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I have a lot of favorites when it comes to Hong Kong.  This is my sixteenth (!!) trip and each time I accumulate another ‘favorite’.  I have a favorite noodle shop, favorite dumpling restaurant, favorite place to get pink champagne, favorite shops and so on.

Each trip, as I familiarize myself more and more, some things get much easier (jet lag) and some things stay just as difficult as day one (lack of personal space). Above all, it’s a city that I’ve still only seen such a small percentage of.  I have much much more to see and do and am eager to keep returning.

I wanted to share some of my photos with you, and give you a taste of my Hong Kong, which based on the diversity and size of the city could be so much different from anyone else’s Hong Kong.

The photo above is of the cafe at Lane Crawford.  The stone tables are stunningly gorgeous and it’s pretty surprising that this is in a department store.  Granted, Lane Crawford isn’t just any department store… they carry all of the major designers and although they’re a bit out of my price range, I still love going to gawk at gorgeous handbags and shoes.

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macarons at Laduree are a must have treat for after a long day of work

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geo carpet at my hotel (Sheraton Towers) that matches my outfit

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beautiful assorted chinese teacups at Ye Shanghai

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regardless of where on this earth that you live, ice cream trucks are always awesome

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victoria harbor during my morning run… isn’t it gorgeous?!

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same amazing view at the hotel pool!

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beautiful marble mosaic roads at my friend, Rosa’s apartment

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my favorite place for shanghai style dumplings (especially xiao long bao) is Din Tai Fung… there is one in LA too!

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loads of pretty parks

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street market fruits abound

There is SO much more that I love about Hong Kong and I can’t begin to share every amazing restaurant, shop, or activity.  From the Tea at the Mandarin Oriental to dancing at Salon de Ning in the basement of the Peninsula, many more of my favorites can’t even be represented here (or on this trip).  This was a relatively short trip for me.  Usually I come for 10-14 days, but this was just a quick 7 day trip.  It was kind of a little tease, but I’m happy to be heading home late tomorrow to see Matty and Perry. 

Anyone been to HK?  Any of your favorites that you’d like to share?

p.s.  I packed for this entire trip in a small carryon roller bag… if you’d like to see a day-by-day of my outfits, head over to my instagram account where I showcased each outfit and tagged with sources!