Hong Kong Continued // Hotel ICON

25 May 2012


Day two in Hong Kong began, as any good holiday should in my book, with an amazing breakfast at our hotel, the Hotel ICON. An assortment of juicy fresh fruit, pastries and some light fluffy pancakes with fresh berries and maple syrup. Oh, and an incredible view over Victoria Harbour! 

It's a bit sad to admit this, but breakfast is always one of my holiday highlights. Usually, I don't have time to enjoy breakfast, I occasionally manage to grab a cereal bar on my way out to work, so I think this could be the reason why. And also, since I'm on holiday, calories don't count either! You knew that, right?!

So, after I'd indulged in lots of totally calorie free, delicious breakfast treats, we hopped in a cab (managed to forget my camera battery though so the photos come courtesy of my phone) to a place called Stanley. It's a beach area on the south side of Hong Kong island with a great promenade lined with British style pubs, cafes and restaurants. There's also a fairly popular market and a small mall built on the hillside overlooking the bay. It seems like anywhere you go in Hong Kong you're never far from some shopping, which suited me just fine!

The view at breakfast, does it get much better than that?!
I wish I could start every day this way.
Taxi to Stanley
Stanley promenade complete with British pubs, just like home except much better scenery!

From the top of the mall overlooking the bay.

We browsed the market, ate lunch at one of the many cafes on the beachfront and wandered along the promenade. It was so lovely there, it had an air of England to it, something as expats we really enjoy the novelty of. A thunderstorm rolled in late in the afternoon so we headed back to our hotel to get ready for dinner.

I wore a dress I was recently sent by Sugarlips, a new women's clothing site that has started shipping internationally. It's nice to wear something that doesn't come from Zara (the clothes from all the Korean stores are way too small for me sadly), I fear that everything I own could end up being from there! The dress is good quality and works both for the day and evening if you pair it with a white blazer as I did.

Dress - Sugarlips (here).  Pattern Blazer - Zara (here).   Pink clutch - Mulberry.  Patent Wedges - Dune


I wish I could end every day this way.


Cocktail hour turned into a whole night in the hotel ICON bar; you'd have to go a long way to get the same view and we figured since it was right there in our hotel, why not enjoy it?! You get a clear view of the light show at the harbour, which is really spectacular, so we ordered some nibbles, watched that and continued drinking champagne cocktails and laughing until late. 

Disneyland tomorrow - no doubt  a very picture heavy post, because I'm such a child at heart, prepare yourself! 

54 comments:

  1. Lovely photos! I would absolutely love to visit Hong Kong. It's on my to visit list :)

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    1. I'd definitely recommend it, I absolutely loved it :) Thanks for commenting x

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  2. I'm loving these posts, it looks so gorgeous, as do you :)

    Laura xoxo

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    1. And totally agree with the no calories on holiday! Even they need a vacation right?

      xoxo

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    2. Yes, there's no calories in anything you eat, or drink for that matter, when you're on holiday! :)

      x

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  3. Gorgeous photos! Loving the last set especially :)

    Rose Eva
    http://www.silhouetted.org

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  4. Looks like an awesome time!

    Ashton from:
    sexdrugsmarriage.blogspot.com

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    1. It was incredible, wish I could go back right now! x

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  5. Hong Kong looks amazing! I love your dress too, I'll have to check that website out xx

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    1. Yes, I love the dress, so happy with it. They actually had a lot of other things I wanted too. Might have to get some more items soon :)

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  6. Looks absolutely amazing! The views are gorgeous xx

    beautyembraced.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The views were great, they were one of my favourite things about the hotel we stayed in! x

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  7. Beautiful photographs, looks so exciting!

    (itsgreeds.blogspot.com)

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  8. I want to go to Hong Kong so badly! You looked so amazing night two! Love your new dress!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Caked Vintage Blog

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    1. Thank you hun! :) Hong Kong was awesome, definitely put it on your vacation wish list!

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  9. I love all the photo heavy posts!
    You look lovely, i particularly love the evening outfit :)

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    1. Thank you lovely! I'm glad someone appreciates my excessive photo taking! I actually have hundreds of photos so this is just a very small snippet!

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  10. Lovely photos! The necklace your wearing is beautiful and i love the dress your wearing at nighttime! Have fun at Disneyland!!! xo

    http://prettypetticoats.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yes, I loved the necklace as soon as I spotted it! The dress is perfect to dress up at night or just wear in the day with casual sandals, very versatile. I love it, glad you like it too!

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  11. I was in Hong Kong for Christmas. An amazing city! :)

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  12. You look so beautiful in all these photos ^.^ and I love "calorie-free" breakfasts while on holiday <3

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    1. They're the best aren't they!!! Thanks hun :) x

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  13. You look so lovely in your outfit, and those pancakes are calling my name...YUMMM:) XX

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  14. Amazing photos! I've always wanted to travel to Hong Kong so I'm living vicariously through your photos! xx

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    1. Aw thank you. It's an amazing city, if you do ever get the chance to go for real I'm sure you'll love it! x

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  15. You look gorgeous:))

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  16. I also lov HK!!!you look fabulous
    I'm your newest follower from Prague
    kisses
    http://sienastyle.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks hun! Thank you for following me too :) I haven't been to Prague before but it's somewhere I've always wanted to go, I heard it's really nice there!

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  17. ★ (・∀・)

    love pictures on your blog :) very nice layout. clean and charming. love your blog.
    I am following you, would you like to follow back? :-)

    my blog (≧∀≦) σ : http://www.christianyuen.blogspot.com/


    by the way, welcome to HONG KONG!!!

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  18. nice shots!


    http://adelinwonderland.blogspot.com/

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  19. Lovely outfit and your nails look so pretty!

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    1. Thank you sweetie. I liked these nails too, I was quite pleased with how they turned out! :) x

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  20. Great pictures. Hope you have a good time in Hong Kong. I especially like the "going out" outfit :-)

    www.sofiescloset.dk

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    1. Thanks hun. The dress is from a fairly new site called Sugarlips, they have a lot of cute dresses I want! x

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  21. Incredible pics!
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  22. love it!!!:)
    kiss kiss

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  23. lovely pictures, u got great style.
    http://rock4less.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/saturday-plus-casuals.html
    hugs&kisses

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  24. That breakfast looked amazing! Totally talking the bf into going to HK! Its a must!

    joanne from jimmilou.com

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    1. You definitely should go! It's not that far from you either! It's a really cool city and yes, breakfast was awesome!!

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  25. Amelia, your blog and sugarlips dress are super cute!

    -Lauren
    http://adornlafemme.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Lauren! I'm glad you like both :D x

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  26. You're so beautiful!

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  27. I love your dress - the print is so flattering. Blog it amazing too :)
    http://eleganceathome.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. you look gorgeous in 2nd outfit

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  29. Great pictures!! I love it!

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  30. Seriously amazing photos!!!!

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  31. Those pancakes look SOO good. Lovely photos :) Can't beat a bit of Disney

    x

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  32. I'm still in awe of these amazing photos!

    I love your dress from Sugarlips especially how you paired it with the cream blazer!

    xx

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  33. Aw I'm from Hong Kong and this write up was so cute! Looks liked you had a wonderful time in HK. :) xxx

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