24 September, 2010
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A Day in the Life of Steph

24 September, 2010

Continuing our “Day in the Life” feature, today we’re finding out what Steph Chung, founder of MobArt gets up to in a regular day. MobArt is a non-traditional, mobile art gallery that uses urban spaces like restaurants, cafes and coffee shops to host art shows. Steph’s passion for art in Hong Kong just flows out of her, so try to catch a MobArt show soon!

I wake up and head to Wagyu on Wyndham Street for brunch with friends. I always order the Duck Breast and Grilled Pear Salad, and then have a latte for dessert! I make sure to pick up the free HK gallery guide + HK Magazine to get updates about exhibitions and art shows around town. After brunch I’ll stroll along to visit the galleries on Hollywood Road. Some of my favourites are The Cat Street Gallery, 10 Chancery Lane and Osage on Old Bailey Street. It’s always worth finding out what’s on at Artistree in Island East, Quarry Bay. They often have amazing exhibitions there.

If my energy is flagging, I’ll stop for a coffee at Epoch on Star Street, or one of those little cafes on Sun Street. I’ll once again have a latte with about 1.5 packs of sugar (hee, I love them sweet!). Epoch is spacious, has a high ceiling and an outdoor table should I want to sit by the street to get that London feeling. I like the Star Street area a lot as it’s very relaxing. Walking around Star Street and Sun Street you can also check out all the cool little boutiques like Kapok, 45r, Sonjia etc.

After my strolling and shopping, I’ll head home to freshen up before heading back out in the evening for pottery jamming and dinner at Gitone with a group of friends. The pottery jamming place is also the restaurant – Gitone is a private kitchen with a pottery studio attached. They give regular classes too! I like Gitone because it’s away from the hustle bustle of Central Hong Kong and the food is good too! The menu offers two different styles of food: Shanghainese and Vegetarian.

To end off the evening, I might check out the jazz or live music at Fringe Club. I like vocal jazz and more relaxing types of music, not those super-noisy rock style bands. We’ll order a couple of drinks and head home not too late, after the show finishes up at about 11pm.

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