17th August 2014
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Location LOCATION: Hong Kong

H&M Dress / Mulberry Bayswater Bag / J Crew Sandals

A temple as colourful, ornamented and detailed as Wong Tai Sing Temple deserves its own dedicated post. A place of prayer, this temple is home to three religions (Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism) and is frequented by tourists and locals alike. Some pass through its grounds to worship, others (like me) come to immerse ourselves in an experience rich in culture and information. Unfortunately we didn’t have much time here before the heat wave, mixed with the overpowering scent of incense, became too overwhelming.

One thing to note about Hong Kong: pack the thinnest, ¬†breeziest and most comfortable pieces you own. This $40 slip-on dress was a random purchase from H&M and its oversize shape made it one of the only appropriate pieces to wear on a day as hot as this. And my thoughts on sandal slides? My god, I finally get it. Comfort and efficiency just got taken to a whole new level…

Photographer: Luke Shadbolt