Thursday, December 3, 2015

Madam Guo Shuzhen

Laura Sun caught up with Madam Guo of the Beijing Conservatory who performed at the Chan Centre in Vancouver Canada   

Friday, November 27, 2015


Awesome Autumn in Kyoto

Photos by 太太 Swee Lynn

"Autumn at its prettiest"

"In splendid yellow"

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Pork Belly

Perfect Food Wine Pairing 

太太 Ivy's suggestion on food pairing: Graham's 20 Years Tawny Port with pork belly braised with dried wild mushroom (Imbricated hydnum) and mild chili (虎掌菌扣王花腩). 


Ultra Luxe London Expands Globally

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


I can see our parents doing this in their twilight years
Photos courtesy of Annette Wertman, Chair yoga instructor

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Crossing Cultures

Bon Jovi Nails It!

Clearly not easy, but so impressive to watch Bon Jovi sing the classic Chinese romantic song "Yue Liang Dai Biao Wo De Xin" (The Moon Represents My Heart) for Valentine's Day in China.

Saturday, August 8, 2015


Friday Evening at Coal Harbour

Video by Tom Su

What an evening!   Collage by Hello! TaiTai

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Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra performance with Maestro Ken Hsieh conducting.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Maggie Cheung

Maggie Cheung Man-yuk, one of the greatest actresses from Hong Kong and probably the Chinese-speaking world.

Kronos Quartet

‘There Aren’t Enough Musicians In The World’

For more than 40 years, San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet—David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola), and Sunny Yang (cello)—has combined a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually re-imagining the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the world’s most celebrated and influential ensembles, performing thousands of concerts, releasing more than 50 recordings, collaborating with an eclectic mix of composers and performers, and commissioning over 850 works and arrangements for string quartet. A Grammy winner, Kronos also received the Polar Music Prize and the Avery Fisher Prize. The non-profit Kronos Performing Arts Association (KPAA) manages all aspects of Kronos’ work, including the commissioning of new works, concert tours and home-season performances, education programs, and its new presenting program KRONOS PRESENTS. In 2015 KPAA launched a new 5-year commissioning and education initiative, Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, which will commission 50 new works (5 by women and 5 by men each year) designed to train students and emerging professionals, and be distributed online for free.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Beverly Clark

At her Bayshore residence

Global traveller Beverly Clark hosted another party  over the holdiays at her penthouse in Vancouver.  Here with noted financial pundit, Leon Tuey.  Picture by Malcolm Parry.

Beverly's son Teddy Ip Jr. is principal of Status Grand Prix, carrying on his father - Macau Formula One passion. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015


With the pianist Yuja Wang

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Yuja Wang performing Bartók's Piano Concerto No. 2 with San Francisco Symphony conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas   >> BBC Proms online till Sept 30, 2015   

Friday, June 19, 2015

Chinese Billionaires

"Face is the currency of forward advancement..."  -  J. Walter Thompson China head

China Rich Girlfriend


By the author Janice Y.K. Lee

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Author of New York Times best seller The Piano Teacher.   Her new book The Expatriates will be launched in 2016.

Carina Lau

Launches Her Own Wine

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Royal Ascott


The pinnacle of thoroughbred racing season in Britain established as a tradition since 1711.           Sir David Tang was there this year, as was Hong Kong movie star Carina Lau.
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Monday, June 1, 2015

Sharie Ross Tse

Sharie Ross on the cover of this month's Tatler in Hong Kong - Superwoman!   >> MORE


Thursday, May 28, 2015


Outreach with Asians

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Yo-Yo Ma

YoYo Ma playing Six Cello Suites by Bach, live from Royal Albert Hall on September 5, 2015, courtesy of BBC Proms  >>

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