ASIA, HONG KONG, LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL

Hong Kong Visual Diary: For The Love Of Cycling

11th April 2015

Tokyobike Hong Kong

Tai Mei Tuk, Hong Kong

Tai Mei Tuk, Hong Kong

Tokyobike Hong Kong

Tai Mei Tuk, Hong Kong

The Lee Sisters, Hong Kong

Tai Mei Tuk, Hong Kong

Tokyobike Hong Kong

Tai Po, Hong Kong

Tokyobike Hong Kong

Sam Mun Tsai, Hong Kong

Ladies and gentlemen, savvy cyclists et al, all eyes on the bike.  Isn’t she a stunner?  I had named her Tabi, it means ‘Journey’ in Japanese.

Investing in a proper bike is just as important as buying a pair of Louboutins you’ll only wear once or twice in your lifetime, let alone they give you bunions, blisters and other damaging injury that can affect your health and posture.  A bike is also a fashion accessory!  I love cycling whenever I stay in Hong Kong, getting a Tokyobike has always been in discussion since I first rode their Bisou model at the London Tweed Run a couple year ago, the frame was incredibly light I can always lift the bike above my head, classic and modern style, I loved it.  And in terms of budget, what the heck I decided to splurge on a CS model as an early birthday gift for myself.

Here is a visual diary from my bike ride in my home town in North Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong.


I purchased the Tokyobike CS bike from Bike The Moment in Kwun Tong, all thanks for the expertise recommendation from Tokyobike in London.


FASHION & STYLE, PHOTOGRAPHY

Angela Scanlon

30th March 2015

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Angela Scalon by Kit Lee

I shot the lovely flamed-hair Irish TV presenter and stylist Angela Scanlon for Show Me Your Wardrobe around the same time I’ve shot Will Best.  Angela was a funny, witty, sassy and funny person to photographed with hence the result of these lovely shots!


Angela Scanlon for Show Me Your Wardrobe.
Photography by Kit Lee.


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

Le Meridien

Le Meridien Nice

>> INSTAGRAM @styleslicker <<
@LeMeridienNice #UnlockNice #LMeclairs

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Le Meridien Monaco

>> MONACO <<

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>> INSTAGRAM @styleslicker <<
@LeMeridienMonaco #UnlockMonaco #LMeclairs

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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.