would you like to join me in vancouver in september?
Posted in behind the scenes, canada, pia's photos, stylists May 26th, 2011 by pia

Oh I’ve been dying to tell you this news for so long, and the moment has finally arrived. To say I’m excited, or ecstatic, or even ‘over the moon’ would all be understatements.

As most of you already know, I love Canada – I love the land, I adore the people, culture and history. So when Angela from Ace Camps asked if I’d like to lead a workshop and if so, where in the world would I like to be while leading this workshop, I said Vancouver…

This workshop will be about finding inspiration in the everyday through styling and photography, and I’ll be sharing with you how I go about my work and life, doing just that:

“The core of the workshop will be about enhancing your everyday; finding beauty in the ordinary; learning to see your surroundings in a new light and being uplifted by the simple things in life.”

You will not need the best or latest camera gear, instead I will teach you how to get the best out of what you have. We’ll be doing some mini photo shoots around the city at some amazing locations (including some of the local boutiques of course), and we’ll learn how to create beautiful images as well as get more out of our everyday. Ace Camps are workshop-holidays, so during the days together we will get a chance to roam the surrounding land on our own, perhaps head to Whistler for the day and get some mountain air…

…Then we’ll head to Granville Island, and check out the incredible farmers markets, artisan studios and Emily Carr Institute

We’ll wander, we’ll chat, and we’ll gather some of our found treasures and learn how to create some magical images…

Oh, this is going to be so. much. fun. I do hope you can join me! The workshop will be from September 22 – 27, and all the details including itinerary and travel information are right here. These are intimate workshops and places are limited, so please make sure you follow the steps and register as soon as possible if you would like to secure your place. Boy oh boy oh boy, I can’t believe I’ll be in Vancouver in less that 4 months time…

wandering around Yaletown, care to join me?

I took these photos on my old canon AE-1 film camera about 7 years ago while wandering around granville island, I love the softness of the light and that beautiful tree

Thank you Angela from Ace Camps for asking me to be one of your workshop instructors, it’s such a privilege to be part of an incredible bunch of creative people, all of whom I admire.


Workshop details:

+click here for trip details
+click here for itinerary
+click here for travel info + payment
+click here to register

+and click here to learn more about Ace Camps.

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  1. vanessa joie says

    pia I cannot wait! I was secretly hoping for Paris but I’ve always wanted to go to Vancouver. it will be such a treat to meet you. xo

    May 26th, 2011 | #

  2. tammy says

    Sounds positively dreamy! I’m afraid I will have to stay state side and enjoy your pictures and finds from here.
    Have a blast!

    May 26th, 2011 | #

  3. Beata English says

    There is nothing i want more than to attend this with you! This looks amazing.

    May 26th, 2011 | #

  4. annawithlove says

    fabulous! hopefully you can do Toronto next 🙂

    May 26th, 2011 | #

  5. Anna says

    Sounds like an amazing workshop. Wish I could join you! However, I will wait till you do one in Australia or in Amsterdam 😉

    Groetjes from the Central Coast

    May 26th, 2011 | #

  6. katiecrackernuts says

    Woweeee. Looks, well, ace. It does indeed. And all those camps I’ve missed. I can’t believe how great they all sound.
    I am doing a Sturt workshop for a week in July and am so hanging for it though a little worried about how cold my hands will be. Mittagong in July is a little chilly. Ai yi yi.

    May 26th, 2011 | #

  7. sofia says

    oh.. aussie workshop too please x

    May 26th, 2011 | #

  8. ana patricia says

    Oh I hope I can join you! Especially since I live in Vancouver!

    May 26th, 2011 | #

  9. Nat@ dear little house says

    Vancouver is amazing, I lived there for a year after I finished uni. Don’t forget to go to Gastown and snap some pics there too!

    May 26th, 2011 | #

  10. alma says

    OOOOooooooh I wish you would do the same in Paris!!!!

    May 26th, 2011 | #

  11. Miranda says

    This is so great. I wish I could join you on this trip to Vancouver. It is such a beautiful place. And with a workshop from you I can imagine to discover more than the last time I’ve been there.
    X Miranda

    May 26th, 2011 | #

  12. Sam @ uniqueboutiquesblog says

    Wow. Am going to turn on the persuasive tap today to convince my husband this is worth flying across the world for, sans him or my daughter. Have always wanted to visit a) Vancouver – grew up in Canada but never been there and b) you! And your workshop sounds divine and useful…

    May 26th, 2011 | #

  13. Ameesha Lee says

    Ooooooh! Come to Toronto to meet this homesick Aussie! Pretty please? You could come for tea in my garden & meet our kitties Dexter & Sydney, they would love you! Hehe. 🙂

    May 26th, 2011 | #

  14. Jas says

    Looking forward to meeting you in Vancouver!!

    May 26th, 2011 | #

  15. Madeleine says

    I can smell the fresh air just looking at your photos, I’m making my first visit to friends in Vancouver this July, Canada day by chance, and now I hear it’s one of your favourite places I’m even more intrigued to be there.

    May 26th, 2011 | #

  16. Sarah says

    vancouver is so close to seattle! too bad i’ve got a baby popping out a few days after this, might be cutting it too close. enjoy! i love vancouver, too.

    May 26th, 2011 | #

  17. Erin says

    How exciting, I love Vancouver!

    May 26th, 2011 | #

  18. beth says

    Oh, how I so hope I can do this. What an amazing experience I think it would be…

    May 26th, 2011 | #

  19. Ashley says

    I really hope I am able to attend, since I live in Vancouver. It depends on so many things though, so I’ll have to keep my fingers crossed.

    May 26th, 2011 | #

  20. Ann Marie says

    i wish. i wish. i wish! this sounds so lovely on so many levels.

    May 27th, 2011 | #

  21. *c says

    i wish i could be there! i would love to hear you speak about your inspiration and work. maybe there will be an online class, too…? fingers crossed…

    May 27th, 2011 | #

  22. Maria Hannaford says

    Oh that workshop sounds amazing. Will you do something like that in Melbourne??

    May 30th, 2011 | #

  23. martha brown says

    I wish you had said “toronto”, lol. Vancouver is lovely though, Granville island is so fun!

    May 30th, 2011 | #

  24. Kristina says

    That sounds like a wonderful and amazing workshop. would so like to join!! and vancouver must be so beautiful, I am dying to go there once!!

    May 30th, 2011 | #

  25. Love, Miss Manly x says

    Oh, I would so dearly love to join you in Vancouver (I LOVE Canada too!) but I am saving up for my beautiful,happy new home in Manly, Sydney which is due for completion in May 2012. Can you please, please, pretty please do one of these workshops in Australia (East Coast) somewhere? Anywhere? That way I would most definitely join you as it looks so gorgeous! Have fun and I can’t wait to see your pics and blog updates from the workshop 🙂
    Love, Miss Manly x

    June 1st, 2011 | #

  26. Tara Bradford says

    How much fun and in the beautiful city of Vancouver! It’s lovely and I’m sure the lucky participants will have fun, plus learn lots from you. xx

    June 1st, 2011 | #

  27. odette says

    amsterdam or paris, pretty please?!!
    you’re on my wishlist. tops. 🙂

    June 3rd, 2011 | #

  28. amyd says

    Pia – I’m so excited – signed up and made my payment – counting down the days to September – I think it will be the perfect inspiration kick-start I need!

    June 7th, 2011 | #

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  30. Bianca says

    Hi Pia,

    The ace camps have captured my attention for some time now. They look thoughtful and soulful. You will be a great fit. If your itinerary allows, come and have lunch at our house in Nanaimo.You know- a skip and a hop from Vancouver, on the island. I cook Italian. We would love to have you.

    I also want to share with you a Vancouver illustrator who is amazing (and my best friend). She has published and few childrens books times and has four books coming out this year. Her site is http://www.juliemorstad.com/
    She is a great local person who drips with style so if you have a Vancouver question- I know she would be a great one to direct them to.

    All the best, Bianca

    June 28th, 2011 | #

  31. Elen says

    Please please please do one in Europe soon too – sounds wonderful!

    July 12th, 2011 | #

  32. Lelainia N. Lloyd says

    So great that you are exposing people to our beautiful city. Granville Island is one of my fav spots int he city-I go there almost every weekend.

    Have fun exploring! I hope the weather is good for you.

    August 6th, 2011 | #

  33. debbie says

    Hi Pia,
    Have admired your work (have your Paris By Hand) book and read your blog for quite some time. Just clicked on to see you are, at this very moment, in Vancouver, my home town.
    Am sending you warm welcomes and kicking myself that I hadn’t checked into Ace Tours earlier.
    Face pressed against the glass,

    September 23rd, 2011 | #

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