I absolutely adore luxury designer items but sadly have champagne taste on a beer budget; so although many stores such as Prada, Chanel and the like are at my fingertips I rarely venture inside and only tend to admire designs from a distance. This hasn't really changed but what seems to be an attempt to get those with any money left during the GFC (not this little black duck) to spend, spend, spend and boost the economy there is currently a two week celebration of arte de vivre "Boutique Boulevard: SO CHIC, SO CENTRAL" in the Central District of Hong Kong running from 15 May to 31 May 2009.
Apart from targeting the rich, "Boutique Boulevard: SO CHIC, SO CENTRAL" is also offering those less fortunate (people like me) the opportunity to attend informative and creative workshops to experience a taste of the luxe life (for free - woo hoo) in addition to providing some eye candy in the form of art installations found in respective locations around Central.
Of particular note is the "Cake Couture" exhibition for culinary afficionados in the Princes Building presented by Chef Bob Tay from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong. Chef Tay's cakes are truly a work of art and are nothing short of spectacular and even though I took photo's they really don't do the cakes justice. So even though I still plan to post 3 authentic Chinese recipes at some point, cake couture and eye candy is the order of the day.
Chef Tay's designer cakes include a Dream Dress; Shanghai Tang Padlock Handbag; White Versace Handbag, Salvatore Ferragamo Pumps; Pierrot; Tiffany & Co. Tiffany Keys Collection; and Federico. Copyright © 2008 - 2009 All Rights Reserved