FIONA KO­TUR’S HONG KONG

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The ac­ces­sories de­signer ex­plores the up­beat city. MY FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT HONG KONG

It’s a city with ex­tra­or­di­nary va­ri­ety – an ur­ban metropolis that also has hik­ing trails and beaches. Shops range from tiny, fam­ily-owned an­tique spots on Hol­ly­wood Road that have been there for years to larger new mega­malls.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

In May, for the an­nual art fair, which is now Art Basel Hong Kong. It’s an amaz­ing week with a huge open­ing night, fas­ci­nat­ing talks, and fab­u­lous par­ties.

FAVOURITE AC­TIV­I­TIES

Look­ing for silks in the Western Mar­ket, beads in Hung Hom, leather in Sham Shui Po, and meet­ing fam­ily-owned hard­ware com­pa­nies in Mong Kok.

NEIGH­BOUR­HOOD

She­ung Wan, a place that’s chang­ing by the minute. It has Chi­nese an­tique shops, bril­liant restau­rants, and the Cat Street Gallery, a great con­tem­po­rary art space.

FOOD & DRINK

Lunch at the Kee Club is a dim-sum heaven. Heir­loom does de­li­cious cof­fee, and feels like a slice of New York in cen­tral Hong Kong.

NIGHTLIFE

You can’t beat the views from Cafe Gray at the top of the Up­per House ho­tel or Sevva in the Prince’s Build­ing for a glass of rosé on a warm evening.

SHOP­PING

The best way to go is bespoke. Tai­lor­ing in Hong Kong is sec­ond to none – and so quick! Soong’s Salon de Mode, in Kowloon, cuts the best cloth­ing. Head to Elsa at K.S. Sze & Sons in the Man­darin Ori­en­tal to make your jewellery dreams come true, or Mayer next door for cus­tom-made leather shoes and bags.

RE­LAX­ATION

Hong Kong is full of lovely re­flex­ol­ogy places. For the ul­ti­mate lazy af­ter­noon, a foot mas­sage, and a movie at Ten Feet Tall, on Queen’s Road in Cen­tral, is a great week­end com­bi­na­tion.

EX­CUR­SION

I love go­ing out to Shek O beach. Some­how those big waves and beaches feel un­ex­pected here, and the views are breath­tak­ing.

HO­TEL

For a slice of old-school Hong Kong, the Man­darin Ori­en­tal is a must. Ex­cel­lent restau­rants, bars, and the best ser­vice in the world.

IDEAL WEEK­END OUT­FIT

A crisp cot­ton dress from Bot­tega Veneta, some Ba­len­ci­aga san­dals, one of our own neck­laces, and an over­size raf­fia clutch.

BEAUTY ES­SEN­TIALS

An SK-II mask once a week and an Estée Lauder moisturiser are real skin savers.

Fiona Ko­tur

Sevva Estée Lauder Ad­vanced Time Zone Night Age Re­vers­ing Line/ Wrin­kle Creme Necklace, Ko­tur

Bot­tega Veneta Au­tumn/ Win­ter ’13

Hong Kong by night

Clutch, Ko­tur at Net-a-Porter.com

Heels, Ba­len­ci­aga

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