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We Headed to Hong Kong and Thailand for Our Latest Photoshoot! Follow Us Along From the Beginning

It’s just after 1 a.m., and I’m settling into my biz-class seat on the non-stop flight from Toronto to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific. Knowing I’ll be able to put my feet up for the next 14.5+ hours is the proverbial “game changer.” The glass of Deutz Brut Classic bubbles also helps, as does the Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist.

My eyes are as heavy as a velvet theatre curtain, but Lynn Chen, the inflight service manager, offers some seasoned advice: “Stay awake for at least four hours and then try to sleep for eight,” she says. “Have a little meal and a glass of wine and watch a movie. Relax.” I choose Call Me by Your Name, which is a rather racy flick to watch with strangers. I manage to stay awake until 3 a.m. (Sorry, Lynn!), but then I fall into a deep sleep.

Eight hours later, I slowly open my eyes and wipe them like a raccoon who has been woken from a deep slumber. During the night, an orchid has been placed in the holder in front of me. In China, orchids symbolize elegance and friendship. It seems I have a new flying friend.

Find out more about our travels and enter for a chance to win a trip for two to Hong Kong and Thailand valued at $7,500 CAD here. If you don’t win, Cathay Pacific is offering FASHION readers a $100 discount on their first package to Hong Kong, Phuket and Bangkok. Book your next flight and hotel on and use the promo code FASHIONMAG.