All hands on deck for a family Sunday brunch at Quayside

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Top image courtesy of Quayside Finding a suitable space in Hong Kong for a leisurely brunch with children is a bit like finding a Golden Ticket to the Wonka factory: rare and valuable indeed. Finding a family brunch spot that comes … Continue reading

Kerasilk Treatment at Hollywood Hair review


Top image courtesy of Goldwell As I may possibly have mentioned, perhaps just once or twice in the past, I spend quite a lot of time with my hairdresser, the lovely Ari at Hollywood Hair. Cutting, colouring and, most important of … Continue reading

The Farm at San Benito Review: pregnancy-friendly relaxation and wellness

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I’d figured that I was going to get a lot out of a stay at the Philippines’ legendary wellness retreat, The Farm at San Benito from the moment I was invited to experience their detox programme. After all, for someone … Continue reading

All Things Nice: Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shop opens in Hong Kong!

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Flying Saucers, Blackjacks, Refreshers, Midget Gems, White Mice… If this list leaves you scratching your head, then you don’t know what you’re missing, so you should definitely read on! If, on the other hand, you’re thinking “Wow, that takes me back!”, … Continue reading

Zak’s Discovery Bay: Family Food Beside The Seaside

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Given that I somehow find myself a resident of this bewildering corner of Hong Kong, it’s a wonder that I haven’t written about Zak’s before now. I think I just kind of assumed that people would already know that it’s … Continue reading

Sqooll activity pack review: themed fun for Hong Kong’s crafty kids

Getting crafty with sqooll

I’m going to admit that, in these dark days of Pinterest mood boards, scrapbooking, and Instagramming your child’s every scribble and pat-a-cake, that I, The Accidental Tai-Tai, am FAILING as a mother. I actively dislike almost everything to do with cutting, sticking, … Continue reading

Chuan Yu Facial review at Chuan Spa, Langham Place Hotel, Mong Kok


Schooldays… the happiest days of your life, so they say. (‘They’ also say that possession is nine-tenths of the law, which is clearly a pretty dubious legal position, and so I wouldn’t set much store in ‘their’ advice, tbh). Well, … Continue reading

Everything is awesome! Specialist LEGO stores in Hong Kong

Lego Stores in Hong Kong

I’ll admit that one of my very early thoughts on discovering my pregnancy with Baby T-T (after the initial “Oh my God!” and “WHOA! Schools cost HOW MUCH?!”) was “Hooray! This means I’ll legitimately get to play with Lego again!” There’s … Continue reading

Magic Mirror review: Hong Kong’s coolest kids hair salon


I’m happy to say that Baby T-T seems to have inherited hair from my side of the gene pool, and I hope that this will be something he’ll be glad about in years to come, as Mr T-T tends – rather necessarily … Continue reading