— December 14, 2013 —

All I want for Christmas: Mandy d'Abo

As the Director and Founder of The Cat Street Gallery, Mandy d'Abo has spent much of her life rubbing shoulders with creative artists and people who appreciate artistic flair. Jealous, much? We certainly are. Mandy herself is a highly creative soul and her gallery, The Cat Street Gallery, reflects that creativity. She was one of the first to see Hong Kong as a growing market and appreciation for art and it was this belief, coupled with her eye for style, that has brought her immense success in the city's burgeoning art industry. As an Australian, Mandy has big love for her Aussie brands, in particular, sass & bide, and if you ever see her around town in a dress you just have to have, chances are it's one from sass & bide. Oh, and you guessed it: she'll be wearingsass & bide this Christmas!

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Best gift you've ever received?

A vintage watch.

Best gift you've ever given?

Tailored velvet smoking jacket by the Moustache tailors on Aberdeen Street.

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Worst gift you've ever given?

A pair of socks.

Worst gift you've ever received?

Pair of socks!

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Dream holiday destination?

Amanpulo.

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Favorite holiday dish?

Glazed ham and mini baked potatoes with creme fraiche and dollop of caviar.

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Favorite holiday drink?

I love egg nog!

Favorite Christmas carol?

Once in Royal David's City.

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What's topping your wish list this Christmas?

A 2014 Smythson diary, La Perla bra, sass & bide dress.

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Holiday shopping strategy?

First panic...always last minute! Gough Street and Aberdeen Street for stocking fillers and Pacific Place on Christmas Eve for everything! Amazon.com for overseas presents/books for godchildren and hampers for family.

What will you be wearing this Christmas?

A party dress by sass & bide (that I hopefully will get for Christmas!)

See more from The Cat Street Gallery here.