FABERGE EGG HUNTING HARRODS LONDON
Despite Easter being many days away, I could not resist the temptation to do some early egg hunting when I had an offer to. Having afternoon tea at the Ladurée café with the Fabergé and Harrods team, I tried hard to conceal my child-like excitement about this “precious hunt”! What also tingled my senses was the Russian heritage of the brand. Even though the brand ain’t in Russian hands, anymore, the heritage takes me back to my roots. Sigh; nostalgic me.
Fabergé was founded in 1842, and holds a coveted spot in the jewellery world ever since Peter Carl Fabergé took position as the official goldsmith of the Russian Imperial Court. Their series of lavish and ingenious Imperial Easter Eggs are a legend in itself.
The hunt was inside the Harrods department store. Six giant eggs from a private collection were hidden across six floors of the store. When you find an egg, you got to register it into their smart phone app. Spotting all the six lets you enter a lucky prize draw where you can win one of three precious Fabergé jewelled pendants worth £16,000.
Despite Harrods’ newly refurbished shoes and fashion department distracting me no end, I did manage to spot an egg and quickly registered it on the app. You can either scan the barcode on the corner of the egg or let the app figure out your location and get you closer to your target.
After the hunt, I headed to the Fabergé interactive desk to try my hand at customizing a virtual Fabergé egg to see my creation displayed on the four Harrods windows that Fabergé currently occupies.
The miniature version of the eggs at the egg bar swooned me. From quilted gold Treillage to gem-set Spiral; from guilloché enamel Heritage to vibrant Emotion, the range impresses.
I found my sweet spot in the Fabergé gem-set spiral with white gold and sapphires. Loved the way the blue sapphires gently merged with the white diamonds, depicting the spiral’s dynamic flow. Suits me just right!
The Fabergé pendants are getting quite popular, for I did spot a lot of girls wearing them in London. It’s trending…
Head to Harrods for your dose of egg hunting and picking. The event is on up to 28th March 2015 at Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL, UK. The Fabergé Pop-up Boutique is located at Door 9, Ground Floor, Harrods.
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