A DAY IN THE LIFE OF LAURA CHEUNG
16 July 2015
The founder of Lala Curio tells us about her favourite things and where we may find her outside of the office.
By Christian Barlow
Laura Cheung prides herself on her work ethic; she often juggles multiple creative projects ranging from home redesigns to innovative events that leave a lasting impression. Cheung holds a fundamental belief that work is play, which is why she believes that her work also needs to be fun, and it’s clear that she is doing what she loves with a list of notable achievements since LALA CURIO’s inception.
When she’s not cooped up in her colourful creative space in the Star Street precinct or grabbing lunch in Tai Hang, she’s probably at home working out or rewarding herself for a hard day’s work with a scoop of ice cream:
I love living in Kowloon because it means I never bump into anyone I know.
I don’t drink coffee as it makes me crazy but you’ll always find me with a big hot cup of tea each morning at LALA CURIO.
My go-to cocktail is a really, really good Old Fashioned.
Working out and keeping fit is so important you’ll either find me at Pure Fitness around Hong Kong, or working out from home.
After a long night, my solution is always to feast on dim sum! So it’s usually takeout from 1 Dimsum or Tim Ho Wan.
When it comes to splurging, its usually when I’m on a holiday and away from Hong Kong that I’m able to get into the mind-set to really explore and shop. I need to be in the mood to indulge.
I think it’s important to get out of Hong Kong every now and then in order to clear my head and to unwind and disconnect.
My guilty pleasure involves six, yes six, scoops of ice cream and curling up on the sofa with a great movie.
When it comes to taking care of my hair I ask Billy Choi at Hair Culture to work his magic!
My favourite place to eat is Sushi Shin. It’s always so fresh, well prepared and delicious.
When I’ve been away from Hong Kong my first pit stop is obviously LALA CURIO.
A Day in the Life is a new HongKongTatler.com series focusing on the places, people, and guilty pleasures around Hong Kong
Photography by Edgar Tapan