June 1, 2012

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Hong KongThis month marks the 60th year on the throne for Her Majesty The Queen and while England is gearing up for the party of the year, royal celebrations are kicking off around the globe.  HK get your tiaras ready, we’re bringing the best of British to you!

What to Wear… First stop, Boodles!  One of Britain’s most prestigious jewelers, with over 200 years of history, Boodles will be bringing its sparkling suite of diamonds to Lane Crawford, IFC.  The exquisite radiance collection features the most dazzling selection of necklaces, rings and earrings fit for any royal engagement. (Lane Crawford, IFC, +852 2118 3388). Next up, Jack Wills.  The quintessentially British brand has created an exclusive range of products for the Diamond Jubilee including mugs, make up bags, shopping bags, deck chairs, blankets and home ware, all bearing beautiful British flags and Royal insignias.  Plus if you stop by their store on Sunday, June 3rd, you can also take home a photo of yourself dressed in one of their authentic Royal Guard uniforms. (Jack Wills, Leighton Centre, 77 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, +852 3105 1798)

What to Eat… Indulge in a Royal Afternoon Tea at the Mandarin Oriental’s Clipper Lounge which guests can enjoy whilst admiring 27 works of art by HRH The Prince of Wales, HRH Queen Victoria and Prince Albert along with photographs by Lord Snowdon, in conjunction with the Belgravia Gallery in London, until 10 June 2012. Enjoy quintessential British treats including Millionaire’s shortbread, Mini-Eaton Mess, Fairy Cakes and Royal Victoria Sponge Cakes (HK$288/ per person, Mandarin Oriental, +852 2825 4007).  On Wednesday 6 June, join The Pawn for a 4-course Royal Jubilee dinner menu celebrating the best of British produce including New Season Lamb, Yorkshire Puddings and Homemade Lemonades (HK$550/ per person, The Pawn, +852 2866 3444).

What to see… It’s your last chance to enjoy The British Cut by The Cat Street Gallery and London’s Fine Art Society, bringing together some of Britain’s biggest names and brightest stars in context with the Diamond Jubilee, marking an extraordinary moment in British history.  Expect to see the Queen like never before!  (The Space, 210 Hollywood Road, June 2-3, 12-5pm)

Enjoy the Jubilee!

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