ANASTASIA STEWART CHUNILAL
OCCUPATION: Partner at Opera Gallery Hong Kong
MY STYLE: Classic, feminine, elegant with a bit of edge. To make it funand unique, I love to mix in beautiful jewelry from Youmna or a bespoke bag from Piecco Pang.
I LOVE HONG KONG BECAUSE: The city is small, safe, and very well organized, so you can get a lot done in a day! For the most part, weather is good year round, so we can spend time enjoying the beach and the sea. In Hong Kong there are many activities for young children, from music, art, and dance to sports and language studies.
With twelve locations worldwide, Opera Gallery is known for its selection of internationally derived works, ranging from contemporary sculpture to art deco furnishings to turn-of-the-century drawings. At the Hong Kong location, dark walls add a dramatic touch to the showroom, where spotlights beam down on works by Andy Warhol and August Renoir. And though the space is frequented by seasoned collectors, anyone is welcome. “Opera Gallery is very family friendly,” says Anastasia Stewart Chunilal of the space she co-directs. “We’ll come visit with the girls on the weekends.”READ MORE
Ever since Giuseppe Cipriani opened Harry’s Bar in Venice, his restaurants have gained steady popularity across Europe, Asia, and beyond—known for pastas, risottos, and other Italian specialties. The Hong Kong location stays true to the restaurant’s Venetian spirit with glass chandeliers, aged wall murals, and plenty of wine. For a delicate aperitif, try the signature Sweet Emy, a stronger variation on the Bellini (also, allegedly, the brainchild of Giuseppe), which injects the classic peach-prosecco combo with a kick of gin and mandarin.READ MORE
Colour My World
At this easygoing art school, there’s nothing like a blank canvas and a big mess to boost your child’s creativity. Preschoolers will love the “Explorers” program, designed to introduce them to the tactile nature of art-making, and older kids will enjoy creating their own comic books in the Pulp Fiction workshop, or learning to sew and embroider in “Stitch!” For adults, Colour My World also offers hands-on primers (oil painting, for one) and lectures (Intro to Impressionism) with a more academic edge.READ MORE
Whether you’re in the market for a beach read or an academic textbook, Bookazine has you covered. The Hong Kong location prides itself on an extensive selection of English-language books, as well as offerings by local writers. Little ones will love the kids’ corner, complete with beanbags and puppet shows. Best of all, the store has a location on the third floor of the Prince’s Building—a mecca for children’s wares. “Wise Kids, Bonpoint, Kaloo, and Bookazine are all right there!” says Anastasia Stewart Chunilal. “All perfect for the cutest baby gifts.”READ MORE
Wagyu Kaiseki Den
It's a labor of love (or at least of hunger) to get into this cutting edge eatery, but once inside, every seat is a good one. The open kitchen is within plain view, so guests can watch the cook staff whip up braised shark fin, lily bulb dumplings in truffle sauce, lobster with wasabi jelly and caviar, and other innovative delicacies spearheaded by chef Hiroyuki Saotome. And while the so-called “den” may have its share of quirky regulations (no photography is allowed, no walk-ins are accepted), the top-notch sake list is redeeming.READ MORE