Sunday, March 29, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
For months I have been thinking I should buy some plain black pumps in leather or suede with an 8 cm heel rather than the 10 cm of my go-to Jimmy Choo pumps - easier to walk on and not quite as unflattering on the tortured toes. But the fact is, once you have very comfortable plain black shoes, those will be the ones you always grab first... I was worried buying them would stop me wearing my many other more challenging shoes (which would be bad as I have done extensive price-per-wear calculations on those to convince my husband they would be very smart purchases).
I doubted for months about these Gianvito Rossi shoes in my basket, because spending HKD 4,800 is hard for a plain black shoe. And then yesterday I went to J.Crew to buy a birthday present and I saw these Elsie pumps. It took me only a second to decide I was going to buy them. They are very low in the front so there is no gap between the toes and the shoes, the heel is super comfortable and the suede is intensely black and very smooth. And they are half the price of the Gianvito Rossi version. I am so pleased with these. Very very highly recommended. And if you don't want boring black, they also come in lots of colorful options (HERE).
Monday, March 23, 2015
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Lunch at the Nam Hai resort near Hoi An
This young girl sat down on the sidewalk next to me with a portable kitchen/restaurant. Within moments of her arrival people came and sat on one of the tiny stools she had brought with her as well to enjoy fried fish in a curry-like sauce.
Hoi An is an incredibly touristy town chock full of shops with cheap T-shirts and sun hats. We were close to giving up on it after about 15 minutes, but persevered and found some beautiful quiet spots. The beaches are stunning, however, and so is the Nam Hai resort.
On the left: gold tone cuff by J.Crew in stores now. On the right Prada bracelet, similar in store now.
The view from the pretty terrace of Topiary, a great cocktail bar with really lovely service.
At Bibo we were served our champagne in coupe glasses. But I bet you are looking at my friend's bracelet instead. Absolutely stunning (the friend and the Hermès cuff).
Kate Moss adorns the wall at Bibo.
Best Rockstuds ever? (aided of course by the lovely pins of Miss Fi)
Bookcases with fake books sprayed with faces at Bibo - the word contrived comes to mind but then again we need more pretty restaurants with good lighting in Hong Kong.
The bar at Bibo