Rachel Duffell
Rachel Duffell
Rachel Duffell is a Hong Kong-based lifestyle journalist and editor who has been covering adventure, travel, food, wine, design, fashion and entertainment for more than a decade. When she’s not writing, she can be found traversing the trails of Hong Kong or seeking out exciting new dining experiences.

Ben McCarthy, the founder of Hong Kong-based design firm Charlie & Rose, talks about weaving a narrative through the quirky, retro-futuristic interiors of Sheung Wan restaurant Honjo.

The British adventurer talks about his unconventional education, his experiences on the notoriously difficult mountain K2 and life’s greatest challenge.

The creative director of eponymous Hong Kong- and Manila-based studio, talks about the design ingredients behind The Central Sweets dessert hall at The Central, in Yangon, Myanmar


Residential street art brings an unexpected edge to a home, as a full wall mural or a small creative statement. Whether ‘refined graffiti’ will be embraced in Hong Kong, where homes are tiny and people move frequently, remains to be seen.

French industrial designers’ Urban Daydreaming exhibition in Hong Kong considers how to bring charm to cityscapes, and joy to city dwellers, by adding plants, trees and water features.

The performer, who recently played Scar in the Hong Kong Disneyland’s Festival of the Lion King, recalls being surrounded by drugs in the slums of Baltimore and explains why he runs away from success.


Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, the founder and CEO of Nyaka Aids Orphans Project, talks about losing his brother and sister, founding schools in Uganda and the role of grandmothers throughout his journey – both personal and professional

Dharshan Munidasa, whose eateries Nihonbashi and Ministry of Crab are among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, on carving his own path and making celebrities into business partners

A vertical garden brings nature into a building, and the feature is a definite design trend. We talk to Blanc, who has spent the past 40 years evolving his skills. The green-haired botanist will hold a Hong Kong masterclass on living walls

The Colorado-raised adventurer, who went from skateboarder to computer programmer to extreme sports and natural history photographer, shares environmental message through stunning images of Antarctica