Based in Hong Kong for the last six years, Helen is a freelance journalist originally from the UK who has written for Zagat, Travel + Leisure South East Asia, the South China Morning Post and several luxury lifestyle titles in Asia including Prestige, Tatler Hong Kong, the Peak and Millionaire Asia. She has also contributed to several luxury custom publishing titles, including those for Rolls Royce, Jaguar and Martell Cognac. Helen has written extensively on Greater China's growing passion for all things luxury, and now has her eye on emerging luxe markets like Vietnam and Cambodia.
Blog Entries By Helen Dalley
Universal Studios Singapore, the first integrated resort destination in the city state, has revealed that guests can soon join the famous escapees from the New York Zoo when Madagascar: A Crate Adventure debuts on 16 May from its location at Resorts World Sentosa.Read More
With 50 food and beverage outlets, the world’s largest skytop wave pool surrounded by a 150-metre white sand beach, plus rooms, suites and villas from the Banyan Tree, Okura Hotel and the Galaxy Hotel, Macau’s newest destination resort has plenty to offer the discerning traveller.Read More
With China set to become its biggest market, Audemars Piguet celebrated the launch of the brand’s new boutique in Beijing’s prestigious shopping mall Shin Kong Place on May 6, which included a preview of the watchmaker’s latest collections.Read More
Shanghai’s haute dining scene has welcomed a new addition to, Shook!, an eclectic eatery with four chefs at the helm, serving up Chinese, Japanese, South-East Asian and modern Western cuisine from an open kitchen. Located inside the SwatchArt Peace Hotel, a Renaissance-style building located on Nanjing Road, the restaurant overlooks the Huangpu river and glittering Pudong skyline.Read More
Mercedes-Benz gave Macau and Hong Kong VIPs a chance to view its new generation C-Class model at the Grand Hyatt at the City of Dreams Complex in Macau on April 29.Read More
Hong Kong style icon and owner of hip restaurant Sevva, Bonnie Gokson is opening bespoke cake shop Ms B’s Cakery today to coincide with Prince William’s marriage to Kate Middleton.Read More
Some of the biggest names in gourmet cooking – from three-starred Michelin chef Bruno Menard to Korea’s first celebrity chef Edward Kwon – have gathered for Singapore’s annual World Gourmet Summit, which runs from April 25 to May 8, with events held at some of the city’s most prestigious addresses, including the Marina Bay Sands and the Capella Hotel.
The event showcases the skills of top chefs via master classes and also hosts a series of vintner and celebrity dinners for attendees who want to taste rather than learn. The World Gourmet Summit also has its own awards, the Asian Gastronomic Awards of Excellence, with the Nespresso Restaurant of the Year going to Absinthe, a Singapore-based restaurant, this year.
Tonight, the summit will hold a charity dinner at the St. Regis Singapore for the Community Chest project with Edward Kwon and Michelin-starred chefs David Munoz and Ramon Freixia manning the kitchens, and there are plenty more events to look forward to, including the World Gourmet Summit 15th Anniversary Gala Dinner on April 30 with Dietmar Sawyere of the Berowra Waters Inn in Sydney. There is also a champagne dinner on May 5 with Michael Ginor, co-founder of Hudson Valley Foie Gras and owner of Lola in New York and an evening of British gastronomy with chef Andrew Turner of Wilton’s on May 6.
For more information on the event, visit www.worldgourmetsummit.com
One of Hong Kong’s hottest new nightclubs, Likuid has introduced an explosive menu of flaming cocktails with a fire juggling and flaring show complementing the action on Friday and Saturday nights.Read More
After a 60-plus-year hiatus, one-time dining institution Jimmy’s Kitchen has recently re-opened in Shanghai at the Jin Jiang Hotel in the former French concession area, where it is serving up old favourites such as beer battered fish and chips and corn-fed chicken kiev and poached prawn cocktail.Read More