The humidity and thunderstorms have been bringing us down lately… not to mention what it’s doing to our hair! In need of a little pampering, retail therapy, sweet treats or maybe even some partying? Well, we’ve got five different ways to love this week all in our Weekender…
I feel pretty, oh so pretty!
Girls just wanna have fun… and look good while doing it, right? Well, get your diaries ready because Prettybooked, Hong Kong’s ultimate Beauty Finder, has organised Hong Kong Beauty Week – 7 days of celebration for our love of all things beauty, wellness and personal grooming. Everyone is invited to pamper and prettify themselves for this special week of fabulous beauty treatments, wellness classes and expert talks; so whether you’re into skincare, fitness, nutrition, make-up or hairstyling, there’s a beauty pro waiting to share some tips and tricks with you. Of course, don’t forget the complimentary goodie bags, gift coupons, giveaways and deals exclusive to Hong Kong Beauty Week too. Slots are limited so make sure you sign up for some beautifying now!
Shop ‘til you drop
Need a dose of retail therapy? Then check out the Sleeh Sample Sale to snag unbelievable bargains on shoes, accessories and dresses– we’re talking prices as low as $10 per item. New shoe closet, here we come!
When: Until 20 July, 10am-7pm
Where: Sleeh, 6/F Dah Way Industrial Building, 86 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
It’s not just any afternoon tea…
But a chocolate afternoon tea! Palm Court over at the Langham Hong Kong is famous for their extra special Tiffin Afternoon Tea (which we reviewed here)… and now they’ve added a sinful touch for summer by turning it into a Valrhona Chocolate Afternoon Tea instead! Get ready for a whole lotta choc with beautiful desserts that highlight Valrhona’s four chocolate colours – dark, milk, white and blonde (that’s caramelised white chocolate, chocolate connoisseurs!) – plus a few bite-sized savouries to balance it all out. Get your appetites (and cameras) ready for some afternoon indulgence, girls!
When: Until 31 July
Where: Palm Court, Langham Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: $228 for one and $408 for two people (plus 10% service charge), call 2132 7898 to book
Ready to rock (and roll!)
We’ve all used the #TBT (Throwback Thursday)hashtag way too many times on Instagram and Twitter… but how about throwing it all the way back to the dawn of the rock n’ roll era? Starting all the way back in the fifties, Rockabilly was the music that paved the way for classic rock n’ roll – so this Saturday night, put on your polkadot A-line dress, style those liberty rolls and get the red lippie out for the Dirty Boogie Rockabilly Festival 2013! Get your retro on and rock out with some of the top rockabilly bands from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Philippines, get in on some live hair styling action and, for the truly brave, get inked by Starcrossed Tattoo. Forget an evening in with Grease… this is the real thing!
When: 20 July, 8pm till late
Where: The Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $200 in advance, $220 at the door, including one drink; ticketing locations here
Known for their amazing range of Belgian beers on tap, Frites is celebrating Belgian National Day in the best way they know how – with a good ol’traditional beer and food tasting, of course! There will be eight different kinds of Belgian beer matched with eight courses of gourmet food (we’re talking moules marinere and fish & frites paired with the likes of Hoegaarden and Duvel – yum!), with the whole experience guided by Frites’ expert staff. So it’s time to get a taste of Belgium for this one night-only event – just remember, it’s a Wednesday so go easy on those pint glasses!
When: 24 July, 6-8pm
Where: Frites, G/F, Oxford House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $350 per person, plus 10% service charge
Sassy sparty at Flawless and more!
Fancy a girl’s night of pampering, champers and makeovers? Well, forget about the hassle of being designated organiser and come join our exclusive Sassy Sparty at Flawless instead! Tickets cost $480 per person and are extremely limited – so snap yours up now (and for your girlfriends too) to avoid disappointment!
When: Deals ends 11.59pm, 17 July; buy here
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