Sunday, March 28, 2010

Planning for China

Hello my friends! I can not believe its been a whole week since I've been in blogland! Things have been very busy!

Well, I'm starting to plan my trip to China (see my post below). I'm hoping to have a few days of sightseeing in Shanghai, I will go to Expo for sure. I've also been googling for some fun places to visit, and as I'm a big Hello Kitty fan, I've found the perfect places for me!

First up, Hello Kitty Castle in Shanghai!



Look at the fabulous food you can have here!




And, there's also a Hello Kitty Portrait Studio in Shanghai!



I'd better wear my prettiest frock!


Photos from here

So, who wants to go with me? I know the Duchess does :-)

I'm hoping to have time this week to get back into blog land. Patsy and I have missed you all!

Now for the work stuff, here's the updates squashed into one post!
* Dragonflyinteriors.com.au website will be incorporated in Lanternshop.com.au this week. Maybe changing the name of the blog to reflect the merge ... more on that later!
* New wholesale pricelist to be released on April 1 with everything merged. Good news - it will be much quicker and easier for ordering!
* Another shipment is on its way. Expecting to arrive approx 20 April. New colors are coming in the rice paper lanterns - fuschia pink, dark blue, cream. More 35cm paper lanterns, and a new style of white paper lantern for weddings and little girls parties! The white LED Tealights will all be sent out to waiting customers with pre-orders as soon as possible.
* Sadly, I will not be doing any more decorating contract work :-( There's just not enough hours in the day.

Lanternshop is keeping us very busy right now with parties and weddings in Brisbane and the rest of Australia. Patsy and I are burning the candle at both ends ..... Looking forward to a few days off over Easter!

See you all soon :-)

39 comments:

betty said...

Cina, che bello,,,il regbo della Kitty...
ciao ciao

Kissed by an Angel said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip!!! So glad your business id booming!!!
xxxx

Heavenly Housewife said...

What an exciting trip. I hope you have an amazing time in Hello Kitty wonderland :D

becky said...

Wow I would love to go.lol, take some time off and see the sights.The Hello Kitty is adorable... that house is amazing.Patsy of course looks so sweet in her kimono.

Best wishes and have a great time!

*BlingBlingKitty* said...

Aww...I heart Hello Kitty!

hope you'll have lots of fun in China trip..
Looking forward in seening your pics taken in Hello Kitty land in your next post=)
Thanks for sharing..

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I will show your lovely post to both my daughters right away, They will definitely fall in LOVE with all your cute images today! Happy rest of your weekend!!

My Passport to Style said...

Hi there,sound heavenly, my dad has been to the great wall of china and lives in Nepal! Have a fab time! Holding a My Passport to Style giveaway if your interested? Details bottom of todays post. Sharon xx

Mami said...

How cute the Kitty Castle is!!Unbelivable!! I'd like to go with you tooooo!!

Have a blooming week!!

Ocean Girl said...

Hello Kitty.

Sounds like you are having a grand time. All the best for your trip. Look forward to hear some:)

daisychain said...

Hello Kitty land? Please pack me in your suitcase!

Yokohama said...

OMG, wonderful (and very cute) places! (*___*) Will be a good trip!♥
Lovely week to you!

Kelly said...

I want to come!! The castle looks great!!!

Robyn said...

Nice to read that all is going so well for you and your business.

A trip to China would be wonderful.

Remember to take lots of photos for us back here.

Enjoy your Easter break
best wishes
Robyn

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Karen,
I have missed you and Patsy. Have fun while visiting Hello Kitty Castle - that must be every little girl's dream! Definitely looking forward to your photos.
Good luck with all changes, it sounds exciting.
Wishing you a fabulous week,
Mimi

Deborah said...

WOW, please take lots of pictures on your trip. It's going to be beautiful.
Have lots of fun!!!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Your trip sounds fun. Can't wait to see pictures of all the interesting places you will see!

Lorenza said...

I am sure you are going to have a pawesome time in China!
Kisses and hugs to you and Patsy!
Lorenza

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Hello there sweet lady,

It was so wonderful to hear from you my dear!

I'm sure you have been very busy indeed! ~ Count me in , I would love to 'travel' along with you, if only via news from 'blogland' to China!

I love that dear little 'Hello Kitty' adventure that waits you and I would adore, and love, love,love to have tea with you at that dear little,'Hello Kitty' pink house in China!..,Too cute!

Do bring Patsy and also 'come for tea daahling'! This recent post of yours would be oh-so-perfect!~ I will have my post for Tuesday up tomorrow;( on Monday afternoon for Tuesday).~It; (my 'Tuesday Tea For Two' post that is to say), will be added to this recent post of mine, reference my closet,etc.,)..,

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

sophie munns said...

This is wild Karen...I had a japanese friend 3 decades ago... who introduced me to Hello Kitty. And those crazy magazines etc.

How wonderful to be going to Shanghai...you have been a very busy girl and thankyou for popping in...maybe one day it will be in real life again...
have a good time!
S

Duchess of Tea said...

Morning darling, nice to see my name in lights, I love it when this happens!! lol. It all sounds so exciting, I can hardly wait. The hello kitty plate is to die for, I wish I could reach into my screen and grab it. Hope your day is full of sunshine my friend.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Carousel Dreams said...

Wow, China! How exciting...hope you have fun planning for this magical trip x

Fabulous Frau in the Aussie Bush said...

Hi Dear Karen and Patsy, thanks for coming to visit us! How exciting about your trip and how amazing is the Hello Kitty Castle?! what a little girl's dream ... and some big girls too *grin* .... I hope Patsy won't be too cross with you visiting all the pussy cats. Suzy xx Hans woof, woof xx

Beach Vintage said...

Hi Karen, you are a busy gal! Love the Hello Kitty house. Wish I could go there too!

koralee said...

You are so blessed.. would love to go with you. Hello Kitty is one of my favourites too. Happy week. xo

inkala images said...

Ahhh...the fun you'll have and the treats you'll bring back for your sweet little shop! x

Sonic said...

Hi guys!

When you've got time, you've got a couple of awards waiting for you at my blog!

Sonic

Snowy and Crystal said...

awwwh that is a VERY VERY VERY CUTE castle ^_^

Have a blast in China ;)

Regards,

Kat (mommy to Snowy & Crystal)

Florence and Mary said...

I'm soooooooooo jealous I want to join you at fun Hello Kitty places!!!

Victoria xx

Inspiration in Italy said...

Wow, it looks amazing! Good luck with all of your plans, looks like you are super busy but that is good thing! :)

xo
Rachel

CambridgeLady said...

Have a great time! That castle is amazing :o)

Kristin said...

Holy Hello Kitty heaven batman!

Holly said...

My son wants to go to China so badly..but probably not the Hello Kitty Mansion...but I want to go to the Hello Kitty Mansion...
Holly

Casa Bella said...

Oh how fun! Hope you enjoy the trip to the max. I also want to go to the Hello Kitty Mansion.

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling popped in to wish you and your family a joyous and blessed Easter.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Have a most wonderful Easter weekend with your family! xo

TK said...

Oh I love Hello Kitty and everything to do with Hello Kitty! Wish I could be there in Shanghai too!

lauren carney said...

gosh these shots are glamorous and incredibly quirky!
i enjoy your blog to bits!
thankyou for being wonderful and sharing your posts with us all!
<3

Libbie said...

My daughter wants to move into the Hello Kitty House!

pinkstilettos said...

I'd love to visit there!! My little girl loves Hello Kitty so anything about HK we just have to check it out!
Daisy~