My fabulous friend of many years - Pauline, celebrated her 40th birthday in style at the most beautiful venue - Chocolat Café in Durbanville. Wow! What a feast for the eyes! I've not been to Paris - but this restaurant is designed in the style of an up-market Parisian café, Bundles of old books, gold ornate frames with old paintings, chandeliers and clocks are just some of the objects one is surrounded by.
Pauline's 1920's inspired theme of a Great Gatsby party fitted in perfectly with this venue. The ladies arrived in style with feather boas, pearls, shift dresses, Mary Jane shoes and long cigarette holders while their beaus donned suspenders and waist coats and were perfect gentlemen.
Speeches and toasts were made, thereafter guests dined on generous portions of beautifully presented dishes while sipping champagne to the sound of French music.
Pauline my darling, stay as fabulous as you are. Your generous spirit of friendship and family love is so deeply ingrained in who you are as a person - I am blessed for having met you 16 years ago and am honoured to be called your friend.
Lief jou diep. <3
Good friends care for each other,
Close friends, understand each other, but