We’re crossing our fingers there’s no typhoons heading our way this weekend – there’s simply far too much fun stuff to do to stay indoors this summer!
Get your caffeine fix!
Coffee lovers, we’ve spotted a great deal you need to know about! Nespresso has an awesome summer promotion on their brilliant PIXIE coffee machines that we just had to share – if you buy one sometime this month, you’ll automatically receive $300 club credit for you to spend towards your next Nespresso purchase (perfect for stocking up on your fave coffee capsules!). We’re totally loving the super on-trend PIXIE colours too – steel blue, carmine red and lime – which will definitely look fab in our kitchens; the carmine one is even made from 98% recycled coffee capsules, which is great news for all you eco-conscious coffee drinkers. Summer bargain + great coffee = thanks a latte, Nespresso!
When: Until 31 July, 2013
Where: Nespresso Boutique, Shop 1021, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central & Shop 1093, Elements, Kowloon Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Machines cost $1,988 each, for full terms and conditions see here
Summer fashion isn’t just about colourful tank tops and bright sandals… and here’s your chance to bag the ultimate summer wardrobe at Nude Is Rude’s Escape To Summer Pop Up Sale. Whether you’re chilling out somewhere exotic or just catching the sun in Big Wave Bay, the perfect summer wardrobe is crucial for some extra self-confidence – so stock up on gorgeous resortwear from Nude Is Rude, luxury swim and resortwear by Por do Sol, and gorgeous bags and jewellery by NH Edelsteine and niin to match. Hitting the beach in style has never been easier!
When: Until 6 July
Where: Nude Is Rude, G/F, No. 7 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
The final furlong
Hong Kong’s horseracing season is coming to an end… but it is going out with a bang! The Happy Valley Night Finale is not just about catching the on-track action, but also celebrating and more importantly, partying the final Happy Wednesday race night away. With dancers, a live performance by singer JW and a dazzling pyrotechnic show (fancy word for fireworks!), this farewell party is definitely gonna blow you away!
When: 10 July, 7-11pm
Where: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Happy Valley Racecourse, Sports Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
How much: $10 entry for public enclosure
Reclaim the streets!
This is the last weekend to check out one the coolest art exhibitions to hit Hong Kong in ages –Work In Progress, a totally hip street art showcase featuring specially commissioned pieces from nine internationally renowned street artists, plus works from upcoming home-grown Hong Kong talent too. You can also catch guided tours and film screenings on Saturday and Sunday, so follow the paint spatters and get exploring – who knew art could be so cool?!
When: Until 7 July, 10am-7pm
Where: 13/F, Somerset House, Taikoo Place, Island East, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free!
High days and holidays
The sun is shining, the skies are blue (well, at time of writing anyway!), so what better time to get exploring all the amazingness Hong Kong has to offer?! Get out on the seven seas with a weekend boat trip, explore one of Hong Kong’s amazing islands, check out some of the city’s best scenery on one of our top five hikes, catch the breeze (and perhaps an Ocean Breeze or two *wink*) at an awesome alfresco bar or just spend a super lazy beach day catching some rays – the choice is yours!
Need a lil bit of pampering?
Every once in a while, a relaxing spa treatment helps us detox, rejuvenate and rebalance… right girls? Well guess what? We’ve snagged TWO super sweet summer deals for you with MECCA Beauty: 63% off a detoxifying Lymphatic Body Massage and 90 minutes of blissful organic pampering including a facial and head massage at more than 70% off. Yes, please!
MECCA Beauty’s organic-only treatments are perfect for us stressed city girls who need some pampering, detox and rebalancing time. Phew!
When: Deal ends 11:59pm, 10 July. Buy here
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