The Year Of The Rabbit is nearly upon us. Welcoming in luck and prosperity is exactly what we need and, we know the Emma Wallace woman will want to do that in style.
Whether you’re heading to a parade, a decadent dinner or just spending time with family, we’ve rounded up five ways you can celebrate and, what to wear for each occasion.
Read on and get ready to hop to it…
Stroll & A Sweet Treat
Chinatown in London comes alive during this time and there’s no better place to soak up the CNY atmosphere. Filled with red lanterns, street performers and artwork, it’s a true spectacle. Head to nearby Trafalgar Square from 10am to check out the parade where you’ll see stunning dragons gracing the streets, before treating yourself to a sweet Bao Bun at Bun House. The steamed bun specialist has
launched a trio of New Year cakes. The “Lunar Bunny” bun, complete with rabbit ears and cottontail, is filled with the Chinese milk-flavoured sweet of White Rabbit Creamy Candy and has that instant Instagram factor.
For a day spent strolling around the city celebrations, we’d pair our comfy Kizzy Culottes with our cosy Rou Top and Eddie Cardi. Rock your favourite pair of white sneakers and you’ll be able to enjoy mooching around the capital all day.
Go For Glamour
If you want to make the Year of The Rabbit your moment, then it’s all about dialling up the drama. We’d book a table at Hakkasan in London for a party like no other. With wishing trees, lion dances, Hennessy Cognac cocktails and a New Year Feast menu, this is one decadent way to ring in the New Year. Kick off your dining experience with prosperity and flavour by choosing the octopus salad with yuzu plum sauce, ahead of a trio of dim sum and an array of delicious wok-fried dishes.
For an indulgent dining experience, you’ll want to wear our lucky red Lora Jumpsuit. The wide leg silhouette and synched in waist feels effortlessly chic, whilst the soft jersey fabric lets you breathe – meaning you can eat what you like without feeling restricted. Wear with chunky platform heels and gold statement jewellery to invite that luck in.
Flourish At The Flower Market
If you’re in Hong Kong as the Year Of The Rabbit dawns, then it’s all about the Flower Market. Our favourite must be the Victoria Park Flower Market, which has 175 stalls offering all kinds of festive goodies ranging from plush toys and wacky gadgets to food and drinks. Visit on the last day before the markets close to snap up a deal and get ready to soak up the buzz – guaranteed to give you energy for the new year.
Place Your Bets
What better place to welcome in abundance than at the biggest race day in Hong Kong’s annual calendar? Not only will you get to cheer on your favourite jockeys as they race towards the finish line for the grand Chinese New Year Cup, but you’ll also get to enjoy a variety of shows with traditional lion dances, singing performances, and festive eats. Even if you're not much of a gambler, there are still plenty of reasons to head to the Sha Tin Racecourse.
Make sure luck is on your side by donning our fiery red Bofly Dress. Soft to the touch and with stunning tie details, we’d wear it with a pair of knee-high boots and our Peony Hairband as a finishing touch.
Toast To Success
For a dose of West End dazzle this Lunar New Year, head to Tattu London for magnificent panoramic views, hanging lanterns and jewel-bright red trees. Get things off to a decadent and daring start with the Dragonboat Firecracker sharing cocktail, served with its own firework and a hong bao red gift envelope. With DJs, Lion dancers and immersive projections, it’s the perfect place to head to with your besties to celebrate your good fortune.
For a cocktail with serious style, we’d wear our silk Rouge Pyjama set with a pair of skyscraper sandals. Wear your hair slicked back into a chic ponytail and rock a smoky eye and red lip for true impact.
Now you know where to go AND what to wear, it’s time to make 2023 the year that jumps for joy. Don’t forget to tag us in your CNY looks @emmawallacedesigner.