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Friday 3 October 2014

This Week The Mice Have Mostly Been...

So this week has been a bit of a crazy one. The London Mice spent the beginning of the week basking in the Portuguese sun with a gaggle of girls getting up to so much mischief that they've spent the rest of the week wearing enormous dark glasses and quietly trying to recover.

Meanwhile over in Hong Kong, the streets have been awash with yellow ribbons, umbrellas and the most peaceful, polite protestors campaigning for democracy. I'm not going to get political on the blog, but I'm completely blown away by the calm, determined way that thousands and thousands of Hong Kongers have united to fight for the city's right to universal suffrage. Here are a couple of shots I've captured this week.

If you want to understand a little more about the whats and whys, this is a pretty neat summary.

Portugal and protests aside, there's been plenty going on in Miceland over the last seven days, this week the Mice have mostly been... 

Chomping my way through a couple of fresh new Hong Kong restaurant openings. 

First up, Gordon Ramsey's Bread Street Kitchen & Bar. This year has seen a slew of British chefs opening up in Hong Kong from Jason Atherton to Jamie Oliver, and Ramsey's new restaurant is the latest to join the line-up. Perched just above Lang Kwai Fong, Bread Street Kitchen & Bar is a buzzy, low-lit, laid-back space. 

The menu focuses on comfort food staples, think: Shepherd's Pie, macaroni cheese and fish & chips. The food is hearty and tasty but nothing particularly spectacular. In short - good gastropub grub in the heart of LKF.

The cocktail list is a little more exciting. Ranging from the novel - the Cinema Highball, a popcorn infused rum topped up with Coke - to the deliciously British - the Britz Spritz, Kamm & Sons Aperitif, sparkling wine, elderflower cordial and soda. 

Next up, Carbone, a New York Italian restaurant set just a few floors above Bread Street, but leaps and bounds above the Gordon Ramsey opening in every sense. Carbone is so mind-blowingly awesome that I ate there twice this week and if anything, the second time was even better than the first. 

I'll be writing a whole post on Carbone in the next couple of weeks, so keep your eyes peeled, and in the meantime a sneaky peek of a dish so simple, so perfect and so world-rockingly tasty that my mouth's watering as I type...

Watching in wonder as Paris Fashion Week brought fashion month to a close with a rally of jaw-dropping shows. 

Karl kicked off the fab finale with a catwalk overrun by Chanel Suffragettes... 

And then, in the belly of the brand new Foundation Louis Vuitton, a steel and glass Frank Gehry masterpiece... 

...Nicolas Ghesqui√®re unveiled his LV ss'15 collection - one part folky, floaty Parisian girl, a heavy dash of Edie Sedgwick and a whole heap of futuristic sparkle.  

All of which left us breathlessly bravoing and working out how we can adopt even a little of the Louis Vuitton girl's cool come spring...

And that's your lot for another week!

Lots of love
The Mice

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