This month, two of the world's most iconic luxury brands, Paspaley and One&Only Resorts, will come together in a unique collaboration, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the private tropical island in the Whitsundays. Paspaley, the world's leading producer of Australian South Sea pearls, will 'pop up' at Australia's newest ultra-luxury resort, One&Only Hayman Island, showcasing their current fine pearl jewellery collections. The collaboration will allow guests to discover an elegant on-island pop-up pearl boutique and a range of exciting 'pearl experiences' on this stunning private island resort.
One&Only Resorts are globally renowned for genuine hospitality, a vivid energy and creating memorable experiencesborne of each local culture for their guests. Having pioneered exciting partnerships around the world with the likes of Christian Louboutin, Alice Temperley and Missoni, One&Only Resorts is excited to collaborate with an authentic Australian luxury brand, to deliver an exciting new dimension to their guests' experience.
The Paspaley pop-up store will open its doors on 18 March 2015, providing guests of One&Only Hayman Island with the opportunity to discover the rarest and most valuable pearls in the world until 29 April 2015. One&Only guests are invited to explore the world of Paspaley - from the contemporary Touchstone and Lavalier collections through to Paspaley's renowned signature strands of the harvest - while enjoying a glass of champagne.
In addition to the pop-up boutique, guests of One&Only Hayman Island will have the chance to indulge in unique pearl experiences created especially to celebrate the Paspaley partnership:
The Paspaley Chef's Table
The Paspaley Chef's Table is a bespoke dining event that offers guests the chance to experience first-hand the beauty of Paspaley pearl strands as part of the resort's signature gourmet Chef's Table. Australian South Sea pearls are the most beautiful pearls in the world and together with a dinner prepared by the talented chefs of One&Only Hayman Island, provide a truly unforgettable experience.
The evening commences with cocktails at the Paspaley boutique, where female guests will be 'stranded' in a specially selected Paspaley Australian South Sea pearl strand, expertly matched to the woman's individual style. Guests will then move to the island's stunning Pacific deck, where they will enjoy canapés featuring Paspaley Pearl Meat, a delicacy rarer than caviar, whilst taking in twilight views of the Whitsundays and Hayman Beach. Their exciting dinner adventure then moves to the Main Kitchen, where One&Only Hayman Island's culinary artists will create a special pearl-inspired degustation. Over dinner, guests will discover the versatility of Paspaley strands and explore the additional ways to enhance each strand through the addition of precious gemstone clasps.The Paspaley Chef's Table is an evening of luxury and culinary indulgence, with memories to last a lifetime.
Poolside Pearl Discoveries
Guests of One&Only Hayman Island will also have the chance to participate in an exclusive Poolside Pearl Discovery. With sweeping views of the Whitsundays, over a glass of champagne, guests will enjoy an interactive insight into the fascinating world of Australian South Sea pearls.They will gain an understanding of The Five Virtues – the traditional method by which all fine pearls are graded – with a hands-on session providing expert tips to become a true pearl connoisseur.
For a touch of poolside glamour, guests will experience a Paspaley strand fitting – aunique opportunity to try a myriad of strands in all different sizes, shapes and values. Paspaley pearl strands are esteemed throughout the world as the pinnacle of quality and natural beauty and a strand fitting provides a great opportunity to be photographed while adorned in the world's most beautiful pearls. There is also the rare chance to taste Pearl Meat, a highly sought after delicacy, prepared by the chefs of One&Only Hayman Island.
Guests are invited to experience a Paspaley Weekend on One&Only Hayman Island starting from AU$1,180 per person, twin share. The package includes two nights' ultra-luxury accommodation, the Paspaley Chef's Table, daily breakfast in Pacific restaurant, watersports (non-motorised) on One&Only Hayman Beach, use of the One&Only Fitness Centre and complimentary KidsOnly Club.**
Like Paspaley pearls, One&Only Hayman Island is a true benchmark of excellence. One&Only resorts, bothin Australia and around the world, offer an unparalleled commitment to the finest experiences, luxurious accommodation, lively entertainment, a wealth of activities, warm service, state-of-the-art Spas and unforgettable cuisine, set in environments of breathtaking natural beauty.
For reservations or for more information on One&Only Resorts, visit oneandonlyresorts.com