Featured business: ODD ONE OUT

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Print shop is something quite common in the Western world, but it took me some serious research to locate one in Hong Kong. Tucked away in the tranquil terrace of Sau Wa Fong in Wan Chai, Odd One Out, a business combining the concepts of a print shop, a cafe and an art boutique, has offers something quite unique to offer to the city’s art lovers. Founded by ex-printmakers and passionate print collector Phemie Cheng in early 2013, the business has successfully matched the demand from existing print buyers and developed its new clientele in Hong Kong.

Bridging the massive gap between expensive original art pieces and movie posters, limited edition prints are something quite exquisite to own but still easy on the wallet. Odd One Out has a fine selection of prints by international artists, prices range between HKD600 to HKD 3,500. The owner of Odd One Out organizes themed exhibition with artists from all over the world, including the very recent 3D exhibition curated by UK based designer/illustrator Stephen Chan. Apart from limited edition prints, Odd One Out also offers a selection of covetable ceramics by Melody Rose and Mellow Ware and some very witty greeting cards

If you are looking to purchase a print, make sure to ask Phemie or the friendly staff there for framing options. And… these are our top picks.

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Prints by Kyoko Imazu. Clockwise from top left. Lidth’s Jay, Tia 1, Rachel, and Geese and Lotus.

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Prints by Kat Libretto. From left Chrysler Building, NYCRockefeller Center, NYC, and Empire State Building, NYC.

ODD ONE OUT

ADDRESS
34 Sau Wau Fong, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
www.oddoneout.hk

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The Style Voyager’s… on vacation (and back!)

Photographs by Sam from Sam is Home : )

(Zara top, Topshop dress, H&M sandals and sunglasses, vintage necklace.)

Hey everyone! (I know I’ve been seriously slacking on the blog… but I’m going to post more regularly from now on.)

I’m back from my holiday trip to Thailand.  If you missed my quick message here it is again: The giveaway was closed on 8th and I’ve already contacted all my winners. (Two of you still haven’t replied to my messages yet, go check your facebook inbox girls!) Thank you for participating, the next one is coming up soon! The Style Voyager is going to be six-month old on 20th, April, time for celebration : P

I’m busy dealing with the photos I took during the trip. There are so many but I promise they’re gonna be up real soon. This is a post I’ve been working on for a while now. Hope you enjoy it : )

I was wearing a Topshop dress as skirt in the photos. I love the ruffle details on the waist and the bottom of the dress. But once again it is a UK size 8 and it is a little too long for my height (sigh.) As for the the accessories, I was wearing these adorable H&M sandals (they are usually really comfortable, but no so much walking up and down hills.) These H&M sunglasses are my new favourite. They are really wide but not so opaque, very balanced choice for Spring. Sorry for the silly dance moves, I couldn’t help it : P

(Apfelstrudel mit schlag – Apfelstrudel with cream; Tania from T Like Bubble Tea; Sam from Sam is Home with her “Hot and Spicy” manicure; Old photos of Vienna on display in Cafe Loisl.)

Sweet Tania from T Like Bubble Tea introduced me and Sam Cafe Loisl during a recent meet-up.

This lovely Viennese cafe is located on a quiet terrace in Sheung Wan. Run by a Austrian/German couple living in Hong Kong, Cafe Loisl has the closest you can get to the true Viennese flavour. It’s a cozy pocket-size version of the magnificant Cafe Central in Vienna, with Sachertorte and Mozart chocolates in gilded glass containers on permenant display (How much better can you get in Hong Kong!!). I ordered a Apfelstrudel with cream. Usually my first choice would be Gugelhupf with cream but the cafe only serves it on weekends. They have some seriously good coffee, so good that I decided to bring my mom for another visit : P

(Sig. Barista Appassionato; Green Tea Cheese Cake; Karottenkuchen)

Here are some pictures taken on my second visit. I was really impressed by how passionate the Barista (in the picture above) is about making coffee. The coffee is decent and the service excellent. It just feels  so much better than the bad chain store coffee we Hong Kong people are suffering from.
I’m a fan of Viennese Cafe culture. Cafe Loisl may not be the palace-like Viennese Cafe you’re picturing in your head, (in fact they don’t even have the right furniture yet… )but it offers just the right amount of European flavour and coziness most of us are looking for.

Cafe Loisl

Artisan Vienna Style Coffeehouse

G/F, Shop A, 8 Tai On Terrace
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
(+852)9178 0739

Have a nice day!

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