House of Hsueh Clutches: Great Accessories, Great Gifts

Cynthia Cheng One thing that many brides are thinking about is what to get their bridesmaids as a thank you gift.  For me, the choice was pretty easy.  The first thing I thought of were House of Hsueh bags.  Hand-made by Toronto-based designer, Benita Hsueh, they are very versatile and can be used as small purses […]

Minding Your Manners – “Next” : The Other Four-Letter-Word

Kyle Bernstein We’ve all been there.  You’re patiently waiting in the “10 items or less” lane with your basket which contains exactly nine items.  You are certain of this because you’ve watched the eyes of the patron behind you count and recount them in an attempt to have you booted from the line.  Your basket seems […]

Christmas in Hong Kong: Absolutely CRAZY!

Christmas Eve at Pacific Place Mall, Hong Kong  In most parts of the west, Christmas is quiet.  Stores are closed and people are spending time with their family.  Not so in Hong Kong.  Though Christmas is celebrated commercially (kids see Santa, homes often have trees and of course, malls and streets are decorated), the Christian […]

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