Piano Island :: Smock Dress & Statement Necklace

Happy weekend, my friends! We are on our way to our final stop, but before that, I want to show you this beautiful and exotic little island off the coast of Fujian, one of the closest spot from mainland China to Taiwan. A good swimmer can swim his/her way from here to Taiwan, according to our tour guide. This island is Gulangyu Island, a.k.a. Piano Island, forĀ over 700 pianos resides there, one of the highest density per square mile in the world.gulangyu island5S6A75175S6A7548 5S6A7613 5S6A7623There are five main attractions on the island, we chose only one of them because that is all the boys could handle. šŸ˜‰ Sunlight Peak is the tallestĀ spot of the entire island, from where one could look afar, of all the commercial ships passingĀ by, andĀ the beautiful plantation beneath. If you stay overnight on the island, I’d imagine this would be your top choice for watching sunrise.

One of my favorite part of the Piano Island was the allies leading up to the Sunlight Peak. They are lined with stone walls with draping vines, the roads are alsoĀ covered with stones. After the thunderstorm, it felt especially refreshing walking on these streets whileĀ admiring ancient ficus trees and private gardensĀ along the way.
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The boys favorite part was the streets concentrated with small specialty shops. They ran from one to another to collect shop’s stamp, another island tradition. From what we could see, this island is a perfect escape from busy city life. It hasĀ beach, gardens, small mountain, historical homes, shops and eateries, and of course, B&Bs and restaurants. One thing we noticed, is that majority of the visitors are young locals,Ā I guess that is a sign this island is a realĀ leisure place rather than a tourist town. šŸ™‚


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Thank you veryĀ much for reading!Ā See you in the next city, next post!

:: Outfit ::

Embroidered DressĀ :: Kate Moss x TopshopĀ (here);
Ankle WrapĀ Sandals :: Isabel Marant / Edris (hereĀ &Ā here);
Accessories:Ā Louise VuittonĀ bag / Alma BB;
Heidi DausĀ necklace;Ā Celine sunglasses;


8 comments on “Piano Island :: Smock Dress & Statement Necklace

  1. amei

    love this island and your outfit. The tunic dress is airy and comfy. It is perfect for summer travel. The sandle is ideal too. Enjoy!!!

    1. petiteflower

      Thank you, Amei! I agree this dress is airy and comfy, the island was a steaming case right before the thunderstorm, I got pretty sweaty but it dried quickly after. šŸ™‚

  2. Qiong

    You look beautiful effortlessly in any outfits! It’s great to see that your boys are taking part in the photoshoots! How cute! Kudos to the photographer! Can your boys read the Chinese signs in the last picture?

    1. petiteflower

      Hi, Qiong! Great to “see” you here! šŸ™‚

      No, he couldn’t, that’s why I could trick into doing the shot. šŸ˜€

  3. brighting

    Lol the last photo is so funny and i love it. so cute.. i love this outfit, casual but look relax. seems you have a wonderful holiday in china.

    1. petiteflower

      Thank you, brighting! The weather in Xiamen was so hot and humid, a shorter dress seemed to be the only way to stay cool. šŸ˜€

  4. amanda

    really love this dress. when i clicked on the link, it showed the fringed jacket…

    1. petiteflower

      Thank you, Amanda. The link is fixed now. Thanks again for checking it out. šŸ™‚