Feb 2, 2010

Lanson Place Hong Kong

So I've got some exciting news (at least for me it is)! I'm taking the next 3 weeks off to do... absolutely nothing. Somewhat of a mini sabbatical you can say. It's been a long time coming and I need it. In between work, the photography business, blogging, traveling and all my little side projects, I've been working my little buns off for the past 2 years. If you know me, I never do anything halfway. I pour my everything into all my projects and I don't sleep until it's done and it's done right. My girlfriends tell me that I'm the busiest person that they know and it's true, I'm the busiest person that I know! I'm not complaining, I love being busy, I love having multiple projects to work on. But, the result of being this busy is that I've been completely exhausted. I've been to my doctor several times not knowing what was wrong with me. I've been depending on Ambien for sleep, gaining unnecessary weight, getting dark circles underneath my eyes and just feeling... not good.

Anyway, this break will be the first time in my "adult life" where I have absolutely no plans to work (like career-wise work) I'll be concentrating on personal projects that I've been wanting to do, working on our photography business and just enjoying time with my husband and puppies and seeing my girlfriends for some good ol' girls night of lots of drinks and lots of laughs. I'm so glad to have made this decision so I can get my health and well being back on track. I don't plan on taking a blogging break because I love my little blog but I will be spending less time on the computer. For the next few weeks, please excuse my lack of commenting, twittering and slow response to emails. (And will also be taking my formspring down soon). I'm taking some time to enjoy life and be free for once! Yay!

To my style.ish clients and potential clients, I will still be answering emails daily so if you need anything, feel free to contact me. :)

Husby is hard at work organizing, editing down and post processing the hundreds of pictures that we took in Hong Kong and China. I wanted to show you our hotel room in Hong Kong as it was a really neat space and I loved it.

We stayed at Lanson Place in Causeway Bay and I booked us a Deluxe room because I wanted a King bed and city views. When we got there we got upgraded to a Grand Deluxe room, yay!

When we first walked in we were welcomed with a big basket of goodies, snacks, drinks, etc... which is always a great thing after a long day of travel! The room had a kitchen with a stove, fridge, dishwasher, I mean everything that you needed, even pots and pans, chopsticks, silverware. It was so neat! But we didn't get a chance to use it since Hong Kong was so full of good food we never had a problem of not finding anything to eat while we were out.

I usually don't like taking pictures of hotel rooms because they never show how nice the room really is. Even when I stayed in a penthouse suite at the Bellagio in Vegas the pictures were just meh. But this room was fantastic since the lighting was great and there were mirrors everywhere which made the room even brighter.

J took these pictures and because of the mirrors, you will see me in almost every shot. We were saying that if you were vain, you would love this room because you couldn't walk one step without seeing a reflection of yourself!

From the bedroom looking out to the bathroom and kitchen. The TV/sitting area was where I was standing.
Lanson Place - Hong Kong
The TV spun around so that you could watch it whether you were in the sitting room or in bed!
Lanson Place - Hong Kong
The only thing that was kinda weird about the room was that the bathroom had walls of glass! So this side was completely open and you could see right into it. WEIRD right? Who thought that was a good idea? I mean at least I was with my husband, imagine if you stayed here with girlfriends, it would get awkward!
Lanson Place - Hong Kong
When we stayed at The Mayfair in London (which is our favorite hotel ever), they had Gilchrist & Soames toiletries and it's the only place that we've stayed at so far that had that brand until this hotel. It's a fabulous brand to get freebie little lotions of! I love hotel body lotions, it's the perfect size to carry in my purse.
Lanson Place - Hong Kong
I was happy with our city view. Causeway Bay is a great place to stay in Hong Kong, it's got so many things close by. We walked so much and always had a new place to explore.
Lanson Place - Hong Kong
I took this picture from our window in the sitting area early one morning. The light was beautiful that day.
14/365: Hotel View
The hotel keys + style.ish :)
Lanson Place - Hong Kong

I'll let you know once the rest of the photos from our trip are up! I think we should have them up on style.ish in a few days.

When we were out shopping I saw this sign flashing in a store front so I grabbed an iPhone pic of it. I thought you all would appreciate it!
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24 comments:

  1. Oh my ... that place looks GORGEOUS! Whenever I stay in HK I end up hoteling in dingy little places where I can barely maneuver around. So jealous that you'll be eating and shopping your heart out for 3 weeks. I miss HK street food so bad!

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  2. Um... whoa, that place looks INSANE. In a good way, obviously. I hope you enjoy your break! I am taking a little r+r day myself and I definitely don't deserve it as much as it sounds like you do.

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  3. ive stayed at Lanson place it is so cute there! it is also in the perfect location right in causeway bay in the middle of all the action. seeing these pics makes me want to go back asap. im glad u are taking a break from work, sometimes a little R&R is def needed to get your spirit and mood up. =) enjoy ur time off and keep your wonderful posts going.

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  4. Good for you taking a break and healing your body and mind with some rest! I hope that you start to feel back to your fabulous self soon!

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  5. i am so happy & excited for you and can't wait to see what the next chapter holds. 3 wks off sounds so so so DIVINE.

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  6. Alpha Palmiers hotel in Lausanne Switzerland also had glass bathroom walls. Looked cool, but you better not have any hang-ups!

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  7. Tiffany, I Hope you have a beautiful THREE weeks! Time to rejuvenate!! :)

    Great pics as well... take care. xx

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  8. Enjoy Tiffany! You'll come back soo refreshed and amped! Lovely photos to
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  9. tiff! i can't believe you're taking 3 weeks off! let's play!!! i miss you!

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  10. What a gorgeous room!! You're making me want an exotic trip here something awful. ;) Alas, in March the hubs and I are going back to Myrtle Beach to hang out with car buddies. (And I can't wait, I love love love the beach. Last year was my first trip to a *real* beach, NJ doesn't count really!)

    Enjoy your time off, you totally deserve it. :) Nobody can keep it up forever!

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  11. Yay for mini-sabbaticals! You deserve un petit break every now and then - if only to clear your mind!! :)

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  12. Enjoy your mini sabatical. Definitely well deserved!

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  13. good for you for taking the time off. it will be the most wonderful thing that you can do for yourself.

    your room looks like it was amazing! glass walls and all! my husband and I often think back to our favorite destinations and favorite hotel rooms...it's like a mini vacay in my mind to just go there even for a little minute in my head. :) like you, I often take photos of the rooms to preserve the memories:)

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  14. that's great news about your upcoming break, Tiffany! I hope you get lots of rest and down-time :-) Can't wait to see the rest of the Hong Kong pics!

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  15. enjoy your break! it's well deserved...and needed!

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  16. YAY so happy to hear this!! You work SO hard and def deserve a break!! I'll miss you :) LOVE YOU girl.

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  17. haha you seem pretty busy even during your break, so I can only imagine how busy you normally are! What a great idea to take a sabbatical, I'm sure your gfs miss you :)

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  18. I miss Hong Kong! That place is really nice. Enjoy your break!

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  19. Hi,
    I saw you at Chicisimo. I´ve voted you! I use the scarve thar way too and I love it!
    kss from Spain
    ;-)

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  20. I would love to visit HK one day! I'll just have to experience it through you stunning pics ;-)

    I love the logo on your phone - I keep staring at it!! Cannot wait until Verizon gets iPhones - I am all over it.

    ps - what's the stat on the email situation? Do I have to put my boxing gloves on??

    XOXO

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  21. It's good to take a break/sabbatical.. i think it's very necessary for everyone's healt. These days we're all so wired from the moment we get up to trying to go to sleep... it's no wonder you can't sleep (or the opposite - I can pass out anywhere anytime, which is also not a good thing.)

    Love your hotel room! And I agree, love to check out and see what brands of toiletries they carry. The good ones are always a score! :)

    Enjoy your break!

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  22. Divine room! Will try to remember when we get to Hong Kong.

    Enjoy your break dear - kick back, have some great food with great company and go shopping!

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  23. Enjoy your 3 weeks off and congrats for giving yourself permission to relax and just "be". I'm a busy body myself, and it's hard to slow down.

    Take care!

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  24. what an awesome place!!
    i am so happy that you are taking this time for yourself..enjoy it!

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