In my opinion, books are the best accessory.
I already shared a little bit about life during the Chinese New Year celebrations, but thought I’d share a few adventures through the week. I visited three bookstores during the week, tried to visit two others but they were closed… Also met up with a friend who introduced me to a new coffee shop that is sure to be an addictive place to visit- Holly Brown – walking into that place made me drool, ice cream plus coffee plus dessert treats were heaven. Today I brought my family there and just took a few breaths as they wanted to go to a different place but loved the delicious aroma!
Dymocks in the IFC Mall in Central was fun to wander around. Bought a new Captain Underpants #10 book. What fun to enjoy.
Then I walked down the hall in IFC and found another bookstore I personally loved in another area of Central- they’re all over! Bookazine…
Enjoyed wandering around the malls and then trying out food in new places…
For some reason I’m fascinated by deliveries to grocery stores. Last week I saw how a delivery is dropped off on a sidewalk and then a metal slide is temporarily installed down a set of stairs for food deliveries to be slid down… Now I was amused to see how a delivery truck has to park up a street and the delivery is rolled down the street and then quickly crossed and rolled into the store. Creativity in the face of limited parking and delivery situations!
We took a day to visit Cheung Chau Island- the one I went to with my Year 4 students for camp. Wanted to experience the island with family… We enjoyed the visit. It did take over an hour to get our food, frustrating but then we had time to wander all over the place.
Our favorite stop was at Taiwanese Shaved Ice stand, amazing, delicious, melt-in your mouth treat…
The next day we took the time to visit the Hong Kong Art Museum. Honestly, my son went there a week ago to connect with his art inquiry unit at his school. I love visiting art museums and we have a pass that lets us go into almost all museums around Hong Kong. It was interesting to visit the exhibit of Andy Warhol creations. I loved seeing his paintings he created on endangered species, Muhammad Ali, and all the pop art, especially his pieces connected with Jean-Michel Basquiat- a favorite artist I think of often… When my son visited the exhibit he enjoyed the tour with a guide so he had fun touring me around the exhibit this time. We also visited other exhibits at the museum and were amazed by the age of some of the pieces. Loved the hands on learning zone in the Chinese Antiquities Corner, especially that we were able to try out art rubbings.
We loved visiting Flying Pancake in Central, I was quite excited to enjoy waffles for the first time in months! Delicious food as well.
After we enjoyed brunch, we wandered around Central/Sheung Wan which had numerous cool places to visit… My favorite was this odd home store called Homeless that sold the quirkiest things. I would love to buy some of these for gifts. Entertaining place to wander and get lost in. Fun things to look at- check them out!
I love wandering around and discovering new things. I also enjoy reading loads of books more, so shall share about them tomorrow!
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Here are past posts on Hong Kong Transitions through the weeks: I bounce between professional and personal reflections.
Week 29: Styling Librarian Hong Kong Week 29 Update
Week 28: Styling Librarian Hong Kong Week 28 Update
Week 27:Styling Librarian Hong Kong Week 27 Update
Week 26: Styling Librarian Hong Kong Week 26 Update
Week 25: Styling Librarian Hong Kong Week 25 Update
Week 24: Styling Librarian Hong Kong Week Update Week 24 The Vietnam Edition
Week 23: Styling Librarian Hong Kong Update Week 23
Week 22: Styling Librarian Hong Kong Update Week 22
Week 21: Styling Librarian: Hong Kong Update Week 21
Week 20: Styling Librarian: Hong Kong Update Week 20
Week 19: Styling Librarian: Hong Kong Update Week 19
Week 18: Styling Librarian Hong Kong Update Week 18
Week 17: Styling Librarian: Hong Kong Update: Week 17
Week 16: Styling Librarian: Hong Kong Transition: Week 16 Update
Week 15: Styling Librarian: Hong Kong Transition: Week 15 Update
Week 14: Styling Librarian: Hong Kong Transition: Week 14 The Thailand Edition
Week 13: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/10/22/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-week-13/
Week 12: Hong Kong Transition: Week 12
Week 11: Styling Librarian: Hong Kong Transition: Week 11
Week 10: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/10/02/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-week-10/
Week 9: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/09/23/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-week-9/
Week 8: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/09/17/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-week-8/
Week 7: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/09/09/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-week-7/
Week 6: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/09/02/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-week-6/
Week 5: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/08/26/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-update-week-5/
Week 4: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/08/19/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-week-4-update/
Week 3: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/08/13/styling-librarian-hong-kong-move-update-week-3/
Week 2: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/08/03/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-positives-and-negatives-week-2-update/
Week 1: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/07/27/styling-librarian-post-about-hong-kong-move/