is the A-line shape from the profile view. In typical Alice fashion, I'd wear this with the sleeves pushed up and probably unbuttoned. Now if only trench weather would last more than what, all of two weeks, in NYC?
I'm excited to share some of the images and outtakes of The Burned Food Menu for Kinfolk Vol 13 (out tomorrow) that I worked on with Kate and Diana. I think we were all slightly nervous when the shoot discussions veered into talks of "how do we not burn down someone's place." I told my assistant he would also be playing fire marshal that day.
But in all seriousness, we were lucky no one got hurt when the bananas foster coupe exploded and the flames almost went out of control. Of course, this was before we got the final shot so we ran with it, because what else can you really do in that situation. I hope you get a chance to flip through this issue because it's a good one.
(A little behind the scenes action – can I add hand-modeling to my resume now?)