Motherland.

It’s been such a long time since I last posted… I’ve been so busy recently! But, on the flip side – I’ll be flown off to the motherland in just a couple of days for work which is actually quite exciting… I love Hong Kong and I’ve never been to China!

Hong Kong is one of my most favourite cities in the world and I’m not going to lie… for me, it feels intuitively like a second home. No language barriers, crazy hustle bustle and constant sources of inspiration make it such a vibrant place to be in and having not been back for almost 3 years, it’s going to be great exploring this amazing place at my own pace.

On the top of my exploration list includes Sheung Wan and Wan Chai which I didn’t really check out the last time I went. I especially looking forward to tasting some yummy bread from Po’s Atelier, drinking Chai tea at Teakha and wandering around Hollywood Road for crazy knick knacks of  ‘old’ Hong Kong.

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Po’s Atelier (Source: HK Magazine)

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Teakha (Source: Teakha Facebook)

Of course, there’ll be plenty of shopping crammed into this one day that I have but with my flat shoes and camera with me each step of the way… let’s hope some amazing photos come out of it!

New Additions

In my last post, I promised I would update you all a little bit on our home’s progress. This week’s post is going to be a long one so sit back, make some tea and enjoy the read!

If you follow me on Instagram, you would know that in the past month we’ve purchased some new display cabinets and finally had our Pocket String delivered.

1) Ikea Hack – White ‘Fabrikor’ Glass Cabinets

Let’s start with the display cabinets… this one’s been a long time coming! Our criteria for display cabinets were as follows:

  • Fits H’s collectables (must)
  • Fits the physical space that we’ve allocated to display said cabinet (must)
  • Glass on all sides (must)
  • White powder coated steel (must) and;
  • Scandinavian/Industrial feel (must)

Quite the list and one that I wasn’t willing to negotiate on! During the past year, we’d looked at the Ikea Fabrikor cabinet a few times but the colour options were really holding me back from purchasing it. I loved grey but it didn’t really work in our home. There’s one colour I dislike more than mahogany and that’s beige so that wasn’t going to happen. Lastly, green – a trend colour so you’ll hate it next season anyway.

With H’s constant pleading for a solution, we finally decided that if we can’t get it in the colour we want; then we’re hacking it and turning it white. So, after two days of meticulous spraying and drying… our white Fabrikor was born! It was tedious but the work was well worth it and now I have something that’s unique and fills the brief.

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2) Pocket String System

We ordered this in November last year and it was finally ready for pick up… yay, a little bit of String in our tiny home! Of course, nothing ever goes to plan in our home and upon installing it, we screwed the anchors too tightly and it buckled the plaster wall slightly. I completely panicked but with some sound advice from a tradie friend, it all turned out okay. Lucky we were only putting light things on it!

It now sits proudly in our kitchen and has become a great spot for putting my favourite teas and some pretty things I like to look at while I enjoy said cup of tea!

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First Submission

Okay, so I’m writing a lot about my course recently but I promise I’ll write something about my home update soon!

I’ve just submitted my first photograph for one of my assignments and it surprisingly challenged me. I had been putting it off because I thought I’d breeze through it – the brief was to take a photo of something around the home in an ‘artistic’ way… how hard could it be, right? I do it all the time for the blog and for my IG posts so I was feeling pretty confident.

Of course, turns out I was wrong and it was harder than I thought. Self doubt and pressure came into play again but I got over it and just did it – as I’m getting older, I’m finding that this is a good approach to tackling things! Anyway, here’s a quick look at what I submitted – what do you think? Any feedback is greatly welcomed!

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