What an experience
The array of stalls the festival offered
Daddy and daughter team, Modikwe and Mamello Mpholokeng enjoyed the sights
Majozi and his bandmate
Rose, Lizette, Marianna and Madelaine had fun at the festival
yummy goodies from the Lucky Bread Company
Fortunate Rathebe, Juliet Mokoka and Lesego Masile enjoying the festival
Rubber Duc performing at the festival
Rubber Duc had the crowd going wild
Crowd dancing the afternoon away
Fun times in the afternoon sun
Rubber Duc provided good music that had the crowd moving
Good vibes and tons of hugs
Young and old enjoyed the festival
Pretoria's elite walk in to enjoy the PALI fashion show
Marie Bothma and Rykie Du Toit at the PALI fashion show
Nina Marais and Stachia van Tonder
Nina Marais, Lesego Bogoshi, Michelle M and Stachia Van Tonder
Tsholo Lebodi of Gudgu Cocktails
Gudgu Cocktails menu
Kievits Kroon was packed with foodies and arts loves alike
Mel Finch-Keshwar (middle) runs The Chocolatiers with her mother and son
Foodie Goes Primal offered low carb bowls
The Sammy Joes team that sold oysters
Mbahle Msimanga has an intimate chat with her daughter
Get It Pretoria intern Tshego Mphahlele and Michelle M
Mbahle Msimanga enjoying a glass of wine
Some of the drinks that were on offer
D.o.u.g.h catering provided delicious lamb pitas
Gerald Clark and Guy Collins on stage
Nakedi Msimanga and Naledi Molewa looked stylish at the Finery Arts Festival
Abey and Boipelo brought their family along to enjoy the festival
Guy Collins and Gerald Clark entertained the crowd
Sthishera and Lulu Khumalo enjoyed oysters
The Fox Life marquee where the ladies could get make up tips
Majozi entertained the crowds
Performing Arts and Lifestyle Institute students enjoy their afternoon
Nathan and Duwall looked very hip
Infusions wine had people enjoying bubbly
What do you get when you put gorgeous people, great music, delicious food and great vibes together? The Finery Arts Festival. This year’s festival, held at the idyllic Kievits Kroon Country Estate featured the musical stylings Majozi, Rubber Duc, Gerald Clark, Suzzi Swanepoel, among many others.
The festival was a foodie’s paradise with stalls from many wine estates and culinary delights on offer. Whole families were in attendance to have fun in the sun. Also showcased was an outdoor theatre performance by the Performing Arts and Lifestyle Institute (Pali) drama students.
Founders, Stachia van Tonder and Nina Marais said while they were happy with the turnout, they wanted the festival to grow. “We cater to every single South African in attendance. We hope that in coming years, it grows even more.”
With Lucky Bread Company and Sammy Joes setting up stalls, attendees were spoilt for choice when it came to gourmet foods to sample and buy. Several wine estates also showcased their fare which was well received.
The festival was followed by a salsa after-party at which guests danced the night away.
Pali also held a fashion show attended by the crème de la crème of Pretoria. Thomas Thompson, Cindy Bam, Stoompomp, Carike Nel Designs and Heidi Couture were some of the designers on show. The students were joined on the catwalk by known Afrikaans celebs like Zach Mthombeni, Milla Guy, Luan Jacobs and Francois Viljoen. They showcased everything from Avant Garde fashion to bridal couture.
Guests were treated to a gift bag that included products from Himalaya and free yoga lessons vouchers from Hotpod Yoga studios.
Family, friends, food lovers and wine connoisseurs were treated to an experience that they won’t readily forget. We look forward to next year’s edition of the festival.