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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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A quick weekend in Taipei – my first visit and definitely have to go back to do more fabric shopping at Yongle Fabric market and have to visit all the night markets to see the variations of street food snacks they offer. I was on my husband’s schedule as I played tag along on his […]

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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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While I have never been part of the fashion forward crew, and certainly not a shopping type for the lack of patience. But then, there are the late nights I am trawling Pinterest and Etsy and buying one off pieces painstakingly made by creatives. Chatelles shoes are my latest crush, they didn’t have a physical […]

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A piece I wrote for the SCMP, here’s my unedited version, and all photography by me. Buddy Candy Store This psychedelic candy store is tucked away in an alley way corner just a stone’s throw from St Pauls Ruins alongside some hipster fashion boutiques. Buddy Candy Store sells candies in all shapes, sizes and colours, including […]

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Botalic is a little gem in Macau that i stumbled upon. While what they have can’t compare to the extensive gorgeous selection at Typehype, there’s an eclectic collection of notebooks, cards and stationery. They also have a letter press machine and do everything the old school way – bring back the old school romantic type […]

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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 […]

Brought this back from Berlin for the husband and it seems to be a big hit with everyone. I got this at Promobo Design shop at Hackesche Höfe – a gift shop haven with emerging European designers. What I loved about their concept is they set aside shelves for local and emerging European designers to display […]

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