Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Monday, 26 November 2012
Eclectic Cool, G/F 58 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Open 12-6 Wed - Sun.
Saturday, 24 November 2012
I finally got with the program and joined the 21st century...I finally networked the Studio Annetta blog with our Facebook page and Twitter account. Quite proud of myself, I must say. This post is just to let you all know you can find us on Facebook where we plan to provide additional content that won't make it to the blog...so for those of you that just can't get enough of me hopefully that will sate you!
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Broadsheet. If you're not reading it - you should be. Even if you're not in Melbourne. Or the rest of Australia, for that matter. It's so exciting to see all the great stuff going on in my hometown. It gives you the lowdown on all there is to eat, drink, shop and do in the greatest city down under. Totally making me homesick...
Monday, 19 November 2012
Thursday, 15 November 2012
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
While the inspirations for the collection are a bit eclectic (they vary from 1930s and 40s French moderne design up to the 1970s and more contemporary in style) the pieces are united by the quality of their materials and their manufacture. Locally-sourced materials (including cast bronze, solid marble, exotic skins, lacquer work and local hardwoods) that give a luxurious feel to each piece, are brought together by the hands of skilled artisans reviving skills that not long ago were dying. Each piece is individually crafted, so every piece is a one of a kind and can be customized in size and material if so desired. I hope you like!
Saturday, 3 November 2012
If after my last post about Thailand you still need some tips, these are for you!
This trip we stayed at The Eugenia. It's charming, and a little bit quirky, and we loved it. Only 12 rooms, all with their own unique mix of antiques and artworks, so its always fairly quiet (a good thing in this bustling city), and the pool is surrounded by palm trees and feels like your own private oasis. We ate at the hotel restaurant the first night and the food was fantastic. I highly recommend it.
|One of the charming suites at The Eugenia Hotel, Bangkok|
We ate at Gaggan the second night. We were recommended the tasting menu, being first timers, and were not disappointed. We had a 12 course tasting menu and loved every single course...honestly, it may well be in the top 10 of the best meals of my life. I have to say I think the fact the chef is Indian, and the fact they call their food "progressive indian", may be slightly misleading...I think even non-curry lovers will love this place. Oh, and did I mention the building and interior? Super cute.
On the third night we ate at Issaya. Also located in a charming building, this place is much more colourful, which happens to be a great back drop to wonderful Thai food, a mix of traditional and more modern style dishes. Everything we had was amazing...especially the Passionfruit and caramel cocktails. Who knew those two flavours would work so well together!?
And I finally managed to get my husband to Agalico...a seriously cute tea house just off Sukhumvit Road. My second visit, but I think it may become a regular when we go back. Great selection of tea and cake, and the view of the garden outside is to die for.