What an experience

Food, wine, drama and fun in the sun. What more do you need?

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.


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