Last week Faberge and the New York Botanical Gardens teamed up to throw a beatific lawn party on the top of Rockefeller Centre to celebrate the famous Russian luxury line’s flagship store in America.
After going to the makeshift showroom to view the sparkling baubles worth more than our lives, we grabbed two gift bags on our way out–don’t judge us, one was going to be for our mother–hoping beyond hope that it would contain some lost trinket of the House of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov. Instead we were greeted by a mystery.
When we were children, we were obsessed with Faberge eggs. They represented the fanciest things in the world, and when our mother finally bought us a knockoff version of the Russian brand of the jewel-encrusted oeuvre (ours played Phantom of the Opera‘s “Music of the Night” when you opened it,) we were so thrilled we worshiped it until it accidentally broke it right before college.
So you can imagine our excitement as we wound our way up to Rockefeller Plaza’s rooftop–620 Loft & Garden– to celebrate the launch of the first Faberge flagship store on Madison Avenue.