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A bite to eat

23/24 Sandport Pl, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH6 6EW • Visit http://www.roseleaf.co.uk


We head to the super kitsch Roseleaf bar cafe in Edinburgh's Leith area to learn how-to make a super hearty ham hock terrine and super simple hot smoked salmon pate:


How did you get started?

Opened the doors on Friday the 13th of July 2007 By the wife and I (Lyn & Jonny Kane).

Where are you located?

In the heart of the Shore area, address on email signature

What are your specialities?

Mad Hatters T-Parties, Pot-Tails, fresh juices & a menu that is completely made from scratch using sustainable & seasonal produce as much as we can. In addition we still serve 35ml measures of booze & have a muckle selection of quality beverages :)

What's your personal favorite thing on the menu?

It was Mac n Cheese (not on the menu at the mo) as is my all time favourite dish:) Currently i'd say our steak as for £15 its the bestestest one in town:) Although loving the Kedgereedoo, Big Yin brekkie & fave pud is the Pilrig Palava - our take on an Eton Mess

What's on the stereo?

We mainly use Spotify radio and artists we love are Arthur Lyman & Ernest Ranglin although we are always after recommendations:)

Where else should we visit in your area?

Water of Leith Bistro

Do you host any special events?

We embrace national days of our staff & recommendations from customers. We then try a dish or two on our Specials Menu & also the staff get to name a dish on their birthdays.

Is there anything else you'd like us to know?


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23/24 Sandport Pl, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH6 6EW • Visit http://www.roseleaf.co.uk

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Kristi P. By Kristi P.


Outfit Details

  • Jersey knit dress - Exhileration (Target), thrifted via Goodwill
  • Brown sandal heels - Target
  • Teal elastic & tan leather belt - Old Navy
  • Mint & gold braided chain necklace - Forever 21
  • Gold belt bangle bracelet - ModCloth
  • Neon pink stud earrings - H&M
  • Neon pink aviator sunnies - Target (Dollar Spot)

Dress To Skirt Refashion

Recreate the look with Kristi's dress to skirt tutorial:

How would you describe your style?

I would say my style is very simple and classic, but fun!

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

Oh gosh, this is a tough one… I don’t think I could possibly pick one favorite piece of clothing, but I will say that I probably wear jeans more than anything else, so I guess it would be a tie between my dark wash skinnies, or one of my favorite dresses, because dresses are just so fun to wear!

Who are your style icons?

One of my all-time favorite actresses and style icons has always been Audrey Hepburn. She is absolutely gorgeous and her simple, classic style is forever timeless. I also look up to Drew Barrymore because she has always dressed for herself and no one else; even if she’s made some interesting fashion choices over the years, her carefree, boho style is something I admire. Ooh, and of course I love Zooey Deschanel, Mindy Kaling, Keira Knightley, Elle Fanning and soo many more!

Do you have any favourite designers?

I think Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are so fashionable and are incredibly talented designers, and most recently, I fell in love with Zooey Deschanel’s collection with Tommy Hilfiger.

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes?

I am definitely a girl on a budget, so my favorite places for new clothes are H&M, Forever 21 and American Eagle for denim – their jeans just fit me so well.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I have made and customized a lot of clothing over the years and I always wish I had the time to sew more!

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?

I would say that thrift shops are a great place to find one-of-a-kind pieces, and when it comes to personal style, go for whatever speaks to you! I don’t try to fit into one genre of style or another, I try trends if I like them, but I don’t go chasing after each new fad. For me, comfort is key, so I pick pieces that I know I will feel good in. One last tip – play with your accessories! Fashion should be fun, so play around, try on 20 different bracelets or necklaces, but ultimately wear whatever you like!

Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?

I follow A Beautiful Mess for fashion and DIY’s, and probably a million other fashion and style blogs, but I love browsing Pinterest for fashion inspiration – it’s my favorite!


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Rachel J. By Rachel J.

Portland, Oregon •

"The best thing about living in Portland is the quirky culture. People are friendly and helpful and appreciate good design and great food. Plus, it's a well-kept secret that the summers here are fantastic, and the rainy winters really aren't that bad. "



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Shop

My favorite shops in Portland are Flutter (gifts and accessories), Pistil Nursery (indoor and outdoor plants), Paxton's Gate (beautiful natural curiosities), Powells Books (not just the main location downtown--the ones on Hawthorne are great, too), Schoolhouse Electric (beautiful home goods), Cargo (imported treasures), Shop Adorn (clothing and accessories) Alder and Co (housewares and gifts), House of Vintage (tons of clothing, furniture, and knick-knacks), The Red Light (vintage clothes), Radish Underground (women's clothes from local designers), Francis May (high-end clothes), Backtalk (women's new and vintage), Sloan (women's clothing), Grand Marketplace (huge space full of vintage furniture and accessories), Animal Traffic (vintage clothes).

SCRAP (http://scrappdx.org/) is the first place I look for many craft supplies. They're a non-profit creative re-use store. For miscellaneous supplies (paint, paper, jewelry, stamps, washi tape), I go to Collage. For general art supplies, Columbia Drafting Supply or Muse are good. For fabric, try Mill End Fabrics, Modern Domestic, Bolt, or Fabric Depot. I really like Dava Bead for beads and jewelry-making items.

The Crafty Wonderland shop and the Portland Flea are the first places that come to mind for crafters to sell their crafts, though tons of local shops (and even some national chains) sell locally-made items alongside their other offerings. Portland has a long tradition of supporting local makers with the Portland Saturday Market (both days of the weekend, despite the name), though it skews to the older generation. There are also seasonal fairs (like Crafty Wonderland) that spring up for holiday gifts, and during the summer the streets are crowded with vendors hawking handmade items at Last Thursday on Alberta.


Be Inspired

For inspiration I recommend going to The Portland Art Museum which is fairly small, but has interesting events and art. Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is fun, especially if you like science or have kids. For some gorgeous architecture, drive through the West Hills and look at the houses perched precariously on the hillside. Long city walks through cute neighborhoods (the Laurelhurst, Overlook, and Ladd's Addition) are a fun way to discover new inspiration. The downtown Multnomah County library is lovely, and has inspired at least one song (by the Decemberists).

Taking a stroll downtown, or down one of the big retail streets (Hawthorne, NW 23rd, Mississippi, or Alberta) is always great for shopping and people-watching. And if you leave Portland without visiting Powells Books, you've made a terrible mistake. There are some fantastic parks within city limits. Some of my favorites are Cathedral Park, Peninsula Park, Forest Park, Mt. Tabor Park, and Laurelhurst Park. The Japanese Garden, Rose Garden, and the Chinese Garden are all super photogenic and wonderful to visit. You can also drive to the Oregon coast in less than two hours and see tidepools or foggy vistas, or visit the Columbia River Gorge and look at the many spectacular waterfalls. Multnomah Falls is a must-visit if you've never been, but Oneonta Gorge and Beacon Rock are a couple of spots I've visited recently that are great.

The bridges (any of 'em!) are pretty photogenic, but the most iconic Portland things to take photos of are probably the Made in Oregon sign and views of Mt. Hood. It's only visible on clear days, and on extra-clear days, you can see Mt. St. Helens.


Eat & Drink

This is a tough one, because there's a ton of amazing food in this town. From food carts to fancy restaurants, it's hard to go wrong. Here's a variety of places I'd happily eat any day of the week: Natural Selection, Screen Door, Brass Tacks, Por Que No, Irving St. Kitchen, Produce Row Cafe, Montage, Prasad, Sizzle Pie, Biwa, Ava Gene's, Lovely's Fifty Fifty, PBJs Grilled Brunch: Jam on Hawthorne, Gravy, Miss Delta, and a bunch of the above places (especially Screen Door, but the wait is epic) also do amazing brunches.

If you're looking for coffee or a sweet treat, Salt & Straw, Blue Star Donuts, Ruby Jewel, and Pix are all delicious.

Top bars to hang out in include The Bye and Bye, Victory Bar, Doug Fir, Radio Room, Rontoms, Dig-A-Pony, White Owl Social Club, Kennedy School, and Ground Control are all good places to start.


Craft

I'm not really sure--I do most of my crafting at home. But this town is so DIY-friendly that crafting would be welcome at most any park or cafe, and it would probably be a great conversation-starter.

The only one I'm aware of is the Rose City Yarn Crawl (http://www.rosecityyarncrawl.com/), which has a pretty epic reputation.

Practically anywhere! You can't throw your knitting needles without hitting somebody crafty around here. Taking classes in a medium you'd like to learn would be a great way to meet other crafters, though. Many of the fabric stores around town have sewing classes, Collage has classes in a lot of different techniques, and Dava Bead and Trade has metalworking classes that I've taken.


See Something Special

Portland has its own incredibly popular urban goat herd. They even have their own blog (http://thebelmontgoats.org/), and they keep multiplying, having adorable little kids two at a time. Visiting them is really fun, since most of them are pretty friendly, and if a caretaker is around, you can even go into their pen. They currently live on an empty lot in SE Portland, but sometime soon they'll be moving to a new location that will still be publicly accessible. There's this weekly tradition here called "Zoobombing," where people ride tiny bikes down a steep hill near the zoo and into the city, screaming on the way down. Between rides, their tiny bikes are kept locked up on a tower downtown as an art piece. There are a lot of more traditional sculpture pieces and fountains around town that are fun, too. There's a cool retro-futuristic aerial tram that you can ride from the waterfront to the top of the hill where Oregon Health and Sciences University is located, though I still haven't ridden it! If you're a fan of the show The Simpsons, you can keep your eyes peeled for streets that Matt Groening named characters after--just google "Simpsons map of Portland" for ideas.


Take Home A Souvenir

Voodoo donuts are a pretty popular souvenir, as are local beers or spirits. For a more long-lived memento, support the designers here and bring home some Portland-made art, clothing, housewares, or accessories.


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Craft Room Tour

Posted August 14th, 2014 10:00

Visit http://www.poofycheeks.com


We head to the Palm Coast in Florida to go behind the scenes at Poofy Cheeks and explore Kelsey's craft room.


"My favorite thing about the space is the natural light that comes in all day long. It is great for taking shop product photography and photos for my blog. I also love the big long wall which allows me to have one long desk to work on."



Tell us about your space

My craft room is actually meant to be a formal dining room but since we aren't very formal people and the room would otherwise go unused my husband agreed to let me use it as an area for my crafts. I am lucky enough to have the room to myself but the downfall is that you can see the entire room while sitting in our living room so I have to work to keep it tidy and presentable for when we DO have company. The space doubles as my work space - it is where I craft, take photos, answer emails and fill and package my ETSY shop orders. I spend most of the day in my craft room doing or creating something. Most of the time I am creating paper crafts or planning out DIY projects.

What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?

When my husband agreed to let me take over the dining room I wanted a fun, bright space but also something that would blend with the rest of our home since we have an open floor plan. Throughout my home I have pops of aqua and teal so I brought that in with the sawhorse desk and the décor on the walls and shelves. It is just enough without going overboard.

How do you keep organized?

I keep things organized by using LOTS of chalkboard labeled jars. I have jars for nearly all of my supplies and even created mason jar shelves to save on room. A few months ago I also took over the entryway closet across from my craft room and moved things around a bit. Since we live in Florida and rarely have a need for winter coats or boots the closet went virtually unused. In the closet I use a shelving unit, shelves my dad helped me build, a peg board, photo boxes and (once again) jars to keep things in their spot.

Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?

I try to stick to a tight budget so in order to save money on organizing supplies I use old pickle, spice and jelly jars to hold supplies. I clean them out, take off the labels and spray paint the lids. I also find pegboard to be a great space saver and an affordable organizing option. I purchased one large sheet of pegboard and cut it down to four square pieces so that I can use it in multiple spaces.

Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?

My favorite possessions are the items my dad helped me build and make this space truly unique. He helped me build the sawhorse desk and the shelves in my craft closet. They make the space one-of-a-kind and show my personality.

How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?

I am inspired by things I see in magazines. There is something about flipping through a magazine that I will always love. I found myself with a pretty big stack of magazines so I started cutting out the things that catch my eye and storing them in a binder on my desk. Whenever I need inspiration I open it up.

Where do you look for inspiration?

I try to find inspiration in odl books and magazines, color pallets and my own family memories and traditions.

If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream space?

1. I would add onto the sawhorse desk wrapping it around the room and getting rid of the mission style desk. (stay tuned - this wish might just become reality over the next 6 months... fingers crossed) 2. Since my kids sometimes use my space to draw and create I wish I had a fun way to display their artwork which could be easily updated and changed out. 3. Fun, comfortable and matching chairs!!


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Crafterella By Crafterella



This week, we're recreating the costume of our very own crafty superhero Crafterella to mark our 100th DIY The Look:

"Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's crafty superhero Crafterella saving the day with her cat-lady style and crafty skills!"

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A bite to eat

42 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401, United States • Visit http://www.luluschocolatebar.net


We head to Savannah, Georgia to indulge with dessert and cocktails at Lulu's Chocolate Bar where we learn to make a Grand Marnier Buttercream Cake and B-52 Coffee Drink.


How did you get started?

Lulu's was started in 2007 by myself and Janine Finn. We're best friends who had been looking for a way to start a business together despite our very different backgrounds. Turns out it was a match made in heaven - Janine had the business savvy and I had the passion for baking and desserts. 7 years later we're still growing (we added a boutique bakery and offsite kitchen to keep up with the demand) and we're still best friends!

Where are you located?

Our restaurant, Lulu's Chocolate Bar, is located in beautiful downtown Savannah at 42 MLK Jr.Blvd. Our boutique bakery, LuluCakes, is located on 7060 Hodgson Memorial Dr. in Savannah's midtown area.

What are your specialities?

One of the most popular items on our menu since the day we opened is the Strawberry Suspension Cake, 2 layers of chocolate cake with mascarpone cheese and whipped cream sandwiched in between with strawberries floating in the cream, then covered in a chocolate glaze. Other favorites are the White Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cheesecake, Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, Praline Pecan Pie and Beautiful Peach Tart.

What's your personal favorite thing on the menu?

My favorite changes all the time! Last week it was the Banana Split Cheesecake and right now it's the Neopolitan Cake (3 layers of dark chocolate cake with strawberry, vanilla and chocolate swiss buttercream).

What's on the stereo?

Fun, upbeat music. We usually have a pretty eclectic range from 50's pop to current hits. Right now Harry Belafonte's Banana Boat song is playing. (Day O, Daaaaaay O, daylight come and me wan go home).

Where else should we visit in your area?

Forsyth Park, a big beautiful park in the middle of town, The Sentient Bean coffee shop - best coffee in town and all organic and fair trade, plus great vegetarian and vegan food. At night, Circa 1875 either for a drink or dinner, great atmosphere and delicious food.

Do you host any special events?

We host special profit sharing charity events quite frequently, and weekly on Sundays we have Trivia Night!

Is there anything else you'd like us to know?


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42 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401, United States • Visit http://www.luluschocolatebar.net


Beauty Test Kitchen »

Cat Morley By Cat Morley


Visit http://www.jamberrynails.net/


This week we're testing out a set of nail wraps from Jamberry Nails, giving our US readers a chance to win a set and teaching you how-to apply them. As well as offering over 300 designs to choose from, you can also make your own custom wraps via the Jamberry Nails website, so Cat volunteered herself as this week's Craft Test Dummy, designed her own and shared her tips for applying them:

 

Cat's Notes:


The nail wraps were nice and simple to design using the website and the guides to get the print just right. The beauty of nail wraps is that you can have a really complicated design with the tiniest of details, which would be almost impossible with traditional nail varnish. I don't have a lot of experience will nail art, so I found the application a little tricky and it took a little longer a than I had expected - so I'd recommend applying them when you've got free time on your hands, rather than an hour before you have to leave for a party. The end result looked amazing and it was so much easier than attempting to paint a similar look.

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Dus K. By Dus K.


Outfit Details

  • Woven top Mitla Moda
  • Straw Hat - Thrifted
  • Sandals -  Secondhand (Buffalo Exchange)
  • Necklace - Teal Annie 
  • Woven Bracelet Mitla Moda

DIY Dyed Top

Recreate the look with Dus's dyed top tutorial:

How would you describe your style?

Hmm, definitely boho, sometimes a bit androgynous, sometimes more girly, let's say "refined boho."

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

I can never pick just one favorite, but some of my embroidered tops from Mexico are definitely in my list of favorites. They're really special to me because they remind me of my year living and working there, of starting my fair trade shop Mitla Moda, and of course are infinitely re-mixable - with cutoffs or a skirt + sandals in summer or leggings + a cardi & boots in winter, I really live in them.

Who are your style icons?

I'm not up on pop culture at all, so I really have no clue which famous person's style I'd admire, but I definitely look to a lot of fellow bloggers as style icons. I love seeing bloggers make absolutely stylish and timely looks with regard for both the environmental and societal impacts of their purchases, and absolutely love that more and more bloggers are doing this through shopping secondhand and with fair trade companies!

Do you have any favourite designers?

No, I must admit to not keeping up on designers, although there are so many very talented designers and artisans!

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes?

Mata Traders, Threads for Thought, thrift stores

Do you make or customise your outfits?

Sometimes I customize outfits with little easy tweaks such as hems, taking items in a tad, etc.

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?

Of course, don't be afraid to remix items, and just try things on. Don't worry if you think someone else might not like the color combo or whatnot, but also if you have doubts about it together (that are your own, not what you think someone else will think), then also don't worry about sticking with a few basics. For example, I have a few skirts that I think look nice on me with all of my embroidered tops, and mix those around, changing things up with different accessories. And don't be afraid to give things away when you're not using it, or try getting a few girl friends together for a swap, that can save a lot of time over scouring the thrift stores, and often something you used to love but simply grew tired of will be your friend's new staple item, and vice versa.

Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?

All of my fellow ladies in the blog swap group - Flock Together.


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Cocktail Hour »

Cat Morley By Cat Morley


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Cocktail Hour is a new feature to the blog where we'll be showcasing different liquors and bringing you three recipes to mix up a classic cocktail, a cocktail with a twist and a unique cocktail from our Craft Test Dummies. For our first Cocktail Hour, we're experimenting with Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur to bring you some delicious new cocktails to mix up at home.


Classic: French Martini


As Chambord comes from France, the obvious choice for the classic cocktail was a French Martini shaken up from vodka, Chambord and pineapple juice. It's a delicious, frothy cocktail that's perfect for sipping at a party.

Twist: Raspberry Ice Tea


A twist on a Long Island Ice Tea, this version calls for the usual rum, vodka, gin and tequila but replaces the triple sec with Chambord. Stirred together with a splash of cherry coke and served tall over crushed ice with frozen berries and lemon slices, this is a fruity boozy drink sure to hit the spot.

Unique: Berry & Cream Frozen Cocktail


Somewhere between a dessert and a cocktail, I went a little outside the box for the unique cocktail mixing together Chambord with frozen berries, vanilla vodka, creme de cacao blanc and cream to make a frozen cocktail.
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Shirin L. By Shirin L.

Macau, China • Visit http://shirinleung.wordpress.com

"Despite being a small city known for its casinos and high end luxury hotels, Macau – a special administrative region of China – has preserved its colonial Portuguese roots. As Asia’s Las Vegas, the eclectic mix of new and old architecture can either captivate you or make you feel quite dizzy. Food here is delicious, affordable and varied, and almost everything is walking distance. Otherwise you can take a taxi quite cheaply or use public transport. "



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Shop

Due to the mixture of Portuguese and Chinese cultures an interesting array of handicrafts, art and souvenirs can be bought here and the arts scene is pretty decent. However there are no big chain stores selling craft supplies so everything is pick’n’mix from different stationery stores, markets and tailors. The weather is almost always hot and sunny or humid and wet. We don’t get much of a winter here.

One of my favorite places to go bargain hunting is the Sunday Flea Market in Old Taipa Village. Locals set up their wares which are mostly handcrafted things such as leather pouches sewn by hand, accessories for hair or delicate jewelry and sell them from 11am – 8pm. It is really lovely to chat with the artists who make the products and usually you can get their business card to meet them in their workshop or studio. I bought myself a thin and delicate silver ring from a silversmith there and I still wear it. Crafters can rent a table to sell their wares here. Another wonderful place to go shopping for fabrics, fruit, cheap clothes and flowers is the Three Lamps Roundabout District in Barra. Almost every weekend we go there to buy flowers for the house. There is also a local there who sells an assortment of buttons, beads, lace, ribbons and more for a reasonable price. However if you really want to go all out and shop till you drop you should get a China visa and cross the Macau-Zhuhai border and go shopping in China - shopping heaven!


Be Inspired

The beautiful mint green Old Taipa Mansions are colonial buildings converted into museums located not far from where I live. Overlooking a wetland enclosure and the Cotai Casino Strip you’ll see Venetian, the City of Dreams, Four Seasons and Cotai Central from here. The Strip sparkles at night with its LED lights that look modern instead of tacky. I also really enjoy finding peace during late night walks at the Taipa waterfront promenade where you can admire the bridges of Macau and the Macau Tower, which boasts the world’s highest bungee jump.

Another inspiring place to visit is the Sir Robert Ho Tung Library. It is a yellow colonial Portuguese building with modern glass and steel extension, fountains and an outdoor area where you can relax in the sun. Here you can watch films and read awesome craft books, novels, non-fiction and magazines but to borrow these you’ll need a library card which means you’ll need Macau ID.

While in Macau you must visit the St. Paul’s Church Ruins - the icon of Macau. You can climb up the stairs behind the stone façade to take photos at the top. Before you get to St. Paul’s make sure to check out the markets and shops in San Ma Lo shopping district. With its cobbled stone pavement and large circular fountain in the center of the square, be sure to take a mandatory photo here too!


Eat & Drink

Fernando’s restaurant in Coloane for Portuguese food. Their prawns with garlic, large crusty bread rolls with olive oil and vinegar, roasted chicken and chips, grilled sea bass and crunchy salads are to die for.

For those with a sweet tooth Macau has many local dessert shops. I suggest Savory Crab's vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and apple pie tea set right below Nova Taipa Gardens. Next door there is also Italian inspired Il Cafe which has delectable cream puffs and banana splits. Limoncello in Old Taipa Village has homemade gelato that is cheaper than and just as tasty as Haagen Dazs next door and they have one in San Ma Lo too. And don’t forget to try the Portuguese Egg custard tarts! They are amazingly addictive.

I don’t drink or go to bars but I have been to Old Taipa Tavern (also in Taipa Village) where there is a wonderful relaxed atmosphere and food is delicious there too. Café Deco in Venetian is pretty awesome with great food and live music on most evenings. Clubbers who want a more upbeat experience should head to Club Cubic in City of Dreams.


Craft

There aren’t any specific places where I go to craft here in Macau other than my home mostly because there are so many people in Macau who share the same eateries and seating is hard to come by. You can always craft in the library though. Due to the intense heat and humidity I don’t think anyone would like to craft outside in the park here.

Creative Macau and Casa de Portugal are the two organizations I am aware of that work with artists, designers and crafters in Macau. I am currently taking jewelry design under a designer associated with Casa de Portugal.

You can meet other crafty people at Sunday Flea Markets in Old Taipa Village, the Cultural Center of Macau, the Macau Art Museum etc.


See Something Special

Find the Casino Grand Lisboa – named as one of the world’s weirdest buildings. I call it “the pineapple building”, or any of the odd gimmicks which the different casinos have to attract people to gamble - Wynn has a spray painted "tree of fortune" which comes out of the ground complete with lights and music which people throw money at in the hopes that it will bring them luck. City of Dreams has a better show involving a mythical story about how the hotel came about involving pearls and dragons.


Take Home A Souvenir

A little miniature of the Portuguese rooster, egg tarts and some postcards.


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