We’re heading into the festive season and the events scene is hotting up! We’ve got food, fashion and fun to spare, so here’s the full rundown…
Want to get up to speed on Hong Kong’s creative scene – and snag a few new fabulous fashion buys to boot? Then check out The Pop-Up Shop at The Space, featuring an amazing line-up of 13 homegrown womens and menswear brands. In addition to MISCHA’s own gorgeous pieces (we love their Japanese-inspired prints – and their awesome founder and former That Girl, Michelle Lai!), you can browse collections from local designers like J.J Threads, Daydream Nation, niin and La Petite Caravane (just to name a few), plus create your own headgear at Cordelia Bradley’s millinery workshop! There will also be classy Belvedere cocktails to sip on, a cocktail master-class with mixologist John O’Toole, and nom-worthy nibbles from Noodlemi and Duyen Catering. A unique day with the best of Hong Kong’s creative community, this is one pop-up you don’t want to miss!
When: 27 November, 11am-9pm; millinery workshop 2pm and cocktail master-class 3pm
Where: The Space, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry! For enquiries, call 2878 8811 or 2523 9777
Hats off to ‘ya
If you’re feeling creative and fancy trying your hand at something different, you should definitely check out Awon Golding’s Hat Workshops! Awon is a fab milliner and former That Girl who creates amazing headpieces (she’s even stocked by Liberty in London!) and will be teaching you all the tricks of the trade to make your own masterpiece. With different workshops for fabric-covered, veiled floral or sinamay and feather headpieces, you’ll learn all the millinery basics – and leave with your very own fabulous fascinator. The perfect finishing touch to any outfit, we reckon!
SASSY DISCOUNT: Get 10% off the ticket price by writing the word SASSY after your name when purchasing your tickets online here; Awon will then refund you the discount when you attend the workshop!
One of our favourite (and one of the coolest) spas in Hong Kong, Flawless, is offering up some special festive treatments to get you looking as good as those presents under the tree! A Little Treat is a three-and-a-half-hour pamper-fest that starts with a hydration-intense hand treatment and mani, followed by a pedi and an enriching facial massage… hands, feet and face – done! If that doesn’t take your fancy, how about the 150-minute Feel Amazing package, which includes a hand treatment, manicure, foot treatment and pedicure, as well as an evening make-up application master-class – the perfect pre-party pampering! Both packages come with a complimentary glass of bubbly or organic tea, and would make the ideal gift for that special someone… or as a treat for yourself! Whilst you’re there, check out Flawless’ fab Christmas party make-up classes and gift sets for even more holiday season inspiration – time to indulge, girls!
When: Available now, opening hours 10am-10pm
Where: Flawless, 4/F, Sea Bird House, 22-28 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: A Little Treat package costs $1,980; Feel Amazing costs $1,230
All aboard the Art Bus
Art enthusiasts – you’ll be pleased to hear that there is a whole day and evening of art awaiting you! For Hong Kong’s Art Gallery Week, the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association has organised a special Art Bus to zip around Hong Kong’s most arty areas, showcasing over 100 artists from around the world across 49 different exhibitions. Hop on and off whenever you like and experience the diversity of Hong Kong’s flourishing gallery and art scene – both by day and night. Friday’s your chance to jump on-board the Art After Hours evening bus and explore loads of different galleries (the perfect after-work fun with friends!); don’t worry if you can’t do Friday night, as there’s also the chance to hit the road for the Art Gallery Day on Saturday! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get arty in the ‘Kong!
When: 22 November, 6pm-10pm; 23 November, 11am-5pm
Where: Central, Sheung Wan, Happy Valley, Wan Chai and more; see full bus routes here
How much: Free!
Not only is The Pawn one of the coolest, most historic buildings in Hong Kong, but they’re also hosting their very first Rooftop Market just in time for the festive season! There will be six yummy food stations showcasing the best dishes from The Press Room Group’s restos (including Classified, The News Room and The Principal), handpicked gourmet food stalls, artisan crafts and cool boutique vendors, plus some great live entertainment too! Even better – 20% of all the proceeds will go to Hong Kong-based charity, St. James’ Settlement. Eating, shopping and rooftop fun – what a great way to spend a Sunday!
When: 24 November, 11am-5pm
Where: The Pawn rooftop, 62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry! $10, $50 and $100 tokens available for purchase on the day (no cash transactions)
If you’re like us and love Korean food (*cough* K-Roll *cough*), then you’ll be all over the first ever K-Food Fair Hong Kong! For a belly full of bulgogi and bibimbap, head over to Whampoa – with over 30 Korean food companies showcasing their products, including kimchi, ginseng, galbi, fresh vegetables, tea and liquor, this fair promises to be packed full of all things delicious (plus there’ll be some cool Korean performances too!). If Japanese cuisine is more your thing, then you can’t miss another Hong Kong first – the Sumo Sushi Sake Festival! This festival will showcase the delights of Japanese culture with live Sumo wrestling matches, nearly every Japanese dish you could imagine from some of the best restaurants in HK (we’re talking sushi, yakitori, ramen, bento – the works!), over 100 types of sake, live bands, a hot dog eating contest AND special Japanese flavours from ice-cream pros Lab Made. Two amazing Asian cuisines, two fun-filled foodie events – get your nosh on!
When: K-Food Fair 22-23 November, 9.30am-6pm; Sumo Sushi Sake 23 November, 12 noon-11pm
Where: K-Food Fair, Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa, Whampoa Garden, Hung Hom; Sumo Sushi Sake, 63 Caroline Hill Road, Causeway Bay
How much: K-Food Fair free entry; Sumo Sushi Sake $280-500 (including varying amounts of tokens), tickets available here or $50 extra at the door
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