You know how sometimes you have to know someone who is into something before you can really give it a second thought?
Well my father-in-law is a beekeeper so I was really intrigued when I heard that people keep bees in Hong Kong… yes, it’s an urban jungle, but it also is 80 percent uninhabited. So many of our visitors are shocked when they see how much green space there is here.
But what about the pollution? I would think it might kill them off. But I can confirm that the honey is delicious. Maybe not as good as my father-in-law’s, but still very nice.
HKHoney is a very cool organization of Hong Kong beekeepers, artists and designers who come up with very cool bee products and classes.
Like this pot of honey with a lid that is also a beeswax candle. How clever is that?
HKHoney even offers classes on how to make candles. I would love to check one out! I love their idea of up-cycling tins and glass jars for candle containers.
Recently I posted about a German nativity set… the only issue with it is it’s so delicate that it’s not exactly kid-friendly–it’s really meant to site on a mantle, not to be played with. This set, also from, Germany is perfect for little ones.
The carving and hand-painted details are so lovely, but the pieces are nice and sturdy. I love how Mary and Joseph have their hands folded in prayer.
My in-laws have a fun tradition of not putting the baby into the manger until Christmas morning. Makes things very exciting for little ones! Available anywhere in the world from Hocusadabra.
Yesterday around 6pm I looked up from my work to see ICC’s holiday light show.
It’s pretty awesome, once you get over the fact that they’ve begun it 7 weeks before Christmas. It kicks off with full-building flashing and snow falling.
And then the reindeers start galloping across the building!
While we were at Oktoberfest last year in Munich, we took a fabulous little bus tour that took us to two of crazy King Ludwig’s castles, as well as Oberammergau.
Oberammergau is an adorable little town nestled into the rolling green hills and steep mountain peeks of Bavaria.