French and fabulous!

July 11, 2016

We did our best to be fabulous at the Be Fabulous Ladies Lunch and rumours of us having a French affair in Brisbane just might be true …  but don’t tell anyone, oh là là!

In our berets at the Brisbane French Festival
In our berets at the Brisbane French Festival

Bonjour et Bienvenue! 

South Bank was the place to be again over the weekend with the Brisbane French Festival taking place from Friday evening until Sunday.

Crowds lined up for good French food and wine, and what a huge selection – our taste buds went into overload with all the French specialities on offer.

The program was jam packed with French culture and amazing entertainment including 20 hours of live entertainment and more than 120 artists on stage.   One of our favourites was the Le Moulin Rouge Cabaret French Cancan dancers, along with the French cooking classes, the “April in Paris” Fashion Show and the tribute to Edit Piaf – soprano soloist with ballerina dancers.  C’est tres magnifique!

We really experienced the true French culture in style, and even Jennifer was brushing up on her skills in French after years of not practicing!  It really was an amazing event.

Being Fabulous – we’ll drink to that, cheers!

With the ICANIWILL CEO Conan Visser
With the ICANIWILL Founder & CEO Conan Visser

Be Fabulous Ladies Lunch at Moo Moo the Wine Bar + Grill Brisbane was held last Friday 8 July and we were happy to be there and be fabulous.  This amazing luncheon supported ICANIWILL Children’s Charity headed by CEO Conan Visser (pictured left), who said “We aim to bridge the social differences between those with special needs and those without”.

So, not only was this event for  a great cause, it was a fabulous afternoon filled with Camilla fashion, canapés on arrival, a three-course lunch and a three-hour Chandon beverage package. There were also heaps of raffle prizes donated by generous donors of the event.

Host/co-owner of Moo Moo’s Restaurant, Autumn Adams, has raised over $250,000 for charity over the past 10 years and always makes sure these lunches are full of fun and a must on the social calendar, alternating between the Brisbane and Gold Coast Moo Moo’s Venues. The next event will be on the Gold Coast on 11 August and details can be found – here.

Being fabulous at the girls' lunch
Being fabulous at the girls’ lunch

The Camilla Fashion Parade was the highlight of the afternoon with McFashion Trends Camilla Hire garments on show and fabulous prizes also donated by owner, Eustinah.

With Michael Turnbull from The Bachelor
With Michael Turnbull from The Bachelor

Michael Turnbull (pictured left) from The Bachelor, was supporting the event along with quite a few other gentlemen, so it was not just for the ladies.

By making charity cool and fun, ICANIWILL successfully influence a large percentage of senior school students to volunteer to mentor a child with special needs or a child who might be struggling socially.

Click here to find out how you can help end bullying in Australian schools.

Catch you next week with the latest Brisbane events wrap-up – and psss… we’re going to the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award Announcement where three dynamic ladies are in the running for the major award—Michelle Lee, Kathryn Marquet and Suzie Miller—keep you posted!

    Jennifer           Michaela


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Jennifer and Michaela are BrisVegas socialites who have their finger on the pulse of the social and fashion scene. Connect with them below on their individual profiles.
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Jennifer Vines is a professional personal assistant and events producer with 20 years experience. Jennifer has also worked as a personal shopper, and is a regular at many Red Carpet VIP events. She even organised Captain’s cocktail parties like “Julie” off "The Love Boat"!

Jennifer has worked in the entertainment, media, airlines and hospitality industries, and one of her major highlights was working closely with Sir Richard Branson for the launch of V-Australia and assisting with the most lavish ritzy celebrity events in both Australia and Hollywood.  Jennifer has travelled and worked in over 70 countries!
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Michaela Bourke is a real estate Guru with 20 years experience marketing prestige properties, management and leading teams.

A BrisVegas Socialite and a regular at many Red Carpet VIP events, Michaela lost over 70kg and in her own words, is “less than half the size, but twice the fun!” Her motto is: Make things happen – with energy, enthusiasm and determination, anything is possible. Meeting Oprah and sharing her story was a major bucket list tick!

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