Tracey Furniss

Tracey Furniss

Tracey Furniss is Deputy Editor, Specialist Publications at the SCMP. Her beat also includes editor of Good Eating magazine and 100 Top Tables - A CEO's Dining Guide, which takes her to some of the city’s great eateries. Before joining the SCMP, she was a television journalist, digital editor and travel writer for a host of well-known publications in the United States.

Latest from Tracey Furniss

14 royals who lost or declined their titles: Prince Andrew, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aren’t the only ones stripped of their status

Harry and Meghan lost their titles after quitting the royal family, and now Prince Andrew is having his title stripped too … but they aren’t the first, or only, royals to step out of the fold

Harry and Meghan lost their titles after quitting the royal family, and now Prince Andrew is having his title stripped too … but they aren’t the first, or only, royals to step out of the fold

23 Jan 2022 - 6:00AM
How entrepreneur Charlene Ree balances EternityX – her AI marketing platform that connects brands like LVMH and L’Oreal to Chinese consumers – with her Instagram influencer status

Her EternityX platform works with the likes of LVMH, L’Oreal, Peninsula Hotels and P&G, and in three years has opened offices across China, and in Australia and Singapore

Her EternityX platform works with the likes of LVMH, L’Oreal, Peninsula Hotels and P&G, and in three years has opened offices across China, and in Australia and Singapore

18 Jan 2022 - 4:50PM
How Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona watch ended up in the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures – and what Silent Sunday Nights host Jacqueline Stewart is planning for the new LA attraction

The museum houses memorabilia from classic films such as The Wizard of Oz and Jaws, with more than 13 million items dating back to the 1920s – curator and programmer Jacqueline Stewart gave us a tour

The museum houses memorabilia from classic films such as The Wizard of Oz and Jaws, with more than 13 million items dating back to the 1920s – curator and programmer Jacqueline Stewart gave us a tour

17 Jan 2022 - 5:53PM
Meet Michelle Ma-chan, Hong Kong’s beauty and fine dining queen who co-founded cosmetics brand Fancl, and the group behind Michelin-starred restaurants, Épure and Arbor

She’s been busy with cosmetics brand Fancl and Gourmet Dining Group, which recently opened Ami and Wood Ear – but always makes time for fitness, faith and family

She’s been busy with cosmetics brand Fancl and Gourmet Dining Group, which recently opened Ami and Wood Ear – but always makes time for fitness, faith and family

14 Jan 2022 - 4:00PM
Boris Johnson’s Asia-based brother Max on his investment banking and wellness work, what he realised because of the pandemic – and his favourite Rolex watch

Johnson moved to Hong Kong in 2012 to work at Goldman Sachs, then opened his own firm MJ Capital – but found his family connection ‘a hindrance’ as he ‘tried to forge [his] own path’

Johnson moved to Hong Kong in 2012 to work at Goldman Sachs, then opened his own firm MJ Capital – but found his family connection ‘a hindrance’ as he ‘tried to forge [his] own path’

13 Jan 2022 - 5:09PM
Meet the interior designer behind some of the world’s top hotels: Tara Bernerd’s clients include Four Seasons, Rosewood and Belmond, with her latest project being Thompson Hollywood

Her clients include Four Seasons, Rosewood, Belmond and The Hari Hong Kong, and she’s worked with the likes of Frank Gehry and Philippe Starck – so how does she balance it all?

Her clients include Four Seasons, Rosewood, Belmond and The Hari Hong Kong, and she’s worked with the likes of Frank Gehry and Philippe Starck – so how does she balance it all?

12 Jan 2022 - 8:00AM
How Hollywood dancer Katya Virshilas is teaching ballroom to new generations – after appearing in Shall We Dance with Jennifer Lopez, she moved to Hong Kong and opened her own studio …

Katya Virshilas is known in Britain as a dancer, choreographer and TV personality, and now she is adding a sting to the Hong Kong scene with Ballroom Bees

Katya Virshilas is known in Britain as a dancer, choreographer and TV personality, and now she is adding a sting to the Hong Kong scene with Ballroom Bees

10 Jan 2022 - 10:12AM
How Hong Kong property developer Victoria Allan balances work and life – business is thriving during Covid-19, but the Habitat Property founder still makes time for wellness and family

Business is thriving in Hong Kong for Habitat Property founder Allan, so how does she still manage to find time to swim, hike and send her sons to school before work?

Business is thriving in Hong Kong for Habitat Property founder Allan, so how does she still manage to find time to swim, hike and send her sons to school before work?

6 Jan 2022 - 8:00AM
Meet jeweller to the stars, Payal Shah – the Hong Kong-born entrepreneur founded the brand L’Dezen that boasts celebrity fans Rihanna, Demi Lovato and Sofia Vergara …

The entrepreneur and jewellery designer founded the brand L’Dezen, which boasts celebrity fans like Rihanna, Demi Lovato and Sofia Vergara …

The entrepreneur and jewellery designer founded the brand L’Dezen, which boasts celebrity fans like Rihanna, Demi Lovato and Sofia Vergara …

4 Jan 2022 - 2:52PM
10 royals with the highest Instagram earning potential, revealed – between Queen Elizabeth, Kate Middleton, Prince William and Queen Rania of Jordan, who rules the social media space?

Between Prince William and Kate Middleton, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Rania of Jordan, who could make the most from sponsored posts?

Between Prince William and Kate Middleton, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Rania of Jordan, who could make the most from sponsored posts?

5 Dec 2021 - 6:00AM
8 Nov 2021 - 7:21PM
Fine dining at its best at Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival

The city’s finest restaurants present diners with an array of mouth-watering menus, specially created for the month of November.
 

The city’s finest restaurants present diners with an array of mouth-watering menus, specially created for the month of November.
 

2 Nov 2021 - 12:27PM
How personal chefs became Covid-19’s must-have luxury service: restaurant-quality meals from your own kitchen became the ultimate pandemic comfort

In Hong Kong, like elsewhere in the world, the pandemic has spurred a growing demand for personal and private chefs

In Hong Kong, like elsewhere in the world, the pandemic has spurred a growing demand for personal and private chefs

19 Oct 2021 - 4:54PM
Not just Meghan Markle: British royals who tried acting, from Sarah Ferguson’s Friends cameo and Prince Charles on Coronation Street, to Queen Elizabeth’s turn alongside Daniel Craig’s 007

Prince Harry’s wife was known for starring in Suits even before she married into royalty, but she’s far from the only royal to make a turn in front of cameras

Prince Harry’s wife was known for starring in Suits even before she married into royalty, but she’s far from the only royal to make a turn in front of cameras

17 Oct 2021 - 6:00AM
Hong Kong’s disco era, when Madonna, Rod Stewart, Anita Mui and Leslie Cheung danced the night away in Lan Kwai Fong, was glamorous, camp and outrageous while it lasted

Disco exploded onto the Hong Kong nightlife scene in the late 1970s, with Disco Disco drawing the crowds in Lan Kwai Fong, followed by Canton Disco in Kowloon where Kylie Minogue launched her career.

Disco exploded onto the Hong Kong nightlife scene in the late 1970s, with Disco Disco drawing the crowds in Lan Kwai Fong, followed by Canton Disco in Kowloon where Kylie Minogue launched her career.

15 Oct 2021 - 3:00PM
Princess Diana’s friend, psychotherapist Julia Samuel, on the Grief Works app she helped launch and which taps her 30 years of experience helping others through loss

Julia Samuel – friend of Princess Diana – is a psychotherapist who has used her 30 years of expertise in the field to help create interactive grief app Grief Works.

Julia Samuel – friend of Princess Diana – is a psychotherapist who has used her 30 years of expertise in the field to help create interactive grief app Grief Works.

19 Sep 2021 - 12:47PM
7 British royal wedding rules – and how the protocols have been followed and broken: from Meghan Markle’s wedding gown to Prince Harry’s rogue ring

From choosing British designers, securing the queen’s approval and even opting out of wedding rings, here are a few traditions that royal weddings have typically observed – or not

From choosing British designers, securing the queen’s approval and even opting out of wedding rings, here are a few traditions that royal weddings have typically observed – or not

23 Aug 2021 - 6:00AM
Bizarre British royal behaviours dictated by protocol: Meghan Markle had to keep her chin parallel to the ground at her wedding and Prince George wasn’t allowed to wear trousers until he turned 8

A bizarre 16th century tradition means Kate Middleton and Prince William’s sons don’t always get to wear what they want – or even travel with them, but some rules are starting to be bent

A bizarre 16th century tradition means Kate Middleton and Prince William’s sons don’t always get to wear what they want – or even travel with them, but some rules are starting to be bent

4 Aug 2021 - 8:00AM
Is the age of the celebrity chef over? Jamie Oliver, Nobu and Gordon Ramsay all quit Hong Kong – so what’s next for high-end restaurants?

Just a few years ago Hong Kong’s eating out scene was defined by the big name restaurants from Nobu, Ramsay, Gagnaire and co – now they’ve nearly all gone as Instagrammable dining becomes the name of the game

Just a few years ago Hong Kong’s eating out scene was defined by the big name restaurants from Nobu, Ramsay, Gagnaire and co – now they’ve nearly all gone as Instagrammable dining becomes the name of the game

3 Aug 2021 - 12:00PM
Who were Princess Diana’s best friends? Besides Elton John and George Michael, she had close bonds with sister-in-law Sarah Ferguson, psychotherapist Julia Samuel, and her former London flatmates

Fans of Netflix’s The Crown will recall Princess Diana’s raucous London flatmates – but who are they really, and who was she spotted backstage at Elton John concerts with?

Fans of Netflix’s The Crown will recall Princess Diana’s raucous London flatmates – but who are they really, and who was she spotted backstage at Elton John concerts with?

31 Jul 2021 - 6:00AM
10 fashion protocols for British royal women: Queen Elizabeth always wears gloves and Kate Middleton sticks to natural make-up – but how did Princess Diana and Meghan Markle bend the rules?

Royal rebel Princess Diana broke all the rules, from loving heavy make-up and donning black to showing off her knees ... is Meghan Markle following her example?

Royal rebel Princess Diana broke all the rules, from loving heavy make-up and donning black to showing off her knees ... is Meghan Markle following her example?

28 Jul 2021 - 6:00AM
Queen Elizabeth’s royal dinner party protocols: the golden rule Prince Harry and Meghan Markle broke and why you’re not allowed to visit the bathroom

Whether you’re Prince Charles or Meghan Markle, everyone invited to dine alongside the queen must follow a strict set of protocols – lest they break hundreds of years of tradition

Whether you’re Prince Charles or Meghan Markle, everyone invited to dine alongside the queen must follow a strict set of protocols – lest they break hundreds of years of tradition

17 Jul 2021 - 6:00AM
The story behind Hong Kong’s famous Queen’s Road: named after Queen Victoria, the city’s oldest street became a shopping hub after a 17-hour fire destroyed the area on Christmas Day

The city’s oldest street has always been a prime shopping, entertainment and commercial area, but did you know it used to have more squatter huts than fancy buildings?

The city’s oldest street has always been a prime shopping, entertainment and commercial area, but did you know it used to have more squatter huts than fancy buildings?

6 Jul 2021 - 5:10PM
Princess Diana’s famous relatives, from Audrey Hepburn to Winston Churchill – even George Washington was a distant cousin through her British aristocratic lineage

Coming from an old and aristocratic English family, the late people’s princess can trace a line to the English and Scottish thrones, as well as historic figures and stars of the silver screen

Coming from an old and aristocratic English family, the late people’s princess can trace a line to the English and Scottish thrones, as well as historic figures and stars of the silver screen

30 Jun 2021 - 8:00PM
6 times the British royal family broke protocol, from Meghan Markle wearing Dior at Archie’s christening to Princess Diana’s dance with John Travolta

It’s not easy being a member of the royal family, with protocol dictating everything from what you can wear to when you’re allowed to hold hands in public – so who broke the rules, and how?

It’s not easy being a member of the royal family, with protocol dictating everything from what you can wear to when you’re allowed to hold hands in public – so who broke the rules, and how?

27 Jun 2021 - 8:00AM
Before Elon Musk’s X Æ A-XII, the weirdest celebrity baby names from Zowie Bowie to Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s son Sir Carter

Grimes and Musk had to change their firstborn’s name to X Æ A-XII – pronounced ‘Kyle’ – but plenty of other A-listers have defied convention before too …

Grimes and Musk had to change their firstborn’s name to X Æ A-XII – pronounced ‘Kyle’ – but plenty of other A-listers have defied convention before too …

3 Aug 2021 - 4:47PM
6 royal baby names that broke British tradition: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle caused a stir with ‘Lilibet Diana’ – but so did Zara Tindall, Princess Anne and Peter Phillips

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle caused a stir with their newborn daughter’s name, but which other royals chose unconventional names for their kids?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle caused a stir with their newborn daughter’s name, but which other royals chose unconventional names for their kids?

17 Jun 2021 - 6:00AM
The Peak Tram, an old Hong Kong icon: taking millions of tourists a year to Victoria Peak, what can we expect from its sixth and latest upgrade since opening in 1888?

The ride, one of the city’s signature attractions, is getting an upgrade to allow bigger carriages to ferry still more tourists up the hill to enjoy the views

The ride, one of the city’s signature attractions, is getting an upgrade to allow bigger carriages to ferry still more tourists up the hill to enjoy the views

11 Jun 2021 - 3:34PM
Prince Philip’s 100th birthday: youngest son Prince Edward opens up about his late father and how the British royal family is marking the centenary – exclusive interview

‘He was always encouraging people,’ says the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip of his late father – but how is the royal family marking the centenary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s birth?

‘He was always encouraging people,’ says the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip of his late father – but how is the royal family marking the centenary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s birth?

10 Jun 2021 - 11:08AM
What was Nathan Road like in old Hong Kong? Bruce Lee’s former address and current home of The Peninsula hotel – the history behind the iconic shopping street and tourist hotspot

The site of some of Kowloon’s oldest buildings including the graceful Peninsula hotel, the buzzing shopping street remains popular with tourists – and the streetwise sales people that target them

The site of some of Kowloon’s oldest buildings including the graceful Peninsula hotel, the buzzing shopping street remains popular with tourists – and the streetwise sales people that target them

8 Jun 2021 - 5:39PM