Look Left Look Right: Solo exhibition of Xenia Hausner

Look Left Look Right: Solo exhibition of Xenia Hausner

Photos by Sylvia Le Dung Austrian female painter Xenia Hausner is having her first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. “Look Left Look Right: Solo exhibition of Xenia Hausner” showcases large-scale paintings executed on outsized canvases or spread across multiple panels. The exhibit features portraits of females inspired by the artist’s past journeys in Hong Kong and Asia. Cinematic(…)

Essaouira – A Welcome Seaside Break

Essaouira – A Welcome Seaside Break

Text & Photography by Stephanie Lagopoulos When the traffic, scents, and bartering of Marrakech finally became too overwhelming, we boarded a bus for the seaside town of Essaouira, which sits on the banks of the Atlantic Ocean in western Morocco. This quaint little town is known for its surfing due to high winds and being home(…)

PMQ; Hong Kong’s New Design Hub

PMQ; Hong Kong’s New Design Hub

Text & Photos by Sylvia Le Dung I took a stroll through PMQ in Aberdeen Street, Central over the weekend. Opened since April, PMQ is the city’s new design hub and home to more than 130 design studios and shops. Tenants include fashion designer Vivienne Tam and lifestyle brand G.O.D.; as well as up and coming local art and design(…)

The Souks of Marrakech – A Shopper’s Paradise

The Souks of Marrakech – A Shopper’s Paradise

Text & Photography by Stephanie Lagopoulos There is nothing that you cannot find in the Souks of the Marrakech Medina. Looking for a knock-off Louis Vuitton t-shirt? The souks have several. In the mood for cashmere scarves to match each of your holiday outfits? Head to the scarf section of the souks. Do you need a(…)

Gallery: J Plus Hotel By YOO Relaunch Party

Gallery: J Plus Hotel By YOO Relaunch Party

J Plus Hotel By YOO unveils new look Photos by Sylvia Le Dung Hong Kong’s J Plus Hotel by Yoo hosted a grand relaunch celebration on May 22, when it unveiled its contemporary new look following a HK $10 million refurbishment. Celebrating the iconic boutique hotel’s 10th anniversary, the new design reveals a fresh “street art” twist to the(…)

Top 8 Places to Visit in Hobart, Tasmania

Top 8 Places to Visit in Hobart, Tasmania

Visit Hobart The scenic city of Hobart, which is situated on the foothills of Mount Wellington and the shores of River Derwent (12 km upstream from the mouth of the river), is the capital city of Tasmania and the focal point of most visits to the island. This city, which is the second oldest city(…)

Gold Coast, Queensland: Sun, sand and theme parks

Gold Coast, Queensland: Sun, sand and theme parks

Australia’s famed ‘Gold Coast’ region is the country’s main vacation destination. Located in the southern half of the state of Queensland, bordering the Pacific Ocean, Australia’s Gold Coast extends over 70km (43miles) from Labrador in the north to the twin towns of Coolangatta (Queensland) and Tweed Heads (New South Wales) in the south. The Gold(…)

On The Road: Peranakan Museum

On The Road: Peranakan Museum

Peranakan Museum: Exploring the unique Peranakan culture in Southeast Asia Text & Photography by Sylvia Le Dung The Peranakan Museum in Singapore features one of the finest collections of Peranakan objects in the world. Housed in the Old Tao Nan School building at Armenian Street, the museum officially opened on April 25, 2008. The impressive 3-story museum(…)