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3Novices:Seven long reads to see you through Typhoon Hato, from family sagas to sea cucumbers

There’s no time like the enforced rest a typhoon brings Hongkongers to get stuck into some of those long reads you meant to dive into but just didn’t have the time for. So we scoured our archives for a few you may have missed.

1. Hong Kong’s Waglan Lighthouse: the light’s on, but nobody’s home
It’s probably a good thing this lighthouse is no longer manned, given the waves Typhoon Hato is likely to whip up today. The lighthouse and the buildings surrounding…
August 23, 2017 at 07:02AM http://ift.tt/2wmlLlW
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3Novices:How super-fit mums balance parenting with outdoor pursuits and the female athletes challenging the ‘allowable norm’

Like most outings with a small child, taking a 13-month-old with you when you go climbing requires extra preparation.
First of all, you need at least three adults in the rotation – one who’s climbing, one who’s belaying and one who’s on baby-watch duty.
How Hong Kong mum and Queen of the Hills stays fit
Then, in addition to your own climbing gear and sustenance, you have to pack toddler snacks and water, and some form of kid distraction. One trick: shiny carabiners and…
August 23, 2017 at 06:18AM http://ift.tt/2wCzh4J
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3Novices:Three Hong Kong 3D latte artists: baristas take milk foam to the next level

The interior of Leo’s Espresso in Admiralty is decorated with cartoons depicting its proprietor, Leo Chau Tsz-leung. “They tell my life story and its big transitions – how I went from being a manual labourer to renovation worker, transport worker, waiter, coffee shop worker, barista and finally coffee shop owner,” he says.

The art is not confined to the walls of his coffee shop, though. Leo’s Espresso, with another branch in Kwai Hing, is known for its 3D latte…
August 23, 2017 at 04:31AM http://ift.tt/2vmNEWt
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3Novices:Three Hong Kong ethical-fashion start-ups selling clothes with a message and funding needy communities around the world

Ethical fashion is not just a trend for the new generation – it’s become a necessity.
As demand for sustainable clothing and accessories grows in Hong Kong, three new eco-fashion start-ups are hoping to promote the cause while giving back to the community.
Basics for Basics
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After studying merchandise and marketing in Los Angeles, Kayla Wong returned home to Hong Kong determined to create a brand that followed fair-trade practices. In 2016 she launched Basics for…
August 22, 2017 at 05:31PM http://ift.tt/2vagWZe
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3Novices:Hong Kong mixologists serve up Insta-worthy summer cocktails in style

Imagine this: you’re sitting on a terrace overlooking the water, bathed in the buttery glow of the late afternoon sun. In front of you is an Aperol spritz, orange slice tucked between chunks of ice, its sultry red hue the very embodiment of summer.
Or how about this? It’s a sweltering August afternoon, one of those Hong Kong days when walking feels more like swimming. You take refuge on the verandah of a colonial-style bar, ceiling fans swirling overhead, and order a gin and tonic….
August 22, 2017 at 03:05PM http://ift.tt/2vZgspI
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3Novices:That’s so Hong Kong: exhibition shows city’s creative excellence, and takes you on a trip down memory lane

What captures the essence of our city, what is so very Hong Kong? For some people it is the red, white and blue striped canvas bags, for others the “ding ding” trams or the Cathay Pacific airport lounge.
In a labour of love, two of the city’s leading designers have curated a mammoth exhibition that draws together what they perceive to be the creative excellence of this city.
“We are from Hong Kong and we have done so much here in the advertising industry and we have…
August 22, 2017 at 03:04PM http://ift.tt/2wjeBPq
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3Novices:With his two Bordeaux wine estates, oil baron Alejandro Bulgheroni is taking his time to get things just right

Alejandro Bulgheroni, or Don Alejandro as he is more usually known, is low-key, soft-spoken and charming. Chatting during a recent garden party he was hosting in Bordeaux, he casually picked up and carried away my empty plate in a manner that was very much the opposite of what you would expect from an oil and gas baron worth nearly US$4 billion.
That figure doesn’t make him the wealthiest chateau owner in Bordeaux – that accolade that goes to LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault, worth US$…
August 22, 2017 at 03:04PM http://ift.tt/2vZp0gm
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