Mandarin Oriental Cake Shop

Thursday, 26 July, 2012, 12:00am

Show your metal

Monsieur hooks, HK$799, from Aluminium, 36 Cochrane Street, Central, tel: 2546 5904.

Rocky Mountain Hardware door handle, from HK$5,500, from Altfield Home, 12/F, 9 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2524 3066.

Nick Munro tea strainer, HK$470, from I.D., Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2523 3006.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Bespoken for

Dressing up takes on a boyish twist with the Magnetic Boy Book. Children create combinations of outfits by adding magnetic pieces. The book includes eight picture cards and more than 30 magnetic clothes, so there's plenty of scope for budding fashion designers to use their imagination. HK$310 at Petit Bazaar, 80 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, tel: 2528 0229

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

HK$750,000 in the bag for charity as German luxury brand celebrates anniversary

German luxury leather brand MCM Haus celebrated the first anniversary of its presence in Hong Kong with a star-studded gala dinner at its flagship store in the Entertainment Building in Queen's Road Central.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Snow White and the Huntsman (Film)

Casting Kristen Stewart as the 'fairest of them all' would make sense in many contexts. Unless, that is - and pardon my crassness - you cast the stunning Charlize Theron as the beauty-obsessed evil queen with a magic mirror.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

In tribute to Queen ... China's anthem

The Union Flag was waved and much talk of Queen Elizabeth was in the air - but it was the playing of the Chinese national anthem at a very British service that really got tongues wagging at St John's Cathedral yesterday.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Queen Elizabeth an example to all

Britain's Queen Elizabeth is nothing more than a celebrity to Hong Kong people, our official links to her having been severed on July 1, 1997. Occasionally, a coin with a likeness of her head shows up in our change and we are reminded of the former ties through names such as the Queen Elizabeth hospital or stadium and the Jockey Club's Queen Elizabeth II Cup.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Website's lawyers seek dismissal of US lawsuit

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Future Archeology

Laurent Grasso's Studies into the Past painting series and other works (including Retroprojection) in which he plays with the notion of time and makes it appear compressed. A Le French May exhibition. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Edouard Malingue Gallery, 1/F, 8 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2810 0317. Ends Jun 16

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Keep an open mind and an open mouth

The other day, someone new to Hong Kong suggested that I write about the 'weird' ingredients he saw at some of the shops along Queen's Road West. I asked him, 'What do you consider weird?' He realised that weird is a judgmental word, and apologised.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

Yellow Face

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

New on the block

For Hong Kong yummy mummies, and some severely fashionable tots, Seed will be an all-too familiar name. Seed Heritage, on the other hand, may not be.

The childrenswear and womenswear collections of the Australian brand are combined under that name, in the comfortable surrounds of stores in Queen's Road Central and The Peninsula hotel, both of which opened in January.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The Diamond Queen: Elizabeth II and Her People

The Diamond Queen: Elizabeth II and Her People by Andrew Marr Macmillan

The diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth this year will make millions of people reflective, says Andrew Marr in his absorbing The Diamond Queen.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Game on

Fashion cover: dress (HK$5,400) by Peter Pilotto from Joyce, 16 Queen's Road Central.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

The Planner


It's a Tasty World - Food Science Now!

Exhibition looking at food from a scientific perspective. Today, 1pm-9pm, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$25, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends today

Knowledge - Power: The Imperial Examination System of the Qing Dynasty

1 Feb 2012 - 12:00am