Dinner with Hermés

Two months ago, we were invited to an one-of-a-kind dinner event in Taipei with Hermés. A special annual dinner held at the Mandarin Oriental, how enticing? 

hermes dinner

I'm sure the luxurious French brand needs no further introduction. Starting from 1837, the brand specialised in leathers, ready to wear, silk scarves and lifestyle accessories. Though I personally admire their home collections more, where their delicate patterns where transformed on to dinner plates, espresso cups and cutlery sets.

兩個月前我們受邀參加愛馬仕在臺北東方文華舉辦的年度晚餐。這個品牌不需要我做太多的介紹,它們的包款以及絲巾都非常有名。不過以我個人來說,比起皮件,我個人更欣賞他們居家系列,將擅長的紋路和圖騰轉而在餐具和杯盤上展現,這樣的低調風尚,更令人著迷。

dinner hermes

hermes dinner

The first thing that came to my mind as we walked in, is the backyard dinner parties we use to have in Australia. Well, this one was upgraded with fine dinning and bits of French tweak. In Taipei, the weather is much more humid, makes pulling off something like this quite impossible. So you can imagine my excitement when I saw something like this. The menu was pretty satisfying, the perfect fall dinner surrounded by nicely decorated environment.

By the end of the evening, when the last course was served and the last glass of wine was poured, people continue to enjoy the beautiful ambiance, laughing and talking everywhere. Exactly what I would expect at a well hosted dinner party. This is the mark of an amazing night, am I right? 

當我們一走入會場時,映入眼簾的裝飾,讓我不禁想到以前在澳洲時常與朋友共度的戶外晚餐派對。當然,在這裡的更精緻,整體也多了分法式的風味。細心準備的餐點令人十分滿意,回頭一望整體的氛圍,忍不住掐了一下大腿,確定自己不是在作夢,原來在台灣也能有如此歐式的體驗(笑)

過了整晚,填飽了肚子,喝著最後一杯紅酒,大家似乎也因為迷人的氣氛不捨得回去。佳餚、笑聲與暢談,我想,一個會讓人流連忘返的美好的晚餐派對,就是這麼回事吧。

dinner hermes

Lastly, I would like to mention that these event photos were taken by my little sister, Eugenia! I am probably the proudest sister on the planet! Time flies so fast...my sister is not so little anymore. She's MOVING TO NYC for college soon. TO NEW YORK guys. Can you believe this? Okay, now I'm actually feeling very old. 

最後,我想特別說,就是這次活動的照片,是我的妹妹 Eugneia 拍攝的,上禮拜打開電腦準備編輯時,好驚喜,突然有種身為姊姊的驕傲。是啊,我的妹妹已經不小了,明年她即將提著行李一個人到紐約展開她的大學生活,太難以置信了,以前整天到我衣櫃搶衣服的小女孩居然要開始一段完全屬於她的冒險。好的,我得承認,我似乎不能再裝年輕了(笑)

-Tiffany

**Disclaimer: we were invited to the event by Hermés, however, all the opinions and thoughts expressed here are all 100% ours. 聲明: 我們的確是受品牌之邀而參加這次的活動,不過所有的評論以及意見都是出於個人.