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Hong Kong Weather Season by Season from About

I bumped into this article as I was checking the current local weather condition for my mother-in-law, who is coming over for the holidays. Winter weather in Hong Kong (Mid-December – February) is noticeably cooler than the city’s other seasons, it is nevertheless mild. Snow is unheard of in Hong Kong and frost occurs only one once or twice a year. Crisp, clear days, with little rain, do make winter a viable time to visit Hong Kong. Seemingly, the locals don’t notice that it isn’t really winter outside, and will wrap themselves up like Polar Bears regardless…Sweaters will be needed for most days and a light jacket or coat for evenings. Despite the locals, gloves and scarves are only needed by those particularly susceptible to the cold. From gohongkong.about.com True enough, at Citygate Outlets the other day, I saw foreigners in T-shirts, shorts and slippers and, at the same time, locals in trench coats, pashminas and boots. I was wearing something in between. Live it. Love it. Hong Kong.

Bespoke: La Elite Fashion

Unknown to many, Hong Kong is also all about bespoke suits and not just the food. Its British heritage left behind an Asian version of Savile Row in Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Where Hong Kong magazine recommended nine established bespoke tailors. Some of these skilled tailors can finish a suit in 24 hours upon request for those who are just in transit. Some can suit you up in the same fabric used by Ermenegildo Zegna for a price, and some can even have your order shipped to wherever you are in the world. David Fashion La Elite Fashion Lapel Gents & Ladies Tailor L&K Custom Tailor Nita Fashion Punjab House Raja Fashion Sam’s Tailor Shaniel Custom Tailor From Where Hong Kong Mr. Diplomat has long been a connoisseur of bespoke suits, dress shirts and shoes, and has been loyal to his tailor, Valerio. A consummate gentleman has to be suited well, and so, our journey down this path begins anew as we try on the tailors of Hong Kong. Our first stop…La Elite Fashion. …

Viral NaRaYa

Two years ago, I was looking for a baby bag with none of the usual characters that we love, one that doesn’t scream I’M A BABY BAG! I bumped into a new shop with lovely bags on display. That is where I found the pink, oversized, light-weight NaRaYa bag with an oversized bow that became Little Miss Diplomat’s first accessory. I only know one friend back home who also has this bag, but as soon as we landed in Hong Kong, poof it’s everywhere! Half of the ladies here have one. You ride the MTR and take a random photo, and it will pass as an ad for NaRaYa. The amusing thing is, NaRaYa does not even have a shop here. The Web site says there are two in Macau, which is an hour’s ferry ride away. Ladies and bags, they just go together. No sea can set them apart.