Friday, January 28, 2011

Lovely store finds: Muji

I'm sure many of you have visited or have heard of Muji, but still I would like to introduce this wonderful concept store -- one of the earliest concept store (to what I've known) to embrace simplicity, almost like a Japanese version of Ikea. Almost everything in the store comes in neutral colours such as white, beige and grey. They have many interesting products made with wood, metal or recycled paper into designs that are streamlined and modern. They now have locations all over the world, including U.S. and Europe.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Lovely store finds: About A Girl

As I mentioned a few posts back that I would introduce two very lovely and girly stores that I found in Hong Kong, so here is one of them. About A Girl is part of the lifestyle store chain of Franc Franc that mainly caters to young girls who love anything girly and frilly. I bought these lovely cutlery and a tea strainer for days when I like to treat myself a nice afternoon tea at home on weekends. Isn't the house shaped tea strainer adorable? 

Oh how I wish I brought my DSLR camera with me to Hong Kong so I could take a better picture. Just something random I thought to be very interesting, not something I'd see in Toronto. Cheers!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Humorous cards by Egg2Cake

greeting card by Egg2cake

Saw this blog post on Papercrave and had to repost this. Who would have thought of the word 'stressed' spelled backwards = desserts? What a genius! Desserts are definitely a great antidote for de-stress. :)  

Talking about desserts, I went totally ecstatic when I saw LadurĂ©e's pop-up shop at Joyce in celebrating the fashion boutique's 40th anniversary. All of the chocolate flavours were sold out; we were very lucky in snatching up the last few pistachio macarons left, which is my absolutely favourite flavour, and also tried a new flavour, rose ginger, that smells and tastes heavenly. Unfortunately, this shop is now gone now so I would have to look elsewhere if I'm craving for more macarons.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy New Year!

 First of all, Happy New Year everyone! Our biggest apologies for MIA for such a long time, I have been sick (twice!) ever since I am in Hong Kong. We are back and here to present two lovely stores.

LOG-ON is a lifestyle store that carries mainly Japanese brands and offers a wide variety of products: beauty & bath products, magazines, accessories, apparel, home gadgets, kitchen supplies, etc. There are so many innovative products that you could spend hours there. Unfortunately I was unable to make some store snaps, but it's definitely a store to go to when you needed to find a fun gift or just needed inspirations.

The second store find is called Upon Witchee that I stumbled upon today. It's a lovely store that carries confection-like accessories and clothing. The girly Japanese style is ever so pleasing and appealing. 

For ladies who have a weak spot for dessert-inspired or girly accessories, I shall be introducing two stores next time. Stay tuned!