Fashionable Friday: Gong Hei Fat Choi

FF chinese new year

Officially, Lunar New Year this year falls on Monday, February 8 this year and is the year of the Monkey. I only know how to wish greetings in Cantonese, not Mandarin, so you can say it with me, “gung-hay-fat-choy”! At least in Hong Kong, you’ll sort of sound like you know what you’re saying. So, eat something that feels suitably festive (I recommend BBQ pork buns from your favorite Chinese restaurant), dress in red or gold and maybe try one or two of the customs most often practiced to bring in a prosperous and auspicious new lunar year on Wikipedia.

  • Chinese Zodiac Year of the Monkey Letterpress Art Print Junishi $5 (via Tag Team Tompkins on Etsy)
  • Filofax Original Personal Organizer in Pillar Box Red $94 (via Goldspot Pens)
  • Nomadic PE-07 Pen Case – Red $15 (via JetPens)
  • J. Herbin Diamond Wax Seal $34.95AUD (via Notemaker)
  • Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen in Gold Zig Zag with Medium Nib $14.50 (via JetPens)
  • Caran D’Ache 849 Goldbar ballpoint with pencase (Special edition) € 36,90 tax incl. (via Fontoplumo)
  • Sailor Chalana Maroon Gold Stripe Fountain Pen with 18KT Gold EF Nib $239.95 (via Goldspot Pens)
  • Diamine Shimmering Fountain Pen Ink in Red Lustre $20 (via JetPens)
  • Diamine Red Dragon in 30ml Mini Bottle $7.50 (via Anderson Pens)
  • Velos V Paper Clips in Gold Box of 75 $2 (via Fresh Stock Japan)
  • Pilot Elabo Fountain Pen in Red with Soft Fine Nib $159 (via JetPens)
  • Lamy Pico Pocket Size Extendable Ballpoint Pen with 0.7 mm Medium Point in Red $34.50 (via JetPens)
  • Kate Spade Bows Gold Push Pins Set of 24 $42.94AUD (via Notemaker)
  • Platinum 3776 Kanazawa-haku Ascending Dragon $360 (via Anderson Pens)

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4 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Don’t forget the lunar new year/CNY USPS stamps! Year of the monkey is out today (was just on the site buying more today for my #lettermo letters.)

  2. So chuffed to be mentioned on your fine blog. Many thanks for including our letterpress print. And may we praise our fine print shop, Skylab Letterpress? Yes, indeed.

  3. Beautiful collection, lovely reds. I especially like the Year of the Monkey by Tag Team Tompkins (printed by Skylab Letterpress).

  4. Haha, I’m the opposite, I can only speak Mandarin. 🙂 So, 恭喜發財! (Gong xi fa cai! Sounds like “gohng see fah tsai”) <– now Taiwan and the mainland are now covered. 😉 (Sorry if I missed a place that also speaks Mandarin.)

    Anyway, the Platinum dragon pen looks awesome.

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