Saturday, June 16, 2012

Alliance Française d’Atlanta's Salon de Thé

Let me start by saying I love the Alliance Française.  After my first trip to France back in the 90's I decided to take french classes and so I joined AF to study at the official language school.  My language progress has moved slowly but it doesn't keep me loving all things french and taking full advantage of the french cultural center, programs and special events right here in Atlanta taking place throughout the year.  
Me in my hat hidden behind the invitation
 Last weekend I had SO much fun attending the annual Salon de Thé fundraising event though I must say it created a bit of a fashion crisis for me as I didn't have an appropriate hat.   Luckily a British friend loaned me a beautiful black hat she'd just bought to wear to a wedding.   
Obviously before next year's event, I need to do some shopping for a new chapeau!  
The two ladies pictured in the center of the mural planned this event and I have to tell you it was amazing.  The event featured an afternoon tea, a silent auction and a fashion show featuring couture designed by Nina Gleyzer.
Now I can't wait until the Bastille Day celebration! 
I'm linking up with The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday.


  1. Looks like you had a good time, Cheryl! You look fabulous in that hat! Years ago I was in one of their conversation groups with other French teachers and French expats who just wanted to get to use their French...what fun! They do a lot of great things. Have a wonderful weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  2. Oh what fun! I need to look up the Alliance Francaise here in my town.

  3. Looks like so much fun! I am going to try to learn some French before my trip to Paris next year!

  4. Looks like quite the fun filled day.

    Wonderful as always to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  5. You look very pretty in that black hat.
    Looks like a fun event.

  6. Cheryl, I've been MIA lately with many out of town trips and LIFE in general. But I so enjoy visiting Jojo's Joays and took time this morning to scroll down through all the posts I've been missing. Fun to see what you have to share because it's always varied and interesting.
    Love the idea of a Salon de Thé. I'm going to pass along the idea to our local AF director. My husband takes AF classes weekly, and we often take advantage of the AF programs and activities. Great image of you in your gorgeous hat and the superimposed invitation. Clever!
    Your grands are darling. Will they share some of the peach ice cream with me. We've been enjoying the fresh Texas peaches, but I haven't let myself buy ice cream. The Jubilee post was fun too. Loved seeing all the images of that grand event. I was visiting with a young girl from Manchester last night. She said it was amazing to see all the neighborhoods decorated with patriotic colors.
    Hope you have a beautiful day!

  7. What a wonderful event!! I'll have to look it up too!

    Have a great day!

  8. What fun! Good for you for going back to school to study French. Such beautiful language. It was one of my favorite courses in college. I should brush up on my French too.

    Susan and Bentley

  9. This looks like a wonderfully fun event to attend, Cheryl! You look fabulous in a hat. I studied French in HS but unfortunately remember very little of it. Language is hard to maintain if one doesn't use it frequently --you are smart o immerse yourself in it!

  10. I took that very handy Latin rather than an actual language.

  11. What a lovely way to spend an afternoon! Felicitations to the organisers!

  12. Wow, what a great tea party! We wear hats for day weddings around here and I have a few times, specially when I was younger. Wish I went to a regal tea like this one, wow!! Hugs,

  13. Oh là là! What fun!
    I love special events like this...and any opportunity I have to wear a chic hat.

    Enjoy your the Bastille Day celebration!