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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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

26 Feb 2021 - 5:00AM

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

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
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

24 Feb 2021 - 10:11AM

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

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
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

25 Jan 2021 - 11:29AM

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

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
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

19 Jan 2021 - 6:00AM

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

How Dua Lipa spends her millions – Jaguar cars, Chanel and Versace clothes, and Swarovski manicures
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?

15 Jan 2021 - 10:57AM

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?

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?
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

7 Jan 2021 - 2:06PM

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

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
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

6 Jan 2021 - 1:50PM

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

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
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

24 Dec 2020 - 11:45AM

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

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
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

22 Dec 2020 - 12:00PM

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 – 5 things to know about BB Ki Vines host Bhuvan Bam, India’s hottest celebrity YouTuber