Arrrggghhh! I know, I know, everyone has got back into work mode after the Christmas and New Year breaks a few weeks back except me. I have literally had difficulties getting over my prolonged holiday mentality since I came back from a merry Christmas getaway in Taichung (this time procrastination is more intense than ever but what can I do?). Okay anyway I am so not ready to go back to reality, I may as well indulge myself in staying in wonderland a bit longer, mentally though. Before the trip, I paid my first visit to a snowless white Christmas market here in Hong Kong, White Christmas Street Fair 2014 as whimsical, playful and colorful as Alice in Wonderland and as delicious as Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory hearty with phenomenal goodies – edibles, luscious sweets jewelry, luxury aromatherapy products, adorable homewares, festive decors, all you can eat, shop and enjoy. I allow my thoughts to revolve around this little slice of paradise, which already makes me feel more at ease with my stressful life. Don’t get me wrong, I am not an obsessive consumerist constantly using shopping therapy to beat stress; in fact, I am quite against material culture. But I guess having an epicurean adventure once in a while won’t do any harm, right? Let me take you on a photo walk through this big fun party. I am sure that will make you wish it were Christmas every day.
Food and drinks: Levain Bakery, ABC Cake House, Sugar
In such a very cool outdoor market, it was impossible not to follow your nose to and head straight for the foodie section where freshly baked European pastries and the amazing smell of hot French mulled wine made an irresistible open-air Christmas snack stop. (more…)