Santa Barbara French Festival

This weekend the annual SB French Festival was brought back after a one year absence...and it wasn't just recreated; it was reinvented. Even though I had to work during the highly-anticipated Poodle Parade, I was able to spend Saturday afternoon in Oak Park devouring crepes, listening to French folk singers, judging the drag queen competition, picking out lavender bunches, and even posing with the minimized Eiffel Tower itself. I may have never actually been to France, but I'm more motivated than ever to jet set a visit. Here are some photos of the festival's depiction of everyone's favorite French phrase, "c'est la vie."