Fun Latte Art with cartoon characters in Hong Kong’s Cafe R&C

In Hong Kong’s district Causeway Bay you can visit a restaurant and request your own cartoon character on your coffee. Cafe R&C draws any cartoon character on your coffee that you request and also writes your name next to it. What a fun idea! We found many cool pictures on the U-Travel Blog with latte art with Japanese characters like Minna No TaboPom Pom Purin and Doraemon but we also saw pictures with designs from Monsters University. You can even watch how the character is drawn onto your coffee based on a picture. What character would you choose?

Fun latte art in Hong Kong's cafe R&C, picture from U-Travel Blog

Fun latte art in Hong Kong’s cafe R&C, picture from U-Travel Blog

You can request any cartoon character you want, picture from U-Travel Blog

You can request any cartoon character you want, picture from U-Travel Blog

Minna No Tabo latte, picture from U-Travel Blog

Minna No Tabo latte, picture from U-Travel Blog

Beside the cartoon character your name is also written on the coffee , picture from U-Travel Blog

Beside the cartoon character your name is also written on the coffee, picture from U-Travel Blog

Pom Pom Purin latte with customer name, picture from U-Travel Blog

Pom Pom Purin latte with customer name, picture from U-Travel Blog

Super cool Monsters University and Toy Story lattes, picture from Cafe R&C Facebook page

Super cool Monsters University and Toy Story lattes, picture from Cafe R&C Facebook page

Cafe R&C in Hong Kong's dirstrict Causeway Bay, picture from U-Travel Blog

Cafe R&C in Hong Kong’s district Causeway Bay, picture from U-Travel Blog

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards part 1

Yahoo Hong Kong started a fun cooperation with Sanrio to celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary. Between October 27th and November 22nd they released 2 Hello Kitty postcards daily which you could send as e-cards to friends and family. There is one design for each year from 1974 to 2014. We tried to collect as many as possible and show you the first part of the cards today. Don’t they look super cute?

An overview of all the Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards with the release dates

An overview of all the Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards with the release dates

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1978

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1978

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1979

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1979

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1980

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1980

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1981

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1981

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1982

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1982

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1983

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1983

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1984

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1984

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1985

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1985

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1986

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1986

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1987

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1987

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1988

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1988

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1989

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1989

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1990

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1990

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1991

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1991

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1992

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1992

Pinklloween Halloween spider in Hong Kong

If you’re afraid of spiders you might not like this installation. Throughout the whole month of October you could visit gigantic hot pink spiders in Miramar Shopping Centre and Mira Mall in Hong Kong. They are part of Pinklloween and not only build up the anticipation for Halloween but also raise awareness to breast cancer, as October is breast cancer awareness month. And let’s be honest – they don’t look that scary. Do you like them?

gigantic Pinklloween Halloween spider in Miramar Shopping Centre in Hong Kong

gigantic Pinklloween Halloween spider in Miramar Shopping Centre in Hong Kong

This smaller Pinkloween spider can be found in Mira Mall

This smaller Pinkloween spider can be found in Mira Mall

Little Twin Stars Pop-up Cafe in Hong Kong

Just a couple of weeks ago you could visit the cute My Melody & Kuromi Pop-up Cafe in Hong Kong’s shopping mall Langham Place. Now the Sanrio Star Dining campaign puts the Little Twin Stars in the spotlight. The 100 Bites Cafe was transformed into the Little Twin Stars Pop-up Cafe and will keep the theme until October 31st. The decoration of the cafe interior as well as the special food in Little Twin Stars style look super kawaii.

Little Twin Stars photo op in Langham Place, photo from Langham place

Little Twin Stars photo op in Langham Place, photo from Langham Place

The Little Twin Stars pop-up cafe will be open until October 31st 2014, photo from Langham place

The Little Twin Stars pop-up cafe will be open until October 31st 2014, photo from Langham Place

Cafe 100 Bites in Langham place was transformed into the Little Twin Stars pop-up cafe, photo from Langham place

Cafe 100 Bites in Langham Place was transformed into the Little Twin Stars Pop-up Cafe, photo from Langham Place

So many cute details, photo from Langham place

So many cute details, photo from Langham Place

Adorable Little Twin Stars coffee, photo from Langham place

Adorable Little Twin Stars coffee, photo from Langham Place

Little Twin Stars main dish, photo from Langham place

Little Twin Stars main dish, photo from Langham Place

Adorable Little Twin Stars star shaped dessert, photo from Langham place

Adorable Little Twin Stars star shaped dessert, photo from Langham Place

Little Twin Stars waffle and ice cream, photo from Langham place

Little Twin Stars waffles and ice cream, photo from Langham Place

Mid-Autumn Festival toy lanterns in Hong Kong

Mid-Autumn Festival is already over, but we haven’t shown you all our pictures yet. And as the mid-autumn lanterns in Hong Kong are always so pretty and colorful – it would be a shame not to show them. This year’s theme of the main lantern display in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park was childhood memory toys.

train lantern

train lantern

teddy bear lantern

teddy bear lantern

space gun lantern

space gun lantern

fishing game lantern

fishing game lantern

gameboy lantern

gameboy lantern

bunny lantern

bunny lantern

robot lantern

robot lantern

toy block lantern installation

toy block lantern installation

Dragon Dance lantern

Dragon Dance lantern

Geisha lanterns

Geisha lanterns

unicorn lantern

unicorn lantern

mushroom lanterns

mushroom lanterns

fish lanterns

fish lantern

panda lantern

panda lantern

World in Colours Mid-Autumn Lanterns in Hong Kong

It’s time for lanterns and mooncakes again. The Mid-Autumn Festival is coming up in Hong Kong and you can find beautiful lantern installations throughout the city. We already visited the World in Colours display in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza in Tsim Sha Tsui. The lanterns show people from all around the world. Even though it is quite stereotypical and sometimes also political incorrect the lanterns still look pretty.

Cute elephant lantern

Cute elephant lantern

Russian woman lantern

Russian woman lantern

Indian lantern with tipee

Indian lantern with teepee

Dutch woman lantern

Dutch woman lantern

Brazilian man lantern with soccer ball

Brazilian man lantern with soccer ball

Cowboy lantern

Cowboy lantern

Eskimo lantern

Eskimo lantern

very political incorrect African man lantern

very political incorrect African man lantern

Scottish man lantern

Scottish man lantern

Penguin lanterns

Penguin lanterns

Giraffe and zebra lanterns

Giraffe and zebra lanterns

Beautiful Lantern carnival in Tsim Sha Tsui

Beautiful Lantern carnival in Tsim Sha Tsui

Chinese Female Costume Lantern

Chinese Female Costume Lantern

Chinese Male Costume Lantern

Chinese Male Costume Lantern

K-Club Hello Kitty X Giordano collection in Hong Kong

After launching the Play 4 Keeps Hello Kitty X Giordano collection a couple of weeks ago, Giordano currently offers another Hello Kitty collection in Hong Kong stores to celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary. The K-Club Hello Kitty X Giordano collection is all about casual tees, shorts and dresses in a cool denim style.

K-Club Hello Kitty X Giordano window decoration in Hong Kong

K-Club Hello Kitty X Giordano window decoration in Hong Kong

The super cute denim-inspired Hello Kitty collection

The super cute denim-inspired Hello Kitty collection

Many different shirt designs for men and women are available

Many different shirt designs for men and women are available

Isn't the white women's shirt adorable?

Isn’t the white women’s shirt adorable?

Hello Kitty dungarees women's shirt

Hello Kitty dungarees women’s shirt

Hello Kitty denim men's shirt

Hello Kitty denim men’s shirt

Adoarble Hello Kitty tank top with bow application

Adoarble Hello Kitty tank top with bow application

Hello Kitty denim dress

Hello Kitty denim dress

Hello Kitty shorts for men

Hello Kitty shorts for men

Hello Kitty polka dot hoodie

Hello Kitty polka dot hoodie

Hello Kitty dungarees men's shirt

Hello Kitty dungarees men’s shirt

Hello Kitty Mid-Autumn Festival Macarons in Hong Kong

We already blogged about the cute Hello Kitty Le petit Cafe in Hong Kong’s department store SOGO. As Mid-Autumn Festival is coming up you can now pre-order the limited edition Hello Kitty Mid-Autumn Festival Macarons. It’s a set with 9 different flavors and designs especially made for that holiday.

The set costs 268HKD. Currently you can pre-order it and receive a voucher, between September 1st and September 8th you can pick up the set with your voucher. Isn’t it super cute?

The Special Hello Kitty Mid-Autumn Festival Macaron edition available in Le Petit Cafe in Hong Kong 1

The Special Hello Kitty Mid-Autumn Festival Macaron edition available in Le Petit Cafe in Hong Kong

There is a set with 9 different Hello Kitty designs and flavours

The sets contains 9 different Hello Kitty designs and flavours

You can now buy a voucher for the set which you can pick up between September 1st and 8th

You can now buy a voucher for the set which you can pick up between September 1st and 8th

Play 4 Keeps Hello Kitty X Giordano collection in Hong Kong

Hong Kong based retailer Giordano teamed up with Sanrio and released the collection Play 4 Keeps Hello Kitty X Giordano. It’s a sports collection but can also be worn as casual apparel. There are lots of T-Shirts, crop tops and light jackets that are perfect for working out. So it’s no surprise that Stephanie Au and Ng Ka Fung – two Hong Kong athletes – are involved in the advertising campaign.

There are also Pop-up stores in Hong Kong that are dedicated to this collection. How do you like it? We really love the simple but classic Hello Kitty designs.

Hong Kong athletes Stephanie Au and Ng Ka Fung advertise for Play 4 Keeps Hello Kitty X Giordano

Hong Kong athletes Stephanie Au and Ng Ka Fung advertise for Play 4 Keeps Hello Kitty X Giordano

Sporty Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel T-Shirt

Sporty Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel T-Shirt

white Hello Kitty T-Shirt

white Hello Kitty T-Shirt

More abstract Hello Kitty shirt

Abstract Hello Kitty shirt

Classic black design

Classic black design

simple design on a crop top

simple design on a crop top

Pop-up store in Hong Kong for the collection

Pop-up store in Hong Kong for the collection

more details of the Pop-up store

more details of the Pop-up store

1600 Pandas World Tour in Hong Kong

In the last weeks 1600 pandas invaded Hong Kong. They are part of the 1600 panda world tour, that was launched in 2008 by the WWF. There are only 1600 pandas left in the wild, which is why French artist Paulo Grangeon made exactly that number of pandas from paper mache. His pandas have been on quite a tour already, there were exhibitions in France, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Taiwan. Between June 9th and July 17th the cute animals can be found at various locations in Hong Kong. They already “visited” 10 important landmarks like the Clock Tower, the Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront, the Big Buddha, Ocean Park, they rode the famous Star Ferry and the Hong Kong tram and lots more. Currently they can be found at PMQ in an exhibition.

Aren’t these pictures amazing? They can all be found on the 1600 panda Facebook site.

1600 Pandas on the streets of Hong Kong

1600 Pandas on the streets of Hong Kong

1600 Pandas arriving in Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific - a Hong Kong based airline

1600 Pandas arriving in Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific – a Hong Kong based airline

1600 Pandas at the Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui

1600 Pandas at the Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui

1600 Pandas at the Tsim Sha Tsui harboufront

1600 Pandas at the Tsim Sha Tsui harbourfront

1600 Pandas taking the famous Star Ferry

1600 Pandas taking the famous Star Ferry

1600 Pandas inside Star Ferry

1600 Pandas inside Star Ferry

1600 Pandas taking the Hong Kong tram

1600 Pandas taking the Hong Kong tram

1600 Pandas in front of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

1600 Pandas in front of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

1600 Pandas at the Tian Tan Buddha

1600 Pandas at the Tian Tan Buddha

1600 Pandas climbing up the stairs to the Big Buddha

1600 Pandas climbing up the stairs to the Big Buddha

1600 Pandas at Mai Po Nature Reserve

1600 Pandas at Mai Po Nature Reserve

1600 Pandas with a real panda at Ocean Park Hong Kong

1600 Pandas with a real panda at Ocean Park Hong Kong

1600 Pandas World Tour in Hong Kong

1600 Pandas World Tour in Hong Kong