Michelle Lam

Michelle is a summer intern for SCMP's Specialist Publication. She writes about culture and food.
Michelle Lam
Michelle is a summer intern for SCMP's Specialist Publication. She writes about culture and food.

Latest from Michelle Lam

Set the world ablaze with these smouldering red gemstones

Red jewellery pieces invite an auspicious start to the year

27 Jan 2019 - 2:03AM
Set the world ablaze with these smouldering red gemstones

Red jewellery pieces invite an auspicious start to the year

5 metallic accessories that add a futuristic touch to your look

Add some glamour to your day with shiny sneakers, a silver fountain pen and more

28 Jan 2019 - 11:11AM
5 metallic accessories that add a futuristic touch to your look

Add some glamour to your day with shiny sneakers, a silver fountain pen and more

Where form reflects function: 5 stylish handbags inspired by architecture

Stand out from the crowd with bags and clutches with structural shapes

24 Jan 2019 - 5:32AM
Where form reflects function: 5 stylish handbags inspired by architecture

Stand out from the crowd with bags and clutches with structural shapes

How Living Coral – Pantone’s colour of the year – can put a spring in your step

Colour-of-the-year style essentials evoke a sense of spring

22 Jan 2019 - 2:18AM
How Living Coral – Pantone’s colour of the year – can put a spring in your step

Colour-of-the-year style essentials evoke a sense of spring

5 dress watches that add a stylish touch to simple attire

Stand out from the crowd with luxury timepieces from Bulgari, Cartier and more

10 Jan 2019 - 5:00PM
5 dress watches that add a stylish touch to simple attire

Stand out from the crowd with luxury timepieces from Bulgari, Cartier and more

Japanese designer Hiroshi Fujiwara adds dose of culture to Moncler’s street-smart Genius collection

Oriental motifs abound, while a reinterpreted Moncler puffer makes a standout appearance.

2 Jan 2019 - 3:36PM
Japanese designer Hiroshi Fujiwara adds dose of culture to Moncler’s street-smart Genius collection

Oriental motifs abound, while a reinterpreted Moncler puffer makes a standout appearance.

Why Falklands war veteran Simon Wagstaff now has Everest in his sights

Former British Army Commando founded the service provider to the aviation industry in 1999 as the sole employee, and the company now has offices in six countries

1 Jan 2019 - 3:07AM
Why Falklands war veteran Simon Wagstaff now has Everest in his sights

Former British Army Commando founded the service provider to the aviation industry in 1999 as the sole employee, and the company now has offices in six countries

Cate Blanchett, Coco Lee and Lawrence Wong are all decked out in Armani to celebrate new fragrance launch in Shanghai

Zheng Kai, Zhang Jianing, Zhong Chuxi, Zhou Yutong and Wang Jia also hit the red carpet to celebrate Sì Passione

30 Dec 2018 - 12:02PM
Cate Blanchett, Coco Lee and Lawrence Wong are all decked out in Armani to celebrate new fragrance launch in Shanghai

Zheng Kai, Zhang Jianing, Zhong Chuxi, Zhou Yutong and Wang Jia also hit the red carpet to celebrate Sì Passione

Astrology lovers, rejoice: Van Cleef & Arpels looks to the stars for new timepiece collection

12 feminine zodiac timepieces depict the beauty of illuminating constellations and nature,and Snowflake line comprises diamonds-set pieces

29 Dec 2018 - 12:01PM
Astrology lovers, rejoice: Van Cleef & Arpels looks to the stars for new timepiece collection

12 feminine zodiac timepieces depict the beauty of illuminating constellations and nature,and Snowflake line comprises diamonds-set pieces

Costumes by Hong Kong's Oscar-winning art director Tim Yip take centre stage

Different versions of Yip’s muse, Lili the Manikin, are featured

29 Dec 2018 - 10:03AM
Costumes by Hong Kong's Oscar-winning art director Tim Yip take centre stage

Different versions of Yip’s muse, Lili the Manikin, are featured

Wine totally tastes better when it’s poured out of a US$1,560 decanter – plus 4 other luxe home accessories

Hosting a party? Choose one of these luxury home pieces to impress guests

28 Dec 2018 - 10:02AM
Wine totally tastes better when it’s poured out of a US$1,560 decanter – plus 4 other luxe home accessories

Hosting a party? Choose one of these luxury home pieces to impress guests

The big accessory trend: 5 oversized jewellery pieces for this Christmas

From earrings to necklaces, large pieces speak volume

27 Dec 2018 - 10:01AM
The big accessory trend: 5 oversized jewellery pieces for this Christmas

From earrings to necklaces, large pieces speak volume

Would you pay US$171,500 for an espresso machine?

The hi-tech, golden device is a piece of mechanical artwork which features white gold, amethysts and diamonds

26 Dec 2018 - 10:00AM
Would you pay US$171,500 for an espresso machine?

The hi-tech, golden device is a piece of mechanical artwork which features white gold, amethysts and diamonds

How Eric Noyel’s love for boating brought him to Asia – where the wind caught his sails

Founder of Hong Kong-based luxury yacht dealer AsiaMarine set out to bring the European yachting experience to Asia, and has learned many valuable lessons along the way.

27 Dec 2018 - 5:26PM
How Eric Noyel’s love for boating brought him to Asia – where the wind caught his sails

Founder of Hong Kong-based luxury yacht dealer AsiaMarine set out to bring the European yachting experience to Asia, and has learned many valuable lessons along the way.

22 New Year dining options to help you ring in 2019 in style

Usher in the new year with some of the best flavours from around the globe including French, Japanese or Brazilian by enjoying a nice meal right before the countdown, or with a soothing brunch on New Year’s Day

24 Dec 2018 - 12:35PM
22 New Year dining options to help you ring in 2019 in style

Usher in the new year with some of the best flavours from around the globe including French, Japanese or Brazilian by enjoying a nice meal right before the countdown, or with a soothing brunch on New Year’s Day

Check out this US$1 million watch Sylvester Stallone helped create – plus 4 other limited-edition models

Watches from Panerai, Ralph Lauren, Audemars Piguet and Blancpain are also a timely gift

23 Dec 2018 - 10:02AM
Check out this US$1 million watch Sylvester Stallone helped create – plus 4 other limited-edition models

Watches from Panerai, Ralph Lauren, Audemars Piguet and Blancpain are also a timely gift

It’s party time! Glam up your evening out with these precious bags

Whether you are a fan of gold or leather, there’s a bag that suits you

23 Dec 2018 - 2:00AM
It’s party time! Glam up your evening out with these precious bags

Whether you are a fan of gold or leather, there’s a bag that suits you

Take a walk on the wild side with these animal print shoes

From leopard to snake patterned, step out in style with animal prints

22 Dec 2018 - 2:01AM
Take a walk on the wild side with these animal print shoes

From leopard to snake patterned, step out in style with animal prints

5 hipster coffee haunts in Hong Kong to get your next cup of joe

Sunset at Coffee 101, Chinese medicine-themed Tai Wo Tang and Omotesando Koffee, with its cool Japanese culture, are just some of the city’s cafe delights

21 Dec 2018 - 12:04PM
5 hipster coffee haunts in Hong Kong to get your next cup of joe

Sunset at Coffee 101, Chinese medicine-themed Tai Wo Tang and Omotesando Koffee, with its cool Japanese culture, are just some of the city’s cafe delights

Stuck for a Christmas gift for friends and family? How about a hamper full of gourmet treats?

Leading hotels like the InterContinental, Mandarin Oriental and Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View have got you covered with a selection of fine food and goodies

20 Dec 2018 - 5:02PM
Stuck for a Christmas gift for friends and family? How about a hamper full of gourmet treats?

Leading hotels like the InterContinental, Mandarin Oriental and Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View have got you covered with a selection of fine food and goodies

Happy birthday Park Seo-joon! 4 TV and movie roles that made him the ‘master of romantic comedy’

South Korean actor Park Seo-joon has come a long way since he appeared in rapper Bang Yong-guk’s music video ‘I Remember’ in 2011

16 Dec 2018 - 11:02AM
Happy birthday Park Seo-joon! 4 TV and movie roles that made him the ‘master of romantic comedy’

South Korean actor Park Seo-joon has come a long way since he appeared in rapper Bang Yong-guk’s music video ‘I Remember’ in 2011

Looking for gift ideas? Here are some extravagant choices

From a precious fountain pen to stylish travel tales, we have a range of special gifts for you to choose from

13 Dec 2018 - 5:56PM
Looking for gift ideas? Here are some extravagant choices

From a precious fountain pen to stylish travel tales, we have a range of special gifts for you to choose from

22 places to eat, drink and be merry this Christmas in Hong Kong and Macau

Pamper your loved ones with unforgettable festive meals with a range of dining options that include French, Italian, Middle Eastern, British, fusion and more

12 Dec 2018 - 11:01AM
22 places to eat, drink and be merry this Christmas in Hong Kong and Macau

Pamper your loved ones with unforgettable festive meals with a range of dining options that include French, Italian, Middle Eastern, British, fusion and more

Happy 22nd birthday to Kang Daniel of K-pop boy band Wanna One

The charismatic leader and main dancer with the 11-member group, formed by the finalists of a 2017 reality TV show, is now the face of many Korean brands

10 Dec 2018 - 12:40PM
Happy 22nd birthday to Kang Daniel of K-pop boy band Wanna One

The charismatic leader and main dancer with the 11-member group, formed by the finalists of a 2017 reality TV show, is now the face of many Korean brands

Why Sean Lee feels time can be ‘earned’, like money

CEO of China Mobile Hong Kong has learned that great time management is all about considering the importance and urgency of the thing you are about to do.

20 Dec 2018 - 7:08PM
Why Sean Lee feels time can be ‘earned’, like money

CEO of China Mobile Hong Kong has learned that great time management is all about considering the importance and urgency of the thing you are about to do.

Netflix’s new K-drama ‘Hymn of Death’, starring Lee Jong-suk, will be based on tragic romance of Korean soprano

The two-part series, starring Shin Hye-sun, as doomed singer Yun Sim-deok, and Lee-Jong-suk as her writer boyfriend, will be shown from December 14

4 Dec 2018 - 12:24PM
Netflix’s new K-drama ‘Hymn of Death’, starring Lee Jong-suk, will be based on tragic romance of Korean soprano

The two-part series, starring Shin Hye-sun, as doomed singer Yun Sim-deok, and Lee-Jong-suk as her writer boyfriend, will be shown from December 14

3 things you didn’t know about BTS’ Jin as the K-pop star turns 26

Kim Seok-jin has helped the septet top the charts in South Korea and the United States with songs including ‘Fake Love’, ‘DNA’ and ‘Blood, Sweat & Tears’

5 Dec 2018 - 10:50AM
3 things you didn’t know about BTS’ Jin as the K-pop star turns 26

Kim Seok-jin has helped the septet top the charts in South Korea and the United States with songs including ‘Fake Love’, ‘DNA’ and ‘Blood, Sweat & Tears’

Prepare to be dazzled: DFS is showcasing some of the world’s rarest watches and jewellery pieces in Macau

The gala exhibition features some of the finest watches and jewellery from famous brands around the globe

3 Dec 2018 - 11:06AM
Prepare to be dazzled: DFS is showcasing some of the world’s rarest watches and jewellery pieces in Macau

The gala exhibition features some of the finest watches and jewellery from famous brands around the globe

Opening Ceremony just designed a limited edition gold travel bag for your Hennessy

Need to take your bottle of cognac to a party this Christmas? Hennessy and Opening Ceremony have the perfect solution

1 Dec 2018 - 10:00AM
Opening Ceremony just designed a limited edition gold travel bag for your Hennessy

Need to take your bottle of cognac to a party this Christmas? Hennessy and Opening Ceremony have the perfect solution

Happy 26th birthday, Chanyeol: 4 highlights from the EXO K-pop star's career

The birthday boy, known for his singing, songwriting and acting prowess, plays a mysterious role in Netflix’s forthcoming drama, ‘Memories of the Alhambra’

27 Nov 2018 - 6:17PM
Happy 26th birthday, Chanyeol: 4 highlights from the EXO K-pop star's career

The birthday boy, known for his singing, songwriting and acting prowess, plays a mysterious role in Netflix’s forthcoming drama, ‘Memories of the Alhambra’

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