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

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

2 Jul 2020 - 12:27PM

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

Move aside, Michelangelo – modern Florence is all about open air art, as Clet and Blub channel the city’s Renaissance masters in the streets
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

15 Jun 2020 - 11:05AM

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

How a Hong Kong design company gave Vienna House – once an Austrian summer retreat for the aristocracy – a Gustav Klimt-inspired makeover
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

1 Jun 2020 - 3:10PM

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

Meet the Duke of Westminster, Hugh Grosvenor – the British royal millennial who is richer than Queen Elizabeth
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

23 May 2020 - 7:00AM

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

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
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

22 May 2020 - 4:03PM

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 China’s economy recovers from coronavirus, post-pandemic travel saw 115 million people on the move domestically – but where will millennials fly to next?
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

7 May 2020 - 12:54PM

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

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

21 Apr 2020 - 4:15PM

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

6 luxury Hong Kong hotels offering special deals to chase away the coronavirus blues
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

24 Mar 2020 - 1:12PM

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

Tuscany? Napa Valley? Let’s toast the new wine hotspots in Slovenia, Portugal – and even Texas
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

18 Feb 2020 - 4:00PM

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

Gucci’s Michelin-starred Osteria Massimo Bottura collaboration opens new restaurant in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles
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

13 Feb 2020 - 5:00PM

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

Luxury train cabins, transformational experiences and device-free micro-cations – romantic getaways in the age of flight shaming
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

9 Feb 2020 - 4:00PM

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

Why interior designer Sophie Ashby turns to art by Picasso and the Old Masters for inspiration
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

5 Feb 2020 - 7:19PM

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 LGBTQ+ dating apps that will help you to find the one you are looking for
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

8 Jan 2020 - 4:00PM

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

Hyatt, Rosewood, Intercontinental, Jumeirah – 4 best new hotels in Guangzhou and Shenzhen for a Lunar New Year getaway
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

24 Dec 2019 - 12:00PM

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

8 of the funniest, most imaginative in-flight safety videos – which airline has the best one?
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

16 Dec 2019 - 10:00AM

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

What did Christian Louboutin create for this year’s Claridge’s Christmas tree project?
Net-a-Porter and Balmain are making monochrome cool and contemporary, again – this is how

16 styles of capes, crop tops, leggings and shoes in striking black and white offer a modern take on classic French pied-de-poule

12 Dec 2019 - 4:42AM

16 styles of capes, crop tops, leggings and shoes in striking black and white offer a modern take on classic French pied-de-poule

Net-a-Porter and Balmain are making monochrome cool and contemporary, again – this is how
Innovation, passion, heritage: How the Gucci Osteria in Florence won its first Michelin star

Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri and chef Massimo Bottura’s shared ideal to fuse innovation, passion and heritage across their industries pays off as Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura wins its first star in the Italian Michelin Guide

7 Dec 2019 - 2:00AM

Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri and chef Massimo Bottura’s shared ideal to fuse innovation, passion and heritage across their industries pays off as Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura wins its first star in the Italian Michelin Guide

Innovation, passion, heritage: How the Gucci Osteria in Florence won its first Michelin star
How 11 artists reinvented the Lady Dior handbag – both as a bag, and as a work of art

Fourth edition asks 11 artists from around the globe to reimagine the bag as an expression of self, while connecting Dior to the world

5 Dec 2019 - 12:00PM

Fourth edition asks 11 artists from around the globe to reimagine the bag as an expression of self, while connecting Dior to the world

How 11 artists reinvented the Lady Dior handbag – both as a bag, and as a work of art
Charlize Theron, Nina Dobrev and Uma Thurman rock Dior at New York’s Guggenheim International Gala

Charlize Theron, Uma Thurman, Karlie Kloss and Nina Dobrev all rocked Dior at New York’s Guggenheim International Gala

30 Nov 2019 - 10:00AM

Charlize Theron, Uma Thurman, Karlie Kloss and Nina Dobrev all rocked Dior at New York’s Guggenheim International Gala

Charlize Theron, Nina Dobrev and Uma Thurman rock Dior at New York’s Guggenheim International Gala
Is this Paris’ plushest hotel room? Inside the new Swan Lake-inspired Charles Garnier Suite at the revamped InterContinental Paris Le Grand

Celebrity interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon led a refurbishment of the 5-star InterContinental Paris Le Grand – including the magnificent new Swan Lake-inspired Charles Garnier Suite

27 Nov 2019 - 3:15PM

Celebrity interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon led a refurbishment of the 5-star InterContinental Paris Le Grand – including the magnificent new Swan Lake-inspired Charles Garnier Suite

Is this Paris’ plushest hotel room? Inside the new Swan Lake-inspired Charles Garnier Suite at the revamped InterContinental Paris Le Grand
Visit China and Southeast Asia on Aman Resorts’ luxurious Private Jet, which offers personalised, curated trips for the elite traveller

Offering the same service, privacy, accessibility and luxury as its hotels, Aman Resorts has launched its private jet, taking the elite to China, Southeast Asia and beyond.

27 Nov 2019 - 3:02PM

Offering the same service, privacy, accessibility and luxury as its hotels, Aman Resorts has launched its private jet, taking the elite to China, Southeast Asia and beyond.

Visit China and Southeast Asia on Aman Resorts’ luxurious Private Jet, which offers personalised, curated trips for the elite traveller
Harrods is home to Bulgari’s pop-up – and British royals, models and fashion trendsetters flock to see the Italian jeweller’s new collection

Just in time for Christmas, the pop-up at Harrods, features Bulgari’s Cinemagia High Jewellery Collection, inspired by films and filmmaking, until the new year.

18 Nov 2019 - 4:53AM

Just in time for Christmas, the pop-up at Harrods, features Bulgari’s Cinemagia High Jewellery Collection, inspired by films and filmmaking, until the new year.

Harrods is home to Bulgari’s pop-up – and British royals, models and fashion trendsetters flock to see the Italian jeweller’s new collection
London to Venice: Belmond’s luxurious overnight train takes you back to the 1920s jazz era

Belmond’s Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is an overnight journey through time to the 1920s jazz era, taking you from Venice and acroess the Alps to London in a luxurious setting

13 Nov 2019 - 10:00AM

Belmond’s Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is an overnight journey through time to the 1920s jazz era, taking you from Venice and acroess the Alps to London in a luxurious setting

London to Venice: Belmond’s luxurious overnight train takes you back to the 1920s jazz era
How the Mandarin Oriental Milan’s new Duomo Private Dining Room by Fornasetti was inspired by Italian art

The hotel’s two Michelin-starred restaurant Seta has a custom-designed private dining room where guests can enjoy special Italian dishes inspired by Italian artwork

8 Nov 2019 - 3:00PM

The hotel’s two Michelin-starred restaurant Seta has a custom-designed private dining room where guests can enjoy special Italian dishes inspired by Italian artwork

How the Mandarin Oriental Milan’s new Duomo Private Dining Room by Fornasetti was inspired by Italian art
Olivia Palermo, Nicky Hilton and Pixie Geldof join star-studded event in Paris for Valentino party

Fashion bloggers, photographers and other celebrities attended the unveiling Valentino’s new womenswear and capsule collections at its Saint-Honoré boutique in Paris, France

8 Nov 2019 - 10:00AM

Fashion bloggers, photographers and other celebrities attended the unveiling Valentino’s new womenswear and capsule collections at its Saint-Honoré boutique in Paris, France

Olivia Palermo, Nicky Hilton and Pixie Geldof join star-studded event in Paris for Valentino party
Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio and Princess Diana’s niece Lady Kitty Spencer spotted hanging out in Milan, at Tod’s Studio opening

The opening of Tod’s Studio in Milan, Italy, drew famous international movie stars, royal family members and more to attend

5 Nov 2019 - 10:00AM

The opening of Tod’s Studio in Milan, Italy, drew famous international movie stars, royal family members and more to attend

Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio and Princess Diana’s niece Lady Kitty Spencer spotted hanging out in Milan, at Tod’s Studio opening
Dior celebrates the late Peter Lindbergh with 2-volume book, Dior/Lindbergh

German photographer and French fashion house created some of the most luminous advertising campaigns of the past decade, such as for Lady Dior and J’Adore

4 Nov 2019 - 2:00AM

German photographer and French fashion house created some of the most luminous advertising campaigns of the past decade, such as for Lady Dior and J’Adore

Dior celebrates the late Peter Lindbergh with 2-volume book, Dior/Lindbergh
What’s up for the Tiffany man? New men’s line features games, rings, watches – and a bracelet costing US$54,000 worn by A$AP Ferg

Actors Jeff Goldblum and Justin Theroux join the renowned New York jeweller at its unveiling of Tiffany Men’s, a line dedicated to the gents

2 Nov 2019 - 10:00AM

Actors Jeff Goldblum and Justin Theroux join the renowned New York jeweller at its unveiling of Tiffany Men’s, a line dedicated to the gents

What’s up for the Tiffany man? New men’s line features games, rings, watches – and a bracelet costing US$54,000 worn by A$AP Ferg
Rimowa keeps both journey and destination in mind with its vibrantly coloured Original aluminium collection suitcases

Using the bright ibis bird as its muse, Rimowa has unveiled a colourful and sturdy suitcase collection that will be easy to spot on in baggage claim

23 Oct 2019 - 10:00AM

Using the bright ibis bird as its muse, Rimowa has unveiled a colourful and sturdy suitcase collection that will be easy to spot on in baggage claim

Rimowa keeps both journey and destination in mind with its vibrantly coloured Original aluminium collection suitcases
Wine collector or social drinker? Here are 5 wine apps to help you get the right grape

Whether you want to keep track of your personal collection, or choose the fitting accompaniment for dinner – there’s an app for that

13 Oct 2019 - 12:00PM

Whether you want to keep track of your personal collection, or choose the fitting accompaniment for dinner – there’s an app for that

Wine collector or social drinker? Here are 5 wine apps to help you get the right grape