Recently, the publisher of World Bride Magazine, Myrdith, visited London as part of her tour of Europe. We carved out girls’ time, taking a day to dive into the world of luxury with a visit to Prada Caffè and Piaget in Harrods. This delightful outing offered both an indulgent escape and a wedding day inspiration.
The Prada Caffè stands as a beacon of refined style, nestled within the iconic walls of Harrods. Previous occupiers of that particular space included Ladurée and the Dior Café, so Prada had to up the ante. The caffè design is an ode to the timeless elegance of Prada, showcasing the brand’s signature black-and-white checkered floor, paired with Marchesi 1824 soft green. The juxtaposition creates a warm yet sophisticated atmosphere, setting the stage for a delightful afternoon.
Adding to the sensory feast was a nicely-curated menu of Italian bites and wines that appealed to our palates. We chose a delectable meal of veal and burrata. The beautifully presented veal was expertly cooked, tender and flavourful, while the creamy burrata offered a fresh and delicate balance to the meal. What truly stood out was the attention to detail—Prada’s branding graced the silverware, glasses, and china, a testament to the brand’s commitment to consistent luxury branding.
The knowledgeable and attentive staff ensured our culinary experience was seamless and enjoyable, and they were on hand to assist a number of customers when it came to taking selfies.
No Prada experience would be complete without a touch of their signature flair, which was well-represented in our dessert selection. Our desserts were served as rounded squares of glossy artistry, with each featuring a Prada logo. I had the lemon cake and Myrdith had the rich and divine hazelnut and chocolate cake. Each bite was a joy, although as a lover of lemon, I could have done with a more intense lemon flavour.
After our leisurely meal, we drifted towards Piaget, a brand that epitomizes timeless elegance and craftsmanship in jewelry. The staff provided exceptional service, assisting us with exploring the stunning collection of bridal jewelry. Their knowledge and patience in sharing the story of each piece created a shopping experience as personal as it was luxurious.
We were particularly captivated by the Possession collection, a series of intricately designed pieces symbolizing the eternal bond of love, perfect for a wedding. The selection of diamond engagement rings, delicate gold necklaces, and dazzling earrings offered a variety of unique pieces to choose from for the wedding day, or as thoughtful bridesmaids’ gifts.
The Prada Café’s unique culinary experience, combined with Piaget’s breathtaking bridal collection, offers a bridal outing that is a cut above the rest. This pairing is a perfect representation of the elegance and indulgence every bride deserves during her wedding journey. The memories of this day will stay, long after the wedding bells chime.