26 Nov. 2018 - Events
“You have to have great food and wine, but for me, it’s more about people, atmosphere and all the senses – and when the senses take over you’re done!” Tim Oulton
This month we celebrated Mother’s Day with a warm welcome of champagne, cake and beautiful gift ideas in our galleries.
The idea of a day to celebrate mothers can be traced back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans, who each held a spring festival dedicated to maternal goddesses.
In Britain, early Christians annually honoured the Virgin Mary on the fourth Sunday of Lent, known as Mothering Sunday. In the 1600s this tradition expanded to include all mothers, and Mothering Sunday is still celebrated in the UK during March.
In 1872 in the US, the activist and writer Julia Ward Howe suggested an annual Mother’s Day that was dedicated to peace. Two years earlier she had written her famous Mother’s Day Proclamation in which she urged women to stand up against war. Julia passionately championed the day as an official celebration and eventually the Mother’s Day holiday in May was born.
These days, Mother’s Day is an occasion to spoil your mum, so we were delighted to treat our customers to decadent cupcakes and a celebratory glass of champagne in our galleries, from Hong Kong to Amsterdam, LA and San Francisco. Glamorous gift ideas were laid out, including the stunning Marble Flambeau candleholders, shimmering Diamond tealight holders and some of our most classic bags, including the elegant Nene shoulder bag which is partly inspired by the iconic Birkin. Over in our Hong Kong gallery, the Bespoke experience offered personalised gifts for Mother’s Day with monogrammed bags in your choice of leather, lining and stitching.
In the words of the Bee Gees, our mums are “More Than a Woman” and any occasion to treat them is worth celebrating.