The Sweet Dahlings Company, formerly know as House of Sugar Darlings, is all about love and passing on love.
Everything we have in here, whether they are vintage and antique curated treasures, or handmade items that we stitch and wire tirelessly in our studio, is filled with love and blessing.
Elaine is the founder, curator and creative director all in one. She was born and educated all through her life in Hong Kong. She came from a creative family in which many members young or old, all seem to be gifted with a certain kind of artistic talents. Her childhood pastimes included painting, crafting and designing. She was rather fond of eating as a kid too but with a stack of plain paper and a few coloured pencils, she would forget about eating.
She shifted her creative vibes to languages and writing in her teen years which led to the completion of her university education with a degree in translation from the University of Hong Kong. Following her graduation, she was trained as a professional journalist at the South China Morning Post in the 1990s. She considered her lifelong dream fulfilled. She left the newspaper with a heavy heart a little later and a decade went by before she finally recalled the pleasure of creating and handcrafting.
She would always remember with fondness the immense joy her wedding in 2010 brings: the creation of some signature pieces which became her bestsellers later. It was also the idea of making heirloom pieces which she could proudly pass on to her daughters that gave her the most needed initiatives and endless inspirations. She has since become a full time designer after her wedding, crafting heirloom pieces in her beautiful studio, occasionally entertaining herself by curating vintage and antique treasures and trying to wake up those dormant skills acquired from another timeline.
Snapshot by Jenny Tong