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WEEKENDER: Masters of Mixology, Callixto pop-up shop, Cuba comes to Mong Kok and more!

It’s starting to get steamy up in the 852! Luckily, we’ve got a whole host of activities to cool you down and keep you happy this week – have fun, girls…

Cocktail creations…
Masters of Mixology is back at MO Bar in The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong for its fourth year running, with a range of expertly prepared delicious cocktails to suit everyone’s tastes. This year, they have upped the ante with six of the best mixologists flying in from all over the world, including the Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year, Manabu Ohtake. With only two action-packed nights left (Friday is competition night, Saturday showcases ‘The Best of the South’), we recommend you gather up your buddies and unwind over the ‘best in the business’ cocktails! Expect ultra-premium spirits, exceptional ingredients and exciting flavor combos… if you really want to get into the swing of things, there is also a 5-course cocktail pairing dinner for 12 guests – get those bookings in pronto!

When: 15-16 June
Where: MO Bar, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 15 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry, cocktail prices vary accordingly; 12 guest dinner $15,000 + 10% service charge, for reservations call 2132 0077

Discover the world
We’ve hunted down another fab fashion pop-up shop for you girls – this time it’s hot new jewellery boutique Callixto, who will be showing off their wares in Central for three nights only. With unique, exotic and stunning jewellery and accessories hand-selected from all over the globe, this is a one-stop shop fashion window to the world – no passports required!

When: 21-23 June, 10am-8pm
Where: G/F Noho House, 3 Shin Hing Street (off 34 Gough Street), Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

Mong Kok heats up!
In celebration of the Langham Place Hotel’s 8th Birthday, Cuba is coming to town! Come along dressed in your white-on-white summer chic attire and enjoy moonlit cocktails to the sounds of Cuban band Sonido Cubano with free-flow open bars by Laurent Perrier Champagne, Vintage Plantation Rum and VERO chocolates, plus Cuban tastings, mojitos, shows and prizes too. Now this sounds like the party to really kick things started for summer… I guess we’ll see you over at the dark side for some Cuban loving!

When: 21 June, 8pm till late
Where: Plunge Poolside & Star Room, Rooftop Poolside, Langham Place Hotel, Level 42, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets $488 per person; call 3552 3366 or email lphkg.catering@langhamhotels.com to book

Red or white?
Know your stuff when it comes to wine? Have no one to tell and want to be heard? Well do we have an event for you…! For all you debating (and wine!) enthusiasts, Shore is hosting The Great Grape Debate – a scrummy 3-course dinner paired with 6 tasting glasses of wine where you can get involved with the nitty-gritty of the different blends. You’ll be poured the wines “blind” and write notes, with the winemaker’s official tasting notes e-mailed to you later so you can see whether you were right! But the question on everyone’s lips now is… who will be the winner, red or white?!

When: Debate 1 (Sauvignon Blanc vs Pinot Noir) 4-16 June; Debate 2
(Riesling vs Cabernet Sauvignon) 18-30 June; Debate 3 (Chardonnay vs Shiraz/Syrah) 2-14 July
Where: Shore, 4/F, L Place, 139 Queens Road Central, Hong Kong
How much: $698 per person +10% service charge, dessert/fortified wine flight additional $98; call 2915 1638 to book

There’s still time…
To enter our fabulous June giveaway! This month, it’s all about fashion, food and fitness as we’ve got dining vouchers for Spices and The Verandah in Repulse Bay, yoga clothes from tanya-b, sessions at Hypoxi and a super-stylish iPad clutch from Shop des Createurs; to be in with a shot of winning, get your names in here. Whilst you’re trying your luck, don’t forget to enter to win a $1000 voucher to build your very own eco-friendly luxury GOOD-LUXE hamper thanks to our That Girl Jocelyn (scroll to the bottom to enter!).

Got an event you’d like us to feature in The Weekender, or have a top tip for us? Email us the deets at weekender@sassyhongkong.com.


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