In the land of shopping malls and outdoor markets, there?s a unique shopping experience in the Wan Chai area of Hong Kong entitled ?Star Street?. Sitting on a hillside, the area is still quite undiscovered, but is quickly is becoming the area for architects, designers and entrepreneurs to set up studios as well as host top dining, galleries, and unique shopping.
The streets, Sun, Star and Moon are named after the ?Three Luminaries? a Three-Character Chinese classic verse. With compelling architecture (these are the oldest streets in Wan Chai), quaint streets and a feel of community, many say it is their favorite area in Hong Kong to spend their free time.
Some of the highlights include O La La, perhaps one of the best Shanghai noodle restaurants in Shanghai, Classified, a European style bistro with artisanal cheese and boutique wines, and Spoil Caf?, where you can enjoy al fresco outdoor dining, but perhaps best known for their desserts such as four-layer carrot cake.
One of the most beloved shops in HK is Kapok. The clothing store and design shop showcases younger international designers with a focus on craftsmanship. Monocle recently moved into the area with both a shop and an editorial office, and Sonjia, is a local lifestyle store that carries clothing, accessories, shoes and jewelry. Top off your experience by visiting the Agnes b art gallery, showcasing local artists and exhibitions.
January 24, 2011
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