Coffee

Hong Kong's neighbourhood: Mid-Levels

Posted on May 26, 2013 by Toothpicker

Main: Government House on Government Hill; bottom left: Hong Kong Botanical garden; bottom right: View from Government Hill

 
Hong Kong's Mid-Levels has always been a prestigious residential area and only the English were allowed to live in the area back in the early colonial period! It was relatively quiet and 'unspoilt' until the [...]

This post was posted in Coffee, Hong Kong, Food & dining, Architecture, Travel and was tagged with Coffee, Hong Kong, Food & dining, architecture


Hong Kong's neighbourhood: Sheung Wan

Posted on May 21, 2013 by Toothpicker

Main: Tai Ping Shing Street; bottom right: Xin Xin gallery
 
I often feel blessed to have lived in different cities around the world, which I believe helps me to be open minded about different cultures and people. Yet I have always felt like an outsider ( not always by choice), and never felt [...]

This post was posted in Coffee, Hong Kong, Food & dining, Architecture, Photography, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Street art & graffiti, Street life and was tagged with Coffee, Hong Kong, Food & dining, shopping, Sheung wan, street life


Design & craft shopping in Dadaocheng & Datong

Posted on April 18, 2013 by Toothpicker

The beautiful ArtYard is a relaxing place for tea, coffee and craft shopping
 
Dadaocheng:
ArtYard ( 67, Sec. 1, Dihua St)- Converted from a historical building built in 1923 near the Xiahai City God Temple, the airy and relaxing ArtYard is consisted of a craft shop, art gallery, tea room and cafe. Some [...]

This post was posted in Coffee, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Paper art & craft, Taiwanese design, Taipei, Design and was tagged with Coffee, shopping, Taiwanese design, Taipei, Letterpress


Yanesen: step back in time

Posted on February 24, 2013 by Toothpicker

Top left: Scai the bathhouse; top right: a temples in Yanaka; main: the nostalgic Yanaka
 
There are so many cool and interesting neighbourhoods in Tokyo, but my favourite is the area known as Yanesen ( including three neighbourhoods: Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi). In a metropolis where everything changes faster than the blink of [...]

This post was posted in Coffee, Tokyo, Photography, Stationery, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Japanese stationery, Anything Japanese, Street life and was tagged with Coffee, Tokyo, stationery, shopping, street life


Fernandez & Wells

Posted on January 7, 2012 by Toothpicker

Coincidentally, I happened to be at two different Fernandez & Wells branches within a week. I have always like their Soho branch, it's small, casual and I particularly like the fact that it's hidden away off the main street. Besides, apart from maybe Lisboa Patisserie on Goldborne Road, their Portuguese custard tarts [...]

This post was posted in London, Coffee, Food & dining and was tagged with London, Coffee


Hello Hong Kong

Posted on October 23, 2011 by Toothpicker

 
My original trip to Asia involved 2 weeks in Hong Kong (staying with family and catching up with friends), a few days in Bangkok visiting the BIF+BIH trade fair, followed by a week in Tokyo for the Tokyo design week.
Sadly, I had to postpone my trip to Bangkok because of the floods [...]

This post was posted in Coffee, Hong Kong, Food & dining, Travel and was tagged with Coffee, Hong Kong, Food & dining


Prufrock coffee

Posted on October 17, 2011 by Toothpicker

I am not embarrassed to admit that I am a coffee addict! I love the aroma, taste, colour and most of all, the experience... In the last few years, there are many new independent coffee shops opening in London and Prufrock coffee is my latest discovery.
Located on Leather Lane, I only found [...]

This post was posted in London, Coffee and was tagged with London, Coffee


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