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Shopping options in Macau are abundant with plenty of upscale malls filled with luxury brands. There is plenty of variety alongside the perks of tax free shopping and festive discounts. However, if you’re looking for something different and within modest budgets, you are probably better off shopping in the independent shops. The best malls to […]

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I was so happy that my pitch for one of my best friends, Ice Cream Designer Prima Chakrabandhu Na Ayuthaya was accepted. I have been following all of Prima’s creative pursuits since 2005 when we first met at Fabrica – Benetton’s creative incubator, where I wrote all sorts of stories and Prima made beautiful, amazing […]

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I am happy to work through festive as every day I take off is an unpaid day as a consultant. I am so grateful for down time so I can focus on the mountain load of work that was dumped on me before everyone went on holidays, no back to back long conference calls, calls over […]

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I thought it’d be fitting to revisit and finally get down to my Berlin posts as my best friend from Beijing was visiting this week over Christmas. A core part of my “growing up” into adulthood during my 4+ years working and living in Beijing with friends I have made for life. Earlier in the […]

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If you are looking for alternative choices outside of the giant malls, here are my top 3 choices to go for gift shopping this festive period. Two are new and carry lots of cool imported products. If you missed the shopping suggestions in Macau – here are more ideas. If you’re running out of time […]

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Sep 2015 Travel + Leisure South East Asia edition

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One of the places I diligently made notes about was the Type Hype store, and sadly everything was out of our budget from 70€ posters to 50€ cushion covers… we didn’t end up buying any type chocolates either! I didn’t make it out to the typography museum, which a friend said was nice but very […]

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We stumbled upon this lovely shop I Like Paper in Kreuzberg, true to its name and raison d’etre – stock full of paper items from watches to mobile phone covers, wallets, mini wallets and passport holders. What I loved best is that it’s all handmade on the spot! I couldn’t resist getting a paper watch (or […]

So many friends that have come through Macao to visit and surprisingly enjoyed my Junk store exploration adventure. Many asked where I got my vintage treasures in this post where I took my former flatmate and one of my closest friends based between LA and Shanghai (not short of vintage gems) on a mad shopping spree… […]

Those reading this before October 22, there’s a really interesting ceramic workshop going on here in Macao at Albergue SCM…40 hours of learning how to do ceramics for just $500MOP that’s a steal! Nothing better than some handmade beauties for your home. Have a look at Kristina Mar’s site, lovely stuff. Albergue SCM is organising this workshop is for […]

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