About Sue McGary

Bonjour. I’m Sue McGary and French Affair is all about my love affair with France.

France has seduced me. The people, the language, the amazing food, the delightful surprises to be found in each diverse region, the gorgeous country villages and the magic of Paris.

With over 30 years experience in marketing, events and entertainment, I was honoured to receive a number of national awards for business and excellence in marketing.  It was just a matter of time before these skills were focused on my love of France. 

And so, in January 2008, French Affair was born and continues to evolve.

French Affair comes to life

French Affair began by sourcing and selling unique gifts from France.

I wanted to share my love of France with other Francophiles, so I started to dream big!  In July 2009, I created the French Affair Expo to celebrate the French experience in Brisbane. After its phenomenal success, I was approached by the French community to collaborate and in 2010 we launched the Brisbane French Festival. With the help of an amazing committee, we created the most exciting French festival in Australia.

I have now moved to Sydney so I’m no longer involved in running the event.  But I’m proud to say Le Festival now covers an entire weekend and attracts around 50,000 visitors.

One of the best parts of this fabulous adventure is that I regularly travel to France. From Paris to Provence, I’m on the lookout for authentic French products to share with you. Major trade shows in Paris or quaint little markets in French country villages .. I love finding unique and stylish European fabrics, tablecloths and napery to delight French Affair customers.

You can shop online, as well as at our pop-up shops, markets and special events.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy everything French Affair has to offer.  A bientôt.

Sue McGary

Sue McGary French Affair
Better Business Finalist
Better Business Accredited Member 2022
Market Award