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My Ultimate Lust List. I love creating a dream list of items each birthday and contemplating which splurge would be the perfect treat.  This year I’ve been browsing Forward constantly and can’t get over the fact that they stock all my favourite brands and have the best collection of accessories. The Spend More Save More Sale is a pretty good reason to shop too (details in banner above).  Click through to check out my favourite picks and see what else might catch your attention.  Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping.

xoxo

*3 DAYS ONLY!  Starts on December 17, 7pm / Ends on December 20th, 4pm
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Disclaimer: For orders shipped to Hong Kong, China, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, Japan only.  This offer cannot be applied to previous purchases.  Cannot be combined with other offers.  Discount will be adjusted for returns. Discount is not applicable to pre-order items or gift cards.  This offer can be ended by FWRD.com anytime.  Disallowed brands: Balenciaga, Vintage Rolex. Other exclusions will apply.  All coupons are valid until 12/20/15 4pm PST.
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December 17, 2015 0 comment
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My current wishlist:

For Love and Lemons Barcelona Dress, The Horse WatchRebecca Minkoff BagFrye Boot, Schutz Glenna Heel , Vita Fede Necklace

 

My Holiday Season Dress Guide:

For Love and Lemons Sierra Maxi Alexis TopFriends and Lovers Manhattan Top and Hydra SkirtLovers and Friends Caspian Dress ,Lovers and Friends Harper MaxiLovers and Friends Primrose Dress

Revolve are currently having an amazing sale where the more you spend the more you save! I’ll take any excuse to shop and since my birthday is right before Christmas there is no better reason to treat myself than right now.   My current wishlist is above along with a selection of dresses I want for the holiday parties this festive season.  Their site is seriously a one stop shop for your ideal head to toe look,and great for picking up those last minute gifts.  Don’t forget they offer free DHL Express Delivery to HK when you spend over $100 USD.

THE SALE:

*3 DAYS ONLY!  Starts on December 15, 12:01 am / Ends on December 17th, 4pm

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December 15, 2015 0 comment
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Wearing C. by Christing C., Stuart Weitzman boots

Last week we slowed down and took a little break in Taipei.  I’m not sure what it is about this quirky and sweet city that always keeps smiles on all three of our faces.  We usually stay at my Grandmother’s lively home where I spent much of my childhood and not much has changed. I’m still giggling and catching up with all my favourite cousins, the only difference is we’ve added other halves and children to the mix.  Ever’s eyes lit up at all the playmates and toys on offer and was ecstatic for the opportunity to spend some time with cats instead of our sometimes grumpy dog.  I’m pretty sure we base our entire day around eating, or shall I say feasting, when in Taiwan and I’m so in love with the distinct and quaint eateries and street stalls. Unlike HK, you can clearly see how each spot is privately owned, without pretensions, and oozing with familial hospitality.  Ever is truly an Asian foodie always gobbling up rice and noodle dishes, and she crying out for the fragrant smells emanating from the corner onion pancake stall.  The fresh air, open spaces, and general friendliness will definitely have us going back for more. Hopefully on a more regular basis.

Xx

December 5, 2015 1 comment
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We are back to HK and so excited the weather is getting a little chilly and winter (ish). I arrived home to a few goodies from Revolve and couldn’t wait to share them with you.   I’m pretty positive I’ll be living in this TulaRosa Coat (it’s in the sale!!) for as long as it’s cold enough, as it’s perfectly fluffy, cozy, and works amazingly over my favourite silky slip dresses.  Thanksgiving weekend is in full swing and my maxi is helping me make plenty of room for all those big meals.   Also have you been dreaming of the perfect taupe shoe please get the Raye Mia Heels which succeed in making your legs look a million miles long.  I think I want them in black too.  Don’t forget that Revolve have started free DHL Express Shipping to HK and they have a Black Friday Sale going on right now. Head over and pick something up for the party season.

xx

November 27, 2015 0 comment
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If you don’t already know Revolve Clothing, you must head over and check out their insane collection of coveted designers including tons of my favourite USA and Australian brands.  TulaRosa has a selection of romantic dresses ideal for a dream date, and Raye feature a lust list shoe selection of all the on trend styles you could want.  They manage to capture that insouciant Californian aesthetic perfectly in the pieces they’ve selected, while being stylish and varied.  The best part is Revolve‘s dedication to providing a luxury online shopping experience and seamless customer service.  I’ve just spent the last few hours in a dazed trance, browsing and coveting  so many pieces and am so excited they have started Free Express DHL Shipping to HK on all orders over $100 USD. To celebrate this fun launch they are also giving you and your friends 20% off your entire order.

To receive the coupon, visit their website here and share the sale by entering your friends’ emails! The promotion will be held from 11/17 7:00 PM11/23 11:59 PM Hong Kong Time.

No better reason to start shopping.  Make sure to check out my favourite sale items I’ve highlighted above. Perfect boho dresses and rompers for HK’s warm winters.  All you have to do is throw on a leather jacket or furry cardigan over the top and the coveted Stuart Weitzman Alllegs Boots for the ideal winter look.  Remember you only have 20% off until the 23rd so don’t wait too long.

My order is on it’s way.  Can’t wait to share with you what I’ve chosen next week.

xx

 

November 17, 2015 0 comment
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 Shop my outfits here.

Feeling extra relaxed this weekend after a tumultuous and draining week.  Our home becomes a mad house the minute more than one person becomes infected by an annoying cough and cold, with tissues strewn in every direction and everyone waking every few hours.  I’ve taken advantage of daytime naps on a Saturday full of nothing and can’t wait for a family shopping excursion to cap off an easy Sunday.  We are rapidly prepping for our trip coming up in a few days, and packing for three weeks away in paradise.  I’ve started switching out my beauty products for all natural options and have acquired an obsession with essential oils.  Will share my secret g0 to spot for purchasing and all my favourite combinations very soon.  Wishing you all a happy end to the weekend.

xx

October 24, 2015 0 comment
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The ubiquitous over the knee boot is a long-standing Autumn/Winter staple in my wardrobe.  As soon as the temperatures drop I pull out my sturdy well worn pair and a few sets of black thigh high socks to get me through the season.   I continue to live in shorts, skirts, and dresses throughout winter so this is my go to way for keeping warm.  I’ve been truly lusting after the Stuart Weitzman Highland for what seems like an eternity now, but the hefty price tag makes it a pretty impossible purchase at the moment.  Luckily many high street brands have created suede, thigh high versions to satisfy my craving and save my bank account.  Here are a few of my top picks, which hopefully fit the comfort and affordability categories in equal measures.

Topshop Count Over Knee Boots  $800.00 HKD

H&M Thigh High Boots $499.00 HKD

Lachlan Over The Knee Boot $1922.11 HKD

Zara Over the Knee High Heel Leather Boots $999.00 HKD

October 20, 2015 0 comment
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I’m really excited to announce that C. by Christing C. is now stocked at one of our favourite HK shops, Polkadot Boutique.  Located at the heart of Soho, Polkadot stocks a variety of international and local designers with plenty of great dresses, jewelry, and classic separates. Head over and try on some of our print dresses and silky skirts, and we’ll keep you updated when more stock arrives.  The great news is the pieces at Polkadot are available to buy now, so no worrying about pre-orders if you need something for this weekend.

Polkadot Boutique

Address: 2/F, 29 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

Phone: +852.2521.0636

Email: info@shoppolkadot.com

Opening Hours: 11am-8pm Monday to Saturday, 12pm-6pm Sunday

October 5, 2015 0 comment
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Taipei always holds a special place in my heart.  The bustling, unique city with the friendliest of personalities and abundance of culture holds many of my closest family and slices of childhood memories. Being born and raised in the USA, married to a Brit, and hopping from city to city across the world makes it easy to forget your humble beginnings.  As a child all I wanted was to be just American, and as normal or acceptable as possible.  Blending in seemed to be the only way I could survive.  Now I’m so proud of my Taiwanese heritage, and the multicultural family in which I belong.  I have too many cousins, aunts, uncles, and family members to count, and we’ve all made homes in far flung countries, but when we come together it’s as if we’ve never spent a day apart.  I’m so proud to teach my daughter the importance of being bilingual and speaking her grandparent’s mother tongue.  To traipse around all the local night markets with my husband, whose British/French good looks stick out like a sore thumb, but doesn’t flinch at the thought of consuming every single local delicacy.  I love the little quiet corners Taipei has to offer, whether it’s perched in a beautiful hotel suite, tucked away in the cutest of cafes, or just relaxing on a park bench. The air, the noise, and  distinctive scent always feels familiar in it’s own unique way.  I couldn’t recommend it more as a must stop city and the friendly, amazingly helpful people will always make you feel welcome.

xx

Where to Stay:

Regent Taipei: Decadent surrounding, luxury shopping, plenty of mouthwatering sophisticated restaurants, beautiful rooms with spectacular views, and helpful inviting service throughout.

Muzik Hotel:  Located in the busy and exciting Ximending area.  Great if you are looking for local food, fun affordable market stalls, and a true bustling Taipei atmosphere.  Affordable rates, modern and comfortable rooms and very helpful staff.

September 27, 2015 0 comment
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Trips to London are always happily nostalgic for the boy and I. Since moving all the way across the world, we love returning to our favourite little pockets of our former home and settling into quiet afternoons of food, wine, and conversation. Plus, with London, there’s so much to do here, that even if you live here, you can’t say that you’re bored. From visiting attractions such as the London eye, Madam Tussaud’s and the Shard, to Buckingham palace and the British Library, there’s just so much to see! No matter where you choose to go in London, you’re definitely going to find something for you.

We are always pleasantly shocked by how much the city evolves and changes each year, with new art, boutiques, bars, and foodie hotspots popping up every second. On our last trip, we took the opportunity to go back to one of our favourite spots and see the new and well-loved spots Regent Street has to offer. Below is a little guide of what I recommend on your next visit.

Where to stay: Le Meridien Piccadilly

Only a few hundred yards from Picadilly Circus tube stop and all the excitement of Regent Street lies the grandeur and comfort of Le Meridien Piccadilly. We loved the convenient location, exceptional service, spacious rooms, and delicious breakfasts. The perfect spot if you want a home at the centre of the city during your stay in London.

Where to Eat:

Aqua Kyoto: Modern interiors, a stunning terrace, mouthwatering Japanese fare and the best champagne Sunday brunch that cannot be missed.

Hawksmoor: A must visit for steak lovers with amazingly juicy cuts of meat, cool cocktails, classic desserts, and fun atmosphere. The traditional roast is ideal for family lunches.

Ristorante Frescobaldi: Indulgent Italian fare and fine wine to match. Perfect for date nights or boozy lunches with friends. Their enticing creamy burrata and freshly prepared pacherri with rabbit ragu were way too delicious to resist.

Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill: As seafood lovers we were very excited to visit this classic spot. The fresh and decadent seafood platters paired with champagne made for an amazing celebratory meal and we loved the buttery dover sole.

Sketch: Afternoon tea is a must when in London and we loved the modern take on this enjoyable tradition available at Sketch. Think insanely cool, modern art interiors, impeccable service, and the most mouthwatering scones. We recommend pairing with a glass of champagne and sampling their fragrant rose tea.

Heddon Street Kitchen: The lively, after work atmosphere on Heddon Street makes for the perfect spot for an evening drink and meal. We loved the option of outdoor seating, their menu of traditional British fare with a modern twist, and the welcoming and relaxed venue. A great spot to start a night out with friends.

Where to Drink:

Ice Bar: Vodka cocktails served in a freezing room constructed completely of ice is definitely a fun novelty. We loved feeling giddy while perched on gigantic blocks of ice and sipping out of ice cube constructed glasses. A definite place for a mandatory photo opportunity and Instagram post.

Bar Americain: Classic cocktails in speakeasy, art deco surroundings and an impressive cocktail menu to match. We loved the intimate setting and cozy booths making it a definite go to spot for after dinner cocktails. The intricate Whiskey Sour and absinthe infused Sazerac Suze will definitely impress.

Where to Pamper:

The Organic Pharmacy: Since becoming a mummy, I’m far more aware of what goes into my body and on my skin. I love the natural and effective products used at The Organic Pharmacy and the plethora of services offered in their in house spa. Go for a relaxing manicure or just to pick up a few indulgent products.

Akasha at Hotel Cafe Royal: If you are looking for a relaxing massage try the personalized massages at Akasha. Their quiet sanctuary takes you away from London’s busy streets and creates a haven where you can relax and unwind. The facilities are luxurious and the therapists are attentive to your specific needs. My tired, jet lagged body was eternally grateful after an hour on the massage table.

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September 2, 2015 2 comments
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