My Adventure in Hong Kong

Hello! First of all, thank you all so much for your notes of congratulations – I was so thrilled to read each and every one of them! I already feel like I got one of the best wedding gifts ever with all your heartfelt wishes! I'm also very excited to learn about all the fellow

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In the Mood for Love

I joked to my boyfriend this weekend that this might have been the first time since I’ve started working that I got a day off to celebrate Chinese New Year. Okay, so it was really Presidents’ Day, but given that they practically get a whole week off in China (yes, that means they are still

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Double Holidays, Double Happiness

There's a remarkable coincidence on the calendar this year, due to the drifts and ebbs between the solar and lunar calendars: Chinese New Year falls on February 14, the same day as Valentine's Day! Shall I expect a preponderance of red on Sunday, as rosy, lace-edged valentine cards mingle with vermilion lucky envelopes? Hopefully the

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{Chocolate Review} Fleurir: Chocolates in Full Bloom

A few weeks ago, I got an e-mail from Ashley Hubbard of Fleurir Chocolates, asking if I'd like to try some chocolates from her and her fiance's freshly created artisan chocolate business. If there's anything that cacao-crazy San Francisco has instilled in me, it's an appreciation of chocolate as couture. I think it's astonishing that

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