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Discovering emerging Danish Fashion

      Fashion world has long been admiring the Danish fashion scene- how effortless and cool they are, how laid-back yet unique at the same time. Apart from the internationally known Danish brands, the industry is definitely emerging and worth paying attention to. 2 years ago I first went to Aarhus for Headstart Fashion Delegation, and met some interesting talented designers. A while ago I went back and met some more. Aarhus, for those who are not too familiar, is the second largest city in Denmark. It is the European Capital of Culture 2017.  A small city in Jutland, I’ve been told to celebrate the vibrant culture and herit...
Category: Designer

Luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Copenhagen- Hotel Danmark

We all know how cool the Scandinavians are, and how the world had fell in love with everything they do. Not only the Danes were happiest people in the world (Norwegians had overtaken now), the best Nordic cuisines, handful of michelin restaurants (NOMA and 108 anyone?) they also have lots of really cool designs, both in clothing and interior in particular. So when I knew that the latest addition to Brøchner Hotels – Hotel Danmark was opening, even as a regular in Copenhagen myself, I couldn’t resist but made a stay there during their opening week in May. (Brøchner Hotels currently runs 4 boutique hotels in Copenhagen with a t...
Category: Hotel

Le Roch Hotel and Spa- Hidden Gem in the heart of Paris

As classy and posh as Paris goes, there is also very cool and chic side of it. Le Roch Hotel & Spa is one fine example. Part of the Design Hotel group, tucked behind the small Rue St Roch, you barely notice this boutique hotel in the heart of the city.  The hotel is really very hidden, but the giveaway is there are always 2 very well-dressed men standing at the door to meet and greet you. Redesigned by architect Vincent Bastie, taking a fading public building and transformed it into a neighborhood classic ; Le Roch’s 37 guestrooms and suites feature unique décor by French designer Sarah Lavoine. I particularly like the court...
Category: Hotel

Drink your way through time

Do you know what’s so special about this view? It is the iconic London night view, but also the place I was standing on taking this photo, was where Fred Astaire danced. And as Gene Kelly would later say, dance history begins with Fred Astaire. This very rooftop on The Savoy, London, marks the beginning of a very interesting new cocktail bar menu that has recently been launched. The Savoy in London has long been one of the most loved luxury hotels through time. Celebrities, actors, actresses etc had been regular guests, and when they do, there is always some urban myths or stories be told. Researching on the history of the hotel...
Category: Night Life

Fairmont Peace Hotel- A time capsule of the glorious Shanghai days

The alluring view of the Bund in Shanghai is full of substances, the richness in history and beauty of different architecture all add up to a rather unique skyline. Going back to a century ago, it actually has not changed a significant lot. Among the architecture on the Bund, is the famous Fairmont Peace Hotel (和平飯店), which opened its door on August 1, 1929 as the Cathay Hotel by Sir Victor Sassoon. British by birth and educated at Harrow School and later at Trinity College in Cambridge, Sir Victor went to Bombay and then Shanghai to learn about the family’s multi-faceted businesses, inheriting the helm of the company in 19...
Category: 旅遊