South Africa’s very own local celebrities, Bonang Matheba (media personality) and David Tlale (fashion designer) relived the joie de vivre of Paris’ Golden Age while on a visit to France recently.
Accompanied by Courvoisier Global Brand Ambassador Rebecca Asseline, Tlale and Mathemba began their trip with The Courvoisier Paris Golden Age Tour, during which they experienced Parisian gastronomy on Rue Royale and then immersed themselves in luxury shopping at the Place Vendome and along the Champs Elysee.
Bonang Matheba having nice time in Paris. Picture: Instagram.
"There is nothing more exciting than being taken out of my normal. Being in Jarnac has completely thrown me out of my comfort zone and into my inspired mode where all I want to do is create! Not only did I get to bottle my very own cognac, but I will also be designing something very special for Courvoisier VSOP – more will be revealed to all you style and cognac connoisseurs in the coming weeks!", says Tlale.
Following the trip to the City of Lights, the remarkable duo then travelled to Jarnac in the heart of the cognac region, where Courvoisier’s Master Blender, Patrice Pinet, gave them a first-hand experience of the inner workings of the world’s only cognac where all elements are controlled from grape to glass.
David Tlale in Paris. Picture: Instagram.
“I’ve always wanted to come to the birthplace of cognac and experience the rich history of Courvoisier. I love everything about my time here. The history, the tradition, and the craftsmanship behind the brand have really inspired me. It was a life-changing trip indeed, one I will never forget.” says Matheba.