You are respected by many for your style and as a master of entertaining, turning it into a true art form. Can you tell us how this passion started and why you enjoy it so much?
It comes very naturally for me. As I was raised in a refined upbringing and a house with many staff, I grew up in an environment where my family constantly held parties and celebrations of all sorts. I was taught at a very young age how to appreciate the finer things in life.
In my earlier days, I was in the fashion and lifestyle business and was right hand to Joyce Ma. Besides the many stores under JOYCE Group, we also had JOYCE HOMEWARES. So, my life basically evolved from fashion to lifestyle, arts, and entertaining. Curating and styling for the Murray Hotel was fun. I acted as the creative advisor to the Niccolo Hotel Group, and I had the pleasure to travel all around China to cities like Changsha, Chongqing and Chengdu – the culture there is amazing, very young and hip. I was also involved with the revamping of their brand identity on TV.
With the whole pandemic going around, I think a lot of people are realising how short and precious life truly is and that when something like this happens, we have to find the ‘good’ and where we can go to that best benefits us spiritually as well. So, in answering you about entertaining, I think people will choose to gather with friends whom they really like and cut down to smaller and more intimate parties.