Meet Stacey Marcelo: Wife, Mom, World Traveler, and Health & Wellness Expert!
Hello! I’m Stacey (@wanderlusthongkong). I’m a wife and Mum to Chloe and Olivier. I have spent the past six years working in the wellness industry in Hong Kong and prior to that was in the hotel world. I’m a lover of nature, adventure, champagne and I am so flattered to be taking part in the tastemakers series!
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My Mum has always been into health and wellness so it was always in our lives but I really got into it six years ago when I started working for Hong Kong’s wellness and lifestyle magazine, @liv.magazine. It’s been exciting to see the local wellness scene grow in leaps and bounds and I find the wellness community here very supportive, particularly during the past two years during covid. Everyone has rallied together to #supportlocal.
I have an adventurous spirit and feel lucky to have had a chance to live in some pretty amazing cities. From learning the language, understanding the culture, forging new friendships and enjoying the food (I’m a big foodie!) those life-altering experiences have most definitely helped shape the person I am today.
I’ve been based in Hong Kong for 10 years now. I love this city. Hong Kong is a bustling and gritty city but at the same time we are surrounded by nature with easily-accessible hiking trails and some beautiful beaches like Long Ke Wan and Tai Long Wan.
I’ll always have a special place in my heart for Hong Kong as I experienced many personal milestones here including getting engaged, our civil wedding, both kids were born here and despite it being a very transient city, we have formed some beautiful friendships here.
Be flexible! The regulations from country to country are constantly changing and there’s a good chance flight cancellations and delays will happen. Keep a cool head, breathe and just go with the flow. And don’t forget to take out travel insurance.
Self-care to me is about nourishing your body and spirit so you can be the best version of yourself. I love sound meditation, yoga, breath-work, pilates, healthy eating (but it’s important to have cheat days too for balance!) and being out in nature. Living in a busy city has made me crave nature escapes. Truly balm for the soul.
Shop the deco/floral print on our Martina Mini Dress
The art of pivoting. Working for a magazine, we have had to come up with creative new ways to come up with new income streams.
Being Filipina myself I am drawn to the story and the women behind the brand. The founders, Alessandra and Louisa, have Filipino roots and I love how they incorporate elements from our heritage into their effortlessly chic designs. I am also attracted to their slow fashion ethos and the quality of their pieces.
I’ve kept it simple. Fresh, natural makeup and I’ve kept the jewelry and shoes understated too. I am wearing the dress to my Mum’s 70th birthday celebration and I look forward to wearing it again and again.