In Full Bloom with Pandora Spring 2015

Floral details, crystal apples, bejeweled butterflies, and so much more… it all sounds like one enchanting fairytale to me, but seeing them with my own eyes and feeling every intricate detail touch my finger tips were enough signs of reality. It wasn’t just a pleasant dream, it was rather one beautiful Spring Awakening rendezvous hosted by Pandora to finally reveal their newest Spring 2015 collection here in Manila. 

Every corner was in full bloom last March 26, at the Henry Hotel Manila, as I found myself in an intimate gathering of friends and guests who appreciate the beauty of fine jewelry whatever the season may be. 

More than adding sparkle, glamour, or tying an outfit together to create a complete and polished look, jewelry inevitably tells a story. This spring, Pandora tells one that’s all too familiar in the hearts of many as they incorporate elements that depict the magic of nature, new beginnings, change and metamorphosis, as well as love for our dear mothers, in time for Mother’s Day.
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Ethereal and elegant charms in Pandora’s new Spring 2015 Collection

PicturePhoto by RR Barretto

Isabella Mann, VP for Marketing of Pandora Asia Pacific, greeted us ladies with warm pleasantries, and presented us with an exclusive first look of the Spring 2015 Collection. 

High tea and jewelry? Couldn’t think of an even better idea!

Pandora’s 2015 Spring Awakening Collection includes four sub-lines namely, Precious Primrose, Magic of Nature, New Beginnings, and Mother’s Day. It made great sense having the venue at a quaint hotel, not only because of the classic vibe it gave, but because it also accommodated all the activities that were in store for us that very interesting afternoon.

To give us a more immersive experience of what the new collection embodied, different rooms held activities that represented and housed each sub-line. 

To my surprise, one room had a bed! It showcased the New Beginnings line, and the huge, comfy bed was essential in the Chakra-healing session conducted by Kimi Lu. Just like the sub-line’s butterfly charms, the session left its guests renewed, as if unraveling from a metamorphosis. 

The Precious Primrose section was as dainty as its bouquet charms. The area was adorned with art installations created by famed French-Filipina artist Olivia D’aboville. 

Meanwhile, the Magic of Nature room held Do-It-Yourself terrarium sessions that challenged the green-thumbs in all of us! The sub-line’s charms signify the wonder behind nature’s capacity of constantly bringing new life in various forms. From daisies, red crystalized apples, and dragonflies, these charms definitely spell magic to me!   

The Mother’s Day line’s section was definitely the icing on top of the cake, as a pamper pod awaited us all. In partnership with Beauty and Butter, we were treated to what all ladies (especially the supermoms) need… A relaxing mani-pedi session. It really can’t be anymore perfect that Mother’s Day falls on Spring, since Mothers, like the season of rebirth, are bestowed with the gift of giving life. 


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Wouldn’t mind my jewelry box looking like this! Here are some pieces from the Mother’s Day line.

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With Alyssa Lapid, taking a closer look at the new charms, and choosing our favorites! Photo by RR Barretto

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The Precious Primrose charms. I spy a red lady bug!

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Some lovin’ and sparkle on our earlobes won’t hurt too!

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With the dynamic and gorgeous ladies of the Lucerne Group! Lovely seeing you all!

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Unwinding (while posing haha) wIth Danah Gutierrez, Ferdi Salvador, and Paula Guevarra

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Inside the pamper pod!

Every detail was tailored to fit a perfect Spring getaway I’d love to relive any day. From the fresh apple cucumber shakes and the white Toblerone cheesecake served at high tea, the intricate paper petals that flourished in every corner, the great company, the succulents we got to create and take home, and of course to each precious Pandora Spring charm we got to know better. Our senses and spirits were definitely awakened! 
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Outfit by Details, shoes by Suite Blanco, and of course wearing a Pandora bracelet with my new Spring purple sorbet charm, my favorite travel edition charms, as well as my ice blue faceted glass drop dangling charm.

Here’t to creating more unforgettable moments ahead, be it spring, summer, fall or winter… 
Or in a more local context, rain or shine! 

Cheers!
For more info and details on the new Pandora collection, visit their website here!

PANDORA is available at Greenbelt 5, Glorietta 4, Bonifacio High Street Central, Newport Mall (Resorts World Manila), Shangri-La Mall, The Podium, SM Aura, SM Mega Fashion Hall, Trinoma, and Century City Mall. 

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