Last Sunday, the We Know Melbourne team escaped Melbourne for So Frenchy So Chic in the Park. Set in the beautiful gardens of Werribee Park, the day was filled with plenty of sunshine, cocktails, French music and plenty of joie de vivre.
The park was filled with plenty of umbrellas (for the much needed shade on the 31 degree day), food and drinks stalls, a Kerastase braid bar and gorgeous festival goers dressed so very chic. Of course, no French festival would be complete without plenty of parasols, champagne and cheese to purchase and proving most popular for the day the gelato and frozen yoghurt stall. The Lillet stall was by far our favourite and to cool off from the heat we couldn’t help but go back again and again for the Rouge Obsession: Lillet Rouge, Capi Cranberry and a wedge of lime.
The soundtrack to the festival included Moroccan singer, Hindi Zahra (our favourite), the twins from Brigitte, Lou Doillon (also a favourite) and Soviet Suprem to get the crowd dancing with their Balkan beats at the end of the evening.
All in all the festival was the perfect way to spend a Sunday in the gorgeous surroundings of the Werribee mansion. Lines were never too long for any stall (nor the toilets), there was plenty of sunshine and shade to keep everyone happy and a certain je ne sais quoi filled the air. Suitable for families (kids under 12 get in free), stylish Francophiles and anyone else who was just looking for a lazy day in the sun with a French soundtrack.
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