We’re officially moving into October! To kick off the new month, we’ve got a couple of fun little events up our sleeve – if you fancy a bit of party dress shopping or even want to brush up on your burlesque skills (!), it’s all in this week’s Weekender…
Calling all discount divas!
Say goodbye to sky-high designer prices with the Ralph Lauren Warehouse Sale! This classic American brand is giving us a treat, as most of the items at their Horizon Plaza outlet store are now up to 70% off! Get some quality pieces for more than half the price – a total steal, especially as their luxe labels (Ralph Lauren Collection for Women and Purple Label for Men) are also available at bargain prices. And if you thought this couldn’t get any better, think again! By showing this exclusive invite on 27-28 September, you can enjoy a further 50% off on top of already sale-priced items. So head over to Horizon Plaza for some serious retail therapy… without the guilt in the morning!
When: 27-28 September (by showing this invite only), 29 September (open to general public), 10am-7pm
Where: Ralph Lauren, 18/F Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!
More info: Call 2552 5343
Chase the dragon
Looking for some adventure? Spice up your weekend with the third annual Dragon Dash, a completely unique urban treasure hunt-like chase all over Hong Kong (for charity too!) that ends with a mysterious, underground after party! Feel like a kid again as you solve puzzles and clues on the run in search of “The Dragon”, with the opportunity to win some amazing prizes (like tickets to the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens!) and raise money for Feeding Hong Kong, which is the only food bank in the city that redistributes food surpluses to those in need. Grab some friends – teams of four to five with a mix of girls and guys – and get ready for a fun day out to see Hong Kong in a new way!
When: 28 September
Where: Register as a team here to find out your starting point!
How much: $580 per person, including a Dragon Dash 2012 t-shirt, a free drink and food at the secret after party; sign up here
Reduce, reuse & re-fashion
Wish you could improve that dreary looking wardrobe? Better yet, what if you could make it ten times more stylish without having to buy anything new? Well, it is possible – and the Upcycling Fashion & Sustainable Living Exhibition 2013 are here to help you make it happen! Organised by cute local designer Chocolate Rain and the Hong Kong Design Institute, this series of workshops, seminars and short films aims to educate and encourage us to upcycle, whilst local and international designers will be showcasing some upcycling masterpieces too! Hit up the Upcycling Fashion Workshop with designers Orsola De Castrol and Prudence Mak on hand to give their expert advice, or try the Fashion Accessories Workshop with the creative brains of the HKDI fashion students providing some style inspiration. Turn that trash into treasure, girls!
When: Workshops 28 & 29 September, 2pm-3pm; 1-2 October, 5-6pm; exhibition until 8 October
Where: Telford Plaza I, 33 Wai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry; RSVP to the workshops by emailing [email protected]
Burlesque your way to the top!
Yet another Hong Kong ladies night has cropped up… but don’t worry, this isn’t any old run-of-the-mill happy hour drinks, but instead an evening of unique entertainment and burlesque-themed fun with the new Ladies On Top night! Privé is the perfect spot to explore the seductive arts with the Aerial Arts Academy team (check out our review here!), who will be kicking off proceedings with a “Chair and Lap” master-class! If you feel like you need a bit of Dutch courage beforehand, there will be exclusive offers and promotions on drinks, as well as some incredible live performances by The Aerial Angels and The Vixens all night (and we’ve heard rumours of some topless male butlers too!), so don’t miss this amazing opportunity to strut your stuff and have a giggle with your gal pals!
When: 3 October, 9pm until late
Where: Privé, Basement, Century Square, 1-13 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free! The first 25 people to RSVP receive a gift bag worth $200; RSVP here
If you haven’t stopped off at this amazing pop-up shop yet, then you’d better get there fast! Don’t miss your last chance to grab some gorgeous party dresses designed by one of Hong Kong’s hottest designers, Susanna Soo, at the S.Nine Concept Store. Located at the Schoeni Gallery, you’ll find stunning, unique and elegant gowns fit for a queen and with some great special offers to take advantage of too – like S.Nine’s Facebook Page to get a $500 voucher, check in at Foursquare or Facebook to get an extra 5% off and receive a special free gift on all purchases over $2,500! Not only will there be fab shopportunities, but there’s also be an exhibition of photography curated by S.Nines’ collaborators from over the years. Time to update that AW’13 wardrobe with some sophistication, girls!
When: Until 30 September; Mon-Fri 11am-8pm, Sat & Sun 12pm-8pm
Where: Schoeni Art Gallery, 27 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: However much you’re willing to spend!
Huge savings on laser hair removal packages
Wouldn’t it be nice to be fuzz free and not have to shave or wax?! With these deals, you get five sessions of laser hair removal for either your bikini and/or underarm area at Lavar, conveniently located in Lan Kwai Fong. Psst… The equipment and salon itself is all brand spanking new, and they’re using the latest laser hair removal technology to do the job. We’re saying yes to silky soft and smooth skin!
When: Deals end 11.59pm, 2 October; buy here
How much: $3,200 for underarm OR bikini line package, $5,800 for both
Got an event you’d like us to feature in The Weekender, or have a top tip for us? Email us the deets at [email protected].