Those of you who have been following my blog know that I just love "third places!" A "third place" is a setting beyond home and work in which people relax in good company and do so on a regular basis ("Celebrating the Third Place" - Ray Oldenburg 2001, p.2). A "third place" is an informal gathering place where people can meet, put aside the concerns of home and work and hang out simply for the pleasures of good company and some lively conversations.
I found an amazing "third place" this past week. I first became aware of "Petits Fours" on http://lanaloustyle.blogspot.com/2010/02/guest-feature-petits-fours-deli.html.
Petits Fours is a beautiful Delicatessen and Décor shop with three branches. The first one is situated in the Lifestyle Garden Centre in Johannesburg, the second in Fourways at the Broadacres Garden Centre also in Johannesburg, and the third in Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, South Africa. The founder and owner, Magdaleen van Wyk plans to open two more stores this year. Magdaleen has eight people baking for her on a daily basis in the kitchen of the Lifestyle Garden Centre shop.
Petits Fours offers delicious mouth watering foods and freshly baked delicacies. The Décor shop offers a wide variety of gifts imported from France. To appreciate the beautiful décor and taste the delightful assorted delicacies visiting Petits Fours is a must!
Petits Fours - Fourways, Johannesburg
Petits Fours - Blouberg, Cape Town
Petits Fours - Lifestyle Garden Centre
Petits Fours is the supplier of a collection of original French herbs and spices, an exclusive French Sugar range, (image above), as well as a variety of chocolate fondue sets.
I hope you enjoyed all these beautiful photographs! For more information please contact lovely and friendly Magdaleen van Wyk - founder and owner at http://www.petitsfours.co.za/
All images courtesy of Petits Fours