Tuesday, 16 July 2013


Viva la France! The French commemorate the storming of the Bastille on the 14th of July every year, and by no means is Franschhoek, a small village in the heart of the wine lands, Western Cape Province, left out of the celebrations. The village has a very strong French character with the French Huguenots with surnames like Roux, de Villiers and Viviers having settled year decades ago. Every year, the village comes to life with the Bastille Festival, hosting a multitude of activities and showcasing the valley's best talent with great food and wine. No wonder Franschhoek is known as the pantry of the Western Cape. With names like Margot Janse and Ruben Riffel, the village has become an iconic place to dine and wine. The weekend's festivities were celebrated in true French tradition, and provided more than ample opportunity to savour and sample the food and wine of the valley in the food tent. Playing Boule was a favourite pastime in the street and a very entertaining minstrel parade was held, leaving the crowds in awe. Don't forget the famous barrel rolling competition! Just about everybody wears the colours of France, with the country's Blue, Red and White flag waiving high in the wind. So next year don your Red beret, slip into your Breton top, and come and join in the festivities in true French style! No need to say why I am wearing Red today.......
 Photograph from Wikipedia
Photograph from News2

Blazer- Oasis at Foschini (Old)
Turtle neck - Queenspark
Pants H & M
Shoes - Topshop
Bag - Celine Boston Tote
Leather gloves - Florence Street Market
Neck Piece - Epiphany