London's Fabulous Easter Egg Hunt

It's a crispy spring morning in London, endless blue skies stretch overhead, petals are falling from trees, and yes, birds are indeed singing their little hearts out.  A perfect setting for a Doris Day movie in which I might be wearing a canary yellow sundress complete with matching bag and oh-so-sensible heels.  Only it's not and I'm dressed in weekend wear, dark jeans, my favourite old DKNY hoodie and the darkest of dark Dior sunglasses.  Also, I'm ignoring the incessantly happy birds, there is only one mission today, 'the hunt.'  Ahem, that is, the great big Easter egg hunt! 

Faberge has organised a wonderful Easter Hunt in London for forty days and forty nights, an amazing fundraising effort for two charities, - Action for Children, a charity that supports the most vulnerable and neglected children in the UK, and The Elephant Charity which works to protect the endangered Asian elephants and their natural habitats.

There are over 200 giant eggs hidden across the city.  I say 'hidden' however, in reality they'd be hard to miss!  It's all still great fun for all, -tourists, locals, young and old.  My own little one, Scribe Junior ran the length of Burlington Arcade, eagerly counting off each egg.  What I love about this hunt are the eggs themselves, all quirky and as unique as their creators -artists, designers, jewellers from across the globe, - all wonderful souls who pitched in and decorated the eggs, in their own style.

If you want to bid for a giant egg of your own, do pop here!  Actually if you're curious as to the bids, check out the site anyway.  Here's a few of the 'eggs-tordinary' pieces of art that I would love to have in my garden this spring, summer, winter...well, forever, really.   


Vanitas Vitrified by Emma Clegg
This will go perfectly next to a pair of cupids...
or maybe not...

Origin by Petr Weigl
I like this one, it reminds me of sea urchins and for
some reason this makes me smile...

For the Widows in Paradis, for the Father in Ypsilanti
by Emma E. Kemp
One Lonely Blue Egg
Alas, this one suffered a little breakage...
 I couldn't find the name or artist for it.
 Quite lovely though...

The Anatomy of a building by Grimshaw
Quite possibly my absolute favourite... love this one!

Work No.2620 by Bompas & Parr
What can I say, a shiny egg... hard
to beat the setting eh?

Don't break the Egg by Patrick Mavros
Favourite shot of the day


Rock the Casbah by Josh Stika

Sad Happy Frog Egg by Gary Card

All the King's Horses by Joanna Moore
I couldn't find Humpty that day but
this one more than made up for it!


Rose Violet by Charbonnel et Walker
No, you're not dreaming -
 it's all
CHOCOLATE!
Photos courtesy yours truly, all via my iPhone.

Comments

  1. This sounds like an amazing event! Enjoy the hunt! (I actually watched a Doris Day movie last night. So refreshing. I just love her!)

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    1. Always fun to have something different happening in the home town, sometimes I really do love this city! ;) And Doris, oh yes, she's a classic too!

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  2. Ooh! I love those and the chocolate one is to die for! I can't even imagine having a piece of chocolate that big. I would definitely need a bigger easter egg basket! (But that wouldn't be so bad...)

    Great pics and tons of fun to boot! Hope you're doing well!
    xoxox

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    1. Thanks lovely lady! Hope you are well too. We'd definitely need a little help with that chocolate monster. xox

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  3. Oh they are gorgeous - do wish I could see them for real! Thankyou!

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    1. You're most welcome dear cat! Miaou x

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  4. Some of these are beautiful! Are they full of chocolate? :)

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    1. Ha! Only the last one is entirely made of chocolate. They are gorgeous though. ;-)

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  5. these pics are great, as is the cause - it occurs to me I neglected to check out your blog for almost a year - my loss.

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    1. Why, thank you kind sir. I am guilty of the same, I've not been able to make the usual rounds. Thank you for stopping by!

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  6. Wow, those are so much fun! I would traipse all around the city trying to find them. Especially the chocolate one. :)

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    1. I loved the elephants last year but the eggs are pretty special too. That chocolate one is popular, and funnily, its one of the few eggs kept indoors... safe from sticky fingers. ;-)

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  7. Ooh that's such a lovely idea. Love the chocolate egg. :-D

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    1. Quite a fab idea. The Elephant Charity did something similar last year with giant elephant sculptures in the city. They were equally stunning. I blogged about that one too. :-)

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  8. It's a fantastic idea - I love seeing these eggs all over the city. And you're right - the Elephant one was cool, too.

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    1. *high fives* It was indeed lovely! x

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  9. Oh I wish I was in London right now to see these eggs all over! Anyway thanks for the photos!

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  10. Hi Talei!
    Those are amazing! It's amazing just how creative some people can be.
    Hope you are doing well and that you have a nice Easter.

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    1. Cheers Pat! Happy easter to you and your family too! ;-)

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  11. Oh my gosh. All those eggs are just gorgeous! What a neat event for charity!

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  12. Okay, they were all gorgeous, but Grimshaw's was an absolute dream! Well, and the chocolate one. I'd never turn that down. ;)

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