Coined as “Raspberry Girl”, aka, Strawberry Shortcake’s homegirl, this was my back-up plan to the third back-up plan for my Halloween costume. I really wanted to be a massive floral bouquet and glue a ton of flowers on me, but due to the short time period, I wasn’t able to pull it off.
Social issues have never been discussed here, but after coming across this video from last year’s Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Finals, I just had to share it. Need a wake up call? A reminder? Some perspective? Then take 3 minutes and 30 seconds out of your day to watch this video. It will be time well spent.
These talented ladies are from Denver and they absolutely killed it.
*Picture heavy post. Photos taken by me and my twin sister, Melanie, from Wrecked Stellar.
Ahhh, home sweet home. Hong Kong is such a dynamic, fast-paced destination full of wonderful sights and people. I liken it to New York City… but on speed. Even when we were walking around looking for a late night bite to eat past 11:30pm, clothing stores were open until midnight and tons of people were milling about as if it was mid-afternoon.
Highlights included visiting Macau so Mel could play Roulette (and win some $ which she did) at The Venetian; walking around Kowloon and seeing the spectacular “A Symphony of Lights” show at Victoria Harbour; visiting Victoria Peak, Hong Kong Museum of History and Hong Kong Museum of Art; and shopping at Stanley Market. In addition to dropping by the H&M and Zara stores, I loved visiting Bauhaus, Initial and vintage store Retrostone.
Street style in Hong Kong is amazing and unique. I had hoped to take photos, but couldn’t whip out my camera fast enough before seeing the stylish subject pass me by. Since I’m used to seeing women dress better than men on a regular basis, the men stood out that much more than the women. From the trendy haircuts down to the eyeglasses, men’s personal style in HK is, to put it bluntly, ridiculously good. It was refreshing, and I caught myself doing double-takes while passing a good majority of the men on the streets.
As I was slyly trying to take a photo of these guys from afar, one of them came up to me and asked if I could take their picture using their camera. Then we came to realize that yes, we are all twins. Naturally, we had to take a twin photo because how often do you meet another set of twins? Oddly enough, when Mel and I said that we are from the U.S., they also guessed that we’re from Los Angeles. Suppose we gave off a Cali vibe.
Aside from having dim sum multiple times, including at City Hall, we also enjoyed high tea at The Peninsula and fanciful ice cream sundaes at Haagen Dazs. To say my belly was happy would be an understatement with all the yummy food and desserts we ate.
Thanks so much for continuing to swing on by while I was away! I promise to catch up with everyone this week. As always, lots of love…
Well worth the 15-hour plane ride, our trip has been pretty amazing thus far. The energy of Hong Kong is like no other place I’ve ever been. Here is a sampling of photos with plenty more to come. Hope you all are doing well. Can’t wait to catch up with everyone next week!