Posted: Feb 15 2013

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Happy Year of Snake

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!!  For those of you who don't know, 2013 is the year of the snake in the Chinese zodiac. We wish you all "sum sheung si shing" (all your wishes come true) 


Whist preparing for Chinese New Year, many Chinese people visit traditional new year markets to buy snacks and decorations. Leigh, one half of the sister duo behind Dahlia who resides in Hong Kong, has visited the biggest new year market at Victoria Park and got some lovely photos taken to share with us!

This was my very first time visiting the Chinese new year market, and it was much more interesting and fun than I expected.  Basically the market was divided into 3 sections, home decorations, cooked food and the legendary flower market.



Wearing Dahlia Sienna Jacket, Calbee "Hot & Sweaty" Crisps tote (a famous crisps brand in Hong Kong and Japan) bought from the market & H&M jeans.


Patchwork snake dolls



Organic Soaps in the shape of Goldfish

 Showing my true Hong Kong style, I did strike a pose with a peace sign : )



 Fluffy and colourful pom-pom mum flowers, in Chinese culture they represent prosperity.





Snuffy says "Happy New Year!"




  • cute dog!

    Posted by Leah on March 14, 2013
  • So cute and funny! Those flowers are gorgeous.

    Posted by ariel on March 08, 2013
  • I am a Year of the Snake girl :) I adore those Lucky cats; I have two at home. Depending which arm is raised, it is for luck or money. Id adore going to that market, I love pottering around a market! Those soaps are amazing – I thought they were Goldfish style Sushi at first!

    Posted by LINDSEY CLARK on March 04, 2013
  • Those goldfish soaps scared me for a second.

    Posted by Blythe on March 02, 2013
  • Those pom-pom mums are awesome! Also I want one of those cat dolls hanging under the doughnut cats…too cute.

    Posted by Laura Lynch on March 02, 2013
  • Ooh! That looks so fun! I’d have a blast walking around and looking everything (I’m such a tourist! Even in my own city I look at new places with wide-eyed wonder)!

    Posted by Julie on February 28, 2013
  • Year of the Snake – my year! I bet visiting the market was truly amazing. So many vibrant colours, how inspiring! Xxx

    Posted by Laura Randall on February 28, 2013
  • LOVE those cute little cats! Happy Chinese New Year!

    Posted by Ann-Marie on February 28, 2013
  • I just adore mums and those in the 1st pic look like delectable sugary candies. What a vibrant blog entry- a feast for the eyes! Lovely.

    Posted by Jillian on February 26, 2013
  • Patchwork snake dolls: so cute! :)

    Posted by Alessandra Pedone on February 25, 2013
  • lovely pictures. i love the cute kitties :)

    Posted by Silvia-Mihaela on February 25, 2013
  • i don’t like hong kong so much! .. but, nice article, very interesting

    Posted by Roberta on February 25, 2013
  • cool dog!

    Posted by Ann MacLean Fleming on February 21, 2013
  • happy year of the snake :*

    Posted by christine lmp on February 21, 2013
  • I love Chinese New Year – it’s always so bright and colourful! :)

    Posted by Sarah on February 21, 2013
  • Amazing soap!

    Posted by Sarah on February 19, 2013
  • omg i love those organic soaps they look so good :-)

    Posted by noa on February 19, 2013
  • Yey i’m a snake! Hopefully this means i’ll have a great year? Those patchwork snake dolls are too cute x

    Posted by Martha glaister on February 19, 2013
  • The pom pom mum flowers are so adorable! <3

    Posted by Shelby Peake on February 18, 2013
  • Aww! The patchwork snake dolls are such cuties! I’m in love with them now. - The Dahlia jacket looks pretty good on you! :) xx Leo

    Posted by Leo on February 17, 2013
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