Several weeks ago, as I was grabbing a sweater before heading out to dinner with my husband, I glanced at the tag inside the collar. I knew my grandma had bought this sweater in Hong Kong back in the 60s, but realized I had never looked closely at the tag.
Ambassador Hotel. I remember my grandma saying that she and my grandfather had stayed there. I found this postcard (right) of the Ambassador’s groovy coffee shop. It’s certainly possible to still find Chinese coffee shops from back then, but sadly this one and the hotel are no longer.
Back in the day, the Ambassador had been sandwiched between the Imperial Hotel (which still exists) on Nathan Road and the Far East Mansion, which housed the hotel’s shopping arcade, on Middle Road. Far East Mansion is still there (next to Hermes House). I just love the names of these buildings. Asian exotic side-by-side French couture!
As much as I love old postcards and photographs, I’m grateful to own a souvenir from back then–especially one that’s so practical.