Friday, November 21, 2014

Bag Lady: Viva Mini Shoulder

Check out this cute bag from Japanese brand RIL CREED. Priced at HK$1,890 and available in Sogo.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

DIY: Candy Shot Glasses

A couple years ago, I bought a silicon mold from Fred where you can basically make your own ice shot glasses. After trying it once, I decided that it is a fun concept but not that awesome in reality. What you ended up was a glass that you can't hold on for a long period of time (unless you want frozen fingers) and a glass that would just drip everywhere. Since then I've been trying to think of ways to use it and recently decided to try to make candy shot glasses which turned out to be amazingly easy. Click on for instructions.

What you will need:
One pack of hard candy (I used the Fox candies and a 90g pack yielded exactly one glass)

1. Preheat the oven to 180C.

2. Unwrap the candy and slot them into the mold one by one. Keep it tight and don't worry if it bulges a bit. Fill the mold up to the very top like the photo above.

3. Place the mold in the oven and bake for approximately 12 minutes or until everything has melted.
4. Take the mold out and use a spoon to tap out any large air bubbles.

5. Let cool and then push the shot glasses out from the bottom of the silicone mold, and twist the glass so the middle releases.

6. Fill with your liquor of choice keeping in mind that the liquor will absorb some of the candy flavour.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Big Bang Theory Lego

I've made no secret of the fact that I'm a big fan of Big Bang Theory. I also LOVE Lego minifigs so it was like Christmas came early when I heard that Lego has approved the proposal to create a BBT version of Lego. Unfortunately, there are not details on when the set would actually come out, likely sometime next year. Stay tuned for more details!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Absolut Andy Warhol

I'm not too sure how I feel about this year's special edition from Absolut vodka, in the previous years, I've loved the campaigns from Absolut Unique to Absolut Originality but this year's Absolut Andy Warhol Limited Edition feels more like a rehash which I guess is technically the case as they have transformed Warhol's painting into a 3D form. Needless to say, as someone who's been fascinated with the brand for almost two decades (brilliant marketing campaign, meh tasting product) I will still likely cave in and get me a bottle. Absolut Andy Warhol is limited to 2,000 bottles in Hong Kong, available at Park n Shop, Market Place, Rare & Fine Wines and! from 7 November, at a recommended price of HK$189.


Monday, November 17, 2014

Turkey a la Blue Butcher

hkLifestyleGeek gives us the easy way to celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas at home

Want to do turkey with a bunch of friends for American Thanksgiving and/or Christmas but don't have an oven? Blue Butcher may have the answer for you.

The restaurant in Sheung Wan offers a great deal for a party of eight -- turkey and dessert for HK$1,680. So if you order drinks and appetisers, like duck and ham hock terrine, jarred foie gras and chicken liver, and organic smoked beetroot, then you're good to go.

The turkey arrives at the table already carved so all you have to do is open your mouth and chew. The meat is succulent and tasty, and is accompanied with some mashed potato and stuffing.

Be sure to save room for dessert -- it's chef Danny Chaney's mother's recipe for pumpkin pie. It's so good you have to prevent yourself from inhaling it to savour the dessert that isn't too sweet and is accompanied with cinnamon-spiked cream.

Blue Butcher
108 Hollywood Road
2613 9286