The Gourgandines

Who the hell are The Gourgandines?

We are Audrey & Mia aka The Gourgandines. Two gorgeous, incredibly gracious, smart, talented and humble girls from Bordeaux, France. Which makes it the World’s greatest city. 🕶 After London, New York, LA, Barcelona, Detroit and a bunch of others of course.

After twelve years of tumultuous friendship (and still counting), only two things kept us from punching ourselves in the face real hard  : music and baking.

Our story…

Frankly, we have no idea what we’re doing.

We’d been talking for years about creating a blog that would combine our two passions : rock and cakes. But there was always something in the way : boring daily jobs, boring family duties, boring dog duties, boring friendships, boring everything and above all, our legendary laziness. With hindsight, it was much more confortable to stay within the boundaries of our comfort zone.

We had simple plans for the future, though : have a blazing yet glorious burnout by the age of 35, and start a brand new life as Yoga Teachers / Kale Eaters / Life Coach Lovers / Hipster World Travellers, just like the others we read about in Vogue. 

The burnout part actually happened. But we didn’t end up enlightened but bored by yoga and couldn’t afford kale for every meal. So we did what we do best : bake and embrace our gig addiction. Our days were pretty much the same : spending way too much time and money on gigs, having a blast, then being depressed for days, trying to cure post gig depression with scrumptious cakes and start all over again.  

One blossoming day of Spring, we went to see the Hives. They blew our minds and gave us the adrenaline shot we needed: we started this blog and an Instagram account, pretty sure at least twelve people including our families would be interested. Turns out, hundreds of people were. So we kept going. 

What’s on this blog anyway?

It would be a shame not to share our talent and incredible recipes to the masses. But we have so much more for you :

  • Sublime Not-All-Blurry Gig Pictures !
  • Crazy Undocumented gig reviews in charts !
  • Spinning Vinyls and Judgemental Album Reviews !
  • Sordid Trip and Backstage Adventures ! Oh la la !
  • Shameless Pastry Testing & Subjective Recommandations !
  • And a horrid collection of Failed Selfies ! 

Still here ? You’re a perfect fit for Gourgandines Land. Therefore : Welcome ! Willkommen ! Bienvenue ! Välkommen !