My previous trips to Morocco has brought me new-found experiences and insights of Berbers and Moroccan cultures. It’s not all about the hustle and bustle, and maze-like souks in Marrakech, the quiet seaside resort town in Essaouira, nor the beautiful decorative riads. It’s about the cultural experience, explore the unexplored you’d be amazed to find something unique and take the memorable experience with you back home. Having visited Marrakech, Essaouira, Rabat and Casablanca with Morocco Tourist Board in the previous year and before, I was thirsty for more and hungry for more. And there you ago again my third trip to Morocco! This time in Dakhla.
A quickie note.
I just wanted to share with you this little Instagram project I did with Pärla for their #LOVEparla campaign on Valentine’s Day this year, it sort of got lost in the IG feed and I wanted to revive it on the blog. If you haven’t heard of Pärla, it’s about time you do. Pärla is an independent jewellery boutique founded and curated by Erin O’Connor (not the 6 foot tall super model of course), it stocks contemporary designer jewellery, British and Scandinavian design from Bjorg, Smith/Grey, Clarice Price Thomas, Jessie Harris, COOEE, and my favourite designer V Jewellery. I’ve been a fan of V Jewellery for a year, thanks to the email introduction from my sister Isabella (Rockin’ That Gem) who has just moved to Perth with her future hubby last year. For the #LOVEparla project, obviously I was going to pick a piece by V Jewellery that reflects my personality and my love for Art Deco and modern design, I chose a Simplicity Cut Ring. I’m sorry to say the ring is out of stock, but please don’t fret, the ring is available on V Jewellery’s very own e-shop!
Happy June the 1st!
My oh my. Singapore has changed so much since I last visited the city exactly 10 years ago! I don’t remember the experience as a first time visitor, I joined a tour group with a bunch of old and young folks of all ages from Hong Kong for a 4 day trip to Singapore and Malaysia, like all other tour agencies from Asia, the tour was frantic, tiresome and half of the itinerary were just pointless visits. And it was the city that gave me my first freckles. Tah Singapore!
Currently in a zombie state of mind, fighting hard to stay awake while typing this short note, and keeping an eye on my chicken & mushroom pie being heated in an oven, oh jet lag you are so kind to me! I know it is a year late, this image was taken in late spring last year, unpublished for whatever reason there is a set of image now published on ELLE HK blog, go and have a look!
My wardrobe: Top and jeans from ASOS, NY cap from Urban Oufitters.
The past 2 weeks has been insanely busy meeting friends and clients at different times of the day and different places across Hong Kong Island, and at the same time hot and humid despite the sun block was completely utter useless, they melt after 30 minutes of application with white-cast all over your face along with the sweat. Catching up with friends with more rounds of food and drinks at Sevva, Maxim’s Palace, Fu Lu Shou, Classified, BEP, Nha Trang and my weekly iced lemonade fix from Nosh to cool off the absurd heat.
With the new MTR station opened on Island Line late last year I finally ventured out to Kennedy Town for the first time, having been driven past it a dozen times via taxi to get to the south of Hong Kong Island, the industrial town reminds me of a shabby seaside town in Margate. With a character of course. Kennedy Town (and Sai Ying Pun) is soon to be my favourite go-to place for abundance of photography walk, heritage trail such as the Lo Pan Temple, a grade l listed building located on Ching Lin Terrace (a 8 minute steep climb on top of Li Po Lung Path), cool eateries at Fish & Chick, Chino, Shoreditch, Bistro du Vin, Bresola, K-Town and many more. I have to come back and try everything there when I’m back in town, despite the distance, I have been hanging out in Sheung Wan for too, too long.
During the final week of my stay in Hong Kong, I found a spare afternoon for a full body massage at Happy Foot Luxe on Lyndhurst Terrace in Central, I usually go for their medical massage (similar to sports massage and Thai massage) when I’m back in town. I highly recommend this place for their thrusty, acupressure massage therapy to relieve muscle tension, headache, helps to reduce water retention, improve blood circulation and many more.
I was invited to take over the official The9thMuse Instagram account, they’re celebrating their 3rd birthday on Friday 22nd May this week. And then a manicure at The Nail Library (my favourite nail salon) to end the week.
Thank you Hong Kong, you have been awesome. See you in the autumn!
Don’t worry I haven’t left London for good! I’m currently in Hong Kong doing the usual stuff and working on a couple of photography projects while still catching up with friends, making new friends (seriously, you can easily make new friends here in HK), networking with brands and PRs, discovering new hidden gems in Sai Ying Pun, cycling with my beloved Tokyobike from Tai Mei Tuk to Ma On Shan, trying my best to not get bitten by mozzies, and eat as much as I can and enjoy exploring HK.
I recently caught up with my lovely friend Nik in Shoreditch last week before jetting off to Hong Kong yet again. How naughty of us when we managed to find a day to catch up after a year of our last meeting, coincidently in Hong Kong last summer. I’ve always have this unforgettable memory of Nik, was his semi-nakedness in Shek O beach – a brief, cap, cotton socks, sneakers, MCM backpack, sunglasses, his smoldering look and ab-fab pack, he made the beach style looked so hip in the blistering heat.
Last year I had the privileged to photograph the darling of all hearts, the luxury handbag designer Lulu Guinness for her partnership with National Aids Trust 2014. Lulu designed a limited edition NAT red ribbon brooch to help raise awareness about the real facts of Aids and HIV. It was a very quick portrait shoot like all designers and creative professionals, Lulu was a very busy person so we had 5 minutes to spare to get the shots right for the official portrait for NAT’s press release. In the end we got what we wanted and I pleased to share the photo with you.
Thank you Sabina for having me on board!
Photography by: Kit Lee.
NAT 2014 Curator: Sabina Emrit.
Just thought I share with you some lovely images from my brief visit to A Boy Named Sue‘s work wear’ pop-up shop a weee-while back. Co-founded by my girls Sam and Tania, the pop-up store was located in the heart of Central district in Hong Kong, I was ready to do some
less serious damage, shopping! Having browsed through their items on display offering work-wear staples and jewellery, one brand caught my attention and it was Kasane jewellery, there were some stunning pieces from the collection I was told they were selling like hotcakes. After trying on some rings the evil eye sterling silver ring caught my fancy, the ring is crafted with rhodium plated sterling silver, cubic zirconia and synthetic sapphires (the ring is also available in 18k gold plated sterling silver), I knew I wanted the ring so without hesitation, I handed over my cash. Cheers to a happy customer!