BEAUTY

Elemis goodness

26th March 2015

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Elemis has been part of my life for a few years now, I know which products works best for my skin there’s always a trial and error (will explain this in the future up-coming post), one of my all-time favourites is the Travel Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial Wash, I can’t travel without it and I’ve just finished my 5th bottle!

I don’t usually look after my hands and nails, never mind the cuts and bruises which I get all the time from travelling, wrinkly and scaly skin from exposure to the sun and harsh environment, brittle nails due to lack of calcium in my diet (I’m slightly lactose intolerant).  It’s all down to laziness and lack of care and attention given to them, adopting a regular hand care routine was the main issue.  The Elemis team kindly sent me an Elemis Jasmine and Rose hand and nail cream from the Body Exotics range to try out, I’ve been using it for a few weeks now, the cream consists of Abyssinian and Argan oils leaving the skin smooth, silky and hydrated and certainly looks better than the so-called haggard hands.  I adore the sweet aromatic smell of jasmine and the not-so-pungent rose which reminds me of my favourite perfume, Evening Rose by Aerin.  A few of my friends are currently using the same product with positive effect, we highly recommend it!


EUROPE, EVENT, FOOD & EATERY, FRANCE, TRAVEL

Nice & Monaco: Le Meridien Eclair Diaries

24th March 2015

Le Meridien Nice

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Le Meridien Nice

Le Meridien Nice

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Le Meridien Nice

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Le Meridien Monaco

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Nice has been on my bucket list for a long while, so to say I was very excited when I was invited to visit and explore Nice and Monaco with Le Meridien as part of their Eclair Diaries project, now if you love food it would be a crime to say no to this press trip. I’ve already had one regret and vowed never to say no to food and drink related trips.

Nice is one of the culturally-rich cities in France; known for its opulent architecture, Victoriana beachfront, picture-perfect towns, the French Riviera, charming cafes and food markets on cobblestoned-streets, palm trees and more palm trees.  It’s a very romantic city and Monaco is practically a stone throw away from Nice!

Being the only English-speaking blogger from Britain, I joined a small group of foodie and lifestyle bloggers from Paris to follow the journey behind eclair diaries, also shadowing the award-winning pastry chef and Dulcati enthusiast, the cool Johnny Iuzzini to source his inspiration around Cote d’Azur that reflects Le Meridien Hotels around the world – local ingredients, culture, hotel design, and local delicacies, bringing the elements altogether to create his unique eclairs.  We ended the journey with an opportunity to create our own eclairs from scratch, the dough, filling and topping!  I didn’t think making a dough mixture (also used for profiteroles) would be that easy, like macarons, it’s about the consistency, technique, patience, and labour of love.  My first attempt turned out to be fantastic despite following the chef’s instructions in French, I was chilled throughout the process without being clueless on what to do next, at least I had a go and what a mess we all created in the chef’s kitchen.  The presentation can be improved, if you know me well I tend to be creatively over the top throwing colours in an explosive manner, the eclair is filled with vanilla cream and hand-made strawberry jam, glazed with white chocolate and topped with broken crystallised flowers from Confiserie Florian.  Albeit too sweet for my taste, I should have thought about balancing the sweetness with another ingredient to give it a kick, say a dash of vodka and spice perhaps?


Kit Lee was a guest of Le Meridien Nice, and Le Meridien Monaco.


OTHER

Spring it on!

20th March 2015

KIT LEE

I don’t believe it’s spring already, it’s freezing, dull, where has the sun gone?  I’ve escaped the harsh British winter season while I was enjoying the humidity and cooler temperate weather 5000 miles away, Hong Kong and Singapore, and I am tanned, okay maybe a slight golden glow on the skin, more freckles appeared on the face, and a wee-bit of scarring from mozzie bites.  I’m finally back on British soil after a long vacation (I did work too!) and have resumed back to work photographing with regular clients again and new clients!  On the other hand, I’ve been a busy bee catching up with backlog posts, attend meetings, ignoring my suitcases in the hall way that hasn’t been unpacked from recent trips!

So what’s new?  Well the blog has a fresh new layout!  The blog has reverted back to the old classic scroll down blog, I’ve added a new drop down navigation menu, the blog has been hacked for a while which prevented me from posting new content, so it was a total nightmare on Elm Street. What do you think?


FASHION & STYLE, PHOTOGRAPHY

Alyona

18th March 2015

Alyona by Kit Lee

Alyona by Kit Lee

Alyona by Kit Lee

Alyona by Kit Lee

I’m pleased to introduce you to my latest client Alyona Prykhodko of 7 More Minutes and Co-Founder of a gorgeous jewellery brand Sybarite!  Alyona got in touch with me over the summer and she expressed her interest in possibility of working together as her photographer, her blog was relatively new and unknown then, so I was flattered to be asked!

We have been working together since early October, after all the re-schedulings because of my travel commitments to Hong Kong, lots of reshuffling around involving swapping dates with my clients, unexpected press trips abroad et al, we have managed to shoot around 20-25 outfits like a marathon (her boyfriend jumps in to help when I’m not in London) and possibly more, let alone shooting against the dull daylight in wintry days, we’ve soldiered-on.  I’m pleased to share you my first post of Alyona’s personal style (those VOGUE jeans is to die for!) and stay tuned for more in the next coming weeks!


Alyona Pryhodko, 7 More Minutes.
Photography by Kit Lee.


FASHION & STYLE, PHOTOGRAPHY

Will Best

17th March 2015

Will Best by Kit Lee

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Will Best by Kit Lee

I shot this lovely TV presenter Will Best for one of my favourite style blogs Show Me Your Wardrobe over 3 years ago.  The photos has been sitting in my untitled folder waiting to be published on Style Slicker, I’ve finally had an opportunity to share them with you, hope you like!


Will Best for Show Me Your Wardrobe.
Photography by Kit Lee.


EUROPE, FRANCE, TRAVEL

Hotel Royal Evian

14th March 2015

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These are selected images of my complimentary visit to Hotel Royal Evian in Evian-les-Bains near Geneva last late autumn.  Like thousands of other travellers across the world, I’ve experienced my first major mishap with cancellation and missing a flight from London to Geneva involving two airlines, and a lost luggage so I ended up with nothing to wear but worn the same clothes practically the whole weekend.  The PR had been very helpful in every way they can but, otherwise I had enjoyable time there.

You can read the full review and my experience during my stay at Hotel Royal Evian and the rest of the photography on ELLE Hong Kong online blog.

p.s the luggage eventually returned to me 3 days after my return to London after I vented my anger Twitter, sometimes social media can speed up the process if anything happen to you.


Kit was a guest of Hotel Royal Evian for ELLE Hong Kong online.


EVENT, INSTAGRAM

Instawalk with The Park Tower Knightsbridge

12th February 2015

Knightsbridge & Belgravia Instawalk with The Park Tower Hotel

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It’s been a long while since I posted the last monthly Instagram roundup back in May 2014, please forgive me on this one.  It has gotten to the point where I posted so much on a daily basis, to curate a month worth of collage is like piecing a missing jigsaw, I had to give up.  An album of monthly happenings on what I did and ate, where I travelled, what I wore, some random lazy grams of all sorts, the accumulation of visual diaries of my life as a freelancer, photographer, blogger, friend, sister, daughter, a cyclist in Hong Kong and a couch potato, I must admit it’s a colourful one and I’m enjoying it to bits.

I have a habit of snapping something that are somewhat mesmerising, beautiful-ish, cool and the ugly (even tiny cracks on the wall may perhaps gain some likes on Instagram or else fail). Seriously, London is a pretty cool place to snap something seen, unseen,  surprise and the unexpected.  In the middle of autumn, in October in London of course, I participated in an Instawalk event with The Park Tower Knightsbridge hosted by hotel concierge, Andrew Robinson.  The itinerary was filled with fun-filled activities including an overnight stay at The Park Tower Knightsbridge with panoramic views of the city, a walkabout in Hyde Park and discover the oldest part of Knightsbridge and its French connection, instawalk tour of the Knightsbridge and Belgravia districts, chocolate tasting experience at Rococo Chocolates, floral couture and flower arranging masterclass at Neill Strain, and candle making masterclass with Rachel Vosper, all 3 are ‘Artisans of Knightsbridge’, whiskey tasting with The Park Tower Knightsbridge head sommelier, and dinner at award-winning fish restaurant One-O-One.

All snapshots were taken from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3, edited with photo editing apps – Snapseed, PS Touch and VSCO Cam.


Kit Lee was a guest of The Park Tower Knightsbridge.

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OTHER

Sorry I’ve been away!

31st January 2015

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First of all.  Happy Belated New Year!

Hope you had a good one.  Apologies for the radio silence, I have been away in my little cave in Hong Kong for almost 2 months with limited access to internet, never mind the backlogs of work particularly blog posts (from 5 months ago) clogging up the queue. Oops!

Anyway, I’m back in London next week for a short 2 weeks before heading back to Hong Kong again for Chinese New Year!  In the meantime, do follow me on Instagram for regular updates @styleslicker.

Cheerios!