Some people have a thing for shot glasses – I have a thing for salt and pepper shakers. While I’m usually buying them from the different countries I’ve visited, this particular set of egg shaped dragon salt and pepper shakers from L’objet are ornately orient. After all, this is the year of the dragon – adding these to my S&P collection fits perfectly into the scheme of things.
 It’s become ultimately clear that I’m obsessed with timepieces of all sorts, from the cutesy to the refined. This Swatch watch is the former, and perfect for stacking with multiple large bangles. The Swatch Year of the Dragon watch evokes the lovely blue and white hand stenciled artwork found in traditional Chinese pottery, bringing it to life in a way that’s a fair bit less delicate.
 Jade has all these connotations in Chinese culture, there’s a Chinese saying that says ‘gold has value, jade is invaluable.’ Between the fact that green is my favorite color and the obsession I have with collecting things, (if there was a show called style hoarders, I’d be a regular) this Jade leaf bracelet from CBD by Charlotte Bjorlin D’elia is another one of those things I’m coveting deeply.
 Before my parents had me and started a family – they traveled a lot. It was on one of those voyages to China that my mother picked up a blue silk robe that I was obsessed with as a child. I’d trace my fingers over the dragon stitched into the back of the robe and get lost in the beauty of it, and this Sirisha Women’s Asian Nouveau Satin Silk robe reminds me of all of that.
 The biggest difference between this Lodis Accessories Audrey E-Reader Envelope and the red envelopes that are a part of the Chinese New Year tradition is that I intend to spend the money I put into this one. Although it was particularly designed to hold an e-reader I’ve got plans for multiple uses brewing in my mind. A cardinal Chinese symbol of luck, I’d keep a red envelop with me at all times just to hold on to the sentiment.