— March 31, 2012 —
Earth Hour has been happening each year on 31 March since 2007; this year, their mission is no different. From 8.30 to 9.30 in the evening, in your home country, turn off all the lights, turn off your internet, turn off the television and put away those iPads - anything that runs on electricity, turn it off. For us, the exercise is more than just about energy sustainability, it's also about connecting with people on a deeper level, which is difficult to do when your iPhone is constantly buzzing or your friend is watching YouTube in the background as you talk. But without lights, you're going to have to stock up on candles! In keeping with the spirit of Earth hour, we've gone straight for environmentally-friendly candles by Ecoya.
Stock up on candles from Ecoya : they're hand-poured, environmentally-friendly and they smell delicious! We love the Ecoya Metro Glass Jar in Lemongrass & Ginger.
Ecoya is available from GOD in Leighton Centre, Silvercord, Hollywood Road, The Peak Galleria and Stanley Plaza.
Stuck on how to spend the time? Here's our list of suggestions to make the most of it in Hong Kong -- you'll have so much fun, you'll want it to last way longer than just an hour.
Tai Long Wan : hike out in the afternoon and camp on the beach by a campfire. Summer's on the way and it's a good chance to do some stargazing. Snuggle up to your loved one or prepare for an all-night gossip session with your bestie.
Evening Stroll : get romantic and go for a walk in the park with your sweetheart; Hong Kong is full of gorgeous parks in which to do this. Our favourites are Hong Kong Park and Victoria Park.
Zzzzzz : catch up on sleep! There's no better excuse. After a crazy selling season, that's what we're guessing some of our team might be up to!
Be a Kid : play a game of Hide-and-go-Seek, Sardines, Telephone or Tag in the dark with your favourite little (or big) people. The side streets of Sheung Wan are a paradise for kid's games -- just watch out for cars!
Most importantly, have fun and make the most of it. You'll end up wanting to do it every day.
— March 30, 2012 —
Wednesday night saw On Pedder's celebration of Charlotte Olympia's new collection launch in Hong Kong. As you would expect from such an event, the guests were immaculately dressed and the decor was beautifully designed. However, the real highlight was, of course, the shoes! Charlotte Olympia first made waves in the footwear industry when she introduced her floating platform heels, usually done in contrasting two- or three-tone colours and fabrics. Since then, she's expanded her range to include ultra high wedges and adorable flats. The one thing that you can always count on when trying to spot a Charlotte Olympia design is an obvious element of whimsy. If there's one thing that Charlotte understands, it's the magic of fashion, the fun, the excitement, the daring impracticality of it all. She's carried this attitude into her jewelry and handbag lines, as well - you can now populate your accessories closet with starfish printed wedges, spider necklaces and feather clutches. You can cultivate an entire world of whimsy, courtesy of Charlotte Olympia. She's a fantastically talented designer and a wonderfully warm woman -- look out for our profile on her early next week, where she tells us of her love of mermaids, her penchant for matchy-matchy style, and the birth of her new child.
— March 29, 2012 —
We all know and love sass & bide for their party-perfect dresses and trophy jackets, but they've also recently really stepped up their game in the denim department, sending out some of the most perfect fitting (and comfortable) jeans we've tried in a while. People are catching on: we've recently spotted everyone from Victoria's Secret model and Transformers starRosie Huntington-Whitely to blonde babe Dree Hemingway to supermodel Kate Moss sporting their delicious denim. Denim is making a stellar comeback for Spring 2012, so make sure you dress your perfect pins in the perfect pair of jeans in order to stay on-trend. We love a comeback story - especially when it looks this good.
sass & bide is available in Hong Kong at Harvey Nichols, I.T, Liger and Little Black Dress.
— March 28, 2012 —
An equally valid title for this post could have been "hot chicks in cut-offs" but we're afraid that might garner some unwanted, unrelated Google-search traffic, so we've opted with a slightly less risque-version instead. But the message of this post is clear: girls look undeniably cool in itsy-bitsy cut-off denim, and alluring in a way that only nonchalant pieces such as these can deliver. And honestly, if you're going for a pair of distressed cut-off shorts, really no one does it better than One Teaspoon. Dress them up with a fitted jacket and ankle boots or throw them on with your favourite pair of Superga sneaks if you're more of a relaxed-casual type. Whatever your style, these babies look good on everyone. Literally.
One Teaspoon is available in Hong Kong exclusively at I.T