Viva La Residence! (Franschhoek)

I have to preface this post by saying that I hope you all get the chance to visit this place at some point in your life. Pretty amazing.

Last Friday night we (Reidruffs) headed to Franschhoek for some wine tasting and a night at the La Residence. A colleague of mine, Andrea, had mentioned that this place is amazing. She had firsthand experience given the fact that her boyfriend, Nick, works there. I was not skeptical and was really just looking forward to it.

Our arrival was greeted with 5+ smiling faces, waving hello to us as we drove through the gate. What? Upon alighting, a glass of bubbly wine was placed in our hands and the girls were given mini bouquets of flowers. I could get used to this. We were amazed at the decore and the scenery in front of us. Here’s what we saw:

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I believe I was asked to be pinched multiple times to wake up from the dream I was in. But wait, there’s more. Andrea had mentioned that we wouldn’t want to leave our rooms once we arrived and I believe she was right. Each room is uniquely decorated for the 40 max guests a night. Shan and I had the Armani room. The thing that is so unique about the place is not only the extravagance of the rooms, but the size of the bathroom as well. Again, I’ll let the pictures do the talking:
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We spent the rest of the day enjoying the pool, the scenery and a great dinner with our host, Evan. Please be sure and keep an eye out for Evan as he is full of wine knowledge. He made our dinner a memorable one. Thank you to Nick for arranging.
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8 thoughts on “Viva La Residence! (Franschhoek)

  1. klaus pierre

    are you a king?

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    1. JB Post author

      Sure felt like one.

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  2. Grandma woodruff

    Looks like your in heaven. Great pictures. Love you. Grandma

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  3. Grandma woodruff

    Can you send these pictures to Kathy?

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    1. JB Post author

      All you need to do is tell her to go to jbwoodruff.com/blog and she’ll be able to get to them.

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  4. Mike

    Just a little ‘Photoshopping’ on that last pic? Pretty sweet.

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    1. JB Post author

      Thanks. Not as much as you’d think though.

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  5. Suzie Reid

    Yes, it is every bit as amazing as your pictures show!
    Thanks for sharing these and your South Africa with us.
    Miss you two already!

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  • April 10, 2013
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