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Friday 23 November 2012

This Week the Mice Have Mostly Been...

Wow! We have been a bunch of very busy little Mice this week! While I spent last weekend breaking my Bikini Fit diet in style in Shanghai (more to come on that very soon), the London Mice were zipping out of London for a weekend in the country full of wellies, long walks and hipflasks of mulled wine. Back to our desks with a bang on Monday but not for long for Middle Mouse who unpacked her Barbour only to replace it with her Viking hat (jokes) to head off to Oslo with work. Meanwhile Mini Mouse has been working her little socks off all week but somehow also finding the time for a few cocktail-fuelled evenings with the girls...And in Hong Kong I've been consumed with all things Birthday - party planning and present opening, champagne supping (yup, I fell off the wagon - ooops!) and cake chomping (well if you're going to mess up your diet, do it well...). A huge thank you to Mini and Middle for my amazo Birthday Blog Post (and to Daddy Mouse for spending hours in the loft at home digging out the baby photos) - I absolutely loved it!

Seems impossible that we could possibly manage to cram anything else into seven little days doesn't it? Pah, what do you think we are? Men? We're Mice remember... This week the Mice have mostly been....

Blissing Out at brand new foot massage hot spot, Kiwi. In anticipation of a busy Birthday weekend, I decided that on my Birthday eve on Wednesday, a little bit of pampering was in order. I've been meaning to try out this newbie since it opened at the start of the month and after my heavenly foot massage, I only wished I'd tried it out sooner. 

Tucked away on the 14th floor of Century Square Building in Lang Kwai Fong, Kiwi is a small but perfectly formed spa space with a cluster of sleek space-age like foot massage chairs and two little body massage rooms. Kiwi has iPads available to loan you so that you can internet shop or blog hop while all your troubles are kneaded away or you could opt, as I did, to catch up on all the details of Justine Timberlake and Jessica Biel's wedding from one of the stack of glossy magazines. Top Tip: ask for Tom, a genuine foot magician who will leave you feeling like you're walking on clouds.

Swooning over yet another socially conscious new discovery, jewellery brand, Edge of Ember. Last week we blogged about new additions to the HK eco-scene including Wild Grass (where I'll be having a Birthday dinner this weekend) and new e-boutique, A Boy Named Sue (who I'll be blogging more about soon...). This week we discovered Edge of Ember's beautiful jewellery which is handmade by local artisans in Cambodia, Nepal, Indonesia and Vietnam, supporting self-sustainable employment in small communities struggling on the edge of poverty. As if that wasn't enough, Edge of Ember also reinvests 10% of all proceeds back into these communities funding local charity projects. We're loving absolutely every piece on the website, but this bangle and these earrings are definitely taking top spots on our Christmas wish lists...

The Edge of Ember Chamelli Bangle
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You can get your hands on these and the rest of the Edge of Ember amazingness via the online shop and the best news of all? They ship internationally for free! 

Even better news for Hong Kongers, you can currently pick up an Edge of Ember bargain... The very lovely Sassy Girls are offering a delicious little Sassy Sale Deal on shopping vouchers for jewellery boutique, the 9th Muse which just happens to stock the Edge of Ember! Hop over to the Sassy site, pay HK$200 and get a HK$400 voucher to spend at the 9th Muse - does it get much better than that?!

Becoming Serial Lip-Lickers after getting a box full of super yummy Lip Smacker x Paul Frank lip balms. Mini Mouse has blogged before about loving the Fried Ice-Cream flavour. My current obsession is the Julius' Amaretto Biscotti. It's genuinely so good that I found myself googling "How many calories are there in lip balm"...

Lip Smackers have launched some very sweet little gift packs just in time for Christmas which we think are perfect for any tween nieces or great stocking stuffers for grown-up girls with a penchant for Paul Frank! 

Giving Thanks for Birthdays, brilliant boyfriends and homemade macaroons at one of my favourite restaurants in Hong Kong, TBLS. After a day of being thoroughly spoiled, I ended my day with an epic eight course Thanksgiving feast on the terrace at TBLS. Each course was meticulously prepared, beautifully presented and so incredibly delicious that I wanted to lick the plate. My highlights were the soup & sandwich, make that the ULTIMATE soup and sandwich - pumpkin & sage soup with goats cheese froth and maple glazed ham hock and fig and clove jam sandwich - and the eggnog macaroon sandwich. Having said that the Turducken was pretty mindblowing and the beef pot pie with porcini mushrooms has my mouth watering just typing about it... Any Hong Kongers who haven't been yet, I thoroughly recommend it, anyone planning to visit Hong Kong any time soon, make sure that it's on your agenda (and that you've booked well in advance getting a table requires a couple of months' of forward planning).   

And on that note, I think it's about time to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving weekend full of Black Friday shopping (or Cyber Monday shopping plotting), family fun and most importantly, lots and lots of eating...

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Happy Weekend!
The Mice

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