A glamorous weekend at John Hardy Ubud
One activity in Bali sure to appeal to those who love luxury is the John Hardy Ubud workshop and showroom tour, giving you a chance to watch the talented artisans and designers create these artisan-crafted luxury jewellery pieces. Each John Hardy piece represents a magical element meant to empower the wearer; every piece is powerful, dramatic and inspiring in its own unique way. The tour takes two to three hours and begins in the open-air design centre, where the designers work amidst the green rice paddies, creating beautiful designs inspired by nature, legends and mythical creatures, all drawn from the beauty of Bali. Next on the tour is the John Hardy workshop to watch the artisans at work. It is truly amazing how they precisely craft each piece at the different stations, creating shimmering masterpieces. All the workers are locals and they are dedicated to what they do.
You then visit the Kapal Bambu Boutique, a beautiful bamboo structure where current and vintage collections of John Hardy jewellery are on display and for sale. Enjoy a cool towel and a refreshing mocktail while shopping for a shiny treasure. The tour ends with a savoury traditional Balinese lunch alongside the talented artisans and designers, served at a long table under the shade of Banyan trees. You can also explore the property’s organic farm and kitchen for a glimpse of how the food was made.
John Hardy Workshop & Showroom
Br. Baturning Mambal, Abiansemal, Ubud
Bali – Indonesia
Phone. +62 361 469 888
Text by Dennis Latif | Photos courtesy of John Hardy