Carla Thomas

Carla Thomas

Carla is a Hong Kong-based lifestyle journalist. Originally from Canada, she made her way to Hong Kong via Shanghai in 2016 in order to pursue her love of journalism and story-telling. She has worked for Forbes Asia, The Culture Trip and Liv Magazine, and has contributed to The Washington Post and Time Out Hong Kong. When she's not covering Asia's hottest lifestyle trends, she enjoys planning her next travel adventure and watching horror films.

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7 royals who faced Covid-19 scandals – from Prince William’s secret diagnosis to King Willem- Alexander of the Netherlands’ rule-breaking Greek holiday

From Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Peter Phillips to King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, these royals found themselves in hot water over their poor judgment during the pandemic

From Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Peter Phillips to King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, these royals found themselves in hot water over their poor judgment during the pandemic

28 Dec 2021 - 7:36PM
12 celebrities who got cancelled in 2021: from Chris Noth’s downfall and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter reunion snub, to Aaron Rodgers’ NFL vaccination lie and Ellen DeGeneres’ toxic workplace

From the recent sexual abuse allegations against Chris Noth to athletes who lied about being vaccinated and – gasp – Twitter queen-turned-troll Chrissy Teigen, here are the biggest stars who fell from grace in 2021

From the recent sexual abuse allegations against Chris Noth to athletes who lied about being vaccinated and – gasp – Twitter queen-turned-troll Chrissy Teigen, here are the biggest stars who fell from grace in 2021

24 Dec 2021 - 2:00PM
Inside Angelina Jolie’s complex relationship with brother James Haven – from once being Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and her siblings’ nanny to that infamous Oscars kiss

The siblings – who were once super close – have reportedly drifted apart after Jolie fired Haven from being the head nanny of her six children

The siblings – who were once super close – have reportedly drifted apart after Jolie fired Haven from being the head nanny of her six children

17 Dec 2021 - 4:01AM
Inside LGBT icon Jazz Jennings’ 45kg weight gain: the transgender star of I Am Jazz opened up about her eating disorder, mental health and fitness plans

The YouTuber, reality star and youngest publicly documented trans person revealed she’s suffering from an eating disorder and felt ‘fat-shamed’ by her family in the Season 7 premiere of I Am Jazz

The YouTuber, reality star and youngest publicly documented trans person revealed she’s suffering from an eating disorder and felt ‘fat-shamed’ by her family in the Season 7 premiere of I Am Jazz

10 Dec 2021 - 9:00AM
5 times Bollywood’s Ranveer Singh thirsted after his wife Deepika Padukone – Instagram reveals how devoted the stars of Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat are, even after almost 10 years of marriage

Despite being together for almost a decade, #DeepVeer still behave like teenagers in love on Instagram, with Singh lighting up his wife’s photos and videos with plenty of heart-eye emojis and saucy comments

Despite being together for almost a decade, #DeepVeer still behave like teenagers in love on Instagram, with Singh lighting up his wife’s photos and videos with plenty of heart-eye emojis and saucy comments

5 Apr 2021 - 8:00AM
Why Sai Pallavi is the Priyanka Chopra Jonas of South India, from challenging colourism and skin whitening creams to spots on Forbes’ power lists

Doctor-turned-actress Pallavi reminds India’s cinema fans of Chopra Jonas thanks to her hidden talents – and her willingness to confront colourism and sexism

Doctor-turned-actress Pallavi reminds India’s cinema fans of Chopra Jonas thanks to her hidden talents – and her willingness to confront colourism and sexism

12 Mar 2021 - 12:00PM
Bling Empire’s Kelly Mi Li and Andrew Gray have broken up, but is the China-born entrepreneur better off without the Red Power Ranger?

She announced her break up on Instagram this week – but frankly we’re looking forward to seeing her get more screen time without the toxic boyfriend in season two of the Netflix hit

She announced her break up on Instagram this week – but frankly we’re looking forward to seeing her get more screen time without the toxic boyfriend in season two of the Netflix hit

11 Mar 2021 - 12:07PM
Which of India’s billionaires were the most generous in 2020? Mukesh Ambani funded Covid-19 relief but it was Wipro’s Azim Premji who donated a whopping US$1.1 billion

Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man, funded Covid-19 relief, while Wipro’s Azim Premji donated a whopping US$1.1 billion – so who else were big givers last year, and where did their philanthropic millions go?

Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man, funded Covid-19 relief, while Wipro’s Azim Premji donated a whopping US$1.1 billion – so who else were big givers last year, and where did their philanthropic millions go?

9 Mar 2021 - 1:05PM
Meadow Rain Walker is all grown up: 5 things to know about the daughter of Fast & Furious star Paul Walker and sole heir to his US$25 million fortune

She was just 15 years old when dad Paul Walker, star of Fast & Furious series, died in a car crash – now she’s a rising model using her US$25 million inheritance for good

She was just 15 years old when dad Paul Walker, star of Fast & Furious series, died in a car crash – now she’s a rising model using her US$25 million inheritance for good

26 Feb 2021 - 5:00AM
Bling Empire in New York City? 7 real-life Crazy Rich Asians we’d love to see in an east coast spin-off of Netflix’s reality series, from Wendi Deng Murdoch to Ezra J. William

What if Netflix’s Bling Empire hit New York City? Here’s our dream cast list, from billionaire Rupert Murdoch’s ex-wife Wendi Deng Murdoch to Instagram-famous Ezra J. William

What if Netflix’s Bling Empire hit New York City? Here’s our dream cast list, from billionaire Rupert Murdoch’s ex-wife Wendi Deng Murdoch to Instagram-famous Ezra J. William

24 Feb 2021 - 10:11AM
How Bling Empire’s Christine Chiu spends her millions: private jets, superyachts, high jewellery, haute couture and – of course – Lunar New Year red packets filled with cash

Chiu really knows how to burn through the bucks, whether it’s on US$100,000 dresses, a Wolfgang Puck-catered Lunar New Year party or OTT Gucci gifts for her son Baby G’s birthday party

Chiu really knows how to burn through the bucks, whether it’s on US$100,000 dresses, a Wolfgang Puck-catered Lunar New Year party or OTT Gucci gifts for her son Baby G’s birthday party

25 Jan 2021 - 11:29AM
How Dua Lipa spends her millions – Jaguar cars, Chanel and Versace clothes, and Swarovski manicures

The Future Nostalgia singer offered upbeat pandemic anthems that got us through lockdown – so you might say she earned it

The Future Nostalgia singer offered upbeat pandemic anthems that got us through lockdown – so you might say she earned it

19 Jan 2021 - 6:00AM
The real Uncle Roger: who is Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng, behind the YouTube sensation forever remembered for mocking the BBC’s approach to fried rice?

He went viral with his YouTube video mocking the BBC’s fried rice recipe, but did you know that off camera the Malaysian comedian also opened for Ken Jeong and was a smash stand-up hit at Edinburgh Fringe Festival?

He went viral with his YouTube video mocking the BBC’s fried rice recipe, but did you know that off camera the Malaysian comedian also opened for Ken Jeong and was a smash stand-up hit at Edinburgh Fringe Festival?

15 Jan 2021 - 10:57AM
Missing Crazy Rich Asians? Watch Netflix’s new reality show Bling Empire, following billionaire heiress Jaime Xie, fashionista Christine Chiu and more of LA’s ultra-rich

From nabbing front row seats at every fashion week across the globe to dropping six figures on haute couture without blinking an eye: the ultra-rich cast of this new reality show sure knows how to live large

From nabbing front row seats at every fashion week across the globe to dropping six figures on haute couture without blinking an eye: the ultra-rich cast of this new reality show sure knows how to live large

7 Jan 2021 - 2:06PM
Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde’s age difference is nothing new – 5 famous women who dated much younger men, from Bollywood’s Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas to Britney Spears and Sam Asghari

These women are famous, fabulous and pushing 40 – and willing to break the taboo of dating a younger man: before Olivia Wilde was spotted holding hands with Harry Styles this week there were all these headline-sparking celebrity romances

These women are famous, fabulous and pushing 40 – and willing to break the taboo of dating a younger man: before Olivia Wilde was spotted holding hands with Harry Styles this week there were all these headline-sparking celebrity romances

6 Jan 2021 - 1:50PM
Who is Queen Elizabeth’s super-rich neighbour S. P. Hinduja? He’s no Mukesh Ambani, but the Hinduja clan is the second-richest family in the UK – and still suffers sibling rivalry

The Hinduja brothers are the second-richest in the UK with a combined net worth of US$13.6 billion – but, much like the Ambani clan, their fortune has come with a side of sibling rivalry

The Hinduja brothers are the second-richest in the UK with a combined net worth of US$13.6 billion – but, much like the Ambani clan, their fortune has come with a side of sibling rivalry

24 Dec 2020 - 11:45AM
From battling Covid-19 to interviewing Shah Rukh Khan – 5 things to know about BB Ki Vines host Bhuvan Bam, India’s hottest celebrity YouTuber

From battling Covid-19 to interviewing Shah Rukh Khan, here’s what you need to know about the viral vlogger with almost 20 million subscribers and counting

From battling Covid-19 to interviewing Shah Rukh Khan, here’s what you need to know about the viral vlogger with almost 20 million subscribers and counting

22 Dec 2020 - 12:00PM