Posted: Feb 04 2013

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Trip to Macau

Over the Christmas period my husband and I attended a charity auction organised by his work at RTHK (Hong Kong radio), it’s a yearly event, but this year was a biggie with it being Operation Santa Claus’ 25th Anniversary.

I had my eye on a luxurious dinner for two at the Belon restaurant in the Banyan Tree hotel in Macau. I bid like crazy and guess what? I won!

So over the weekend we set out on our little jaunt to Macau, it’s an hour ferry ride away from my home in Hong Kong. For those of you unfamiliar with Macau, it is part of China, but it used to be a Portuguese colony and still retains a lot of this heritage. Whilst in recent years it has been re-developed into the biggest gambling destination in Asia, a bit like a Las Vegas of the East!!

It was a beautiful sunny day and we had a little stroll around the old town, I wore the new Dahlia Hannah blouse and it fitted in perfectly with my European surroundings.  The old buildings looked so pretty with their decorations for Chinese New Year.

Dahlia Hannah Blouse, Monki Jeans, Zara Shoes, Furla Candy Bag, Monkey Bite Tokyo Sunglasses.

I love the road signs in Macau, they are a mix of Portuguese and Chinese writing and somehow these 2 styles work together really well!

Later in the day we checked into our room at The Banyan Tree hotel as we thought we may as well stay the night! We got changed for dinner and headed down to the restaurant.

Dahlia Erin Dress, limited addition Acne Pistol Boots & Chanel Bag

Being a bit of a foodie, I was really looking forward to my dinner. We started with oysters which were paired with raspberry vinaigrette, chilli or cognac dressings. That got the meal off to a great start and the wine started flowing too!! I ordered steak for my main and Tim ordered pork belly, good job we’re not on diets! The desert platter arrived and it did not disappoint, see my photo below to see I’m not exaggerating! After finishing the meal we were on a high, we thought it would be rude not to try a little gambling. Big mistake!!! We both lost, but never mind we’d had a day to remember.

Love Leigh x


  • it looks like such a great place, I’d love to visit it!

    Posted by Ester on February 26, 2013
  • amazing!! i love her look!

    Posted by Roberta on February 25, 2013
  • Ah it looks amazing, another I-must-go-there-before-I-die place for me added to my list!

    Posted by Charlie Messenger on February 19, 2013
  • Oh, amazing! I’d love to go there someday!

    Posted by Aimi on February 14, 2013
  • The food is so beautfully presented, isn’t it? (Your Zara shoes are gorgeous too!)

    Posted by Ali thorpe on February 11, 2013
  • this is lovely. i come from hong kong and i love the food from macau :)

    Posted by Nicole Chan on February 11, 2013
  • I am French and I discovered Dahlia 2 years ago, since I am a huge fan! I am always checking the website then go to Carnaby street! Love the blog as well!!! Thanks for the beautiful pics you made in Macau!

    Posted by Olivia on February 10, 2013
  • amazing, visual presentation is great

    Posted by KIERAN WALSH on February 10, 2013
  • Then Erin dress is my favourite piece from the collection! So pretty :)

    Posted by Abbey on February 09, 2013
  • The food and the place both look amazing. Very jealous. :)

    Posted by Heather Haigh on February 08, 2013
  • The food looks stunning, as does the whole place (loving the shoes as well!). I wonder why the signposts are also in Portuguese though?

    Either way, it’s definitely a place on my bucket list to visit.

    Posted by Natasha on February 08, 2013
  • Wow, it looks like an amazing trip! Im so jealous!

    Posted by sophie grayling on February 08, 2013
  • Looks amazing and food looks so yummy! I love the Erin dress, definitely on my wish list xx

    Posted by Charlotte on February 08, 2013
  • Dahlia is London! Taking the look to Macau is an awesome twist. Beautiful! X

    Posted by Diana on February 08, 2013
  • fabulous outfit

    Posted by Laura Royal on February 08, 2013
  • It all looks wonderful!

    Posted by Ann MacLean Fleming on February 07, 2013
  • Macau looks beautiful and so does the Erin dress! Just had to order it to cheer myself up with Valentines day around the corner. I may be single but atleast I’ll look good!

    Posted by Martha on February 07, 2013
  • Looks amazing, so beautiful! Love your Erin dress! x

    Posted by Sophie on February 07, 2013
  • fantastic photos!

    Posted by yuki kuran on February 07, 2013
  • I literally closed my eyes and imagined me in your very glam shoes #envious

    Posted by Sinead Waugh on February 07, 2013
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