Expat Living Hong Kong
What’s new in eco-ideas, beauty products, new openings, and more

Discover what’s got us buzzing this Fall in beauty and health news

Pizza, restaurant, dessert, taste, buffet, review, alfresco restaurant in Hong Kong, italian restaurant, risotto, spaghetti, pasta, La Locanda, recipes, HK Italian restaurants
Maialino - Crispy Suckling Pig, Onions, Sprouts and Liquorice
Harbour City La Locanda is more than pizza: Our review of the Italian restaurant buffet

Karl Woodbury heads to the Harbour City waterfront to sample yummy Italian buffet filled with pizza,...

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Home for rent in Tai Tam, home for sale, water views, garden, hills, triplex, luxury home for rent in Hong Kong, Hong Kong homes
3 bedroom home on the water for rent and for sale, Tai Tam
Real estate guide: August Hong Kong homes and property to rent and buy

Real estate agent Letizia Casalino of Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty gives us tips on the ...

From basic to barista: The latest coffee machines for that perfect cup of joe

A roundup of the brilliant coffee machines on the market (that look pretty in your kitchen)

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Ruth Benny of Top Schools HK
School search success: Your education quest for student placement sorted

Placement agent and school guru Ruth Benny of 100% success rate Top Schools HK guides us through the...

Gordon Ramsay news Bread Street Kitchen to open LKF Hotel in September
Gordon Ramsay's new Bread Street Kitchen to open at LKF Hotel in September
News: Zara, Gordon Ramsay, shopping, a new seminar and ways to volunteer

From events, shopping, and more - August and September in Hong Kong is jammin'

20 of our favourite cookery schools in Hong Kong

From Thai and Indian, to baking and cooking classes for kids, we put on our aprons to track down the...

This month's e-edition is waiting! Hit the box and flick through EL HK for free

Justin Timberlake brings sexy back to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Viral video ALS Ice Bucket Challenge inspires Hong Kong entrepreneurs

Getting soaked for a good cause makes its way to our Fragrant Harbour

Things to do
Books in Asia: Chick-lit, thrillers and kids' reads to enjoy

Looking for a new page-turner? Check out our shortlist of top books out in Hong Kong

Furniture, rental, furniture lease, bed, chair, table, Hong Kong homes, design
Catch some zzzzz's in this Shinto Bedroom by Tequila Kola
Furniture inspiration: Rentals, sales, and finding the right antique, mattress, curtain design and carpets

Discover what’s new in eye-catching designs and inspiring ideas in shopping for furniture this Fall

Home for rent in Tai Tam, home for sale, water views, garden, hills, triplex, luxury home for rent in Hong Kong, Hong Kong homes
3 bedroom home on the water for rent and for sale, Tai Tam
Real estate guide: August Hong Kong homes and property to rent and buy

Real estate agent Letizia Casalino of Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty gives us tips on the ...

Fitness: Ryze Ultimate Trampoline Park opens in Quarry Bay and has us bouncing off the walls

Hong Kong’s first trampoline park, Ryze Ultimate, opened in Quarry Bay this weekend

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Highland bed, from $11,980, Tequila Kola, 2877 3295, tequilakola.com
Forget Ikea! Cure insomnia through interior design with our picks in shopping for bedroom furniture in Hong Kong

Shopping for the right furniture in HK, from choosing the right wardrobe, fabric, cabinet, bed, fan,...

Films: 10 great movies out in cinemas this summer

Here’s our pick of this month’s happenings on the big screen - from Guardians of the Galaxy to Sin C...

Step inside 2nd gen expat Kate’s house at The Peak for design inspiration on furniture, art, antiques and vintage jewellery

Interior design-trained EL reader Kate Wilson shows us her drool-worthy Hong Kong home at The Peak

Showcase: Take a peek inside this stunning, spacious Sai

See Catherine Lajeunesse's home overlooking Emerald Bay in Hong Kong

Belinda's Avocado Crunch
How to make super healthy (and quick!) snacks for under 200 calories

There is such a thing as a fast, easy snack that isn't bad for you (honest)

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Nom nom nom on this classic meatballs dish at NOM
Food news: New restaurants guide, coffee, booking app, art, grocery, beer and more

EL discovers what’s news on the Hong Kong dining and foodie scene

Angkor Wat at sunrise is not to be missed
Cambodia: Touring Angkor Wat, Apsara and Siem Reap

Katie Roberts takes an alternative tour of the 12th century-temple in Cambodia, plus where to stay i...

Best vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong, best vegan restaurants in Hong Kong, Buddhist, mock meat, veggie restaurants
Pure Veggie House
Wine and Dine
The 18 best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Hong Kong

Veggie or vegan? You don't need to be a health nut to crave the best vegetarian, organic, vegan and ...

Hair care and beauty treatment for summer with keratin for black hair and other types of hair restoration
Manage your mane this summer with these great tips from the experts
Hair and Beauty
Beauty: Hair treatments and top tips on how to look hot in the heat

The Strand’s latest deep-conditioning hair treatment is better than Brazilian blowouts

Nail those cheekbones!
Hair and Beauty
Beauty tips: Using makeup to contour your face like a pro

Makeup guru Kelly Bilimoria clues us in on the right techniques and products

Furniture: Finding the right sofa, chair, bed, table, wardrobe and more is all it takes to make the right statement

Suzanne Harrison shows us interior design tips on how to give your home that “wow” factor

Home in Pokfulam: Interior design and renovation for space and storage to create the perfect aesthetic

Our Hong Kong homes showcase of EL reader Lucy McLennan’s apartment in Pokfulam shows us perfect int...

neighborhood property Hong Kong homes HK property trendy style fashion Wong Chuk Hang Aberdeen
Wong Chuk Hang is HK's next style hub
Neighbourhoods: Why Wong Chuk Hang is HK's next style hub

We explore Hong Kong up-and-coming south side neighbourhood, Wong Chuk Hang

Escape the "bubble" and discover the unique traditions of HK
Living Here
Hong Kong's major festivals of 2014

Culture vultures! With our rundown of Hong Kong’s major festivals and celebrations for 2014, there’s...

School advice: 6 tips to squash stress for kids settling into kindergarten and primary school

Easy Peasy Services’ Kathryn Sly shares her advice to eliminate the pressure of adjusting to school

Utterly unique short breaks from Hong Kong: Thailand, Philippines, Bali and more

From private islands in Manila (HK$526!) to treehouses in Ubud (HK$679!), here are five brilliant tr...

Running: Zombie Run for Your Lives HK 5K race date set for October 2014 in Hong Kong

West Kowloon sets the scene for zombie apocalypse obstacle run in Run For Your Lives HK this October

Restaurants and new restaurants Hong Kong, Dining Concepts, buffet Hong Kong, new restaurants in Kowloon, Toro Latin Steak House
A whopper of a catch! The Mexican Beach Campfire Whole Barramundi
Restaurants and reviews: New restaurant Toro Latin Steak House & Gastro Bar in Kowloon

Karl Woodbury samples one of Kowloon’s new restaurants in this month’s The Taste Test

10 Great Private Kitchens in Hong Kong

Part one in our roundup of best speakeasy dining in Hong Kong

Health and fitness tips: You need more than the gym to lose the love handles says expert Alexa Towersey

The third in a series of articles by health and fitness expert Alexa Towersey that explores your bod...

Hong Kong homes: Mid-levels neighbourhood living in EL Reader Maria Khan’s contemporary design apartment

Reader Maria Khan invites us into her Mid-levels apartment, showing us the interior design, furnitur...

Deco cushion in three colours, $699 each, flamingo cushion, $499, Indigo Living, 2555 0540, indigo-living.com
Shopping for home decor: This season's must-have living room items

Peek inside this season's living room furniture and accessories to turn your lounge into a haven

How a wedding party at McDonald’s has become the goal for your dating relationship in Hong Kong

McDonald’s engagement parties, wedding parties, bridal showers and more are trending in Hong Kong

Hong Kong woman business leader entrepreneur school
Julie Stockdale, Hong Kong woman entrepreneur of Sqooll.com
3 top women entrepreneurs share their tips for business opportunities in Hong Kong

Business strategies made easy by Hong Kong’s new breed of successful entrepreneurs

Discovery Bay Hong Kong restaurants Figos on D'Deck oceanfront dining from Castelo Concepts
Farmhouse bacon cheeseburger
Wine and Dine
Restaurants: EL reviews new Discovery Bay neighborhood eatery Figos

Father-daughter team Karl & Sophia Woodbury review Figos, the new waterside restaurant at DB's DDeck

Sai Kung, Hong Kong property, friendly neighborhood, insider guide to Sai Kung, Hong Kong
Louey McWilliam takes us around her 'hood, Sai Kung
Hong Kong Neighborhoods: An insider's guide to living in Sai Kung and its laid-back community

Sai Kung resident Louey McWilliam gives us the lowdown on living in the Hong Kong neighborhood known...

Hong Kong pollution in need to environmental protection from global warming
Hong Kong pollution creates an ethereal effect on the skyline
Living Here
Hong Kong Pollution: How the haze affects every breath you take

What's being done about the rising Air Pollution Index at home in the age of global warming

kids furniture, beds, wardrobe, shopping for kids furniture in Hong Kong, children's toys, wallpaper, and decoration, shops in Hong Kong
Children’s fabric and wallpaper collection, Pierre Frey, Altfield Interiors, 2524 4867, altfield.com.hk
Our shopping guide to where to buy kids furniture in Hong Kong makes shopping for kids beds and wardrobes cute and functional

Little spaces get functional when we go shopping for kids furniture in Hong Kong

Ko Tao, Thailand
Thailand: All you need to know - from visas to weather

Travelling to Thailand from Hong Kong? Check out our guide ahead of your holiday