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The Kong's slowly creeping towards warmer weather. Time to store sweaters and take stock of my tanks. I'm not going to switch to a fashion blog anytime soon, but hey don't we all want to look pulled together. I found two closet management apps this weekend. Cloth and Stylebook. Have you tried any other wardrobe apps? I'm thinking it might help some of those 'I have nothing to wear' Mondays!! Here are some other tidbits I found last week...


  • Are you a fan of road tripping it? A data genius developed an algorithm on how to hit all the major US national landmarks in one ultimate road trip. Bonus- he even calculated another road trip hitting all the Trip Advisor's best cities to visit. 
  • Trust me there's no General Tso chicken in China (or Hong Kong for that matter). That's an American thing. And now there's a whole documentary on how that happened. 
  • Spring Break's right around the corner. If you are a dedicated shopper now's the time to start your research on what to buy (and how) for where you are headed. 
  • I cannot recall a movie featuring the Great Wall. Can you? That's about to change. This month filming will begin on a new movie staring Matt Damon in China featuring the Great Wall. I'm just hoping he ventures down south to Hong Kong for a break!!
  • So yeah, the apple watch has now been revealed. Nope I'm not running out and ordering one. Although, I do think Asia will be instrumental in their sales. Watches are a big thing here. I've had taxi drivers with Rolexes and the Samsung watch. I know. Crazy! But I found it interesting that they chose 10:09 time display in their ads. As we know with Apple nothing they do is an accident! Oh, and fyi they already have copies of the Apple watch in China. 
OK, so I'm off to start my errands. I hope you have a great week. I just hope I can squeeze it all in.

xox,
c




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Even though we don't observe daylight savings in Hong Kong, this Monday morning was still rough.


Good Monday morning! What do you have on your schedule this week? I am trying to cram everything into the couple weeks before Spring Break. Not the best method, but we'll see how it goes.  Before I head off to attempt our Bali visas here's a couple snippets I thought you might enjoy...

  • The humidity's slowly rising here in The Kong- I feel my my hair slipping every day. I was considering keratin treatment. But I think I'll experiment with salt spray and some artfully placed bobbies first. How do you handle summer hair? 
  • I must admit I finished House of Cards last night. Can you blame me? (It rained every day last week.) It's definitely not along the same lines as the first two seasons. I have mixed feelings. I think now its time to find a new series. The one by Tina Fey maybe?
  • Are you on Instagram? And are you guilty of these Instagram decor cliches? I think I've only committed one. Can you guess which one? 
  • I'm one of those people with enough perfume to wear a different scent fluctuating with my mood. I haven't collected a new one for awhile. I have an itch. One of the sales ladies gave me a sample of a new diptyque fragrance and now I can't remember what it is? Grrr.
  • Need a smile break? Check out Carly Rae's new hit video with Tom Hanks. Yes, Hanksy. 
Ok, I must be off. The Indonesian Consulate only accepts applications in the morning. Have a good Monday! 
xox, 
c


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Good morning! A full week here. Bali visas for Spring Break. {which then equals extra workouts!} China shopping. School projects. Doctor appointment for new glasses. Any who... I thought I'd share some tidbits before I'm on my way.
  • If you missed it last week, I described our Hong Kong day for Design Mom.  So if you are curious on how a day in Hong Kong is different (or the same) take a peek. 
  • I've seen a lot of funky stuff in Asia, but this person became an honest grass roots celeb in China after losing his iPhone in New York and the phone ended up in China. 
  • You know how us ladies avoid stating our ages exactly. {I'm fortiesh. couch. cough} A most special friend of mine wrote some really great words on women and aging. Maybe we should stop coughing. You first...
  • During one of our house sales the real estate agent made me paint over my chalkboard wall and heavily suggested that we change all of our appliances to stainless steel. Grr. The guy had no clue. I begrudgingly painted over my awesome chalkboard, but I refused the appliance purchase. Seriously, I always thought the steel was a bowl full of hype. I was into all black back then, I guess I was onto something. I'm totally adoring this Smeg!
  • Our household has watched the Parks and Rec finale several times. I've teared at every single viewing. If you need to be compulsive about your viewing can even review this cheat sheet of every character's name. {bonus- all of Andy's band names}
  • And if you need a pick me up after the Parks and Rec finale {and you've already finished House of Cards- don't ask}. Starting this Friday is Tina Fey's new series on Netflix
Have a great week! It's finally March. I think the 'cold' is almost over in The Kong, which isn't that cold. I just realized I never even pulled my sweaters out from under neath my bed once this winter. I hope it stays chilly just a little bit longer. I love my scarves!

xox,
c

photo courtsey of Heidi Selch


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