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On our last day in Hong Kong earlier this year we walked along the Avenue of Stars outside our hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui before heading over to the island for an incredible brunch at Zuma, where plate after plate of fresh sushi and sashimi was set out at the buffet, champagne flutes were constantly topped up and we left after two hours full of delicious Japanese food, tipsy and wishing they did the same thing in London.

Fashion blogger Emma Louise Layla in Hong Kong

We walked around the antiques stores and markets around Hollywood Road where the pretty tiled exterior of Yue Po Chai Antique Co. near Man Mo Temple caught my eye then stopped off for cocktails at Le Boudoir on the busy Wyndham Street before taking a taxi to the airport for the long red eye flight back home.


Chic wire metal dining room chairs - modern interiors
metal chairs and sheepskin blankets


To give my daily silver jewellery a break, I like to mix things up with gold like my shiny new Timex watch, in polished and brushed gold-plated stainless steel with a sparkling crystal-encrusted bezel and analogue chronograph quartz movement. It's been ages since I've worn a watch everyday but I'm rather taken with the Miami watch, which caught my eye at their press day a few months ago.

I'm one of those fussy girls who prefers to match their bag hardware to their jewellery, so I wore my new red suede and gold chain shoulder bag by French brand Petite Mendigote for a touch more golden bling. 


After three days in Phuket we drove to our next home: The Surin Hotel, an exclusive, secluded beach retreat on the west coast.  We stayed in a hillside cottage nestled amongst coconut palms overlooking a private stretch of Pansea Beach, where you're only seconds away from pristine white sand, crashing waves and dipping your toes into the turquoise Andaman Sea.

The Surin, luxury hotel in Phuket, Thailand


A rather exciting gold envelope arrived the other day, with the new limited edition Jean Paul Gaultier Glam Classique Instense Eau de Parfum inside.  The collector's edition is dressed in gold glitter and has a warm, oriental floral scent which lingers on the skin for hours.  Top notes include orange blossom, pear and mandarin, middle notes include iris, orchid and tuberose and the warmth comes from the base notes of amber, musk and vanilla.  It hits stores on 5 October, in time for Christmas as the perfect sparkling gift for Classique lovers.

Jean Paul Gaultier Glam Classique eau de parfum fragrance - beauty blog