As inspired by Kuwahara Natsuko’s quirky (and self-explanatory) photo book, Bread and A Dog.
Over the four days of the Easter break we spent a lazy home staycation, waking up with the sun shining on an apartment newly full of plants, and napping with the breeze playing in the curtains off the Pok Fu Lam strait. I read, we listened to old Bjork records. I had a fun night out, and a disastrous hang-over afterwards, cured with a cool swim in the outdoor pool at Wong Chuk Hang and sunny, summery trips to the flower market. It was a perfect pint-sized break.
Literally – with brunch at The Optimist in Wanchai, a swim at Lai Chi Kok and then a return trip to Prince Edward to hunt out more plants, this time at lovely florist/ cafe space Hay Fever and a cavernous emporium where I ended up picking out some plants to take home for myself. Then back to Pok Fu Lam to arrange our new greenery and listen to Angolan music.
After the revelation of Mum’s Not Here, last week, we decided to head back to Kowloon this weekend for some more hipster-hunting, at “Feed your Nerves” near Prince Edward Station, where locals lunched with their adorable shiba inu and artwork was exhibited in the upstairs shop/gallery space, at White Noise records tucked inside a tenement building on Shanghai street and finally shopping for oolong ice cream and succulents at the flower market.