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new work: bon appétit

HG | Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott



Hi, hi!
I’ve got lots of good things to share in the next while,
including the recipe for this delicious tart by Mimi!
But for now I wanted to share some current work for bon appétit.
(Together with a group of amazing folks we shot the April cover + they created two, see them both below.)
Michael and I been working a lot as a photography team these days
and while it often pulls me away from here, it’s been really great.
More soon!
xo, N




HG | Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott




HG | Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott



HG | Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott


Photos: Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott
Food: Rebecca Jurkevich
Props: Angharad Bailey

posted on April 7, 2014 by Nikole

comments: 5

on working outside in january

HG | Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott


We worked outdoors most days in January.
In low sun and long shadows and perfect shades of blue.
Among palms and bananas and really green trees.
In weather that in Toronto, we only get at the very start to spring.
It was the kind of time, around the kind of people,
that make it easy to be grateful.
xo, N






This photo.
These boots.
This is the best honey.
These are some of the prettiest salt bowls.
I’m into these polish colours.
I like the looks of this room.
The photo doesn’t relate per se, it’s one Michael and I took a few months back, but that I really love.
You can find the mustard in this shot, here.
And I’d like to eat this for lunch.

posted on February 3, 2014 by Nikole

comments: 5

new work: bon appétit

new work |  BON APPÉTIT | HG



I’ve got words and photos from recent travels soon
and notes on this and that,
plus HG is about to turn FIVE (here’s a link to our fourth).
But before all that,
I’m excited to share a bit of new work.
xo, N



new work |  bon appétit



Images: Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott
Props: Kaitlyn Du Ross
Food (Cookies Story): Susan Spungen

posted on November 22, 2013 by Nikole

comments: 4

new work – bon appétit magazine

HG | bon appétit magazine

Hello, happy spring!

Remember last year when I told you about
a trip Michael and I took
to the Hudson River Valley?
I didn’t mention it then
but we had travelled there to shoot
a story about April Bloomfield
for the current issue Bon Appétit.
If you haven’t picked up a copy, you should,
April’s Pot Roasted Artichokes are life-changing.


Anyway, more from me soon!
I’ll be back with
for the love of pie posts,
new things for HG,
and some fun bits of news too.

xo, N

HG | bon appétit magazine


HG | bon appétit magazine


HG | bon appétit magazine



Images: Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott (that’s me!)
Page Layouts: Bon Appétit Magazine
Props: Amy Wilson

posted on May 7, 2013 by Nikole

comments: 14

a word on fall and italy!


I can feel fall sneaking into the air here.
The days are still summer hot by the afternoon,
but the evenings are cool
and the mornings, crisp.


There’s still heat enough
for ice cream in the park
and lazy saturdays at the market.
There’s still weather
for shoes with no socks
and dresses with no tights.
But I feel that familiar fade,
that familiar tugging of fall.



It’s good though.
I’m going to make apple pies and coffee cakes.
I’m going to make crème caramel
and late summer crisps.
And in a couple weeks
I’m going to leave it all behind
for Italy. (!!)



So, I need your help with recommendations.
I’ll be in Abruzzo (about 10 minutes from Roseto delgi Abruzzi)
for the first bit of my journey
and then down in Puglia (about 20 minutes from Lecce)
for the last bit.
Anything I shouldn’t miss?
Olive groves,
or anything at all you loved
while visiting Italy?




see you soon!




this dress
this hat
the third and last photos in this post
this dress
the strawberries in this post
these oxfords
these pants
a new for the love of pie post soon!
this photo
the photos in this post were taken by michael graydon and styled by me for garden making magazine.
wave white and astrid navy cuffs
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and we made the cover!

posted on September 11, 2012 by Nikole

comments: 33

a little on my lately and the mjölk book


Two weekends ago now,
we spent a couple days in a small
cottage alongside a massive lake.
A place we’d never been,
but hope to return.



We ate dinner and we met friends,
and it was extraordinary.


We bought fish directly from
those that fished it.
We spent the day with the sun in our eyes
and the shoes off our feet.


We swam in that very large lake,
we walked for coffee near dawn.
And we spent time giggling with these two.


It was one of those weekends
that felt like all the perfect parts of summer
rolled into two short days.
One of those weekends
that July and August are made for.


Too, we came home with the Mjölk book.
It’s the first in a run of coming volumes
inspired in part at least by those self-published books
you find in Japanese boutiques.
And I think by craftsmanship and design.
And by passion and travel too.


And I’ll tell you what,
it’s beautiful.
Find it here.

xo, n




this song
this pizza truck
these images (via)
blood orange cocktails
summer berry tarts!
this bag
these sandals
and these apple fritters




also, these things from mjölk:
this knife
these little trays
these coffee scoops
these bowls
this brush




all photos courtesy of mjolk

posted on July 26, 2012 by Nikole

comments: 10

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