Friday, February 8, 2013

Recent OOTE {Featuring Via Spiga Estrella}

I'm seeing quite a bit out there about the single sole pump now.  Especially with a pointy toe.  I suppose "single sole" didn't have to be specified before hidden platforms became so popular and that's what I always used to wear... but now they seem rather fresh and new.  I've worn my Via Spiga Estrellas a few times already and find them very comfortable for a pointy toed high shoe, and versatile.  I like the slightly differently sculpted heel and they are on a great mark down.  I found them TTS and am wearing an 8.5.

Mine are black but I've also seen them in a bright blue, a red, and a pattern.

 Zara herringbone blazer, BR lace tank, F21 denim, Via Spiga Estrella in black suede, YSL clutch


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Shopping Hong Kong

I am back on the Asia posts from October.  I was surprised to start off 2013 with kidney stones but am now through surgery and all the related unpleasantness.  Excruciating unpleasantness at times, I'll say -- and I know anyone who's dealt with this can relate.  Anyway, I am back...

So my oldest daughter wanted to shop Hong Kong, and we did.  From perusing jewelry at Links of London and Georg Jensen at IFC to exploring small shops along small streets where we had no idea where we were... we shopped.  1881 Heritage is lovely and we had a very nice breakfast outside at The Parlour at Hullett House one morning.  The stalls at the Jade Market (Yau Ma Tei) were great fun but I was apparently very focused on the wares as I only have one picture -- of my children with one of the shopkeepers who sold my girls some earrings right before we left.  IFC was probably my favorite for luxury shops, but we had fun everywhere we went - even the airports.

two of my children check out the display at Louis Vuitton on Canton Road, Kowloon, near our hotel (the lady is a wax figure - a very realistic one)


a decorated Neverfull... Chanel reflection in the window... nice neighborhood


window at Lane Crawford, IFC Mall

J Crew in Lane Crawford

Louboutin display at Lane Crawford

my family staying entertained while I shopped
(thank you Lane Crawford)


very Loubou


a stop for some treats at Le Gouter Bernardaud at IFC...
extremely helpful when shopping with children and/or husband

I don't recall what this was but my nine year old chose well

my shoe purchase at Sogo, Causeway Bay (very fun multi-level store)
the brand is Milan & Co, they were 40% off,  and I wear them often

at Marks & Spencer - I'd never seen ready-to-go plastic wine glasses with peel off foil lids (like applesauce).  Had to snap a pic.

a beautiful setting for breakfast at The Parlour at Hullett House


continental breakfast at The Parlour

I have a few more pictures from around town and also tea at The Peninsula to post before moving on to our adventures in Guizhou Province, China.  There may be a more recent shoe purchase review or two in between.

Also, remember to drink your water.