Ha Wan Pao is a new monthly magazine/journal produced by Anna Gleeson right here in our fair city of Hong Kong. Anna’s manifesto is to create “ a monthly paper about people who make beautiful things“. So far by issue number 2 we have read about artists, experts on tea, fashion designers, comic book illustrators and even a veterinary surgeon! Simply printed on newspaper and printed in two colours, it is a delight to read and opens up a window onto a world of interesting people here in Hong Kong that you would like to get to know. The writing style is conversational and the interviews have a quality of listening in on a conversation that is very gemutlich. Definitely worth a read and at a very wallet friendly price of HKD25 that can not be beat! We stock Ha Wan Pao here at Moustache, so swing by to pick up a copy if you do not find it elsewhere.
You can read more about the paper at hawanpao.blogspot.com or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna herself is a very talented illustrator and artist and maker of of beautiful things in paper that we have covered on this blog before. If you missed that post, you should definitely take a wonder over to her site here or take a look at her own blog here .
Both are a pure delight and we at Moustache are very happy that Anna made a new home in Hong Kong since a while and brings her love of printed matter and keen eye for finding beauty in odd places to share with us all. Congratulations on a great new magazine that we look forward to reading each month!
To cap off a tremendously fun and inspiring week in Tokyo, we transformed our pop-up tailorshop at Midori.so into a cozy salon for the third of our Bearded Lady parties, and it was a super way to bid a temporary adieu and giant thank you to our favorite city and the incredibly generous people who call it home. While it wasn’t quite the entertainment spectacular that we are able to pull off in Hong Kong thanks to all our talented friends here that will basically perform for peanuts since they love us so much, we did manage to put together a nice party and I think a good time was had by all.
Ellis and James’ DADA curtain.
And lots of fabulous vintage furniture culled from the four corners of Midori.so
Partygoers inspecting the goods
Bartender, decorator, man about town and a great new friend, Mr. Jesus Salinas. Meanest Mojito EVER!
Our gal and exotic burlesque legend, Julie Shah, before taking the stage.
Two very peppy puppies- you should see them jump!
Trendy partygoers- thank you!
Ellis, James and Kurosaki san.
Ellis, Stefano and I pose with the superstars.
A gang of handsome men: Mica, James, Nacio & pal and Masa
Gathering for the night’s entertainment…
A rousing ukelele performance from Eriko san, who works on our bespoke denim in Okayama.
A lovely gift of very fine Japanese wine from Masaki san. Which I shamelessly guzzled. What am I like?!?
Ellis thanks Kurosaki san. We all thank Kurosaki san!
Miho closes the bar.
But not to worry, this being Tokyo, the night went on. And on and on and on. We all decamped for an after party at Moscow Bar, home to the finest pole dancers in Japan, then for a spell in the gay ghetto and ending up at an amazing late night dance party at Oath. Don’t ask what time we came home. And don’t ask to see the pictures.
Seriously, a big heartfelt thank you to all our friends in Tokyo for making this trip happen: Kurosaki, MAT, Miho, Tomoji, and Kuki, Masa and Anna, Amr, Eriko and Oshima, Jesus and of course James and Julie and Stefano and Sam and Karim and Deborah for making the trip out to support us! We are seriously IN LOVE with Tokyo and already scheming our next adventure there in October. Until then, big love from Hong Kong!