Every year, my family and I go to Macau, China to celebrate Chinese New Year. It has become a tradition, right down to the very hotel we stay at. We always stay at the Venetian Macau, so I have stayed at this hotel at least 4 times already! So I thought I would share my Macau travel diary from this year’s trip and my favorite things about my family’s beloved Venetian Macau.
One of my favorite things about the Venetian Macau is the beautiful venice-inspired architecture and design. Everywhere you go in the hotel is a photo opportunity, especially the exterior. The front entrance is decorated with pretty pink blossoms and pink pillars, making this hotel basically the pink lover’s dream come true. I seriously felt like I was in Europe doing this shoot, the hotel really did a great job replicating Venice. There is even a lovely dock area by the water, which we snuck down for to get photos. The gate to the dock was closed, so we hopped over it and it was definitely worth it. Anything for a good photo, right?!
For this outfit, I went nautical chic to fit with the dock and water setting, with a striped button-down dress from Rachel Roy. I matched it with the cutest bow gingham sandals, and for warmth layered a chunky knit cardigan from Chicwish. I love the ease of this outfit and how it can easily transition from warmer to cooler weather. I added a blue watch for an extra nautical touch, and paired a big fish necklace with the dress. I completed the look with my lilac Kate Spade shoulder bag that’s the perfect size for travel.
Another one of my favorite things about the Venetian Macau is that there’s something for everyone. The hotel is connected to the Grande Canal Shoppes, which features over 100 retail, beauty, accessories, and electronic shops. I love browsing the smaller clothing boutiques that can only be found in Asia, I’ve actually scored some of my favorite pieces from these shops, such as these bow jeans. There are also so many different restaurants from Asian to Western, as well as a super affordable food court that will fulfill all your Asian street food dreams. Below is a list of my favorite shops & restaurants at the Venetian Macau:
Dazzle: Full of super cute and feminine clothing, Dazzle is perfect for the girl who’s looking for a little something extra in her outfit. I love the intricate embroidery on their clothes and the ultra feminine flair.
Orchirly: Another clothing store, this brand is kind of like the trendier, more casual version of Dazzle.
snidel: This store has the warmest and softest PJ sets! They also have a range of clothing and accessories.
North: Hands down my favorite restaurant at the Venetian Macau. On my trip this year, I ate here 4 times. This restaurant has all the traditional dishes from Northeast Asia that I grew up eating, like knife cut noodles in tomato and egg sauce and dumplings in spicy sauce. If I could eat here every week, I would be a happy girl!
Edo Japanese Restaurant: For a truly special meal (and a splurge), you will have the best Japanese meal of your life here. My Dad loves this restaurant and we eat here once almost every time we go. They have the tenderest beef and tastiest lobster, and for you sushi fans apparently their sashimi is really fresh as well.
Portofino: If you’re feeling the need for a more Western meal, the Portofino in the hotel has surprisingly authentic Italian food. Book a private room for access to the beautiful terrace, trust me it’s worth it to have a cocktail out there while overlooking a view of the pool at night.
I chose a black jumpsuit with a cool print from Rachel Roy for an outfit that’s fitting of the grand hotel interior. For extra touches of glam, I paired it with my velvet Coach mule and a small clutch bag. For Chinese New Year, I added a touch of red with my tassel earrings.
The final part of the Venetian Macau you have to check out, even if you’re not staying there and just to visit to complete your Macau travel, is the entrance area with a ceiling replica of the real Venetian. It’s quite grand and breathtaking. For this shot, I went with a pink sweater from Chicwish and sparkly statement earrings.
What I’m Wearing:
Look 1 Dress: Rachel Roy
Look 1 Cardigan: Chicwish
Look 1 Sandals: Chinese Laundry
Look 2 Jumpsuit: Rachel Roy
Look 2 Earrings: Sequin-NYC
Look 2 Mules: Coach
Look 2 Clutch: Rachel Zoe Box of Style
Look 3 Sweater: Chicwish
Look 3 Jeans: AG Jeans
Thanks for reading,