I’m not sure if there’s anywhere else in the world that has an entire beautiful I.M Pei designed museum space devoted with gifts over a handover of rule. Well, Macao has one filled with giant luxurious treasured gifts from the Chinese during the 1999 handover from the Portuguese rule to the Chinese. Entry […]

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It seems like so long ago since I left Beijing, it’s only been 3 years but it feels like so much longer. Last week, I was so happy to share the best day of my life with my “Beijing family” and it brought back so many memories of living in China. I never got round to […]

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I brought chef here as a part of his birthday surprise and the food didn’t disappoint – simple, perfectly executed and damn tasty food. Portions average, presentation straight up. Apart from us sitting at the open kitchen and he was getting OCD on hygiene. (chef occupational hazard), everything was perfect and we’d definitely be back. […]

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Several of my friends owned sidecars in Beijing and I commuted several times in them, it’s fun, but my main and preferred transport remains the humble bicycle. We started with a stop at the local quarters and a little tour through the market, frogs and all on sale alongside noodle and dumpling makeshift stalls.   […]

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   Great solo show of Yayoi “polka dot” Kusama’s A dream I dreamed. I wish it was  a little better organised as there were long winding queues to enter the “Infinity mirrored room – gleaming lights of the souls” which I call the intergalactic trip room. It’s also a super limited time, you’re herded in […]

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One of the best things about Macau is it hasn’t been cleaned up and gentrified like many cities. The old locals are still grumpy as hell, there are random little flea markets and really old shops that have collected dust for decades filled with Macau vintage treasures from bowls to posters and 1800s postcard to […]

Well, here has 2013 gone? It has flown me by again and it’s the time of year for hard drive spring cleaning, social channels housekeeping and reflecting on how fast, furious and exciting this year’s been. Here are some highlights from my Instagram in 2013, the rubber duckie craze that made International news headlines many […]

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I’ve done my favourite Peking duck list, the last time I’ve checked returning regularly to Beijing since I left in 2011, they are all still good, and there’s a new kid on the block to have your duck – jujube wood roasted and spot on.   I finally got a chance to dine at Jing Yaa […]

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I left Swire Hotels over a year ago and look back and all the social channels I created and am super proud of the recent video my ex colleague Lilian directed and produced. Reminds me of the series of videos on Eat. Travel. Learn. And Nokia Shorts competition also has a beautiful split screen Love […]

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Last week at ILTM made miss working in a hotel. Some of my best times were spent at The Opposite House, Beijing where I headed up the PR department with absolutely no prior PR or hospitality experience, my task was to amongst the daily grind of office work – have fun with journalists on press trips […]

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