LETTER FROM…Luang Prabang (really)

Story and photo by Jordan Porter. Jordan, a former assistant fashion editor at FASHION Magazine, is currently on a year-long tour around the world, visiting Vietnam, Bali, and now northern Thailand. She will be sending The Style Notebook dispatches from her travels.

I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for a celebrity spotting.

I know, I know, they’re just “people” blah blah, but I doubt that there are many people out there who don’t get a little thrill from a star sighting, or a little pang of jealousy when the story being told isn’t their own. A trip to New York, L.A., and even Yorkville come TIFF time always lacks a little lustre if it’s not accompanied by a movie star moment or two, but living in Asia, I don’t expect much in the way of Hollywood glamour. I usually get my frivolous thrills from baby monkey sightings.

So you can imagine my excitement when on a recent side trip to the tiny picturesque town of Luang Prabang (a UNESCO World Heritage site and a must-visit for anyone planning a South East Asian excursion), I spied Jude Law and Sienna Miller getting cozy all over town.

They shared coffee breaks outside a charming French colonial café, strolled along the Mekong, and shared a bottle of Cab at a local wine bar. What Nannygate?

On the scale of celebrity spotting stories, I totally get a 10.

Jude Law in L.A., wearing a shirt he bought from a night market in Luang Prabang. Photo from Just Jared.

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