Happy Saint David's Day. Today is the feast day of the patron saint of Wales and a fitting time to write about Welsh lamb - revered in Britain and gaining the same status in Hong Kong.
Respected chefs in Britain including Jamie Oliver, Richard Corrigan and Mark Hix are all fans, and Welsh lamb is cropping up on menus all over the city.1 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Shearling and wide lapels
A stylish way to keep warm in winter.
A fitted, rust-coloured trench
We love this Burberry version with leather trim.
Chinese supermodels are making it big.
Fishnet detailing27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
This season sees more designers jumping on the anti-fur bandwagon (take a bow, Stella McCartney), which has resulted in more experimental winter fabrics being used on the catwalk. Top of the list this season is shearling, or lambskin, which has a similar soft and fuzzy texture to fur. It appeared on cool cover-ups ranging from oversized fringed coats at Etro, to gilets at Mulberry.11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Sweetgrass Director: Lucien Castaing-Taylor
First things first: Lucien Castaing-Taylor's official title on Sweetgrass is 'recordist' rather than 'director'. This speaks volumes about the style of this documentary, as the anthropologist-filmmaker delivers a piece about sheep-herding in Montana completely devoid of talking heads, re-enactments or voiceovers.10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
After enjoying great success last year, four Zespri Outstanding Junior Athletes Award winners - windsurfer Crystal Man Ka-kei, table tennis player Kenneth Chiu Chung-hei, and wushu athletes Juanita Mok Uen-ying and Rex Wong Chun-wai - were lucky enough to go on a six-day cultural exchange tour to New Zealand earlier this month.29 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Calls for a new body to monitor tour firms
SCMP headline, February 9
Let's review how the flocks of sheep in this town are tended, as it seems we have politicians who do not quite understand why and how sheep are brought here.10 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
Give me moor
Pringle of Scotland's latest collection is inspired by the Scottish moors. Stand-outs include the Aran cable cashmere hand-knit dress (far right; HK$20,900) and the tweed coat with a cape-style back, panel sleeves and mohair arm warmers (right; HK$15,900). Pringle of Scotland is at Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, tel: 2196 8286.19 Dec 2010 - 12:00am
Make a statement with these elbow length gloves made from leather and shearling. Wear them under a coat with cropped sleeves. Gloves (HK$3,700) from Marni, The Landmark, Central, tel: 2845 763220 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
Little Sheep Group, the newly listed mainland hot pot restaurant chain famed for Mongolian-style mutton dishes, said that to prosper it must compete with itself to improve profitability and cuisine.16 Jun 2008 - 12:00am
Is it a colour?
Depending on who you ask, black may or may not be a colour. A scientist will tell you black is the absence of all colours in terms of light mixing. But if you ask a painter then it is a colour because you can splodge it on a canvas, and you don't have colourless paint.
Sheepish behaviour28 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
The fantasy world of local artist Carrie Chau Wun-ying is anything but the happy-go-lucky cartoon wonderland that a quick glance at her illustrations might suggest.
Clad in deep colours and sporting wistful expressions, her seemingly joyful characters are tinged with sadness.13 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
'On his second trip to Australia since he took over as party chief five years ago, Mr Hu spent more than an hour yesterday morning visiting a sheep farm outside Canberra ...
'Australia is the world's biggest wool exporter and China its biggest customer, buying about US$1.3 billion worth - or more than 60 per cent of its total clip - each year.'
SCMP, Sept 67 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
1 Which iconic sci-fi film is based on Philip K. Dick's 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
2 Who was the last US president to graze sheep on the White House lawn?
3 Which country has the most sheep, according to the United Nations?
4 What was the name of the sheep puppet used by American comedienne and ventriloquist Shari Lewis?19 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
New Zealand Education Counsellor Hamish Forsyth, who works from the embassy in Beijing, said he was keen to build a partnership with China to make use of the best of both worlds.9 Jun 2007 - 12:00am