FIONA KOTUR MARIN
OCCUPATION: I started kotur in 2005 making little bags. Now I am involved with Operation Smile, Leukemia Fighters, and charities for the arts in Hong Kong.
MY STYLE: Classic-ecclectic. I love Phoebe Philo, old Chloe, new Celine, and Marnie prints, layered up. My accessories add personality and soul. In my house, there are no brands—only collections of my favorite things.
I LOVE HONG KONG BECAUSE: It has all the best facilities a city can offer, and beautiful nature with beaches and hikes only minutes away—a perfect balance.
New York-born, Hong Kong resident Fiona Kotur Marin has a truly global take on fashion and design. Her brocade handbags and clutches (which come with a variety of sturdy base materials, embellishments, and in a range of prices) have been the coveted arm candy of Blake Lively, Kirsten Wiig, and other A-listers. What’s more, Kotur has a collaborative spirit and has worked with the likes of J.Crew, Swarovski, and other mega-brands.READ MORE
208 Duecento Otto
Formerly a meat storage warehouse, this cavernous, elegant hotspot is perfect for an after-work drink, intimate dinner, or private soiree. Pizza is a popular offering (Duecento Otto’s pizza oven was custom-designed in Italy), but the kitchen also branches out with such delicacies as quail with raisin and mint. Go midday for the three-course “express” lunch, which includes antipasti, secondi, and dolci, with tea or coffee, for HKD 158.READ MORE
Located in the foothills of Tai Mo Shan Mountain, Kadoorie Farm is steeped in woodlands, streams, and education facilities—all testament to the institution’s history of valiant conservation aims. In an effort to promote the slow foods movement, Kadoorie also hosts a weekly farmers’ market at Star Ferry Central Pier. “We always buy some organically grown produce while visiting the animals,” says Fiona Kotur Marin.READ MORE
Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
Kate Moss, Catherine Zeta-Jones and other celebrities have been spotted at this ultra-lux hotel, which happens to be the flagship location for the global chain. Even if you’re not staying in one of the sophisticated, high-tech rooms, it’s worth coming to Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong—which overlooks the glimmering Victoria Harbour—for a spa treatment, or a meal at one of the hotel’s ten restaurants (three of which have Michelin stars)!READ MORE
Soaring on the 118th floor of the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, OZONE is the world’s highest cocktail bar. Though you don’t have to be a guest of the hotel to enter, make sure you put that extra somethin’-somethin’ into your outfit, as shorts, sleeveless shirts, and other particularly casual clothing is not permitted. And while you’re puttin’ on the Ritz, be sure to check out other in-house destinations, such as Tosca (Southern Italian fare) and the Chocolate Library.READ MORE