Excited to share that I've recently begun contributing to Hungry Hong Kong! They cover all manner of good eats around town, from Michelin starred restaurants to those age old hole in the walls. I've had some damn good nosh over the past few weeks, starting off with Elephant Ground's new venue between Wanchai and Admiralty, then to The Woods for their newest cocktail menu with a surprising twist. Click the blocks below to read the full review, leave some love, and check back for more soon!
We went on what I like to call a "Chinese-tourist holiday" where we travelled for the sole purpose of getting a bargain and eating painful amounts of food. Some highlights of our trip in no particular order, I apologise I cant remember all the names of the places we visited but google is your best friend when travelling around Seoul!
We landed, dropped off our bags and went straight to Lotte department store's food court for a generous bowl of ramen and desserts. We debated buying a whole cake for a pre dinner snack but managed to refrain, this place is legitimately candy land!
Plenty of soju, plenty of beef to be had at 투뿔등심, highly recommended for its amazing variety, mouth watering beef selection and how inexpensive it was!
Nothing cures a food baby like a good walk, there's a nice place for a night stroll in the middle of the city around Mojeongyo Bridge.
Mama Words was fangirling the whole trip. We loaded up on plenty of face masks, I had to re-organise my bathroom cabinet just to fit them in. If that's your jam, Innisfree sells some quality ones for under 7 dollars each!
Korean hotpot, a lil tricky to find but worth it! If you're a garlic lover this is the place for you! We were taught to wrap beef slices with other little veggies, plus all the garlic you can eat into a little package..heaven! I promptly slipped into a food coma after this meal.
We found the best shopping to be around Gangnam-Gu, a long road choc-a-block filled with both name brands stores and lesser known boutiques. There were plenty of side streets to wander down too but the main reason we came here was to check out Gentle Monster's flagship store - they have some alternative designs and a damn cool interior. Quickly become a favourite of mine and glad to hear they just opened up shop here in Hong Kong!
Wolfing down some famous ginseng chicken soup at 토속촌 삼계탕, with a traditional and homey feel they offer up a small menu of the things they have mastered.
Aaaaaand the trip ended with us arriving at the airport then realising I had left my passport at the hotel (Sorry mum!)
There are some items in your closet that instantly give you an attitude, for me these flares do just that. With the garish hot pink and rows of puckered lips, you can't be anything but confident in them really! The style and feel channels a bit of Farrah Fawcett from the original Charlie's Angels, which has made the button up combo a safe and instant classic.
Not a 'pink' person myself, I adore these pants for their ability to clash so well with other patterns. People always assume statement pieces can only take on one form, but sometimes its just a case of matching loud prints with even louder prints or colours!
Back to our sweet sweet home! I always love the feeling of coming home after a long holiday and cozying up in our familiar bed. Thanks to rainy weather we've been hiding in our flat since, avoiding the list of chores, ordering in and watching some very mediocre films. Late this morning we got out of our funk, put together a little make shift studio in the flat and got snap happy.
I originally wore something similar on new years eve, after digging through my closet and finding nothing to fit my mood, menswear came to mind. A tuxedo...with a twist, matching soft feathered accessories with ones of steel. Complete with flirty flapper girl tassels to accentuate my (apparently) embarrassing dance moves. After today I've sworn to wear these shorts more cause they make every little movement look and feel a ton more fun!
If any of you ever visit Koh Ngai, which I highly recommend, I suggest you stay at Coco Cottages which was the resort next to ours. We loved our hut but Coco's facilities, huts and snorkelling gear were a much better bargain! For authentic food, we wandered down the island most nights to a restaurant called Sea Taste, owned by a very interesting guy who used to live in HK during the 80's..small world! Just remember to bring a torch, the pitch black walk back to our hut was both eerie and amusing with all the crabs roaming the sands.Read More
Keeping it monochrome on an island brimming with blues and greens. Shout out to the wifi pole in the back 🙏 Crazy that you can travel to the middle of no where and still get internet. A blessing and a curse!