Now where were we. Ahh, still in the Central District in Hong Kong.
As we continued to walk around, we got ourselves acquainted with quite a few interesting shops. This one is called Eleven After Eleven. They sold mostly menswear but I enjoyed the shop nonetheless.
|A skincare brand for men whose packaging I adore.|
At this point we were walking around Hollywood Road, checking out the art galleries. There was even a man who did his thing out in the street.
|I commend you, kuya.|
Blue Butcher. I'm reading their site now as I blog and apparently the place is loaded with good reviews. I certainly liked the vibe of the place but they didn't serve food til 6pm, I believe, and we were there in the afternoon. I was in an alcohol-drinking mood nonetheless, because my nose, my fingertips, my toes were freezing. And also because their big sign said they had eggnog. I love eggnog! Especially with alcohol.
|Check out the lights! The whole set up of the place! I like it a lot.|
|I got the spiced rum eggnog. I was a bit disappointed they served it really cold, I would have wanted it hot. But it was heavy with rum, just the way I like it.|
A little ways down the road, perpendicular to Hollywood Road is Cat Street where you will find all these awesome antique trinkets. They have Mao memorabilia to vintage water bottles to opium pipes to vintage porn photos.
|The vagina/penis ring! Haha.|
Then we hopped on to another MTR to find our way toward the Wan Chai/Star Street Area, where the hip and beautiful shops were, as if those we were in weren't already cute enough. I liked walking around though, even if my feet were killing me. Walking around leads me to seeing stuff like these:
And then eventually, after much more walking and exploration of side streets, we see this:
|The hipster version of Healthy Options.|
Turns out, the Monocle Shop was just right around the corner. This was the shop we were originally looking for. I've always loved Monocle's aesthetic and well, wouldn't it be cool to just work there? The building where the shop is doubles as the office/headquarters of the magazine. Fun!
The Monocle Shop is located at Shop 1, U/G, Bo Fung Mansion, 1-4 St. Francis Yard, Wan Chai.
This whole area lead us to more shops! Each little street opened up to other hidden spots. I'll show them to you in my next post! Hope this one was helpful to you, though! Let me know, ok! :) Love, W.