Columbia Road Flower Market, part 2

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: January 11th, 2012

As promised, here is a concluding series of the Columbia Road Flower Market part 2.  Whilst it is a popular flower market opens on Sundays, punters (London slang for customer), tourists, photographers and lomographers flock to the market for freshly picked flowers, bulbs or simply admire them…and it is a perfect location spot for street style bloggers/photographers to hunt for fashionistas for their blogs.

Never thought I’d see chillies planted in pots (I thought they grow on trees) nor existed in cold winter season, I bet home grown chillies taste better than in supermarkets.

First time seeing cotton plant in real life.

There is a stall where you can buy seeds and bulbs to grow your own pot plants indoor or outdoor.

Christmas fruit and vegetable wreath created by one of the stall holders.

Well, I wanted to be part of the crowd so I bought a bunch of yellow Chrysanthemums.  Stay tuned for home made DIY Chrysanthemum tea post…coming soon!


Kit Lee, Style Slicker


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 Another new year, a new green start and happy 2012!

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: January 5th, 2012

Hello and Happy 2012!  How was your festive holidays?  I am currently on a 2 month long vacation in my motherland in Hong Kong to explore my culture that I haven’t yet discovered – old and new towns, food, shops and of course meeting HK fashion bloggers.  Since taking up residence in a remote countryside in northern HK near the border of China, I’ve started to appreciate the greenery and its surrounding environment – the mountains, wetlands, country parks, even wild boars and hummingbirds that I’ve recently encountered (by chance), the plus side is HK citizens are encouraged to take up recycling due to its mass population in the city there aren’t any vacant lands left to fill our domestic rubbish.  Recycling bins are provided in the residential areas.

Coming from the suburban leafy London, parks are an advantage for joggers and dog walkers.  I am fortunate to live near a country park in north London, close to the border of Hertfordshire ‘Trent Park’ which used to be a former hunting ground for King Henry VIII.  If you near a park big or small please appreciate its beauty, they’re there to provide us oxygen and we feed them carbon dioxide, a circle of life.  Speaking of greenery, we’ve added ‘GREEN‘ in the category you’ll expect to see more images of beautiful greens and florals on this blog.

I’m wearing Benetton‘s knitted sweater to keep me warm while cycling at a sea dam in HK.  Happy 2012!


Kit Lee, Style Slicker


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