Thursday, August 21, 2014

Luxe Living at Wynn Macau

hkLifestyleGeek stays at the Wynn Macau

Macau is still alluring to get away from Hong Kong and live a life of luxury -- for a short period of time. One resort we enjoyed was Wynn Macau where they recently renovated the Wynn Tower suites. Walk into the one-bedroom suite and it's a sprawling 2,000 square feet bathed in a palette of white, cream and brown.

By the marble entrance is the washroom, and across is a massage table so you don't have to get your bed all messy, followed by a massive living room. In the corner is a casual dining area, two large couches facing each other and a fully-stocked bar you can sit around. Too bad the famous art work on the walls are all prints...

Nevertheless, the bedroom features the signature Wynn king-sized beds with Egyptian cotton bedding, and this leads to an impressive marble bathroom, complete with a glass-enclosed shower, soaking tub, his and hers sinks and walk-in closet. It's a fantastic way for you and your significant other to unwind and have fun, living like kings and queens padding around in a plush bathrobe and slippers.

You can also relax at The Spa at Wynn, with its latest treatment called Signature Silk and Cashmere Awakening inspired by the two luxurious fabrics. The 90-minute treatment starts with a purifying exfoliation and light massage using silk gloves to gently revive and rejuvenate the skin. Then there's a deeper body massage using warm lotus oil, and then you are wrapped in cashmere for several minutes. You can't help but drift off into bliss... The treatment ends with a body cream applied on the body made of lotus flower extract and shea butter. If you have time, enjoy the spa beforehand with its steam room, sauna and whirlpools to relax in and afterwards nibble on cookies and ginger tea.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014


I don't think this really requires much text accompaniment except... remember that tequila face you make, the one you make when you do a tequilla shot? And then remember the face you make afterward, when you suck on that lime, and the lime is better than the tequila, but if you hadn't just done a tequila shot, when on earth would you EVER randomly suck on a lime?

Imagine NEVER having to do that face and still being able to get drunk! Because the actual drinking part is the most annoying part of getting drunk, am I right?

Recipe here and thank you Buzzfeed Food for the heads up, you always know how to perk a girl up on a rainy day.


Review: Rustico

Ventured out to Lai Chi Kok the other day to try out Rustico, a newish resto serving Spanish Tapas. The restaurant was super easy to find (a plus for someone like me who is directionally challenged) but the food and ambiance of the place was average. The restaurant had tables quite tightly placed next to each other in order to maximize the number of seats and there was a moment of awkwardness when my bag almost hit a diner even though I was already walking sideways. Maybe it’s not maximizing space more so than a wake up call for myself to start losing weight. Hmm food for thought (no pun intended.)

For drinks we had the Estrella Damm Inedit by Ferran Adrià. Had the taste of beer but tasted a bit flat for some reason.

Prawns “al ajillo”, fried with garlic, chilli and extra virgin olive oil. Unfortunately the prawns were quite overcooked and even though we were starving, we still left the dish unfinished.

Cheese volcano goat cheese with arugula, walnuts, raisins and tomato jam. Loved the oozing of cheese but wish the taste of the cheese was more pungent. Flavour profile would have worked a bit more that way I think.

Slow cooked organic egg with spicy iberico chorizo in sherry wine and paprika with mash potatoes. Not a bad dish. Wished there was more chorizo and that they were chopped up a bit more or somehow further implemented in the dish rather than just four chunks on the plate.

Suckling pig slow cooked with sauce and baked potato. Was nicely done and good value for money. We finished with a cheese plate as none of the desserts appealed to us. Dinner for the two of us came to $800+.

G01, G/F D2 Place, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon (D2 Exit from Lai Chi Kok MTR), Tel: (852) 2743 4511