I landed in Hong Kong last week and as soon as I got to the Hotel in Kowloon I couldn’t wait to dump my bags and go for a wander. Maaaaaaaaaaaan London seems so green and spacious as well as grubby and old in comparison to Hong Kong.
The priority of the day was to go meet Yumeko and our 1st plan was lunch! I cannot remember the name of the place that we dined but it was at the Elements Mall.
In the foreground we had Steamed Custard Buns which were completely different to what I thought they would be. They were salty and far from the Ambrosia Cream Stuff that I had in me mind.
Steamed prawn dumplings.
Deep Fried Tofu! Seriously yummy!!
I am such a lucky lady. Yumeko spoiled me with some very thoughtful and wonderful gifts.
I love this little pouch. It actually has a heart shaped mirror enclosed inside. I would show more pictures but as it is, there are many people that would think nothing of taking the idea and attempting to pass it off as their own. I can tell you that Yumeko pours in all her attention and care in making these. I am more than certain that anyone that has bought something from her before will agree that her “tezukuri” goods are high quality and beautifully finished. Take a look at her stuff:
Are your eyes bulging yet? Is your mind boggled with the lovely fings? Mine was too!
She gave me some LE MBD Black Cherry Chocolate masks, VOV charcoal masks (I love charcoal skincare), ORIKS vit c BB cream and some samples. A handmade scrunchy that is too adorable with it’s pleated trim. Do you call them empty tea bags? hmmm. There was more tea and snackage but I ate them all hahaha.
Can you believe there is more?
LE Lunasol Christmas Set.
It’s amazing how well Yumeko picked things for me…..Lavender and Green Tea Cleansing Oil.
Monchichi shopping bag!!! MONCHICHI!!
Mong Kok for some shopping.
The funny thing is, before I left, I kept asking Yumeko if we can stop by a SaSa. I worried so needlessly as these shops are all over the place. We were not so sure why the man in the pic is wearing a box suit.
I really enjoyed shopping in Mong Kok. I am not a massive mall fan (although that is fun too) I love wandering around streets where everyday people are doing everyday things. Yumeko wisely suggested that we visited the area on a Friday rather than Saturday as that would have been far too mad for a claustrophobic novice such as me. The only not so brilliant thing was the stinky tofu stench. Now this really is a stench, I imagine dead fings to pong like that….dead things in the desert!
Some Things I Bought:
Spot patches. Nexcare are particularly effective but I also wanted to try the Cettua Tea Tree versions. Bought in SaSa
Shadow applicators! Stupidly cheap but work really well. HKD$7 from Bonjour
I got a chance to stock up on some film for my Instax camera sooo much cheaper than here in the UK. I found that we had to shop around for the best deal for these as different places charge different amounts.
Empty little jars. I have a weakness for empty jars, I am not the only one am I? Grabbed these from Bonjour too so next to nothing.
We had to rest our feet and fill our tummies. I cannot remember what the name of this place was called either (I know, bad Old Cow). I do however remember that there were pirate mannequins about the place. This swashbuckler had big boobies haha.
Soft Shell Crab.
Time to get into a blur.
We went for drinks at the rather swanky W Hotel bar and worked our way around 4/5 cocktails. Perfect end to a perfect day out with my lovely friend
I like the way this photo came out, sort of bubbly blurry.
Thank you all for your well wishes during this latest trip!
I hope that you have enjoyed this post.
I shall be back with more very soon.