Phuket After Dark

Thai sunsets and thereafter deserve this post to themselves.

photos by Zanita Morgan and myself

As I mentioned yesterday, sunset and what comes after in Phuket are just as exciting as coconutting and dancing during the day (most likely because it involves just as much coconutting and dancing). After dark, Sri Panwa were so generous as to have Zanita and I at a number of their incredible locations, and Vicki and Jared from the team took us into town some nights, for some real local culinary and party experiences. Allow me:

  1. An early evening swim in our private pool as the sun did crazy things and I liked appreciated them
  2. In a Sri Panwa Tuk Tuk en route to Phuket night life (wearing ELWOOD, Cassette Society, ZARA, She’s Electric)
  3. Thai sky one fire – in an eerie Lord of the Rings kind of way (yes I’ve finally watched it)
  4. Being matchy match with Zanita at Sanaeha – their live music was amazing and orange juice was all kinds of excellent
  5. Sunset by candlelight (inception?) from the Baba Nest – basically a rooftop pool and deck with a 360 degree view of the whole world
  6. With Jared and Zanita at Kor Mor Tor – the interesting thing about clubs here is that there is no dancefloor… you just bust out moves wherever you happen to be, whether that’s in line to the bathroom, waiting on your drink or on your way out the door. I like that.
  7. Loving life with Zanita – the alcohol-free drinks on Thai menus are called ‘Innocents’. Cute right?
  8. Our impossible feast at Baba Soul Food – I died a rare death of a food coma.
  9. With beautiful Vicki at Brasserie Phuket – I’m so obsessed with her MOSCHINO dress! (Wearing Sara Phillips from GlamCorner)
  10. The most ridiculous mango sticky rice and black sesame ice cream at Suay Restaurant with Jared and Vicki. Brain explosion.
  11. A stormy sundown from our living room – I’m in love with Thailand’s inky clouds and watercolour skies!

As I did with my last New York trip, there will be some daytime Kodak moments gracing these pages soon! But until then, Thai sunsets and thereafter deserve this post to themselves.

And I’m off to Summer School. Like a boss.


Margaret Zhang is a Chinese-Australian photographer, director, stylist and writer based in New York. Since her digital beginnings in the fashion industry in 2009, Margaret has worked with global brands including Chanel, UNIQLO, Swarovski, YEEZY, Clinique, Lexus, Dior, Gucci, Matches and Louis Vuitton in a wide range of capacities both in front of and behind the camera, while completing her Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws at The University of Sydney.
Though regularly featured in print and digital media as a model and personality alike, Margaret’s pho tography, styling, and creative direction has been employed by the likes of Vogue, L’Officiel, Harper’s BAZAAR, NYLON, Marie Claire, Buro24/7, and ELLE internationally. She has been listed in Forbes Asia’s 30Under30 and TimeOut’s 40Under40 lists, and her work has been recognised as shaping the international fashion industry by the Business of Fashion BoF500 Index, and ELLE Magazine’s Best Digital Influencer of The Year Award.




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