As a kid who moved from Hong Kong to Canada at a young age, I practically lived for my summer breaks back home. The heat, the sun, the humidity—Hongkongers complain so much about summer but I’ve always just loved the vibe. Join me with a glass of something icy by the pool as I gaze back at my best summer memories and what is coming up this year. I am so excited for my favourite season in Hong Kong.
The Hotel Kid
The Hong Kong Hilton was my home during my teenage summer holidays. It was the most glamorous hotel in Hong Kong and, as I roamed the hotel all on my own, I’d feel like Eloise, the classic children’s book character who lived on the top floor of a New York City hotel. The Hilton had it all: from Cat Street, the 24-hour coffee shop that was the place for celebrity sightings and people watching, to the top-floor nightclub Eagle’s Nest, where I had birthday dinners with my friends. It was the most incredible place to call home in the Eighties.