All posts tagged: Ikea

Amazing baby race

I have been scouring the city for things for Little Miss Ha Gaau. Being in the final league of my pregnancy, I found my self wishing I was back home, where huge malls serve as one-stop shops for everything I need. The closest thing I got here is the Kid’s Wear and Maternity section in Harbour City. If you are into Armani Junior, Baby Dior, Burberry Kids, DKNY Kids, Fendi Kids, Gucci Kids, Ralph Lauren Childrenswear and Tommy Hilfiger Childrenswear, then you will definitely find everything here. I specifically go here for 0/3 baby and Babies R Us for Peg Perego and Graco products, respectively. For most other items, I have been dragging Mr. Diplomat to each of the following shops for the past couple of Fridays. Each shop is located in a different building or district, a fact of life we have come to accept in Hong Kong. Mothercare 305-307 Prince’s Building Central For bath mats, cotton balls, cotton buds, Moses baskets, and reasonably priced Avent bottles, bottle brushes, bottle warmers, cardigans, hats, maternity …

Ikea-ism

We spent so much time already in Ikea Causeway Bay, with their 2010 and 2011 catalogues, and with http://www.ikea.com/hk that, last night, we recognized an Ikea commercial even if it is in Chinese. What started as a short-term solution to get basic furnishings for our flat has now become our only solution. DSC and Pricerite, as well as a multitude of shops in HomeSquare all the way in Shatin (which is four MTR rides away from our place), offer similar items, but we still find ourselves going for what Ikea offers. (I know, right? Check the links and you’ll understand why.) Ikea is a Swedish company that is now the world’s largest furniture retailer (en.wikipedia.org). Its first branch in Hong Kong was built in 1975 in Tsim Sha Tsui (www.ikea.com). Today, there are three branches existing in Causeway Bay, Kowloon Bay and Shatin and a warehouse in Sheung Shui. In other parts of the world, Ikea products can usually be found in the flats of college students and those who just moved out of their …