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世界文化遺產 – 昌德宮 Changdeokgung – UNESCO World Heritage Site

Changdeokgung – UNESCO World Heritage Site

昌德宮於1997年正式被列入世界文化遺產之一,與自然融合,是韓國最美麗的宮殿。此圖為昌德宮後院,古時只供皇帝妃嬪享用。

The Changdeokgung has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. It is one of the most beautiful palaces in Korea for its perfect integration with the nature. The photo was taken in the backyard of the Changdeokgung, which was only used by Emperor’s concubines.

攝於御藥房外、經歷風霜的紅顯得更迷人。

Taken at the imperial pharmacy. Has the charming colour of RED told you its beauty of history?

宮內保留完整的一磚一瓦,椅子與牆面十分精緻優雅。

Every single detail was well preserved in the palace. Look at the elegant and sophisticated chairs and wall paint.

Si Wha Dam

韓風時尚料理餐廳,將料理以藝術方法呈現於眼前, 餐具也是韓國知名藝術家作品。

A place for stylish Korean cuisine – the cuisine is presented with the form of art. Well accompanied by the tableware made by local contemporary artists.

當日選了健康餐單。

The healthy choice of the day.

碧帝燒肉

這家店供應最高級的韓牛(A+等級),稱「碧帝牛五花」。選用牛的13 根肋骨中最佳的韓牛「生五花」,因為霜降程度像雪花而得名。

The restaurant offers the highest quality Korean beef (grading A+), known as flower brisket. The Korean beef is finely selected with the best brisket right between 13rd ribs of each cow. Flower is named after the shape of snowflakes.

炭火燒後先用鹽沾最美味。接著用醬汁點。附上的小碟很美味。

The beef is served after charcoal barbecue. Best served with a dip of salt, then the sauce. The side dishes are also very delicious.

農村定食

這個家庭式料理經營已超過20年。除了價錢非常經濟,定食前菜已有20款。由於是家庭式經營,有很多地道韓國人一收工就到來充飢!

The family cooking restaurant has run for more than 20 years. Affordable and value for money with more than 20 dishes of appetizers! Recommended by the locals who usually come after work!

店主保留了很多懷舊收藏,別具韻味。

Interesting to explore a collection of the owner’s past memories.

 

 

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Dior . Hermès旗艦店潮聖 Maison Hermès & House of Dior

  Maison Hermès & House of Dior

位於釜山公園附近的Maison Hermès,是全球第四家之旗艦店,中庭引進自然光,當日曚曨細雨,氣氛閑靜。

Maison Hermès, the fourth Maison globally, is located near the Dosan Park. The natural light enters right into the heart of this building where you can find peace even in drizzling rainy days.

沙律放了很多蝦,菜特別鮮甜。

The salad is well served with a large portion of shrimps, along with the freshness of the veggies.

食物全用Hermès餐具 ,甜品全設”H”朱古力及金箔。

The Hermès tableware at the café. The dessert is decorated with the iconic “H” shaped chocolate and gold leaf.

Dior 旗艦店揉合展覽館、Café及零售店於一身。

The Dior flagship is more than a retail store; it also serves as an exhibition and a café.

熱愛藝術的Christian Dior 邀請世界各地頂尖藝術家於這裡,演繹他們心目中”Lady Dior” 手袋。手袋的標誌是頂級縫製模式圖案,可愛的鏈扣及拱形手柄。

Christian Dior is an art lover who has invited the top-tier artists all over the world to interpret their own the “Lady Dior”. The iconic bag features the well-stitched design pattern, a cute chain and a delicate arched handle.

很喜歡這個設計,細緻可見到Dior Contour的經典作品。

In LOVE with this design! Every detail counts in this signature piece of Dior Contour.

展覽館工作人員專程打開門,讓我感受無窮無盡的梯級。

The exhibition staff deliberately opened the door for my exploration of the infinity stairs.

Café Dior 菜單是用Pierre Hermès的食譜。

The menu of Café Dior is designed with the recipes of Pierre Hermès.

天氣好的時候不妨到露台坐坐。

Suggest to refresh at the balcony when the  weather is good.

Café Dior 設有私人宴會廳。

Private rooms are available at Café Dior.

窗上佈滿CD的設計草圖。

The walls are decorated perfectly with the brand design illustrations.

 

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遊覽 . 首爾 . 找生活感 In search of life @Seoul

已經5年未曾踏足首爾,今次的感覺煥然一新。

除了平時少不了的潮物,給一眾潮人血拼或大熱的韓式潮食,今次我設計這個行程,令身邊朋友意外地發掘了「她」藝文的一面。

韓國政府很有遠見,除了大量投放資源於Kpop流行文化,也著重藝術文化和建築的發展。今次再到首爾所見已經是國際級的地標,如建築大師Zaha Hadid 的DDP (東大門設計廣場)- 規模大及建築具備多元功能非常震撼、MMCA (國立現代美術館) - 建築揉合東方和現代建築之美,並展出大量韓國頂級現代藝術家和國際級之作品,令人眼前一亮。Seoul Art Center展出一眾新進及前途無可限量的藝術家的作品;狎鷗亭和新沙洞是潮聖必到之地,聚集最頂尖的國際時尚品牌,而且長期展出別具心裁的品牌展覽。又或者到時尚品牌的咖啡室打卡吧,今次到Dior 及 Hermes 的旗艦店是很好的體驗。這樣的市務策略,粉絲一定會更忠愛他們的心水品牌!

Seoul looks so afresh since my last visit 5 years ago.

The Korean capital is renowned for its fashion icons and local food. Yet it ‘s far beyond this. Let me share with you a recent trip – which I have inspired my friends to discover the artistic side of Seoul.

The Korean government is very visionary. She has invested tremendously in the K-pop culture while the development of arts and architecture are not neglected. Seoul has become an international icon. Many iconic architecture landmarks are built, such as DDP by the late architect Zaha Hadid which balances perfectly with scale and multi-functions. The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) also houses a collection of Korean contemporary artists and international renowned pieces in a space of aesthetics matching the East oriental with modern touch. You can find equally stunning arts in the Seoul Art Center where you are inspired by the creativity of a group of emerging artists.

For fashion geeks, never miss the Apgujeong-dong and Sinsa where you can explore all the top-tier international fashion brands and their brand exhibitions. Or check in at one of the brand’s cafés. You will be amazed by the fabulous marketing strategy – and enhance your brand loyalty like me after a visit to the flagship stores of Dior and Hermes!

在保育方面,昌德宮(世界文化遺產)、北村傳統韓屋等保留了一磚一瓦,並列於附近的特色小店、現代畫廊小屋及咖啡室,整區瀰漫著從容的氣氛!

The UNESCO World Heritage Site Changdeokgung and the traditional Korean architecture village bukchon are not to be missed for learning the traditional culture of the developed economy. They are well preserved with the original historic touch. Can you imagine how relaxing it could be – to make a visit the attractions, and stroll into a neighborhood of interesting shops, modern art galleries and cafés?!

 

位於東大門的DDP ,大如一座金屬太空船,船內分為不同區域,包括展覽、建築、娛樂、兒童及青年藝術家的特色店舖,室外大片草地讓人作息。

DDP is situated in the heart of the Dongdaemun as if a spacious metallic spaceship landed to this modern city. The different zones have housed different exhibitions and thematic shops for architecture, entertainment, kids and young artists. The lovely touch – there is an outdoor lawn which is an enjoyable outdoor gathering and relaxing place.

 

室內很靜,空間感很大,重點是無窮無盡的擺設。

The spacious and peaceful indoor: Highlight with the unlimited collection of deco I’d love to have!

售賣各種本土特色和國際設計師的潮物,內裏氣氛很hip,並有餐廳和小食店。

The hip place has provided a variety of fashion icons for shopping. From local to international designers. Available with restaurants and food stalls too.

這樣LED 花海,開足365日,很美。

Such a fabulous all-year-round ocean of flowers!

 

很喜歡這建築和自然及四周的環境融為一體,體現了「和諧」的美學。

The best demonstration of harmony in aesthetics – integrating the architecture and nature with the surrounding perfectly.

場內詳細地解釋韓國現代藝術歷史。

The overview of the contemporary art history in Korea is available at the museum.

對比很大又型格的攝影相展。

The hip photography exhibition has illustrated perfectly the art of contrasts.

令我非常震撼的“鳥”作品。

The stunning art piece called “Bird”.

 

Seoul Art Center 內展出年青藝術充滿玩味的作品。

The fun art pieces of emerging artists are available at the Seoul Art Center.