Hermès, hosted their hugely anticipated annual brunch at the weekend. With the invitation stating ‘formal shoes and high heels to be left in your cupboard’ this was always going to be a brunch with a twist.

The Address Montgomerie grounds were transformed into a Hermès-style Olympic games pavilion. For a little after lunch sporting action, there was Hermès darts, ping-pong and badminton to play. For the fashionista in attendance, it was straight to the dress-up station to sport the signature scarves and pose for a picture.

As for the cuisine, it was fair to say all French food connoisseurs were not disappointed with the extravagant buffet-style spread. Fresh oysters and smoked salmon were followed by Coq au vin and mussels – how very Le Cordon Bleu indeed!

The Food

foodDreamy Hermès table settings were a culinary playground stacked with melt-in-the-mouth salmon and a feast of miniature desserts, designed for guests to indulge. 

With fishfayce photobooths set up to capture all the sporting heroes in action, it was time to let the games begin…

The games

photo[16]The team, led by Hermès Middle East Communication Manager Myriam Djelouat-Benaroya (left), does a little sports day warm up

photo[8]Fanny Massoutre, was the Queen of the hoop

32468Elizabeth headed straight for the Ping-Pong table

photoThen to the pummel horse (ahem) well, at least she looked the part

photo[2]Ajaz Sheikh was king of the keep-me-ups

 The fashion

The guests colour palette of choice? A hint of orange- of course!

photo[1]Zeina Abdalla (founder of fishfayce photography) is perfection in pleats and Hermès headscarf

photo[4]Lina Samman and Edwina Viel in an eye-popping tangerine shift

photo[7]Stephanie Khouy (fashion blogger) is elegant in floral printed DVF accessorised with a Hermès clutch

boothFun times had by all at the fashion booth


Merci Hermès, we can’t wait until next year!