Douglas Parkes
Douglas Parkes
Commissioning Editor at SCMP, Douglas focuses on education topics. Having lived and worked in London, Shanghai and Hong Kong, he is also experienced in writing about a wide range of lifestyle subjects including bars and drinks, film, travel and music.

Hong Kong’s fallen meat and burger masters opened a new surf and turf destination … to underwhelming results, as we’d take the truffle fries over the Wagyu

After four decades gracing our screens, Teresa Mo chats exclusively to STYLE about how she is now happiest channelling her maternal instincts into supporting young talent

The Pontiac shifted from beers and cocktails to coffee and sandwiches amid pandemic restrictions – but what started as a pop-up is here to stay, with Winstons and Cupping Room’s Rachel Wedlock at the helm


From Michelin-starred Dong Lai Shun to Southeast Asian flavours at Cloud Nine, here are STYLE’s top 9 picks for hotpot in the fragrant harbour …

Drink your way through Hong Kong bars with these 6 fancy cocktails, from The Aubrey’s Worship and DarkSide’s Ecoffee to The Daily Tot’s Tropical Milk Punch

Aaron Lau, founder and CEO of Gusto Collective, believes that businesses need ‘a reason to exist’ … here’s what you need to know about this Hong Kong marketing guru

Winter in Hong Kong is a busy time for restaurants with Christmas and New Year on the way … and this month sees new eateries, festive pop-ups, afternoon tea deals and much more

Once a year, the diet goes out the window and indulgence is the only order of the day – here’s where to dine in style this year, whether it’s traditional turkey or Asian fare you’re after

Mulino, Ozakaya, Jiangsu Club and CulinArt 1862 unveil Mediterranean, Japanese, regional Chinese and international menus, while Central’s BaseHall is going all out for Oktoberfest

Whether you’re looking for an exclusive meal at Umberto Bombana’s new restaurant or a reimagined Fillet-O-Fish from Little Bao, this month’s offerings won’t disappoint

Melrose Coffee brings a touch of California cool to Soho with its rostis, pancakes and Honduran coffee, while Bianco & Rosso’s Luca Andrei and chef Ban Jee Min aim to take you on a European odyssey

We talk to Hong Kong’s international schoolteachers about how education is changing, from lessons learned during the pandemic, to how improved tech needs to be balanced against more human factors

COA showed that Hong Kong was indeed ready for tequila and mescal while Rosewood Hong Kong’s DarkSide’s allure regularly draws crowds away from Hong Kong Island

The growing craze for tea has nudged this age-old aromatic beverage into the domain of cocktail infusions, with exquisite results … here’s where to try them for yourself

Agora marks Antonio Oviedo’s first solo venture after 22 Ships, while chef Don Wong and sommelier Victor Petiot helm NEZ Wine Bistro – diners are also in for a pleasant surprise at Heimat

Good exam grades and academic skills are only part of the story, and today teachers are more aware than ever that soft skills are vital for pupils to get ahead in the workplace of tomorrow

The late tycoon once dominated China’s trade market as the richest man on Earth, with a net worth that would be the equivalent of several billion US dollars today

Keeping standards high amid the constantly evolving bar scene, Quinary popularised molecular mixology and continues to impress with creative menus

The focus on “closed loop” cocktails and sustainability could have been restrictive, but Penicillin turns a potential weakness into a strength

A place for quiet appreciation of a masterful concoction, thanks to its solemn atmosphere, Mizunara: The Library offers some incredible tipples

The smallest details get much attention at DarkSide, where specially designed vessels accompany your choice of tipple, and the menus are seasonal

Acclaimed as the finest bar in Asia and with a charming host, Coa has stayed fresh to match the demands of an ever-expanding clientele