There’s lots happening this weekend, so we’ve rounded up the best for you to choose from! Grab some girls for a lazy Saturday brunch at Boqueria, indulge in rum or some wine if you’re feeling sophisticated. Alternatively, if you’re a blushing bride-to-be, the Bridal Glitterati’s got you covered. It’s all here in our Weekender!
If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by our hectic Hong Kong lifestyles, head over to Mayya Movement’s 24 Hour Wellness Transformation for a dose of solitude. Led by wellness expert Nealy Fischer, it’s the gateway to a healthy and holistic lifestyle. There’ll be yoga, nutrition tips and consultations, fitness classes and more at this relaxing two-day retreat. RSVP and head over if you’re looking to get in the zone by feeling zen! But hurry, there are only a few spots left!
When: 24 May, 3.30-7pm, 25 May, 7am-5pm
Where: W Hotel, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $3,900. Secure your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For glittering brides-to-be…
Don’t stress! The Bridal Glitterati 2014 has got you covered. Whatever you need (or you think you might be forgetting for your big day!) is all under one roof, from clothing and jewellery, to wedding planners and gift providers. It’s worth crossing over to the dark side, we promise! Sort out your wedding needs in no time at this one-stop shop for all things bridal.
When: 24 May, 11am-8pm
Where: Regal Kowloon Hotel, 71 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry! Bring some cash to purchase anything you like.
Grab the girls for an afternoon of tapas, sangria and theatrics! Head over to Boqueria for a brunch you won’t want to miss out on. There’ll be free-flow drinks, cooking demos (mmm, paella!), a carving station and more. How could we forget the most exciting thing - you’ll learn how to open a bottle of wine with a sabre! It’s the party trick you’ll definitely want to add to your repertoire.
And for all you Insta-lovers, five people who we deem to have the best Instagram photos will win a $500 voucher from Boqueria. Snap the best pic at the event and tag us (@sassyhongkong) and Boqueria (@boqueriahk) for your chance to win. Even if you don’t win, there’s a goodie bag in it for you. Click here for more details.
When: 7 June, 12-3pm
Where: Boqueria, 7/F, Lan Kwai Fong Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $350 per person. It’s free seating but if you come in a group of four or more, or if you have any dietary restrictions, please email us in advance at email@example.com by 5 June so we can arrange a table for your group. Buy your tickets here, or click on the button below.
The Rum Diaries
Hong Kong might be far from the Caribbean (sans pirates… okay, we’ll stop at two Johnny Depp references!), but that doesn’t mean we have to miss out from partying like a Puerto Rican. Honi Honi, one of our favourite cocktail bars is hosting the Rum Festival, a place where rum lovers can celebrate all that is good about the tipple. There’ll be more than 70 rums for you to taste, as well as Caribbean food and a soul party with groovy tunes. Let’s jam…
When: 24 May, 1-7pm, 25 May, 2pm till late
Where: Honi Honi, 3/F, Somptueux Central, 52 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry for the day events, $150 per person after 8pm on Saturday
At Sassy HQ, we try our best to sound professional at wine tastings. If you want to up your wine knowledge, Cellarmaster Wines has got its World of Wine tasting event, offering you a chance to go around the world with them. Win prizes on the day, including two round-trip tickets to Spain. And if you don’t get a chance to win the big prize, there are plenty of dining vouchers to be won. Wine and prizes? We’re sold!
When: 24 May, 2-5pm
Where: Island Ballroom A, 5/F, Island Shangri La Hotel, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $200 if you book online before the event, $300 on the door. The $200 entrance fee is fully redeemable with any purchase on the day.
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