We love Time Out Hong Kong’s idea for Valentines – an online competition to win a date (plus free wining and dining at one of a selection of great restaurants) with one of their mates. You can check out the willing participants here, and learn how to enter and what the conditions of the experience are! Not all of us would fancy having a dating disaster probed by a journalist after all, but just imagine if it works out it would be a great story to tell the grand kids! There is a bit of an uneven ratio of girls to boys, but the boys (excuse me making a politically incorrect comment here) are pretty cute. I mean, middle guy above? Super cute!
Hester is originally from the incredibly glamorous city of Bristol, in England. Determined to escape her West-Country roots (though a love of good scrumpy should never be lost) she packed off for uni at Oxford to waste several years on a degree in Philosophy and never looked back… Following a stint in Switzerland eating too much fondue and meeting her future husband, they jumped at the chance to follow their dream of heading to Asia, and landed in Hong Kong in 2008. Along with partners-in-crime and fellow Tai-Tais, Maura Thompson and Natalie Firestone, she founded Sassy in 2009 and then Sassy Mama in 2011 after the birth of her daughter Elodie. Number 2 daughter Margot arrived in August 2012 and then two months later it was off to her new home in Singapore with tinies in tow. Hester is discovering the Lion City one shophouse at a time with a love for seeking out Singapore’s hidden secrets!