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What’s even better than a guest post?

A guest post about a city I’m desperate to visit. Before her jet lag had even worn off, Liv from It’s a Beautiful Life contributed this post about Hong Kong (with a bit of Shanghai to make me extra envious).

I was much honored to be asked by The Anthology to write a guest post; it’s been so much fun watching this blog grow and I look forward to the updates in my RSS reader every day. I recently went on a whirlwind of a trip to Asia to two very happening cities: Hong Kong and Shanghai.  

Liv Hong Kong

I was born in Hong Kong so going back is like slipping on a pair of well-worn jeans — the comfort of familiarity sinks in as I drive past the dazzling city lights and formidable skyscrapers.

As for Shanghai, well I was a Shanghai virgin.  It is fascinating city which not only shows the best of East meets West but is also a great example of China’s economic progress.  Construction is everywhere, and the well-heeled Shanghainese strut their stuff on the great catwalks of Shanghai.

I’ve put together my hot list for Hong Kong – a composite of places and things I love. I hope you get to visit them soon.
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Travelin’ To-orist

Guest posts are the best posts (especially when they’re about romance, recycling and Romanelli hats). This one is from my sister-in-law Jaclyn.

I’ll be in London this June and plan to scour the streets for Kenyan-born Brian Gathii’s To-orist line filled with safari-inspired streetwear.

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Think: Prince meets Kanye meets… King Tut?

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With bold colours and edgy appliques each piece is perfectly prismatic.

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Photo from oki-ni.

Want to contribute to the Anthology? (Hooray! I’ve been hoping you would.) Send me a note at theanthology@live.com. Thanks again Jac!

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Born again gorgeous

This guest post is courtesy of Ashley, one of my very best friends in the whole wide  world.

In the beginning, there was the scarf. A gorgeous vintage scarf. And now it has become these amazing shoes.

Te Cesan shoes

Purchased at Te Casan in NYC (RIP), the broadway-dancer-wannabe-turned-sales-associate only had to utter the words “one of a kind” and I was sold.

Te Cesan scarf shoes

Of course, it didn’t hurt that the proceeds from the scarf benefitted Oxfam, and that the line was designed specifically for Te Casan.

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If you want to get ahead, get a hat

Or, more specifically, get the Blocked Toyo Romanelli by Still Life. My pal (and colleague) Len sent in these shots of the handcrafted Trilby, which is available at Freshman in Vancouver.

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“If I wasn’t such a nerd for bicycle safety,” he says. “I would cruise all summer in one.”

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Check out the making of here.

Want to contribute to the Anthology? (Of course you do!) Send me a note at theanthology@live.com. Thanks again, Len.

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Know what I did on Valentine’s Day?

I fell asleep while watching a movie. Know what my friend Claire did on Valentine’s Day? She spent the weekend in a castle in the southeast of Ireland.

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Her boyfriend Fiachra took her to the 800 year-old Waterford Castle located on its own island.

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So beautiful, even its window latches are works of art.

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