On Saturday, 2 December, salonnière Jackie Burger and Michelin-star chef Jan-Hendrik van der Westhuizen presented Salon 58 soirée No. 11 entitled Trace at Wellington’s Old Tannery on the banks of the Kromrivier. It was a magical day of food and fashion and finery as everyone dressed according to the theme: ‘bringing the bow tie back’.
SALON 58 TRACE
EXPERIENCE | RETROSPECTIVE | STYLE | FINE DINING | FESTIVITIES | ZINE
With 2017 drawing to a close, we explored the idea that we can’t create a future without knowing our past and traced the memories and experiences that have brought us to where we are.
EXPERIENCE: A FRENCH-INSPIRED MARKET
‘Jan and I both grew up in an Afrikaans farming community, pushed against boundaries as young adults and found part of ourselves in France. For me, it was fashion; for Jan, food.’ – Jackie Burger
Four ingredients Jan Hendrik grew up with on his parents’ farm were created by Slippery Spoon Kitchen – Creative Food for Creative Events at food stations by Curated Event Concepts.
Market stalls sold vintage finds by Plan B Vintage, notebooks and cushions by Masquerade, homeware by Jan, blooms by Blomboy Alwijn Jacobus Burger, candles and skincare by Africology Skincare & Spa, artworks by Lucie De Moyencourt, artisanal bread by SCHOON and ClemenGold Gin craft gin.
RETROSPECTIVE: A SENSORY INSTALLATION
‘Inspired by a timeless image of Jackie and Jan Hendrik on their way to the opera in Paris, we traced their journey and experiences in food and fashion through touch, smell, texture and the senses.’
Installation by Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography
STYLE: TRANS-GENERATIONAL CLASSICS
‘My work is born from my history and experience of the world I travel through. I wanted to reflect this and tell a story of people on their own journeys.’ – Deon Redman, Deon Redman Creative Production
‘Sustainable style and authenticity go hand in hand as we seek to take the best from the past and reinvent it for today. Therefore I chose classic items with dramatic updates and new-millennium cachet.’ – Jackie Burger
Fashion by Stefania Morland, Trenery, Witchery, Country Road, AKJP, H&M, Kat van Duinen Design, Tread and Miller, TILONÈ and Crystal Birch. Styling by Elaine du Plessis
FINE DINING: A LOOOONG TABLE & 1 000 CANDLES
‘The all-white 50 metre long table echoed the all-white interior of Maria, my new restaurant named for my grandmother, and evoked the communal gatherings both Jackie and I love.’ – Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen
The perfect finishing touch to the taste experience was Jan Hendrik’s white dessert served with Haute Cabrière Pierre Jourdan Ratafia.
Décor by Goeters
FESTIVITIES: A TIME TO CELEBRATE
The evening closed with a Graham Beck Bubbly MCC bar where the 150 guests continued the conversation in Room 5 @ The Old Tannery surrounded by the rich history of one of South Africa’s first tanneries.
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ZINE: MADE WITH LOVE
‘In this edition of The Salonnière we reminisce on the past meeting the present, we revive and re-contextualise experiences and we celebrate memories of our roots. It is an invitation to reflect, enjoy and indulge in a celebration of your own trace elements.’ – Alwijn Burger, Blomboy (and The Salonnière designer)
Printed by Orms Print & Framing