August has crept up on us so quickly! Before we know it, fall will be here… but before we rush to get our jackets cleaned, we should enjoy the summer while it’s still here! So catch some fun parties, fashion shopportunities or just some lovely fresh air with this week’s Weekender…
Have a drink, old sport!
The recent release of Baz Luhrmann’s film version of The Great Gatsby has given us a taste for the decadence of the Roaring Twenties – after all, who doesn’t love some endless partying and dressing-up coupled with amazing cocktails and canapés? That’s why we got excited when we heard that Lily & Bloom has just launched their Gatsby Wednesdays, a 3-hour long free-flow of Prohibition cocktails and hors d’oeuvres perfect to lift those dull hump days. Complete with flappers and dappers, you’ll be giving Zelda Fitzgerald a run for her money in no time!
SASSY GIVEAWAY: To celebrate their launch, we’re giving away 5 pairs of tickets for Lily & Bloom’s Gatsby Wednesday on 7 August! Simply click here to put your name in the hat.
When: 7 August (and the first Wednesday of every month), 7-10pm
Where: Lily & Bloom, 5 & 6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $300 in advance, $350 at the door; call 2810 6166 or email [email protected] for more info
Have a little sip and flip
If you love the idea of seeing designer collections before everyone else, we’ve got a scoop for you. Two new and upcoming lifestyle brands – EPIQ and Amber Lu Designs – have come together to present a luxury private preview shopping night at hot new LKF club, 7Heaven. Get ready for smart and casual summer classic clothes from EPIQ, plus sleek luxe gadget covers from Amber Lu… And what’s a fashion preview without something to sip on? Vincente Gandia, a top winery from Valencia, will be supplying the Cava Brut Rose for the evening so you won’t get thirsty from flipping through the racks and taking advantage of all the exclusive discounts. There’s also a lucky draw on the night so keep your fingers crossed and make sure you RSVP here to get on the guest list!
When: 7 August, 6.30-9pm
Where: 7Heaven, 1/F, 17 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry, including two free glasses of Cava Brut Rose; RSVP here
Ain’t no bargain like a warehouse bargain
For all the wise-spenders and frugal fashionistas out there, Jessica and its stylish sister brands Episode, Episode Studio, Colour 18 and Weekend Workshop will be holding a Spring Summer Warehouse Sample Sale! With up to 95% off their luxury pieces, even though it’s a bit of a trek there, the bargains should definitely be worth the effort. Be sure to head there early if you don’t want to miss your size, and remember to bring your own bag!
When: 2-10 Aug, 10.30am-7.30pm (Monday-Friday), 10.30am-5pm (Saturdays), closed on Sunday
Where: G/F, Toppy Tower, 45-51 Kwok Shui Road, Kwai Chung (Exit A of Kwai Hing MTR Station)
How much: Free entry, cash and credit card accepted; call 2943 2428 for more info
Who doesn’t love a good cider on a sunny summer day? squarestreet, a quirky homegrown boutique with an amazing range of stylish leather shoes, watches and accessories, have come together withRekorderlig, a super-yummy and refreshingly light Swedish fruity cider, to bring you their Summer Bash street party. Sip on some ice-cold cider (Sassy’s fave: strawberry and lime!) and catch squarestreet’s new collection for Fall-Winter – beating the heat has never been more fashionable!
When: 3 August, 4-8pm
Where: squarestreet, G/F, 15 Square Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free!
Even though Hong Kong is such a tiny city, it’s also home to over 260 species of butterflies! Get to know more about these beautiful insects (that are neither creepy nor crawly!) at the Hong Kong Butterfly Festival and catch some fresh air in the Shing Mun countryside while you’re at it. There are game booths and butterfly themed exhibitions, plus DIY craft workshops, guided tours and other fun activities for those who speak a little bit of Cantonese (or at least a little!) – and, of course, the chance to see (and snap pics of) loads of these stunning creatures in person. Tickets are free and can be exchanged for special souvenirs, so get your hats and sunscreen on for a weekend adventure!
50% off a Transformation Facial & Presor Therapy at Glow with Ceri Silk
At Sassy we LOVE quick results that leave us glowing on the outside and happy on the inside… who doesn’t? In just an hour, Ceri Silk’s team of professionally qualified therapists – can totally transform your skin, but at the same time arm you with all the knowledge you need to keep up the good work at home. Phew!
When: Deals ends 11.59pm, 7 August; buy here
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