Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Easter Egg Hunt!

Did you ever go on Easter Egg hunts as a child? I remember one hosted at the town ice rink, where the eggs were in a pile of hay. It was so much fun, and I remember having my picture taken with the huge Easter Bunny. I think there were small chocolates in the plastic eggs we found.

Yesterday kicked off a totally different type of Easter Egg hunt in New York. Fabergé is presenting The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt all over the city though April 25th, and "nesting" together at Rockefeller Center on April 18th.

Just like with past programs using cows and pianos, the eggs have been painted by artists, and will act as public art. Some of the artists and designers who have designed eggs are Jeff Koons, Tracey Emin, Bruce Weber, Julian Schnabel, Carolina Herrera, Peter Beard, Zaha Hadid and Ralph Lauren. Once the eggs have been hunted, they will be put up for auction at Sotheby's, with the proceeds going to two charities: Elephant Family, which protects endangered elephants in Asia, and Studio in a School, which brings visual arts education to under-served children.

But what really makes it an egg hunt is the Where's Waldo Egg, which will "roam" the city, The Big Egg Book, which give clues to hunt the eggs, and the prizes!

Two Fabergé pendants, valued at $30,000 and $48,000 will be won. A lucky "egg cracker" (someone who uses the Egg Hunt app to check in at an egg before it has been revealed on the map), and a lucky "egg hunter" (someone who uses the app to check in at an egg between April 1st and April 17th) will each win one of the pendants. See the details here.

Even if one doesn't win, and isn't going to buy one of the eggs, she can still take home a mini egg, postcards, or other items from the store. I love this one.

Happy Hunting!

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