From Dark to Light, It’s Jacket Enlightenment
A literal fashion transcendence happened with my jacket while I was visiting the Big Buddha in Hong Kong. I was warm so I took off my jacket. then… when I was leaving I went to put it on again and low and behold it was inside out. I’m not an idiot, I knew it was a reversible jacket when I picked it up but I actually didn’t realize I was putting it on inside out. I pushed my arms through the sleeves and it was just funny that… alas, I was white and bright. Like a Swan, but more, you know… masculine. Okay, slightly more masculine… whatever.
The Buddha was a sight to see and I definitely recommend everyone going to see it. But I REALLY recommend going with a group and booking your own private crystal cable car. The cable cars are all great but the crystal ones bump you faster through the line which, because I love you all, am going to tell you that the line is long… very long. But the beautiful mountain town at the top is totally worth it (not to mention Tian Tan Buddha). But there’s no reason you shouldn’t speed your sightseeing or transcendent adventure along.
Another tip on travelling to The Big Buddha and is wear sunscreen! I totally got roasted! That being said I was thankful for the warm sunny weather so I’m NOT complaining. Oh and wear comfortable running shoes. The million and a half stairs up to the top would be tough for the inexperienced walker. And lastly, buy the meal ticket for the top! You get to actually eat a vegetarian meal within the Big Buddha! How awesome is that? Well… sadly I wouldn’t know because I ate in in a Ramen shop in town before I went to the top. Awesome ramen but it would have been cool to see inside the Buddha.
Another travel tip for the Big Buddha, go early. You want to avoid the line as much as possible! Oh and… prepare to be inspired. It’s beautiful.
What I’m wearing
Reversible varsity jacket by Sandro Paris
Sunglasses by Dolce ad Gabbana
Shirt by MICHAEL Michael Kors
Shoes by Browns
Thanks to Sandro Paris for sponsoring my look. Look for the transcendent reversible varsity jacket at Sandro Paris on Queen Street.
Photo’s by Matthew St. James