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More reasons to visit Franschhoek

Our beautiful valley, Franschhoek, has long been lauded as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa for its world-class restaurants and wineries. Discover unique local ingredients in seasonal dishes created by our region’s top chefs at: The Tasting Room, The Living Room, Bread & Wine, Foliage, La Motte and so on.

But there’s so much more: Franschhoek is a hub of culture with a jam-packed programme of festivals throughout the year, museums to visit and natural beauty to explore.

Plus, here are two more reasons to visit:

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Shopping
Looking for a quirky, unusual gift? Franschhoek high street has many interesting shops to peruse, offering items from homeware to clothing and beyond. At LQF we have two exciting shopping options, our new emporium, B.gorgeous (stocking all things wonderful and unique) and our Le Creuset pop-up shop.

Sculpture from is art: "Marina" bronze, edition out of 5. Cobus Haupt

Sculpture from is art: "Marina" bronze, edition out of 5. Cobus Haupt

Art
Spend a day browsing South African art—then join us for a glass of wine. In fact, pick up that glass of wine and take a walk around LQF to view our collection of local art, from paintings to sculptures.

Our favourite local art gallery, is art, is located just across the road from us. Make time to also visit: Pierneef Museum, The Saol Art Museum, Dylan Lewis, and the Franschhoek Live Craft Centre.

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Weddings by B.gorgeous

Planning on tying the knot soon? We have a special section devoted to all things matrimony in our unique little shopping emporium, B.gorgeous.

wedding B.gorgeous

Say I do to beautiful glasses, table décor, stationery, beauty products and so much more.

bgorgeousAdditionally, B.gorgeous also has it’s own day spa with a hair service that will blow you away as well as a host of traditional treatments, such as manis and pedis.

Now that both you and your wedding look good—where are you going to get married? On our family farm, Môreson’s Bread & Wine is an intimate venue that lends itself to a fairy tale…

wedding Bread & Wine

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Elipigalion Readers

The doors to our new shopping emporium, B.gorgeous open tomorrow! Ahead of this we’d like to introduce you to our specially developed product…the Elipigalion Readers.

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We were inspired during our refurbish last year, when we had a bookshelf made for our kiddie’s book area in The Living Room. It is in the shape of an elephant, and we nicknamed it ‘The Reading Ellie’.

And now we’ve taken the idea even further—we added a pig and a lion to the digital detox menagerie (there’s also a cow in development).

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These special animal bookshelves will make a stylish, unique addition to your child’s bedroom. The Elipigalion Readers are available from B.gorgeous; we will have limited stock in-store, and going forward the readers will be made to order.

B.gorgeous: 16 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek

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Shop heaven at B.gorgeous

The Bacon Pop-up Bar has sprouted wings and is on its way to Cape Town (read this interview with the founder of the Bacon of the Month Club).

So, what are we doing with this special space? Well, filling it with wonderful things of course! We’ve extended our day spa B.gorgeous into a shopping emporium too.

BGorgeous Shop Vinyls

In store you’ll find all kinds of unique gifts, accessories, ornaments, stationery, wedding products, and more.

We have everything you need to throw the best kiddie’s party ever (for that matter the best grown-up’s too!) The kids (and big kids) will also love our cool, retro games; from snakes and ladders to whoopee cushions!

Everything in-store pays homage to its name—each item on shelf is utterly gorgeous.

We can’t wait to show you around. The doors open this Saturday, just in time for Valentine’s Day – show yourself some love.

Tip: There’s no need to head to the mall ever again. We have a gift for every opccasion imaginable. Not to mention, our Le Creuset pop-up store too.

Some snaps of setting up:

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Summer accessories at B.gorgeous

In Franschhoek and need your hair blown-out before a special lunch or dinner? At B.gorgeous we’ve got all the tricks and treatments to make you feel, well, gorgeous!

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Sit back and relax with a glass of Môreson Méthode Cap Classique or a fresh fruit cocktail, and indulge in a manicure, pedicure and get your hair looking glam—and while you’re at it, accessorise darling.

We have some beautiful summer accessories, from jewellery, to hats and even sandals, and more.

summer hats

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Tip: need a gorgeous gift in a hurry? Look no further, there’s no need to head to the malls.

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Bacon and beauty

How does a bacon sandwich followed by a mani and pedi sound? Like heaven. Next door to us you’ll find The Bacon Pop-up Bar, and guess what? The back terrace is a hop-skip-and-a-jump away from our fabulous day spa, B.gorgeous.

So gather the girls for a bacon and bubbly lunch, then head to us for a spoiling. (Plan a special date for when we re-open from 7 July).

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Mother’s Day at Le Quartier Français

“No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star.” — Edwin Hubbell Chapin

the garden room

Bring your star to Le Quartier Français on Mother’s Day, 12 May 2014, and treat her like the queen she is.

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Enjoy breakfast or tapas in The Garden Room followed by a treatment in our beautiful day spa B.gorgeous [enquire about our Long Tea Table for an inventively delicious high tea]. Then head to our exquisite Lounge Bar for fabulous craft cocktails and bar bites. Plus, take mom on a spur of the moment shopping spree in our Le Creuset pop-up shop!

Henry Rifle Martini and prawn popcorn

Fun, fabulous and all under one roof – bring mom to LQF for an amazing Mother’s Day experience!

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Five ways to warm up at LQF this autumn

There’s a cold snap in the air… so why not snap your fingers and wish yourself to Le Quartier Français, we have a variety of  ways to warm you right up.

1. Pop into B.gorgeous and get a wash-and-blow in a relaxed and beautiful atmosphere—you may as well take advantage of the foot soak that comes with the pedicure too.

2. Sit by the fireside in the Lounge Bar with a cup of Lady Bonin Tea.

Lady Bonin Tea

3. Cuddle under blankets in your own private garden in one of our suites, while gazing up at the stars in the clear country sky.

4. Grab a colourful casserole dish from our Le Creuset pop-up shop and cook something hearty at home.

5. Indulge in a hot breakfast in The Garden Room, ensconced in a cosy nook.

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Wrist 2 Hair

Are you one of those girls with long hair who always has a hair band on her wrist? We’ve got the style answer for you.  Designer and model Dune Kossatz had the same problem, so she created Wrist 2 Hair: a very cute hair band embellished to look like a bracelet. We stock them at B.gorgeous. Sorted.

Wrist 2 Hair

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b.gorgeous: a day spa with a difference

The pillars of food, art and wine have long been a part of our offering at Le Quartier Français and now we’ve added beauty to the mix. Looking out over our tranquil Herb Garden is our latest offering, b.gorgeous.
It’s a day spa with a difference. Sit back and relax with a glass of Môreson Méthode Cap Classique or a fresh fruit cocktail, while we take care of you.
Indulge in a manicure, pedicure or indeed both. We offer all the traditional treatments including, Gelish for your nails, which lasts for up to two weeks with no chipping or fading as well as nail art!
We also have a simple wash-and-blow dry service for your hair (so you don’t need to worry about cheating on your hairdresser), though we can promise an excellent head massage.
b.gorgeous is also an emporium for small, unique gifts for yourself or others; from beauty products, accessories, jewellery and more. Some of the items include: beautifully beaded So Cape Sandals; and innovative Wrist-to-Hair bracelets that can be used to tie up your hair.
And to really blow your hair back—we’re inviting talented local tattoo artists to make cameo appearances for all your skin art needs. Dates and times will be available on our web page shortly.
For an appointment call us on: 021-876 8458
Email: b.gorgeous@lqf.co.za
For further information please contact Robyn on 021-876 8452 or robyn@lqf.co.za

The pillars of food, art and wine have long been a part of our offering at Le Quartier Français and now we’ve added beauty to the mix. Looking out over our tranquil Herb Garden is our latest offering, b.gorgeous.

b.gorgeous exterior

It’s a day spa with a difference. Sit back and relax with a glass of Môreson Méthode Cap Classique or a fresh fruit cocktail, while we take care of you.

b.gorgeous logo on window

Indulge in a manicure, pedicure or indeed both. We offer all the traditional treatments including, Gelish for your nails, which lasts for up to two weeks with no chipping or fading as well as nail art!

nail polish for pedicures and manicures

We also have a simple wash-and-blow dry service for your hair (so you don’t need to worry about cheating on your hairdresser), though we can promise an excellent head massage.

manicure

b.gorgeous is also an emporium for small, unique gifts for yourself or others; from beauty products, accessories, jewellery and more. Some of the items include: beautifully beaded So Cape Sandals; and innovative Wrist-to-Hair bracelets that can be used to tie up your hair.

b.gorgeous interior

And to really blow your hair back—we’re inviting talented local tattoo artists to make cameo appearances for all your skin art needs. Dates and times will be available on our web page shortly.

View our spa menu here:
BGorgeous Menu

For an appointment call us on: 021-876 8458
Email: b.gorgeous@lqf.co.za

For further information please contact Robyn on 021-876 8452 or robyn@lqf.co.za

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