Alrighty, last of my travel posts. I have to seriously apologise...I feel so at home in HK, i can never be bothered to take my camera out LOL. During my 2 week stay in HK, i literally brought my camera out with me 3 times. BAD BLOGGER! so here's a mix of photos from my camera, my iPhone and my instagram.
Leading up to my trip, i already felt myself getting sick. My exam was the day before i left so when i landed, i was not well at all. I spent the next week resting at home and watching terrible HK tv. The second photo is my lovely view from my apartment and the third photo was one of my meals i had delivered to my door :3
Finally i was well enough to go out. I didn't want to shop too much before my trip to Korea so i spent most of my time just window shopping, appreciating being in such a hectic city and eating of course. Pictured above are my favorites of HK's most typical street foods, from my favorite vendor on Fa Yuen St - Fish Meat and Cabbage Soup, Siu Mai, Curry Fish Balls, Churn Fun (Think a giant sheet of noodle rolled up?) with Sesame Sauce and of course ICED LEMON TEA ^^ i'm drooling now just thinking about it wahh
This is by far one of my favorite stores to visit when i'm in HK. Think Ikea but for clothing. Everything is super minimalist but still really chic. It's from the same company as H&M but the quality is much better and the prices are only slightly more. I love getting my basics here.
This was one of my favorite buys from HK. When i saw it online a few months ago, i knew i had to have it. I went to my local Zara in Melbourne probably every 2 days for a month looking for it, but the staff were very unhelpful and couldn't tell me if or when they were getting it in.
In HK i looked in 4 Zaras, each time they told me that it was sold out and they even checked the computers for me. I had pretty much given up...then i went by a 5th Zara so i thought, why not, what do i have to lose. I couldn't believe it when they told me they had 1 left, i didn't even hesitate. I also picked up quite a few things from Zara Kids, it was such a steal!
This new 'snow ice' place opened around the corner from my grandma's house, we went after yum cha one day. It was SO GOOD and the perfect dessert for the hot weather c:
Snow Ice is like really finely shaved ice but it's flavored and the texture is super soft and fluffy.
One of my most frequented shopping malls in HK: Festival Walk. It's really confusing and there are escalators everywhere.
Came across this strawberry bag when i was looking around with my mum. I was so tempted to buy it but it was the day before Korea so i told myself that i'd come back for it if i don't find anything better there.
I don't remember when i took this..i think i might have been sitting at the top tier of the double decker bus on the way to yum cha with my grandparents? I really enjoy these rides c:
Topshop opened in HK and i finally got to visit it ^^ I bought a pair of overalls, a pair of mum jeans, a cute denim babydoll dress and a brooch. They had some cute jewellery too but it wasn't cheap!
I think the cuisine i end up eating the most everytime i'm in HK is japanese food. I. LOVE. JAP. FOOD. Sushi, Bentos, Ramen/Udon, Jap BBQ, i love everything ^^
Lab Concept stocks heaps of international brands for clothing and shoes. They had Wildfox!! I tried on those poodle Jeremy Scotts for fun, they were so ridiculous, but fun. I ended up just picking a few things up from American Apparel because it was cheaper than in Melbourne (but still pretty pricey).
Visited Hysan Place for the first time since it opened. It's really common for shopping centres in HK to spend loads of money on themed decorations. It's always very extravagant and changes throughout the year. They had some lovely french inspired decorations. The first photo is the view from their "Sky Garden", they also had a wall with the message "I Love You" written in many languages. It was a blackboard wall so it invited people to leave their own messages, here i am doing just that!
Shopping in Causeway bay is a must. Next time i go back to HK, i promise i'll document it in more detail. But pictured above is a shop that sells solely cat themed things (perfect for a crazy cat lady like me) and Forever 21. All i bought at Forever 21 was jewellery, i find the quality of the clothing too cheap :c
The entrance area to my apartment. I just thought it looked really nice. There's a bridge over the outdoor pool and it reminds me of the Venetian.
On the way to the airport to go to Seoul! I really like this photo for some reason.
I love going to the hairdressers in HK, it's always such a treat and the service is tip top. The one i go to is in Central. And as always i have an iced lemon tea in front of me.
For my hair color, I wanted to go green but i wasn't fully committed and still loved my blue so i kept both...after re-bleaching my hair. My poor hair.
Look how blonde i was!! Kind of considering going full blonde, what do you think?
That reminds me, if you haven't heard, Priceline is doing a 40% off all haircare products for today and tomorrow only! So if your hair needs a bit of lovin', now's the time!
My dad and I have a massive sweet tooth, late night dessert runs happen very often. My dad prefers fruity desserts rather than Asian sweet soupy desserts. It's more refreshing for summer anyway.
This was the dress i got from Topshop, it's made out of the comfiest material ^^ I added a bunny brooch that i bought in Korea on the pocket, it's so cute.
You might remember seeing a couple of photos on my instagram from my high tea at the Ritz Carlton. The setting was just beautiful and the view was breathtaking. Pictured above is the entrance to the underground tunnel that goes across harbour, i thought it looked pretty cool because you just see all these cars disappearing into it.
Look how delicate the desserts are! The food was okay, there were some really yummy cakes and finger sandwiches but some of them was just too much for me and i couldn't handle it. (I think there was a coffee foie gras finger sandwich from memory?)
I went with my best friend in HK and while she goes on all these adventures with me and we take lots of selfies, she has asked politely to not be featured on the blog so i respected that c:
That same friend went to Japan right before i came back to HK and she came back with so many goodies for me. She knows me well :3
My flight was very very very early in the morning and my dad couldn't be bothered to drop me off so he SENT ME OFF IN A CAB LOL.
My view when i landed in Melbourne the same night.
And now..... THE HAUL!
This was everything i purchased during this trip ^
There's my bunny pin from Korea making an appearance again, this time on my American Apparel tote bag. The doggy backpack was so random, i really didn't need it but it was only $10AUD so i was like i have to buy it!! I might just give it to Charlie. As you can see i went back for my strawberry bag :3 I love the clear satchel, you can use it with just one strap or make it into a backpack with 2 straps! Also really happy i finally got myself a perspex clutch.
I just wanted to share with you my love for my city c: writing this post has made me so homesick. I hope this post wasn't too long or boring!