Blog Category: Food Photography

Hotels attract clients with appealing “take-me-there” images. Food photography is an essential element of a hotel’s visual attraction as a product, giving the potential guest a mouth-watering glimpse of how unforgettable their gastronomic experience promises to be. This specific type of professional photography requires specialist skills.


A visit To Nobu. West Hollywood. Los Angeles. USA

By Michelle Chaplow After attending the opening of Nobu in Monte Carlo, I was delighted to be invited by chef Nobu Matsuhisa to dine at his restaurant in Los Angeles. The Four Seasons Rolls-Royce took myself and my friend Julia Roman, an old university friend and...
LAUDEN CHOCOLATES, interview with co-founder, Stephen Trigg.

LAUDEN CHOCOLATES, interview with co-founder, Stephen Trigg.

by Michelle Chaplow After an unforgettable introduction whilst flying First Class with British Airways, I was intrigued by the story of Lauden Chocolate, I decided to interview LAUDEN CHOCOLATES for my Hotel Essence blog. The company is co-owned by Stephen and his...

Durban, South Africa. Cops high on laced muffins!

Oh I do love to read the local news: “High Cops” and “Police eat laced muffins”. On the same muffins-in-Durban note, during my stay in South Africa, on 17 July 2013, the Daily News (delivered to my room at the curry-tastic Durban Hilton Hotel) headlined on its front...
Durban Curry Muffins

Durban Curry Muffins

By Michelle Chaplow. Curry in South Africa? Curry muffins? It’s not something that I had ever thought about. As a Brit, curry is like our national dish; everyone has their own favourite curry house. I didn’t associate South Africa with curries, but they have some of...