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Paul & Jocelyn


Lovebirds of Causeway Bay

Jocelyn: “I moved to Hong Kong from the Chicago suburbs at the age of 11. Causeway Bay was a total assault on the senses in the best way possible – there is so much energy and vibrancy, but also an an instant connection to the pulse of Hong Kong.”

Paul: “I remember distinctly spending my childhood and young teenage years exclusively in Causeway Bay. Every Saturday as a family, I remember we would go to the rooftop of Mitsukoshi (before it was Hysan Place) and eat lunch at the Japanese Club and then I would explore the toy section of the mall always trying to convince my parents to get me something, and always failing. As I grew older, my friends and I would always meet at a food court before we went out. Curry In A Hurry became an afternoon snack staple for me. So I guess my first impressions of Causeway Bay were always related to food and where people came to spend quality time together.” 

Jocelyn: “It’s by far the most energetic spot on Hong Kong Island. We used to live in Happy Valley and developed a habit of walking to Via Tokyo for ice cream, or shopping in the laneways when friends from overseas come to visit. It is, and always has been, a hotbed for youth culture, eclectic dining experiences and the best shopping finds. Causeway Bay still feels like the heartbeat of Hong Kong.

“Also, Causeway Bay is where it all began for us – it’s where we met as teenagers. One night, a friend and I bumped into Paul outside Sogo. We had an instant connection and connected on ICQ – we were friends before quickly evolving into teenage love. We left for university and returned in 2008 to pursue careers in advertising. That’s when we got back together, and then we got married in 2014. Now I run my own creative consultancy, LIIPSTIIK and Paul is a partner at the boutique creative agency, Constant Creative.”

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