It’s easy to see why Po Hing Fong attracts people of all sorts, from trendy youngsters to professional photographers. The fast-developing area is filled with cafés, shops and sights, all of which have one thing in common: they’re unforgivingly photogenic. In a place already picture perfect, how do you up your game for Instagram? The answer, my friend, is as simple as a bouquet from A Better Florist.
That’s a bold answer, you say? Well, I reached this conclusion by chance, while I was in Po Hing Fong for a little photoshoot holding my new bouquet. During the afternoon, many people commented on how beautiful my flowers were, either directly to me or passively to their friends. So if you’re looking to spice up your stroll around town, then A Better Florist’s floral bouquets might just get you the attention you’re craving.
Find out more about my outfit: The Minimalist Way to Bring Pom Poms to Your Outfit
Po Hing Fong
Po Hing Fong, colloquially referred to as PoHo, is an up-and-coming design hub tucked away in the upper corner of Sheung Wan. The neighbourhood holds a vibrant mixture of speciality cafés, fashion stores and pristine art galleries. Add in street art and the occasional outdoor market, and you’ve got a sweet spot suited to everyone. If it weren’t for its faraway location that takes one heck of a hike up to get to, I’d be there every week… but I guess laziness wins out in this case, lol.
Eateries in Hong Kong are a risky business. It seems like every day a restaurant closes and a new one pops up in its place,
no thanks to the expensive rent. One café that has stood the test of time is Café Deadend. It’s located at – you guessed it – the dead end of Po Hing Fong. Joined to its very own bakery called Po’s Atelier from where it gets its fresh bread, the café is a tried-and-tested crowd favourite. If delicately plated avocado toasts are your thing, then you’re going to like Café Deadend.
Aside from restaurants and cafés, many niche businesses have also made Po Hing Fong their home. Playgroups, cooking studios and parma ham specialists – you’ll find it all. Pictured above is LaGlaise Pottery, a little shop that garners much attention with its colourful storefront. If you’re into crafts, do check out their pottery workshops and who knows, you might just find yourself with a new hobby!
With plenty of shops to peek into, you’ll never find yourself bored for choice at Po Hing Fong. The Only Alice is one clothing store that stands out with its sleek monochrome exterior. The Hong Kong-based fashion brand focuses on apparel, footwear and accessories for the white-collar woman, and is worth a browse around for those on the lookout for trendy items to wear to work.
A Better Florist
I’m sure you’ve noticed the gorgeous blooms in my arms in every photo of this post so far, right? I wasn’t lying when I said that complete strangers were approaching me and letting me know how much they loved my flowers from A Better Florist. It definitely made carrying them up the steep slopes of Po Hing Fong worth it.
I don’t often buy flowers. What can I say, I’m stingy and I know it. But I can’t deny that having a fresh bouquet at home instantly perks up the living space. My room had an extra happy vibe to it the week I received The Ayla from A Better Florist.
* The flowers were a gift from A Better Florist but all opinions are my own. 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this handy little guide to Po Hing Fong and how you can up your photos in a place already so perfect. A little bundle of fresh sunflowers goes a long way! You can visit A Better Florist’s website for more information on their bouquets. Leave a comment below letting me know what your favourite hotspots in Po Hing Fong are!
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