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Park Lane: The ‘hood
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HONG KONG—This time around, I stayed at the Park Lane Hotel in Causeway Bay because I knew I only had one full day to shop.
Causeway is a place where shops close really late, like Ikea closes at 10:30 PM.
I’ve stayed at the Park Lane a couple of times before, and the trick is to get a room on the Executive Floor because some of the rooms on the lower floor are old.
Love this room.

Park Lane Hotel

Right underneath Park Lane is the dreamiest store in the world. If I could marry a store, I would marry Initial.

Initial
Initial
Initial

And right underneath Initial is the wasteland known as Ikea.

Ikea at Causeway Bay

Perchance to dream

Ikea
I like this dresser very much

Or have my favorite snack: fresh orange juice and Swedish meatballs to eat while standing, or to go

Ikea food
Ikea meatballs

Also underneath the hotel is a deadly Häagen-Dazs store which had this promo

Buy 1 Get 1 at Haagen-Dazs

So James, Jiki and I shared four double scoops

Four cups of Haagen-Dazs ice cream

Other nearby stops are the Sogo wasteland on the 6th floor

Sogo

The City Super wasteland on Times Square

City Super wasteland

Plus Din Tai Fung at 68 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay.
Meet my partners in dimsum: James, Jiki

My partners in dimsum: James and Jiki

and Omar

Omar Khan

My favorite dimsum with sticky rice

Din Tai Fung again!

and soupy xiao long bao

Din Tai Fung

So yes I gained one lb. and I would do it again. I had fun!

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Daimosla

Ikea’s pretty much junk really.

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CVS Reply:

yes we know 🙂

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had the xiao long bao with crabmeat at singapore this weekend 🙂 no wonder a lot of people were lining up to eat there, service was also good, you didn’t have to strain your neck or wave frantically to get the server’s attention 🙂

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Msedithlim

Ms Chuvaness,have you tried Dim Tai Fong in Taiwan as it originated? It’s the best of the best nothing can compare to HK, Singapore or even Japan. Take note have to queve for about 30-45mins per visits despite how many branches they are. If you will happen to be in Taiwan, let me know, I will give you the best treat on foods in Taiwan.

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CVS Reply:

oh I’ve never been to Taiwan, land of Jerry Yan. But thanks for the offer. i really want to visit one day 🙂

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I hope Ikea builds a store here na!

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Fave ko din swedish meatballs! No gravy and jam with yours?

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CVS Reply:

no sauce for me 🙂

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You were enjoying pala in HK while we were in Sing naman. We went to Ikea too. Got roller curtain shades for our new home. So cheap, love it! My fave food naman in Ikea are their chicken wings. Kain pa rin ako kahit na momorning sickness na ako. Ha ha!

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CVS Reply:

i bought wings but I didn’t like them. parang maputla. but my friends James and Jiki seem to like the wings

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Msdelacruz

I love Ikea 🙂 I hope we have this store in Manila

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CVS Reply:

libre ang mangarap 🙂

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Wanderlust0227

i love Sogo, so many good deals going on there! 🙂

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lmsylvester

Hi Ms. Cecil,

Would you know if there is a Goyard shop in HK?

Thanks and regards,
Lea Sylvester

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CVS Reply:

At the Peninsula Hotel

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jiki Reply:

lol, yes i know this shop well! 😉

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CVS Reply:

Goyard?

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jiki Reply:

uh-huh? you forgot na? i picked up your bag (the one repaired) and then they didn’t have it tapos they had it pala… i made friends with the girl from there na because kept calling me 😛

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CVS Reply:

oh! thanks pala!