a couple of exciting discoveries...
Sunday, 20 July 2014
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Monday, 14 July 2014
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
I'm heading to London for 5 days in September and, as usual, all I can think about is all the great looking restaurants that have opened since I was last there.
The Gallery at Sketch, a collaboration between restaurateur Mourad Mazouzand and celebrated chef Pierre Gagnaire, with interiors by India Mahdavi and art by Scottish artist David Shrigley...that's a combination that's hard to resist. I am loving those zig-zag floors...and actually the combination of pink and brass is not too shabby either. Whould've thought! This one is definitely on the list...
Sunday, 6 July 2014
Lately my husband and I have been discussing (read fantasizing) about buying a house in Tasmania...the apple isle, the southern most tip of Australia. A million miles from anywhere and everywhere.
Of course the minute we started talking about it I had already mentally decorated this hypothetical space in my head. I instantly started thinking I wanted to use green. Its my favorite colour, and we don't get a lot of it in Hong Kong, so I would love to be able to surround myself with it.
Saturday, 5 July 2014
Yesterday I finally had lunch at Aberdeen Street Social. What was meant to be a catch up with a friend and ex-colleague over lunch turned into a 4hr session. Not a bad way to spend a Friday afternoon I'd say. Working for oneself has perks sometimes.
Anyway, I think I may have found my new favorite restaurant in Hong Kong. It seems chef Jason Atherton can do no wrong in this city, after the successful openings of 22 Ships and Ham & Sherry. Londoners will know him from Pollen Street Social, Berner's Tavern and several other establishments.
The restaurant is located in one of the out buildings in PMQ (the former Police Married Quarters) which is one of very few historical restoration projects in Hong Kong. The interiors are by Beijing-based duo Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu of Neri & Hu.
The designers have used a combination of smoked oak flooring and cabinetry, brass accents, black mirror and accents of green (which sounds like a disastrous combination) brilliantly to create something that's warm, inviting and equally unpretentious. The custom light fixtures were beautiful, and the shade of green on the ceiling has me dreaming of re-painting our apartment.
Big thumbs up from me!