Have you ever been to Chai Wan? Well, it’s time to venture out of the Central bubble and into a new one! Take the MTR all the way down the Island line and before you know it, you’ll be in Chai Wan just in time for Chai Wan Mei! It’s an open-studio event that aims to introduce you to the works of local designers, artists and the hidden creative community; we’ll definitely be heading to The Gift Shop by Tangram (the brainchild of our That Girl Paola), where their design studio will be transformed into a concept pop-up shop with cool products from Hong Kong-based designers and creatives on show. Art, design and entertainment, this is an event for everyone… especially if you’re stuck in that Central bubble!
When: 19 May, 11am-8pm
Where: See all participating studios here (scroll down for the addresses!); free shuttle buses from the HKCEC in Wan Chai every 30 minutes. Tangram Studio, Unit 1701, 17/F Chai Wan Industrial City, Phase 270 Wing Tai Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong.
How much: Free entry; payments by cash or cheque only
Bazaar sale bonanza
Did someone say sale?! It is our mission at Sassy to inform you of the best fashion bargains and here we go again…. The Pedder Warehouse sale gives you a chance to purchase designer shoes, handbags and accessories at up to 90% off (this is no joke!). We suggest you get in early, as this sale is not for the faint hearted… See you there, girls!
When: 18 May, 1-9pm
& 19-22 May, 11am-9pm
Where: Times Square Bazaar, access from 13F food forum (or from 2/F atrium on Sat after 2pm, Sunday and public holidays), 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
Eat, drink and be merry!
With the weather heating up, we’ve rounded up our top five alfresco restaurants in HK for some great food and even better views! If you fancy the views without getting too sweaty, how about trying the fantastic food and stunning panoramas from Felix at The Peninsula or Tosca at The Ritz-Carlton, both of which we checked out recently. But if you’re after some more liquid refreshments, then here are our favourite bars off the beaten track in Central – including the gorgeous terrace at The Blck Brd and the very secret 001… we’ll even email you the address if you fill out the form at the bottom of the article here!
To all you fashionistas… Unlimited Style is the pop-up shop for you! It’s all about distinction and luxury, showcasing designers such as Ana Boutique from Singapore, Madeleine Thompson and Forest Bird. Image Consultant Claire Edwards will be there too to give a helping hand on what you should definitely buy and what should be left for someone else to treasure. It’s open for two days only so don’t miss out!
When: 23-24 May, 11am-8pm
Where: The Strand Lounge, 18 Cochrane St, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
We’re Gaga for Nicopanda
The Nicopanda invasion is in full swing! Nicola Formichetti makes a Hong Kong Spring debut with his pop-up store in Lane Crawford for the month of May. Prepare yourself for fresh offbeat designs… and a whole lot of pandas! It’s a weird and wonderful collection only Lady Gaga’s fashion director could pull off and the little panda is everywhere you look – from the limited-edition sleek Mahjong sets to cheeky iPhone cases. Swoon over a selection of Lady Gaga’s most theatrical stage outfits (check out the towering heels!) while you browse and grab a keepsake tee or notebook to add a bit of quirky charm to your signature style. Check out Sassy’s Nicopanda Opening Party pics to get a sense of the insanity!
When: Until 31 May, 10am-9pm
Where: Lane Crawford IFC, Podium 3, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Tees from $990, accessories from $280