29 June, 2012
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WEEKENDER: Fireworks, Palm Beach Open Day, vintage pop-up shop and more!

29 June, 2012

This week starts with a BANG, with fireworks and all sorts of celebrations for HKSAR day… and us celebrating the long weekend, woohoo! As ever, we’ve sourced out the best events that are bound to make you have one joyful July. Enjoy!

See in July with a bang!
Looking to see in July in style? Al Molo and BLT Steak are both hosting a July 1 extravaganza buffet – with their harbourside views and alfresco dining, they’ll be a great place to watch the fireworks! If you fancy seeing the fireworks from the streets instead, Sassy Mama has done a fab round-up of all the best vantage points here. Meanwhile, there are tonnes of other 15th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s Reunification with China (to give it its fancy name!) celebrations going on over the next few days, including dragon dances, parades, concerts and far too much else to mention – download the official event calendar here and make the most of the long weekend!

When: Fireworks 1 July; see here for full schedule of other events
Where: Al Molo & BLT Steak, Shop G62 & G63, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: $688 + 10% service charge, includes buffet and two standard drinks; for reservations, call 2730 7900 (Al Molo), 2730 3508 (BLT Steak) or email [email protected]

Come rain or shine…
Long weekend – hooray! Unfortunately, we can’t predict the weather… knowing our luck it will rain (in which case, hit up a big mall – say Horizon Plaza at Ap Lei Chau or check out some summer style at Pacific Place – and stay there!); luckily, we’ve just tried and tested a load of options to find our best Rainy Day Shoe Solutions to keep you from slipping and sliding your way down HK’s streets. If it’s sunny, a junk trip, a beach day or a mini island adventure all sound pretty tempting we reckon!

Go vintage
Fashion, vintage and charity have always been right up Sassy’s alley. So we are pleased to inform you about the Noho House vintage pop-up store, here for three days only! Buy melt-in-your-mouth designer labels such as Christian Louboutin, Salvatore Ferragamo, Christian Dior and many more, with $10 from every sale donated towards the charity Redress. We suggest that you go as soon as you can, as there just might not be anything left by the end of our shopping spree…! Have a sneak peek at all the goodies on our Facebook Page here.

When: 28-30 June, 11am-8pm
Where: Noho House, G/F, 3 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry; JaaBar members enjoy a 10% discount on clothing purchases after showing membership cards

Summer days
We love summer in Hong Kong, so what better way to hit the beach then with Palm Beach Open Day. Free entry, free watersports trials, free music and dance performances… didn’t someone say nothing’s free in this world?! You can enjoy a day full of action with surfing, paddle-boarding, kayaking and windsurfing tips and trials, then chill out around the barbie and Indian teepees later. Why not make a day of it and wander around the many surrounding restaurants to unwind over dinner and drinks? Sassy’s fave is The China Beach Club!

When: 2 July, 11am-6:30pm
Where: 57 South Lantau Road, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

Garden goodness
Let your senses run wild at The Pawn’s transformation into The Secret Garden. The Pawn has prepared a series of garden-inspired bespoke dishes and drinks to be enjoyed alongside quirky artwork by artists from around the world. There’s less than a week left for this exhibition, centred around the connection of humans with nature and inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett’s childhood classic novel, so check it out before it’s gone… Hey, it might even make up for your lack of a garden at home!

When: Until 4 July
Where: The Pawn, 62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Dishes and drinks vary; for reservations, call 2866 3444

Got an event you’d like us to feature in The Weekender, or have a top tip for us? Email us the deets at [email protected]


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