Clearly, Todd and I don’t have tons of free time on hand, but the thrill of my week at Club Med and the gazillions of pictures and video clips forced us to free up some time. Making a video isn’t exactly a quickie project that we can do in front of the TV. A video will take us hours (tens) to complete because adding pictures, sound effects, transitions and movement suck up so much time. Honestly, learning how to use Final Cut Studio Pro is like learning to walk again, with plenty of frustrations, stumbles and falls. So venturing into another video projects takes a tremendous joint effort on both our parts, patience to not want to kill each other during editing, literally no sleep (cause we edit late at night) and lots of cocktails. Video editing can get ugly.
If I don’t get sleep, Todd doesn’t get sleep. That’s how we jam and when I have the itch to stay up all night to put together this Club Med video, my precious Todd is right by my side to see through some creative and technical details that I sometimes don’t have the patience to deal with. He’s my hero.
So, I thought that a video would be most appropriate to convey the immense amount of fun that I had on this amazing blogger trip with Matt, Adam, Dave, Romain, Elise, Steve-Anna, Deb & Alex, Jaden, Morgan, Kate and Sara.
There was no possible way that I could share the amount of fun, food and sun at Club Med through posts. The gathering of talented chefs at Club Med’s Columbus Isle Food and Wine week surpassed all my expectations and I will be jabbering about it for years to come. To finally meet up with some of my favorite bloggers was the icing on top of the cake, the best and most delicious dessert that anyone could possibly ever give me as a blogger. But to make sure that I don’t bore anyone further with my endless chattering, this video will give you a quick visual and musical highlight.
Jaden wanted to bring together her blog buddies for a trip and Club Med was kind enough to answer her call. To provide an opportunity for food bloggers to get together in a positive forum such as this goes to show how much they value all of us, as bloggers and all the hard work that we put into our blogs. The strength and unity of our collective voice is the reason why I love blogging so much.
One last word of thanks goes to Kate, Morgan and Jaden, (the gorgeous powerhouses) in organizing this trip of a lifetime.
THANK YOU everyone!
If I could highlight through photographs (for those who don’t have the internet speed to watch this video) what I loved the most, it was meeting the bloggers in real life, connecting with the fabulous people that worked at the resort, and the amazing architecture at this Columbus Isle location.
For me, it really all whittles down to the people. Nice, kind, generous, sincere people that became my travel companions. These bloggers had me laughing and smiling all day long, and the service staff made sure I was fed, happy and warm. I felt like a queen for a week.
All of these amazing people enrich my life in so many wondrous ways. I’m grateful for experiences such as these that give me perspectives and experiences outside my comfort zone. I hope that one day ALL of YOU will get an experience like this. I really hope you do.
Adam- He can make a burnt cookie look sexy and appetizing (although he is too good of a cook to ever burn his cookies.) Adam is walking food porn (with red hair) and the most talented food stylist, ever. Period. Conversation closed.
David – As witty and insanely funny as his twitters. He can tell a joke with an effective punchline in 140 characters or less. And, David inspires me to make better ice cream (I hope). Gosh, he’s such a cool Parisian cat and looks fabulous in a speedo too.
Deb- Crafty, funny and great with words. Listening to her talk is like reading her blog, like eating candy. She also makes mean, kick ass chocolate desserts. I gain 10 pounds just looking at her scrumptious blog.
Elise- A renaissance woman that EVERY SINGLE BLOGGER IN THE FACE OF THE EARTH needs to meet. Her wisdom, talent and warmth are just a few words to describe the genius behind Simply Recipes. And, she’s an avid gardener too. I’m inspired.
Jaden- An incredible mom of 2 boys, blogger, cookbook author and TV cooking teacher that can be seen on practically every channel on TV. Well, if not all, it’s only a matter of time. Her top blog is a perfect example of how kindness, generosity, hardwork, talent and beauty can bring success in all forms. And, Jaden is so deserving of all her success. See? Good things do come to nice people.
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