What’s on this weekend…
Grinch, move over – we’ve hit December and we have no time for your lack of Christmas cheer! We may be slightly over excited here at Sassy HQ (can you tell?), so we hope that you’ll join us in shouting Christmas carols from the rooftops and fully embracing the festivities and themed events, because from here on out, it’s jingle all the way.
That being said… If you’re not one for being festive, then pack your bags and say bah-humbug to the silly season and escape to sun, sea and charming cultural delights! Swap the annoying Christmas tunes and excessive decorations that are clogging the streets of HK for the exotic adventure islands, picture-postcard beaches and local delicacies of Krabi in Thailand. There are now daily direct flights from Hong Kong to Krabi, and it takes only 3 hours and 40 minutes to get there! We’re all about those quick getaways… The experts at Flight Centre will, of course, have you covered, with tailor-made travel packages to suit whatever you need. Whether it’s a relaxing, luxury stay or an active, adventure-pack itinerary, they’ll make sure you have an unforgettable time. With lush national parks, buzzing restos, bars and shops, chilled out river vibes and serene beaches, why wouldn’t you want to book a Krabi holiday? We’ll see you on the beach, coconut in hand…
The deTour Creative Market is is ON! And this time around, they’re embracing our favourite city, showcasing local and unique products that’ll most definitely put you in the good books this Christmas. From food to stationery to clothing, the market is a great opportunity to support and purchase from young, budding designers (and foodies!) whilst bagging some unusual and very special gifts. So whether you’re looking for a festive frock that’ll have heads turning or simply a delectable bite, be sure to grab your purses and shop until you can’t shop no more.
When: Saturday, 5 December & Sunday, 6 December, 12pm-9pm
Where: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!
It’s Christmas markets and holiday fairs galore here in Honkers and we couldn’t be happier eating, drinking and purchasing our way through these festively fun weekends! This year’s Gough Street Christmas Market is back and we’re certainly looking forward to their spread of delicious food and refreshments, as well as their exclusive weekend-long promotions in one of the most stylish neighbourhoods. Be on the look out as Gough Street is decked in red, green and gold with heaps of great performances and live DJs. Stockings at the ready, girls – we’re going shopping!
When: Saturday, 5 December & Sunday, 6 December, 11am-8pm
Where: Gough Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free! Don’t forget to bring your purses and bag some bargains!
Start your morning off with a good dose of girl power and sit down with fellow ambitious women for a light-hearted and intimate networking event with a classy, festive twist! Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide is hosting a fabulous brunch, inviting #girlbosses across the 852 to get involved with a mix of great activities that’ll have you rockin’ around the Christmas tree. Spruce up with make-up and style workshops or see what’s in store for you this month with a tarot card reading. There will also be a mini-market featuring some great self-starting women, so take your time to browse, relax and make new friends and business contacts at this Classy Christmas Brunch!
When: Saturday, 5 December, 10.30am-3.30pm
Where: Dine Art, Kwai Bo Industrial Building, 40 Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How much: $240 inclusive of a starter, main and soft drink. Grab your tickets here – be quick though as places are limited!
There’s nothing quite like a steamy glass of spiced wine come December to get you in the spirit of giving. And if there’s an occasion to gulp down the grapes – it’s not just Santa who’s willing to come to town! La Rotisserie is hosting their very own Christmas party at their flagship restaurant in Sheung Wan to kick-start the season with some good ol’ mulled wine and Christmas cheer. Donating $10 from every cup sold to the French Chamber Foundation, be merry for a great cause and show your support to their on-going work with Hong Kong’s underprivileged workers and families. Joyeux Noel!
When: Friday, 4 December, 6pm-10pm
Where: La Rotisserie, 33 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $50 per cup of mulled wine with $10 from each sale going towards charity!