I've always been a slow blogger, but recently the eagle eyed might have discovered a little more slowness than usual. There are two big things going on right now that are keeping me busier than ever (eating and writing already get pretty busy, I'll have you believe) so I thought I'd let you know and hopefully my tardiness will be somewhat excused.
A) Island East Markets.
Words cannot describe how excited I am about this one. On September 30, I'll be opening a farmers market!!!!!
It'll be 40-plus stalls of local (Hong Kong) organic farmers, arts and crafts, delicious food and drink, jams, honey, snacks, eco-friendly homewares, plus bands, cooking demos... everything great about farmers markets in every other great city in the world is coming to Hong Kong. It's about time we had one, dontchyathink?
We've been getting so much help from everyone, from finding the right organic farmers to cool vendors and more, and it's still a work in progress, so if you think you can help, please get in touch!
Meanwhile, we're on Facebook, Twitter, Sina Weibo, Vimeo, and have a blog, newsletter and website - come say hi!
B) A wedding.
My wedding, to be precise. I've been looking at fabulous places, table settings, and enough white floaty fabric to wrap around the globe 5 times.
Nothing, aside from the Chinese banquet location, has been settled. An extremely messy affair this is, I tell you. Just look at all the places I've already been to to check out as potential venues!
|Chapel at Bethanie Hall. Nope, not religious and certainly no drinks allowed here!|
|Suites at the InterContinental, sadly not enough space for everyone and layout not ideal|
|Cowshed - love the cow, the boy doesn't because he grew up on a farm|
|Peninsula - fabulous deck but closed for renovations first 6 months of 2013 at least|
|Yee Tung Heen for Chinese banquets - not big enough for our gigantic family|
|American Club - decent deck, but the indoor part (coffeeshop) looks very tired|
And of course, I might have gone just a little crazy at pinning white dresses on Pinterest...
So, please excuse me if I'm a little slower than usual at blogging!