Friday, April 17, 2009

Back to School

"The biggest buzz coming out of Florida this month is the opening of Studio B, a program that pairs some of the South’s most creative and talented people with groups of no more than fifteen lucky students-in other words, you. Ever wanted to make fresh mozzarella from scratch? Sign up for a class with cheese guru Paula Lambert. Want to go deep-sea fishing with Emeril Lagasse then spend the afternoon preparing your catch? There’s a course for that, too. You’ll also find style maven India Hicks on the lineup, and a memoir-writing class taught by Kim Sunée, the best-selling author of Trail of Crumbs.

Studio B is the brainchild of Colleen Duffley, a food and lifestyle photographer who decided to round up her former subjects and set them loose in a classroom setting-a setting that involves a stunning villa in Alys Beach, Florida, plenty of wine, and lots of fun. Besides the courses, Duffley also has dinners, gallery openings, and theater productions in the works. Sounds like a homework assignment worth doing."

How incredible does this idea sound!? I don't think that brilliant even begins to describe this collaboration. After four years of college and three years of law school, going back to to school was something I never even wanted to consider, until now! And the location is just as amazing as the class offerings. My little family vacations in a beach town just down the road from Alys Beach and a drive through the Alys development will literally send chills up and down your spine. It is that beautiful.

Classes from some of the world's best talents in a stunning villa by the Gulf's emerald waters, great food and wine...wow, I can barely wrap my mind around this brilliant concept.

Check out the star-studded line up here.

{text via Garden and Gun}

5 comments:

jae said...

brilliant brilliant brilliant...i would want to take every class...may just have to relocate!

erin@designcrisis said...

Maybe I could pass for 16?

So jealous!

Alexis said...

Sounds amazing!

Raina said...

Oh. Me wannee. So very much.

paula said...

Now this sounds like a brilliant luxury. How I love Aly's.