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Journal posted on 02nd November 2013 by Elizabeth

We are opening a multi brand shop curated by fashion designer Elizabeth Lau in Hong Kong this March 2014 – selling womenswear and lifestyle gifts from the UK, USA, France, Italy and Australia. Many of our brands will be exclusive to us in Hong Kong.

The shop will be amongst the galleries, restaurants and boutiques of historical Hollywood Road in Central.

We are very selective in our choice of brands and will be continuously expanding our brand portfolio. We will be promoting our brands through a series of press and PR launches as well as events.

Job Description:
• Retail shop sales
• Process online shop orders
• Monitor daily operation, merchandise & storage
• Smooth running of the shop & online shop operation
• Handle shop & online shop customers’ enquiries

Requirements:
• Form 7 or above; degree/diploma holder is preferred
• Previous working experience in retail sales is a must
• Friendly, positive attitude & common sense is required
• Excellent customer service
• Good spoken & written English & Cantonese – Mandarin is a plus

Benefits:
• We offer training & promising career opportunities
• On the job training
• Flexible working hours
• Performance bonus
• Commission
• Staff discount

To apply for a role, please send your resume with current salary, expected salary and availability to info@elizabethlau.com
Applications without current and expected salary will not be considered.

Applications will be treated in strict confidence.
Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purpose only.

Journal posted on 03rd July 2013 by Elizabeth

Think of LA and the famous Hollywood sign, celebrities, movie studios, Beverly Hills, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and awful freeway traffic are amongst the things that come to mind. For me personally, I would now add their houses to the list because LA has some of the most varied, beautiful and interesting houses ever.

As Hubby and I explored the Venice Canals neighbourhood on bike, it almost became a routine to stop every 2 minutes to admire, coo over and photograph the houses. No 2 houses were the same – there were Spanish hacienda style homes, art deco style sanctuaries, picture pretty “Little House On The Prairie” style homes, mock Tudor towers and Hobbit-esque cottages.

Don’t get me started on the abundance of orange and lemon trees that seemed to spring effortlessly from the sidewalks and front gardens…Glorious!

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The sunshine and blue skies provided the perfect lighting to show off these houses…

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Journal posted on 25th June 2013 by Elizabeth

We visited California back in August 2012 and said we’d be back. Lo and behold, we returned quickly to get a much needed dose of the Los Angeles sunshine and blue skies. This time, we opted to rent a bungalow instead of staying in a hotel. Cactus Flower is a desert-style luxury retreat in Venice Beach. Eight blocks from the beach and a bike ride to Santa Monica, this fully solar powered, zero carbon house with a 1950s Modernist flavour was the perfect dream house for our LA stay.

Isn’t it gorgeous?

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You could say I’ve gone cactus crazy…

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I guess this beautiful house unleashed and inspired my inner domestic goddess. The beautiful kitchen and abundance of local organic produce made cooking a delight. (Tip to LA visitors hoping for a spot of celeb spotting – forget the Hollywood bus tours…go to Wholefoods!)

Ingredients for grilled king oyster mushrooms starter inspired by LA restaurant hot spot Gjelina:
- 2 King oyster mushrooms
- Orange zest
- Butter
- Sea salt
- Coarse black pepper

Ingredients for clams on pasta:
- Cherrystone & Manila clams, washed
- Linguine (we used pumpkin fettuccini)
- Chorizo, diced
- 1 Onion, diced
- 2 Garlic cloves
- Parsley (we improvised with a tiny sprig of rosemary from the garden)
- White wine

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Grilled king oyster mushrooms starter recipe
1) Slice the mushrooms lengthwise into approximately 2cm width steaks
2) Heat your pan & a knob of butter
3) Place the mushroom steaks onto your hot pan, and brown on both sides
4) Add a table spoon of orange zest and flavour with coarsely ground sea salt and pepper

Voila…simple and delicious!

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Clams on pasta recipe
1) Heat your pan & a knob of butter
2) Brown the garlic, diced onion and chorizo
3) Add the clams and stir
4) Cook the pasta in a separate pan of boiling water, drain and separate into portions
5) Add a splash or 3 of white wine to the clams
6) Add your herbs and flavour with coarsely ground sea salt and pepper
7) The clams are ready when the shells open.

Dish on top of the pasta and enjoy…

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Journal posted on 16th April 2013 by Elizabeth

Introducing Amber and Nisha of The Broken Hearts – dynamic DJ duo and all-round nail art connoisseurs!

I’m a big fan of these sassy girls and Amber and Nisha have been incredibly kind and supportive. They even modelled for us before!

Today they take a look around the Fashion and Textile Museum to look at how art, style and music have interacted throughout history. Plus, they get a Barry M Broken Hearts-inspired manicure to boot…

Amber and Nisha are wearing our Bow Bells hand beaded bow dress.

Journal posted on 28th March 2013 by Elizabeth

For me, Chinese New Year has always been spent in London; the highlight of which was receiving lucky red packets of money and the preparation and eating of auspicious foods. This year, I spent most of Chinese New Year in Hong Kong and experienced more of this colourful celebration. Mini orange trees lined doorways and streets, and red lucky charms adorned businesses and homes.

We visited the village of Lam Tsuen, famous for its wishing tree. Every Chinese New Year, people flock to this village to write their wishes on joss paper tied to a clementine, which is then thrown onto the branches of a banyan tree.

To protect the tree from getting damaged, people can also wrap their joss paper around wooden racks…

…or tie to bamboo poles at “The Wishing Corridor”…

A wish card and plastic clementine (so as not to damage the tree) can be bought for HK$20 (about £1.60). The wish card has a selection of wishes to tick ranging from “I hope to receive a fortune”, “May I come first in examinations”, “May I be youthful and beautiful” to “May I have a happy family” and “May we have world peace”. Hubby and I bought one each; I tied mine to The Wishing Corridor and Hubby threw his onto the tree.

They say the higher your wish is in the tree, the closer to heaven and more likely to come true. Hubby didn’t do too badly…LOOK!

Elizabeth wears: blouse, Tokyo; denim dungarees, Uniqlo; sunnies, Linda Farrow Luxe; scarf worn in hair, vintage Bill Blass; shoes, Opening Ceremony.

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