Living the Dream at Island Shangri-La

 
Island Shangri-La Hong Kong_HELLO MISS MAY.JPG

I’ve always wanted to explore Hong Kong and it has always been a dream of mine to stay at Island Shangri-La. The view of Victoria Harbour from the hotel itself is just breathtaking.

We actually stayed there during Typhoon Mangkhut. It was my first time experiencing one, we were advised to stay indoors. We could see the trees swaying, feel the strong wind blasting against the window. And it rained the entire day! But in saying that, we felt very safe with Island Shangri-La.

Island Shangri-La Hong Kong-Tea Time_HELLO MISS MAY.JPG

There was breakfast buffet, then there was brunch at Lobster Bar & Grill. Think of free-flowing Champagne and wine and delicious bite size treats. Well, I’m more of a peppermint tea kind of girl, and am happy for a free-flow of tea, anytime. My favourite has got to be the lobster bisque. Mmm!

Island Shangri-La Hong Kong-Brunch_HELLO MISS MAY.JPG

Pink Afternoon Tea was a delight. There were miniature treats to-die-for. Think of Norwegian smoked salmon sandwich, Strawberry cheesecake, Raspberry lamingtons and rose flavoured scones. All yummy!

We always had a wonderful experience at Shangri-La, and thank you Island Shangri-La for an amazing time. Even with the raging typhoon and all. I look forward to returning to Hong Kong again, as there are many places to eat (and explore)!

x

m

Island Shangri-La Hong Kong- Pink Afternoon Tea_HELLO MISS MAY.JPG
Island Shanri-La, Hong Kong
Pacific Place, Supreme Ct Rd, Central, Hong Kong
 

Traders Hotel

 
Photo Credit : Leon Korobacz

Photo Credit : Leon Korobacz

Oh, what a view! Leon- aka @hungrysydneysiders- and I had our mini honeymoon at Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The room we had boasted an awesome view of the Petronas Twin Towers.

Traders is located in the heart of KL situated on the fringe of KLCC park within walking distance of Bukit Bintang bars, restaurants and KL's top shopping malls.

We were  treated to club status and received the 'Club' perks at Traders Hotel which we love! There are complimentary high tea and cocktails in the lounge with more great views to offer.

My favourite has got to be our dinner date at Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill by the new kid on the block, Chef Mun. Scroll down to the next blog post to read all about our 4 course degustation.

Photo Credit : May Leong

Photo Credit : May Leong

Breakfast buffet at Traders Hotel was really yum. There was a wide variety of food to choose from - local Malaysian cuisine, Lebanese dips, English breakfast, salad and pastries.

We had an amazing time at Traders. And we will never forget that gorgeous view of KLCC Twin Towers!

Have a fab weekend folks!

x

m

Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 

Best View of Sydney Harbour, Shangri-La Sydney

 
Soaking up the Sydney Harbour view with Miss May. Photo Credit : Priscilla Barbosa

Soaking up the Sydney Harbour view with Miss May. Photo Credit : Priscilla Barbosa

Look no further, if you're looking for the best view of Sydney Harbour from The Rocks. I found the best place in town, and it's at Shangri-La Sydney.

I am so in love with the view overlooking The Rocks below. Everything looked quaint from above, and it kind of reminds me of Brooklyn in NYC.

The Sydney Harbour is always busy. One will see big cruise ships and ferries arriving and departing from the terminal. And I must admit that I'll never get bored watching the hundreds of cars driving over Sydney Harbour Bridge (because that was what I did the whole night). Look a little bit to the right, one will have the view of the Opera House sitting pretty on Bennelong Point.

Goofing around with my girl pal, Priscilla Barbosa xom

Goofing around with my girl pal, Priscilla Barbosa xom

A little bit on behind the scenes. I spent the evening shooting with my girlfriend, Priscilla Barbosa who takes the prettiest photos in town! I adore her, and you guys should check her beautiful wedding photography in Sydney and Disneyland in Orlando.

Sometimes, we never knew what we're going to shoot, but we just went along and try new things out. There will always fairy lights to play with.

Have a fab week everyone! Thanks for popping by to check out this awesome view of Shangri-La Sydney!

By far, my favourite and most memorable moment in this city. This place reminds me that I am part of the city of Sydney and I've never ever felt so connected before. It is definitely something I should never take for granted. I feel so lucky to be living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

x

m

 

My Stay At Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu

 
Summer days at Shangri-La Mactan

Summer days at Shangri-La Mactan

It is always such a lovely experience staying at Shangri-La anywhere in the world. Everyone at Shangri-La will always tell you this, "Welcome to Paradise." And it is true.

Every Shangri-La that I've been too, since I was a kid with my family, has the same feel good feeling. And I loved it!

My time at Shangri-La Mactan Resort with my partner in-crime, Leon Korobacz (@hungrysydneysiders) was wonderful!

Having fresh local fruits by the poolside is one of my favourite thing to do. I'm obsessed with the sweet mangoes and pineapples. And, there are so many pools in this resort. There's a pool for everyone (and I must say the kids pool are the best, it comes with fun slides).

My favourite has got to be breakfast (there will always be a flatlay) and I'm always up for local cuisine. Leon (@hungrysydneysiders) and I tried the sweet dessert called Puto Maya.

This Filipino street food is just yum! The staff at Shangri-La Mactan had them in many shapes and sizes. Called Puto Maya, it is made of glutinous rice wrapped in banana leaves. The locals eat it with mangoes and sikwate (a hot chocolate drink).

For the adventurous, danggit, is a must try Filipino cuisine. Think of fish heads, paired with sausages and sweet dipping sauce of sliced red onions. It was definitely and interesting treat!

All afternoon was spent chilling out on the beach and infinity pool at Shangri-La Mactan. We even went for a ski jet ride. I never imagined in a million years I'll be driving a ski jet. But I did it! I went as far as 20KM per hour, which is a bit cray for me.

Thank you for the most amazing time at Shangri-La Mactan. It was a tropical paradise and we hope to return someday!

xom

 

The Premier Suite of Shangri-La at the Fort

 
Shangri-La at the Fort's Premier Suite

Shangri-La at the Fort's Premier Suite

We arrived in Manila in the evening from Coron island, about an hour away from the capitol city of the Philippines. After a week of island hopping and sipping cocktails on the beach, Leon (@hungrysydneysiders) and I kind of miss the city life.

At the airport, we were greeted by a friendly face, a gentleman dressed in a maroon uniform from Shangri-La. We were taken to our pickup.

We checked into our very first Premier Suite at Shangri-La and mind I say, it was love at first sight. There's everything we need. In all honesty, I was expecting just a bedroom as we were flying out in 6 hours back to Sydney.

My favourite room has got to be the bathroom. I could live there all my life, with a gorgeous bathtub I can have hot bubble bathes and pretty tiles to stare at all day.

Shangri-La at the Fort's dessert platter

Shangri-La at the Fort's dessert platter

The Shangri-La at the Fort's team knew I love dessert so much, they took me down to the kitchen where all the magic happens! I was so impressed. The patisserie chefs make absolutely everything, from macarons to cake pops to pavlovas. Everyone in the kitchen was encouraged to play and to dream up all sorts of dessert creation. It was a dream come true!

I'm looking forward to returning to Shangri-La at the Fort. I'm obsessed with their mouth-watering desserts and I cannot wait to try them all next time!

6 hours is a short and sweet kind of stay. Cheers to Shangri-La at the Fort for a memorable experience in Manila.

Paalam Manila! Sa muling pagkikita... (Goodbye Manila! See you again...)

xom

Cocktails and desserts make a great combo.

Cocktails and desserts make a great combo.