Sanrio x 7-Eleven promotion in Hong Kong!

Chinese New Year is coming soon, so there are many stores and shops offering related products and promotions in Hong Kong!  There will be much merrymaking and celebration in February… we know for sure this will not be the last post we write about this special time of year!

You already know kawaii characters make lots of appearances around here, and we just found them again in a promotion by 7-Eleven and Sanrio!  The store offers an amazingly cute set of ceramic trays with flower-shaped bowls for redemption, featuring your favourite Sanrio characters like Hello Kitty, Pompompurin, My Melody, Little Twin Stars etc.

We think they would certainly look great anywhere, don’t you agree?  Take a look at the beautiful pictures taken from the All About Hong Kong facebook page, and let us know which of the bowls you like best!

The beautiful bowl set with Sanrio characters!

The beautiful bowl set with Sanrio characters!

Wow! It's very pretty!

Wow! It’s very pretty!

These would be a great addition for the kitchen!

These would be a great addition for the kitchen!

The colors are gorgeous!

The colors are gorgeous!

We really want to get these!

We really want to get these!

Beautiful in blue!

Beautiful in blue!

These Sanrio characters are super cute!

These Sanrio characters are super cute!

Sanrio x 7-Eleven promotion in Hong Kong! 8

Sanrio x 7-Eleven promotion in Hong Kong! 8

A super cute greeting from Hello Kitty!

We just thought our Hello Kitty fans would undoubtedly enjoy a few great pictures of their favourite cute cat, during some of her many stellar apparitions around Hong Kong!  So here you go, a lovely group of photos featuring the most famous Sanrio cat! 🙂  The images below are taken from the All About Hong Kong Facebook page.

In most of the photos, our kawaii heroine is in the limelight, whether greeting visitors to the CRECRA arts & crafts fair, posing at the Hello Kitty themed Fashion Walk display, admiring all those sparkling Hello Kitty inspired bags, or as the figurehead of a gorgeous poster design for a local brand promotion.  The last picture features a beautiful postcard-like design with Hello Kitty in a vintage Hong Kong style.

Do you like them?  Have you got a favourite Hello Kitty picture, or is it just too difficult to choose only one?  Do tell us all about it!

Hello Kitty says hi!

Hello Kitty says hi!

Isn't this bow to big to wear?

Isn’t this bow too big to wear?

A hug from Hello Kitty!

A hug from Hello Kitty!

A stylish bag!

A stylish bag!

A beautiful design

A beautiful design

How cute is this?

How cute is this?

Adorable dim sum for fans of kawaii food!

Look at the amazingly cute pictures of dim sum in the shape of animals and others, we found on the Internet!  There are even pictures with dim sum that look like Miffy, Gudetama and Disney characters. Do you like them?

Some of these artistic food creations belong to diverse restaurants and eateries found around Hong Kong, and the images here are taken from the All About Hong Kong’s Facebook and Instagram pages.  Others we found on Pinterest, and clearly show kawaii animals themed food is a world trend!

Dim sum is a style of Chinese food that comes mainly from Cantonese cuisine.  It generally consists of several different dishes, served in small bite-size portions, on plates and bamboo steamer baskets.  Foods are fried, steamed, roasted etc., and usually taken with tea.  It is the perfect way to try an assortment of dishes, while sharing them with your fellow diners!

Festive dim sum on weekends with family and friends is a great tradition here, especially for breakfast or lunch.  However, you can always enjoy these delicious foods, as some varieties are readily available on street stalls and groceries.  Have you ever tried or made dim sum yourself? Check out our many bento accessories that you can use to get started on your own food art!

How cute! Which design here do you like best?

How cute! Which design here do you like best?

What unique dim sum!

What unique dim sum!

Adorable Disney designs!

Adorable Disney designs!

It's Miffy dim sum! This image and the ones above were courtesy of All About Hong Kong's Facebook and Instagram pages

It’s Miffy dim sum! This image and the ones above were courtesy of All About Hong Kong’s Facebook and Instagram pages

Check out these awesome Gudetama designs! ( photo by modgam.com )

Check out these awesome Gudetama designs! ( photo by modgam.com )

Wow! How detailed! ( photo by bakingintotheether.wordpress.com )

Wow! How detailed! ( photo by bakingintotheether.wordpress.com )

What cool penguins! Photo from Pinterest

What cool penguins! Photo from Pinterest

bear flower music note heart seaweed Bento food cutters

bear flower music note heart seaweed Bento food cutters

heart shaped Bento sandwich food cutter mold

heart shaped Bento sandwich food cutter mold

cute cat animal sweets mold from Japan

cute cat animal sweets mold from Japan

cute blue train food stamp from Japan

cute blue train food stamp from Japan

cute heart shape food mold cake mold with cover

cute heart shape food mold cake mold with cover

Amazing Christmas crochet decorations in Hong Kong!

Look what we just found!  Crochet artists from La Belle Epoque have decorated a long strip of street around Fashion Walk in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, with their kawaii creatures creations!  What a wonderful way to celebrate the season!

There are many cute, colourful animals, including a reindeer and snowmen, wearing Christmas hats, carrying presents and Christmas stockings.

This type of arts & crafts installation, known as yarn bombing or graffiti knitting, and has been around for a while, and examples can be seen in many cities all over the world.  However, this awesome crochet animal display reminds us too of the amigurumi, the Japanese trend of crocheting beautiful kawaii animals and mini items.  Are you into any DIY hobbies?

The great images included below are taken from the All About Hong Kong Facebook page.  Check out the pictures, and let us know which ones you like best!

These Christmas critters are kawaii!

These Christmas critters are kawaii!

This little pup has a present in its paws!

This little pup has a present in its paws!

What do you think of this little crochet poodle?

What do you think of this little crochet poodle?

This adorable pug can't wait to see what's in its stocking!

This adorable pug can’t wait to see what’s in its stocking!

Kitty is ready for the Xmas season!

Kitty is ready for the Xmas season!

How adorable!

How adorable!

Do you like to crochet?

Do you like to crochet?

This kitty is wearing a top hat!

This kitty is wearing a top hat!

This is too cute!

This is too cute!

This reindeer is prepared for Xmas!

This reindeer is prepared for Xmas!

Santa knows it's time to get the presents ready!

Santa knows it’s time to get the presents ready!

What an adorable snowman! All pictures in this blog post are courtesy of the All About Hong Kong Facebook page.

What an adorable snowman! All pictures in this blog post are courtesy of the All About Hong Kong Facebook page.

Kawaii Christmas decorations at Hong Kong malls

There is no end to creative Christmas decorations, as anyone can see from the very diverse displays appearing all throughout Hong Kong these days!  They go from the most traditional to the weirdly fun, but all convey the usual festive season message, to celebrate and be merry with our loved ones!

Here we show you some images of more Christmas installations found in city malls, like the British-themed one at Citygate Outlets, or the decorations at LCX in Harbour City, populated by lots of sweet plush penguins who just arrived from Japan! 

The night pictures of the Alice-themed decorations and lights at New Town Plaza are just beautiful, too!  They have suitably called their display “Alice’s Adventure in Starlight Garden”.  All photos are taken from the All About Hong Kong Facebook page.

As you see, most Christmas displays here do have a kawaii feel about them.  Which of these do you like best?  Why?  Let us know!

What a lovely display!

What a lovely display!

We love the message here!

We love the message here!

These penguins are ready for Xmas!

These penguins are ready for Xmas!

How kawaii!

How kawaii!

This is STUNNING!

This is STUNNING!

This is a great place to take photos!

This is a great place to take photos!

Isn't this just gorgeous? All photos in this blog post are courtesy of All About Hong Kong's Facebook page

Isn’t this just gorgeous? All photos in this blog post are courtesy of All About Hong Kong’s Facebook page

Hong Kong shines under golden Christmas lights!

Christmas lights keep popping up everywhere around the city, here in Hong Kong!  We came across the beautiful display at Starstreet Precinct, in Wan Chai, and just had to share it with you! 

Of course, there are huge beaming Christmas trees, and gorgeous large hangings made of a zillion tiny lights… but this time, the cutest reindeers made of gold-color lit wiring are the highlight of the installation! 

Golden decorations, objects, lights etc., give a luxurious and warm look to any scenery, and sparkle like none other. After all, gold has always been considered the king of metals.

Take a look at the pictures below, which include an image of the golden lights adorning the Peninsula Hotel, too.  We found them on the All About Hong Kong Facebook page.  Which ones do you like best?  Let us know!

Majestic reindeer!

Majestic reindeer!

We are mesmerized by this display!

We are mesmerized by this display!

Isn't this installation super creative?

Isn’t this installation super creative?

How festive and magical!

How festive and magical!

The beautiful display from a different angle

The beautiful display from a different angle

The gorgeous display at the Peninsual Hotel. All photos in this blog post are courtesy of the All About Hong Kong Facebook page.

The gorgeous display at the Peninsual Hotel. All photos in this blog post are courtesy of the All About Hong Kong Facebook page.

It’s a Pokemon Christmas here in Hong Kong!

If you’re a fan of the kawaii Pokemon crew, then you’ll definitely want to check out some fun Christmas displays featuring Pikachu and other characters! These super awesome displays, which includes a big inflatable Pikachu, are on show at The Whampoa. There you’ll see gorgeous Christmas trees, different Pokemon characters donned in Christmas apparel, and more. Pokemon characters can be found all around the area, from inside shopping malls to outdoors as well! Take a look at some of the photos we were able to snap.

Who’s your favorite Pokemon character? Which picture here do you like best? Let us know!

A Pokemon stage set and display in a shopping mall

A Pokemon stage set and display in a shopping mall

How kawaii!

How kawaii!

It's a Pikachu Christmas tree!

It’s a Pikachu Christmas tree!

Wow! Stunning!

Wow! Stunning!

What a cute character display

What a cute character display

Isn't this so pretty?

Isn’t this so pretty?

Another fun display!

Another fun display!

It's a giant Pikachu!

It’s a giant Pikachu!

Smaller Pikachu waving!

Smaller Pikachu waving!

What a colorful Christmas display

What a colorful Christmas display

More adorable outdoor Pickahu displays!

More adorable outdoor Pickahu displays!

 

The cutest monsters have just arrived in Hong Kong for Christmas!

All around the world, special foods are one of the highlights at Christmas time: elaborate desserts and sweets usually find their way to almost any store, shopping basket and kitchen cupboard.  Those with a sweet tooth are surely looking forward to the start of this Christmas season, and eating to their heart’s content.

Have you ever wondered about those special chocolates and candy that look too perfect and tiny, and taste almost too good to be man-made?  Well, we have come upon a funny troupe of kawaii monster patissiers at Landmark Hong Kong, which may well be the magical creators of those wonderful treats!

This animated display called Cocoa Monsters, clearly inspired by the popular singing monsters game, come alive every 30 minutes: the monsters sing and dance while making delicious chocolates!  Check out the great pictures shared on the All About Hong Kong Facebook page about this wonderfully cute Christmas attraction.  Also, there is a short video available on the Landmark website that you should not miss if you love these kawaii monsters!

Have you got a favourite Christmas treat?  Tell us all about it!

What a colorful display!

What a colorful display!

It's stunning and super elaborate!

It’s stunning and super elaborate!

These monsters seem relaxed!

These monsters seem relaxed!

And these monsters look like they're busy!

And these monsters look like they’re busy!

Look at the treats they're making!

Look at the treats they’re making!

We really want some chocolate now!

We really want some chocolate now!

Wow! This display is so detailed!

Wow! This display is so detailed!

How beautiful is this? All photos in this post are courtesy of the All About Hong Kong Facebook page

How beautiful is this? All photos in this post are courtesy of the All About Hong Kong Facebook page

Christmas lights up Hong Kong!

This city is famous for its street lights, and ever since mid-November Christmas decorations have made it even brighter!  In the images below, courtesy of the All About Hong Kong Facebook page, you can see some of the beautiful Xmas lights that have recently been set up along many streets of Hong Kong.

One of the decorations is of stunning golden angels on display in Lee Tung Avenue.  Also, check out some of the funny and kawaii lights with flowers, piggies and other cute characters that can now be seen in Tsim Sha Tsui East!

On the harbor area, a huge shiny Christmas tree nearly 20 meters tall has been built, and behind it there is the world’s largest video kaleidoscope.  If you do not know what that may be, just take a look at the picture where Santa himself came to try it!

Which Xmas decorations do you like best? Are street lights one of your favorites? Let us know!

Light on WIng On Plaza

Lights on at Wing On Plaza

Mesmerizing!

Mesmerizing!

How kawaii are these designs?

How kawaii are these designs?

We love these decorations!

We love these decorations!

Everyone is ready for Xmas!

Everyone is ready for Xmas!

Santa trying out the kaleidoscope!

Santa trying out the kaleidoscope!

This is stunning!!

This is stunning!!

What a gorgeous display! (This photo and the angel photo above were taken by @gnitmiy on Instagram)

What a gorgeous display! (This photo and the angel photo above were taken by @gnitmiy on Instagram)

Disney Tsum Tsum Christmas has arrived in Langham Place!

We know many of you are great fans of Disney characters, and you will certainly enjoy these pictures of the Disney Tsum Tsum Christmas Market display at Langham Place in Hong Kong! 

As seen in the images we got from the All About Hong Kong Facebook page, it includes a Tsum Tsum Xmas tree, a train station, a mini tunnel of lights and the entrance to a Christmas Market.

As the whole city warms to the coming of the season, many hotels, malls, stores, landmarks and other famous Hong Kong locations vie for attention, setting up elaborate Christmas-themed displays.  Xmas lights are a prominent item for sure, but so are kawaii decorations!

And the Disney Tsum Tsum characters are still all the rage:  we learned that the Hong Kong subway, the MTR, will be selling Tsum Tsum Souvenir Ticket Sets this Christmas, including a ticket holder and the cutest pullback train: take a look at those in the pictures below!

Wow! What a colorful display!

Wow! What a colorful display!

Which character on this Tsum Tsum tree is your favorite?

Which character on this Tsum Tsum tree is your favorite?

What do you like best about this display?

What do you like best about this display?

This is a fantastic spot to take photos!

This is a fantastic spot to take photos!

Check out these decorations!

Check out these decorations!

These characters are so kawaii!

These characters are so kawaii!

We made it to the train station just in time!

We made it to the train station just in time!

Look at these kawaii ticket and toy train designs! All images in this post are courtesy of the All About Hong Kong Facebook page

Look at these kawaii ticket and toy train designs! All images in this post are courtesy of the All About Hong Kong Facebook page