Stumbled upon this cute space few weeks into their opening, and an extension of their En Masse lifestyle concept store, the ice cream store is just across from En Masse. We were told everything is homemade there and menu is modest and simple. Ordered a scoop of vanilla drizzled over with blue berries. I’m not a fan […]

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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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48H in Macau for the South China Morning Post July 2015      I contributed to this Macau issue on several stories: 1. Interviewed the President of the Macanese gastronomy association Luis Machado and his favourite spots to eat here   2. Where locals shop in Macau here 3. Macau’s latest trend Hello Kitty Obrigado that does good Hokkaido […]

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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 […]


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 […]

Chef used to live here and absolutely love it – I think it’s a little bit of that French colonialism hangover apart from the amazing fruits, nuts and produce you can find here. The weather is always gloriously sunny – although it rained for 3 days when we were there in January! So here’s from […]

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Marrakech is one of those magical places you read about in novels full of Arabian mystery and that sense of poetic chaos in the city is that exact same experience as you’re assaulted by lots of colours, sounds and haggling shop keepers. But it’s wonderful. Shopping? You’re spoilt for choice, it’s overwhelming! The medina is […]

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  A couple of months ago, I took part in a necklace making workshop (580MOP) conducted by a Hong Kong designer ZOEE. Part of the Go.See.Shop initiative by a team of creative locals – kind of like the Hong Kong version of Shop Walk on a smaller scale. Here’s the result – mine in red […]

This little gem of a store is located on a quiet street in inner harbour, close to the Ah Mah temple. It’s slim pickings when you live in Macau, there are few places to go to for gift shopping or just to have a look on what’s trending at the moment. Unlike fab design stores […]

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Here in Le Haut Marais is a trendy lifestyle space of book store, design furniture store, bookstore, café and linen store all rolled into one – full of colours, style and that understated Parisian flair in a large courtyard compound space with wonderfully endless tall ceilings. Why don’t we just move in, already? There’s everything […]