Hermèsistible Bangles

Hong Kong, May 2017 – I chanced upon Hermès’ “Hermèsistible” exhibition and pop-up store at Pacific Place in Hong Kong. Definition of Hermèsistible: lexicon of wordelicious fashion jewellery. Colorful gigantic Hermès’ enamel bangles formed an arch for the exhibition space.  Another stack of bangles created a display case for the vibrant scarves.  The instant photo booth was…

Island Hopping: Mykonos (II)

Mykonos, August 2011 – Having explored the Southern side of Mykonos Town (Island Hopping: Mykonos (I)), Mr. King and I spent the day roaming around the Northern side and headed to the elevated area of Ag. Stefanou. Time for some history and culture! We reached the Archaeological Museum, which contains most of the antiquities found…

Rendezvous with petit h

Singapore, August 2013 – The petit h exhibition in Hong Kong last year left me with a lasting impression – the amount of creativity was astounding! Petit h is the laboratory and workshop of re-inventions using various discarded Hermès materials from silk to leather to crystals to porcelain to stirrups and turns them into playful,…

Shopping in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Hanoi, February 2014 – The Old Quarter can be described as the “heart” of Hanoi since it is the home to numerous artisans, restaurants and famous sights – the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda and Flag Tower of Hanoi. Its origin stems from the 11th century, when King Ly Thai decided to build his…

A Plunge into Hermès

Paris, October 2014 – One of the places to visit on my agenda was Hermès boutique in the Saint-Germain- des-Prés quarter. I usually like to just wander around the Left Bank area, but that morning, I made it my first destination. One of the most intriguing facts is that the shop was constructed inside the famed…

Hermès Leather Forever, Singapore

November 2015 – By now, every handbag collector and enthusiast in Singapore must have visited the Leather Forever Hermès Exhibition at least once. In our modern day and industrial age, one sometimes overlooks the complexity of creating such a basic everyday item, like a handbag. It is time we are reminded of the craftsmanship and…