August is almost at an end, which means autumn is well on its way! So why not make the most of the sun and hit some beach parties or get ready for the new season with some shopping? It’s all here in our Weekender…
Need some new threads?
In need of some new inspiration for your fall wardrobe? Then it’s the perfect time to check out a cool new fashion label to the Hong Kong scene, N12H! You can get an exclusive preview of their gorgeous new collection at their Fall/Winter 2013 Fashion Show; inspired by the wintery landscapes and Northern Lights of Iceland, we’re already eyeing up their ultra chic dresses and urban luxe separates. The event is guest list only so make sure you RSVP stat – and the first 30 Sassy girls to RSVP will receive a complimentary special custom-made N12H gift.
When: 5 September, 7-9pm (refreshments served at 7pm, runway presentation starts at 7.30pm)
Where: The Space, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry; seats are limited so RSVP to [email protected]
Meet you on the other side…
For the sixth year in a row, the Kowloon Bazaar is back… and bigger than ever! From handcrafted to couture, you’ll be able find everything and anything perfect for sprucing up your wardrobe, your kitchen pantry or even your sitting room. With unique sellers from around the world as well as homegrown local vendors, you can enjoy a day of shopping, food, drinks and, of course, lucky draws galore! Part of the proceeds will go to charity so remember to shop your heart out – and don’t forget to say hi to Team Sassy as our sister site Sassy Mama will have a stall there too!
When: 31 August, 11am-8pm
Where: Regal Kowloon Hotel, 2/F, 71 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
Raise your glass
Here’s another chance to give back to the local community while having a good time! Drink For Good is a fundraising event happening across some of the best bars in the ‘Kong, where for every drink you buy in participating bars and restos, $5 or more will be donated to HandsOn Hong Kong, a charity helping local underprivileged children (all proceeds from the night will go towards a trip for 100 disabled kids to Ocean Park!). Sassy will be sponsoring Lily & Bloom for this great event, where $5 from every ticket for their awesome Gatsby Night of free-flow cocktails and canapés will be donated, so remember to #DrinkForGood while you get your drinks on!
When: 4 September, 5-10pm
Where: Bars all over the city, see venues list here
How much: Depends on your alcohol tolerance!
Sassy Perk: Mention “SASSY” and get a free drink on your next visit to Lily!
Bag to school
We may be too old for school but we’re never too old for school bags! The ultra-chic Cambridge Satchel Company will be having a pop-up store at Lane Crawford, showcasing their classic satchels in an array of eye-catching colours, along with some exclusive limited-edition designs available for pre-order. You can also personalise your satchel on the spot with their complimentary monogramming service, or if you’re there on weekends, get a unique hand-painted design there and then by renowned local illustrator Telephone Fung!
When: Until 3 September; artist available on Sat & Sun 2-5pm
Where: G/F BLITZ Glasshouse, Lane Crawford, 3 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: Satchel prices range from $1500-1800
Let’s go to the beach, peach
Catch the last of the summer sun with Café Roma’s End-of-Summer Beach party! You can munch down on their special South American-inspired menu (grilled chimichurri steak – yes please!) and play games like giant Jenga, slack-lining and sand castle building. Plus, there’s a competition for Best Tropical Costume Contest (with a $400 dining voucher up for grabs), so be sure to bring your best grass skirt! Meanwhile, if that isn’t enough beach time for you, check out Hong Kong’s Ultimate Beach Hat Tournament for some Frisbee fun (you can either watch the games or get some expert lessons)… and the ultimate after-party too! There’s buy-one-get-one-free deals on scrummy enchiladas, burritos and fajitas at Caramba, discounted mojito and margarita pitchers AND if you spend more than $100 at dinner, you can even catch a free ferry ride back to Central!
When: 31 August, Café Roma 1pm-midnight, Beach Hat tournament 9.30am-6pm, party after the award ceremony
Where: Café Roma, L1, Shop 7&8, Beach Commercial Complex, Park Island
Ma Wan, Hong Kong; Beach Hat, Tai Pak Beach, Discovery Bay & Caramba Mexican restaurant (at D’Deck)
How much: Free entry; Café Roma three course menu costs $328 (plus 10% service charge)