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Chan says: “I love wandering the streets and browsing the boutiques of Ellermann, and I always visit Joyce and Lane Crawford — Lane Crawford has been around since 1850, but its fashion, accessories, cosmetics and homewares are entirely modern, and I’m always excited to see its unique collaborations with designers and craftspeople all over the world. I also love ’s tongue-in-cheek designs, which incorporate everyday Hong Kong sights with just the right dose of nostalgia.”, from the market stalls on Cat Street to the shops on Hollywood Road. I love flowers from
Tam says: “I adore the Mandarin Oriental, especially for its sustainability. I always feel a sense of peace and tranquillity there, and the caring staff make me feel at home. The amazing decor has always made it a place of inspiration.”
Chan says: “I stop by The Nail Library for a great manicure, and I love the spa at the Mandarin Oriental for massage and reflexology — it’s the best place to combat jet lag.”
Overall, say the designers, it’s Hong Kong’s fusion of contrasts that give the city its inspiring character. “I’ve always loved its perfect fusion of East meets West — its modern way of life with traditional culture,” says Tam. Chan agrees: to her, the city represents “the perfect mix of East and West, city and nature, old and new.”
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