Saturday, September 28, 2013

Avenue of Stars

Every time I travel, it's as if I brought my entire room with me.
Well, I've tried to pack light but who am I kidding, I never do.

Can you guess where I'm wearing this outfit to?


It's my second time to visit this beautiful country.
Knowing that I'd be walking a lot, I chose to wear a sleeveless top from Plains and Prints
and paired it with skinny jeans to create that comfortable yet stylish ensemble.
I just love the graphics of my top, it makes me feel so upbeat.

Oasis Top from the Berlin Collection of Plains and Prints

Accessorize it with a leather beret cap and voila,
you're ready to take Hong Kong by storm :))

Since I've visited Disneyland and Ocean Park in my former visit to HK,
this time around, I will show you my recommended places the next time you visit. 
First Stop: Avenue of Stars

The Avenue of Stars is located in Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. 
              The beauty of this place is it gives locals and tourists a stunning view of the harbor.

I highly suggest that you visit this place at night to fully capture its splendor.
Here are my buddies during this adventure: My twin and our cousin

The Avenue of Stars pays tribute and recognition to Hong Kong's rich cinematic tradition.

Here are the 2 must-see statues:

The very cute McDull
McDull is a male pig, a cartoon character created by Hong Kong artists Alice Mak an Brian Tse.
McDull has made several appearances in comic books, movies and television series.

And of course, don't leave Avenue of Stars without a photo op
with the life-size statue of Bruce Lee, the very famous Kung Fu Master.

What a night to remember!
Credits to our cousin for taking so many photos of us.
Cheers to experiencing the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

Stay tuned for my Day 2 adventure in Hong Kong :)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Behold an Empress

Walk like an empress or dine like a king.
That's how Gloria Maris Greenhills treats their customers:
Like Royalty.

Last September 18, 2013, Gloria Maris did both.
They hosted a special event entitled Emperor's Banquet.
Priced at P2,000/pax, it was indeed an evening filled with surprises.

Imagine, celebrating a Chef's Night: A night like no other! 
In fact, a First in the Philippines!

Before I show you some photos of the banquet proper,
time for my outfit shot!

I wanted to look chic yet elegant and I believe that the best way to get this look
is by wearing a long, loose silhouette of a maxi dress.

I'm wearing a dress from Apartment 8 Clothing
The fabric is so light that it moves with the wind.
The print is just stunning! Simply beautiful like a peacock!

The back design of my dress is absolutely sexy but I decided
 to wear a black inner garment under it so that it won't be that revealing.
 I had to go to the office before the event! I'm that busy :))

Since I have numerous business meetings to attend, 
a corporate blazer is a must for the day. 
Remember to dress appropriately whenever and wherever!

The beauty of this dress is that you can style it in a lot of ways!
My dress became shorter because I used a belt over it.
Be creative!

I bought some accessories along with me plus a black shawl and a gold clutch bag
to complete my ensemble for the night. 

Hope you got some ideas on how to look like an Empress.
After dressing like one, all you've got to do is smile and enjoy the night.

Now time to give you a feel of the Royal Banquet

My 7-course meal
Fit for an Empress!

 Salmon and Shrimp Paste filled Flower Pastry

Three-Treasure Boiled Coconut Soup

Sliced Duck with Honeydew and Cucumber

Sautéed Lobster with Wolfberry and Wild Mushrooms

 Braised Home Made Spinach Skin Beancurd with Enoki Mushrooms

Every dish was a burst of different flavors. 
The Chef certainly knows how to satisfy my palate.
Did I get you hungry? Fret not, the third series is just around the corner.
Entitled the Flaming Feast, Chef Ahwa will certainly spice-up your night!

Excited? I am. Come join me as we claim our throne in becoming kings and queens of the night 
for another round of festivities this October 16, 2013 at Gloria Maris, 7:30 pm :)
Grab that royal ticket now.

My parting words? 
Dress in style. Eat in style.