Elizabeth Kerr

Elizabeth Kerr

Elizabeth Kerr has been writing on film, culture, travel and property among other things for nearly 15 years while living in Hong Kong, and is an admitted space nerd whose proudest life achievement to date was attending ComicCon. She is a staunch advocate of butter, sugar, caffeine, cheese and chocolate.

Latest from Elizabeth Kerr

How to decorate a small home for Christmas in Hong Kong – deck the halls with eco-friendly wreaths, miniature trees, seasonal candles and even faux snow, suggest design experts

No chimney, no problem – from miniature Christmas trees to eco-friendly wreaths and even faux snow, these flat decor ideas will get your space ready for the holiday season in no time

No chimney, no problem – from miniature Christmas trees to eco-friendly wreaths and even faux snow, these flat decor ideas will get your space ready for the holiday season in no time

6 Dec 2021 - 3:28PM
Asia’s most sustainable cocktail bars, from Hong Kong’s Penicillin to late night hangs at Raffles Singapore, Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur and Rosewood Hong Kong

In a notoriously resource-intensive industry, Hong Kong’s Penicillin is among a handful of nightlife venues blazing a trail in reducing food and water wastage, packaging and single-use glass

In a notoriously resource-intensive industry, Hong Kong’s Penicillin is among a handful of nightlife venues blazing a trail in reducing food and water wastage, packaging and single-use glass

13 Nov 2021 - 2:00PM
Milan Design Week showcased 2022’s most fashionable furniture, with Supersalone featuring homeware from Bulgari, Dior, Fendi, Gucci and Hermès

Supersalone, a special edition of the Milan Furniture Fair, showcased next year’s homeware trends with stunning new pieces by luxury brands like Bulgari, Dior, Gucci and Hermès

Supersalone, a special edition of the Milan Furniture Fair, showcased next year’s homeware trends with stunning new pieces by luxury brands like Bulgari, Dior, Gucci and Hermès

22 Oct 2021 - 3:44PM
Inside a California mansion fit for a royal: Italian villa Il Sogno in Bel-Air, the former home of real estate millionaire Howard Ruby and Hollywood star Yvette Mimieux

Formerly owned by real estate mogul Howard Ruby – who once compared it to a Fabergé egg – and his wife Yvette Mimieux, the mansion recalls a grand Italian villa along the Amalfi coast …

Formerly owned by real estate mogul Howard Ruby – who once compared it to a Fabergé egg – and his wife Yvette Mimieux, the mansion recalls a grand Italian villa along the Amalfi coast …

8 Sep 2021 - 6:12PM
Explainer | Have equestrian sports always been posh? From Queen Elizabeth to The Rolling Stones, A-listers and high rollers just can’t get enough horseplay

With patrons like Queen Elizabeth, Alex Ferguson and Steven Spielberg, sports such as dressage, show jumping, polo and horse racing take exceptionally deep pockets – but how did this lofty reputation begin?

With patrons like Queen Elizabeth, Alex Ferguson and Steven Spielberg, sports such as dressage, show jumping, polo and horse racing take exceptionally deep pockets – but how did this lofty reputation begin?

6 Sep 2021 - 3:00PM
Rihanna, Bella Hadid and Kim Kardashian all rock René Caovilla heels – meet the man behind the century-old Italian family footwear business

Celebs like Rihanna, Bella Hadid and Kim Kardashian have all rocked the red carpet in René Caovilla – meet the man running the nearly century-old family business

Celebs like Rihanna, Bella Hadid and Kim Kardashian have all rocked the red carpet in René Caovilla – meet the man running the nearly century-old family business

2 Aug 2021 - 4:00PM
Sorry Jeff Bezos, these women beat you to it: from the US’ Sally Ride to Russia’s Valentina Tereshkova, 6 female astronauts who pioneered space travel

Nasa sent Sally Ride into space for a total of 14 days, while Mae Jemison, the first black astronaut, got a cameo on Star Trek after her space flight – meet the women who pioneered global space travel

Nasa sent Sally Ride into space for a total of 14 days, while Mae Jemison, the first black astronaut, got a cameo on Star Trek after her space flight – meet the women who pioneered global space travel

5 Jul 2021 - 6:00AM
Hong Kong’s 8 best private members’ clubs, from Soho House and The American Club to the iconic Hong Kong Club and Aberdeen Marina Club by Shangri-La Hotel Group – so which do millionaires prefer most?

The city’s premier clubs, many occupying fabulously valuable real estate, compete to attract new members with all kinds of culinary venues, sports facilities and social events – so which suits you best?

The city’s premier clubs, many occupying fabulously valuable real estate, compete to attract new members with all kinds of culinary venues, sports facilities and social events – so which suits you best?

19 Jun 2021 - 5:00PM
Can celebrities make tequila cool? Dwayne Johnson, Kendall Jenner and Michael Jordan are all releasing branded bottles – but the Mexican spirit still screams hangovers and bitter lemon to many

To many drinkers the Mexican spirit remains forever associated with spring break parties, bitter lemon slices and brutal hangovers – can the growing wave of celebrity spirit brands really change this age-old reputation?

To many drinkers the Mexican spirit remains forever associated with spring break parties, bitter lemon slices and brutal hangovers – can the growing wave of celebrity spirit brands really change this age-old reputation?

31 Mar 2021 - 10:14AM
Pantone picked two Colours of the Year for 2021 – brands from Shanghai Tang and Kelly Hoppen to Ikea and H&M have already put Ultimate Grey to work, but Illuminating yellow is a trickier sell

Every year the Pantone Color Institute designate one colour to define the following 12 months – except that after the year we just had, they decide we needed two shades for 2021

Every year the Pantone Color Institute designate one colour to define the following 12 months – except that after the year we just had, they decide we needed two shades for 2021

4 Feb 2021 - 12:18PM
Will Western snobs ever take Asian wines seriously? Grapes from China, India, Japan and Korea could be the drinks trend of 2021 – Maharashtra’s Sula Wines once sold one million cases in a year

Sula Wines once sold one million cases in a year, a first for an Asian label, so why are oenophiles still so surprised to hear that countries like India, Japan, Korea and China produce great wine?

Sula Wines once sold one million cases in a year, a first for an Asian label, so why are oenophiles still so surprised to hear that countries like India, Japan, Korea and China produce great wine?

10 Dec 2020 - 6:00PM
Inside John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s incredible Beverly Hills home, bought from Rihanna in 2016 and now on sale for US$24 million – video

Why are Hollywood’s hottest couple selling the sprawling Beverly Hills home they bought from Rihanna four years ago, and what do you get for the money? Take a look inside and find out

Why are Hollywood’s hottest couple selling the sprawling Beverly Hills home they bought from Rihanna four years ago, and what do you get for the money? Take a look inside and find out

5 Dec 2020 - 7:26PM
Roksanda fashion house designed this artsy, feminine London penthouse in King’s Cross’ upmarket The Gasholders luxury development – take a look inside

Decorated with works by female artists and emphasising bold geometries, and vibrant and tactile interiors, Roksanda Ilincic’s design suggests a defining female perspective

Decorated with works by female artists and emphasising bold geometries, and vibrant and tactile interiors, Roksanda Ilincic’s design suggests a defining female perspective

7 Oct 2020 - 6:00PM
How British architects Holloway Li remodelled a listed Westminster flat to marry an Edwardian art nouveau exterior with Qing dynasty interiors

Divided rooms with screens to preserve privacy, bespoke furnishings and and extra room to display the client’s art collection

Divided rooms with screens to preserve privacy, bespoke furnishings and and extra room to display the client’s art collection

6 Sep 2020 - 10:00AM
Maldives climate crisis: How island resorts by Four Seasons, InterContinental, Soneva, St. Regis and W are building sustainable luxury tourism as sea level rises

Reviving tourism after the pandemic is vital for the Maldives’ economy, but threatened by climate change, government and high end resorts are making sustainability and the environment an equal priority

Reviving tourism after the pandemic is vital for the Maldives’ economy, but threatened by climate change, government and high end resorts are making sustainability and the environment an equal priority

7 Aug 2020 - 5:58PM
Move aside, Michelangelo – modern Florence is all about open air art, as Clet and Blub channel the city’s Renaissance masters in the streets

Modern Florence is about far more than the Old Masters, as the Renaissance capital’s world-class museums inspire inclusive open-air works by contemporary trendsetters like Clet and Blub

Modern Florence is about far more than the Old Masters, as the Renaissance capital’s world-class museums inspire inclusive open-air works by contemporary trendsetters like Clet and Blub

2 Jul 2020 - 12:27PM
How a Hong Kong design company gave Vienna House – once an Austrian summer retreat for the aristocracy – a Gustav Klimt-inspired makeover

Located outside the Austrian capital, historic Vienna House has been transformed into a contemporary family home while keeping the past alive

Located outside the Austrian capital, historic Vienna House has been transformed into a contemporary family home while keeping the past alive

15 Jun 2020 - 11:05AM
Meet the Duke of Westminster, Hugh Grosvenor – the British royal millennial who is richer than Queen Elizabeth

He avoided paying estate taxes on a US$12.3 billion inheritance, he is the owner of luxury property developer Grosvenor Group and keeps his personal life private

He avoided paying estate taxes on a US$12.3 billion inheritance, he is the owner of luxury property developer Grosvenor Group and keeps his personal life private

1 Jun 2020 - 3:10PM
Fit for a royal couple in exile – no, not Meghan and Harry – the Caribbean home of the Duke of Windsor and his wife Wallis Simpson is on sale for US$8.5 million

Following his 1936 abdication from the throne Edward VIII and his wife, divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson, went into exile in the Bahamas – and now their former home is up for sale

Following his 1936 abdication from the throne Edward VIII and his wife, divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson, went into exile in the Bahamas – and now their former home is up for sale

23 May 2020 - 7:00AM
As China’s economy recovers from coronavirus, post-pandemic travel saw 115 million people on the move domestically – but where will millennials fly to next?

As domestic travel is starting to see a comeback, recent surveys have identified where and what Chinese travellers are looking for once international destinations open up again

As domestic travel is starting to see a comeback, recent surveys have identified where and what Chinese travellers are looking for once international destinations open up again

22 May 2020 - 4:03PM
Luxury in May: From 5-star Mother’s Day staycation to striking new EGG sound creations, our pick of what’s hot this month

Check out the latest releases from luxury French skincare range La Prairie, upmarket Swiss jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels, French menswear brand Berluti, Malaysian developer KSK Land and high-end British speaker manufacturer KEF

Check out the latest releases from luxury French skincare range La Prairie, upmarket Swiss jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels, French menswear brand Berluti, Malaysian developer KSK Land and high-end British speaker manufacturer KEF

7 May 2020 - 12:54PM
6 luxury Hong Kong hotels offering special deals to chase away the coronavirus blues

Hotels are fighting back against the impact of coronavirus – which has decimated the global hospitality industry – by offering packages designed to create unforgettable experiences

Hotels are fighting back against the impact of coronavirus – which has decimated the global hospitality industry – by offering packages designed to create unforgettable experiences

21 Apr 2020 - 4:15PM
Tuscany? Napa Valley? Let’s toast the new wine hotspots in Slovenia, Portugal – and even Texas

Forget Napa Valley – let’s toast the new wine hotspots of Slovenia, Portugal and even Texas

Forget Napa Valley – let’s toast the new wine hotspots of Slovenia, Portugal and even Texas

24 Mar 2020 - 1:12PM
Gucci’s Michelin-starred Osteria Massimo Bottura collaboration opens new restaurant in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

It’s welcome to Hollywood for the Italian fashion house’s high-end restaurant concept, which is now landing in celeb-centric Beverly Hills

It’s welcome to Hollywood for the Italian fashion house’s high-end restaurant concept, which is now landing in celeb-centric Beverly Hills

18 Feb 2020 - 4:00PM
Luxury train cabins, transformational experiences and device-free micro-cations – romantic getaways in the age of flight shaming

In the age of flight shaming, the name of the game is transformation, slowing down, disconnecting – and doing it all with the smallest carbon footprint possible

In the age of flight shaming, the name of the game is transformation, slowing down, disconnecting – and doing it all with the smallest carbon footprint possible

13 Feb 2020 - 5:00PM
Why interior designer Sophie Ashby turns to art by Picasso and the Old Masters for inspiration

Her London-based Studio Ashby takes fewer than a dozen clients a year and creates art-inspired luxury interior designs for boutique hotels, private châteaux – and top-secret celebrity names

Her London-based Studio Ashby takes fewer than a dozen clients a year and creates art-inspired luxury interior designs for boutique hotels, private châteaux – and top-secret celebrity names

9 Feb 2020 - 4:00PM
5 LGBTQ+ dating apps that will help you to find the one you are looking for

Whether for dating or socialising, Grindr, Hornet, Jack’d, Her and Scissr all have a place for those seeking romance or just good company

Whether for dating or socialising, Grindr, Hornet, Jack’d, Her and Scissr all have a place for those seeking romance or just good company

5 Feb 2020 - 7:19PM
Hyatt, Rosewood, Intercontinental, Jumeirah – 4 best new hotels in Guangzhou and Shenzhen for a Lunar New Year getaway

The Greater Bay Area’s most enticing new openings, ideal for a quick getaway from Hong Kong or Macau

The Greater Bay Area’s most enticing new openings, ideal for a quick getaway from Hong Kong or Macau

8 Jan 2020 - 4:00PM
8 of the funniest, most imaginative in-flight safety videos – which airline has the best one?

Korean Air asked SuperM to help, British Airways features Oscar nominees Chiwetel Ejiofor and Ian McKellen and Air New Zealand enlisted Lord of The Rings stars

Korean Air asked SuperM to help, British Airways features Oscar nominees Chiwetel Ejiofor and Ian McKellen and Air New Zealand enlisted Lord of The Rings stars

24 Dec 2019 - 12:00PM
What did Christian Louboutin create for this year’s Claridge’s Christmas tree project?

Following John Galliano, Diane von Furstenberg and Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin created a wintry extravaganza for Claridge’s Christmas tree

Following John Galliano, Diane von Furstenberg and Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin created a wintry extravaganza for Claridge’s Christmas tree

16 Dec 2019 - 10:00AM