On Tuesday, I was one of the fortunate few in attendance at Harrod’s exclusive soiree to celebrate the arrival of Fabergé’s latest collection of jewellery, watches and accessories at the legendary store.
The iconic artist jeweller, renowned for its Imperial Eggs, have collaborated with Harrods for Easter. Not satisfied with just taking over the store’s famed windows and façade along Brompton Road, the brand has opened a pop up salon and exhibition space within the store to house it’s contemporary collection, as well as some spectacular antique pieces.
At 8pm sharp, I was picked up at home by one of the especially laid on cars and whisked away to join the other guests at a private viewing of the jewels – with a glass, or two, of champagne, of course.
Buro 24/7 founder, Mira Duma was in attendance, along with designer, Natasha Zinko, Michael Ward, the Managing Director of Harrods and Tatiana Fabergé.
The sight of an original Fabergé egg, which has never before been exhibited in the UK, proved to be a star attraction. Made in 1901, the Apple Blossom Egg is valued at £31M and is crafted out of gold, diamonds and nephrite, which gives it the incredible green colour. It will be on display at Harrods until 21st April. I highly recommend checking it out!
The exquisitely designed contemporary collection was certainly a feast for the eyes, but before anyone could remember their empty stomachs, it was back to the fleet of cars and over to one of my favourite restaurants in London – Harry’s Bar in Mayfair.
There, we were met by a divine, five-course dinner in one of the restaurant’s beautifully presented, private dining rooms.
It was, of course, a perfect evening by two of the world’s most luxurious and enduring brands.