All posts tagged: hong kong

Hong Kong foodie adventures

When I was standing in the cloakroom queue of a Chelsea club last week, a small Greek man in front turned around and started talking to me. He asked if I was hungry to which I replied that I had just eaten some delicious food in the private room upstairs. He looked at me as if to say ‘yea, whatever’. I proceeded to tell him that food is my life, my passion, my obsession. I work in food, I write a food blog and when I’m not working or blogging, I’m probably cooking, baking or enjoying a nice meal at one of my favourite restaurants. He was impressed and totally surprised. I doubt many girls he talks to in clubs like that express their undying love for food. He proceeded to ask if I wanted to join him and his friends for dinner. Of course I didn’t, so I reminded him that I had just eaten. I grabbed my coat and spent my journey home thinking about my recent trip to Hong Kong. The city, …

InterContinental Hong Kong

I sometimes struggle with the word luxury. One person’s interpretation of the word can can be totally different to another. So when I was told that my trip to Hong Kong would be to experience the city in total luxury, I was sceptical. That is, until I arrived at The InterContinental – the chosen hotel for our four night stay. As soon as we stepped off the bus that delivered us to the hotel from the airport, we were greeted by bell boys dressed head to toe in crisp white suits who whisked our cases away and disappeared off into the distance. Normally I would have been frightened but I have watched Home Alone enough times to know that bell boys deliver your luggage to your room so you don’t have to lug it there yourself. ‘Miss Kemp, would you like to follow me please’. I looked to my right and saw a hostess, who was on hand to personally show me to my room. I followed her through the reception area to the lift. …

Back from Hong Kong

I’ve had a serious taster of the life of Riley. And I rather enjoyed it. Some of you may be aware that back in September, I entered a competition to win a place on a press trip to Hong Kong to celebrate the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival, which took place from 27th – 30th October on West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade. I was one of the lucky winners and last week embarked on a 5 day whirlwind tour of the city with three other journalists from The Arbuturian, The Independent and TravelMail. All through the trip I was pondering how on earth I was going to cram everything that I did into one post. I can’t. So I have come up with a solution. As I have so much to tell, I will be posting a separate piece for each part of the trip – the hotel, the flights (yes, this deserves a post of its own – you’ll soon see why), the restaurants and a host of other weird and wonderful activities to …