Bompas & Parr, Jellymongers.
Their latest adventure? Giving back its magic to Valentine’s Day. Forget overpriced menus, stereotyped cards, red roses. Let’s make eyes shine, delight the senses and make memories: the Fleurs des Rêves workshop awaits. You are about to make a chameleon bouquet, with blooms changing colours with a simple whisper.
Welcome to the Jungle Room, inspired by Victorian tropical greenhouses and chemist labs. Exotic foliage, violet and fuchsia diffused lighting – such an elegance that even simple gestures look theatrical.
The Maison de Champagne Pierrer-Jouët, born from the marriage of Pierre Perrier and Adèle Jouët, will add some sparkle to the event with a tasting. The anemones painted on the flutes are the brand’s signature for their Belle Epoque crus. As you sip cheerfully, you will learn about floriography, the language of flowers in the 19th century. But which code could be used to translate the complexity of emotions these days?
Bompas & Parr created two kinds of flowers for you to play with. The first is treated with a liquid crystal dye that changes at 27 degrees Celsius from a deep satin black to Champagne bottle green, as vibrant as a beetle’s wing. Simply cup the flower in your lover’s hands or blow gently on it – no matter how many time you do it, it will never cease to amaze you. The second bloom is treated with a black thermochromatic dye that is transformed at 31 degrees Celsius. You will be asked to spritz a perfumed crystal elixir then ignite the flower. In the heat of the flame, the blossom changes colour revealing its original pigment.
Yes, romance, this year, needs no word. A little flamboyance says it all!
>> Fleurs des Rêves workshop, by Bompas & Parr and Perrier-Jouët <<
>> February 11-14 <<