Postcards from London

I cannot believe we are just two months from Christmas already…where did the whole year go?! September was a busy but exciting month for me. I had the chance to go on a business trip to London and I have to say it was great to be back in this gorgeous city. I got to walk around my favourite neighbourhood Notting Hill, watch musicals and enjoy some autumnal atmosphere. I came back to Hong Kong inspired, refreshed and motivated. Hope…
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Christmas Gift Ideas

My holiday handbag essentials

When on holiday, you want to carry just the minimal essentials, especially if a lot of walking is involved (there’s nothing worse than carrying a heavy bag with you all day while sightseeing). I used to take too little in my handbag before and I would many times to end up buying stuff on the go such as tissue papers or bottled water, which is a complete waste and so easily avoidable with better prep in advance. Currently, I have…
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Guide to getting a tailor made dress in Hoi An

If you’ve ever been to Hoi An, or Vietnam for that matter, you will know that custom-made clothing is a big thing there. You can create any design you want and the talented tailors will be able to recreate it for you in a couple of hours and for less than what you would pay for a similar item in H&M. So when I went pass this tailor shop in the old town area and saw the beautiful linen fabrics,…
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My Wardrobe Staples

Hoi An Travel Guide (Vietnam)

Despite the fact that it has become increasingly touristy over the past few years, Hoi An has an undeniable unique charm that sets it apart from other Vietnamese cities. It is a UNESCO heritage town that has preserved its architecture from the old days when it used to be major port in South East Asia. It showcases an eclectic mix of Chinese, French and Japanese influences and of course local Vietnamese traditions. We spent 4 nights and 5 days in…
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Hong Kong’s hipster neighbourhood: Tai Hang

Hope you are having a great weekend! After spending the whole day hiking under the sun in Lamma Island yesterday, today we decided to remain in the city and have an easy going Sunday. As always, I browsed the internet and blogs in search for new (and hipster) places to visit (I love the fact that even after living in Hong Kong for more than 3 years now, there are still plenty of places to discover!). I stumbled upon an…
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Hong Kong Cafes: Polygon Cafe

There’s a few cafes that I find myself going repeatedly. Mainly because I like trying new places, and secondly, because many times the experience is good but not “great” = not worth going again. Polygon Cafe is different though – they managed to create a very relaxed and cozy ambience that make it the perfect lazy Saturday hangout. I love taking my laptop and sit on the window seat that faces a quiet alleyway. If I’m with friends, I head…
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Hong Kong Escapades: Big Wave Bay Beach

A couple of weekends ago, we took advantage of a rare sunny weekend here in Hong Kong (someone explain to me why it’s raining so much this year?!) and went hiking from Dragon’s Back Hike Trail to Big Wave Bay Beach. We set off relatively early (8am) hoping that we would arrive to the beach just in time for lunch. We took the MTR Island Line to Shau Kei Wan station. From there, we took the bus number 9 to…
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Amber Coffee Brewery (Hong Kong)

When a trendy cafe opens just 3-4 blocks from your house, the excitement is real. Last weekend finally made my way to new kid on the block “Amber Coffee Brewery” in Sheung Wan (Hong Kong). The cafe features a modern chic decor blue and gold accents and incorporates Chinese art details such as the beautiful ink ceramic cups and blue tiles on the entrance floor (that I couldn’t resist taking a shoefie with) One thing to note is that the…
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Hong Kong Walks: Sheung Wan

Home is where the heart is… I’ve been living in Hong Kong for almost 3 years now. When we were apartment hunting, I visited many neighbourhoods on the Hong Kong Island side and I gotta say Sheung Wan was love at first sight. I knew that I wanted to live here and were lucky to find an apartment we liked pretty fast. Fast forward 3 years and we still live here and kind of refuse to move anywhere else! I’m…
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Affordable date ideas in Hong Kong

It’s no secret that Hong Kong is one of the most expensive cities in the world. You can easily spend $100 USD on a meal for two at a trendy restaurant and while I love doing that once in a while, it’s certainly not something I can afford to do on a weekly basis. Having lived in Hong Kong for almost 3 years, my husband and I are at a “been there, done that” kind of phase where we gravitate…
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