This Weekender’s got the perfect ways to unwind… fly over to a Vietnamese island paradise, eat, drink and dance your way through a Caribbean carnival, shop for a cause and top up that AW’13 wardrobe!
An island in the sun
Fancy an escape to a beautiful untouched island? So do we! Travel professionals Flight Centre have got an incredible three-nights-for-the-price-of-
When: Offer ends 15 October, valid on departures from now until 28 October 2013(blackout periods apply)
Where: Six Senses resort at Con Dao Island and the Caravelle hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
How much: Stay four nights (one night at Ho Chi Minh City and three at Con Dao Island) from $9,899 per person (flights and transfers included, taxes excluded); get a further $500 discount per person by mentioning SASSY HONG KONG when booking
More info: See full terms and conditions here; call Flight Centre on 2830 2866 for more details
Spice up your life!
After last month’s burger showdown, Ear Belly is back with another cool event – this time, a Carnival themed bash! Keeping things hot with an array of spicy and soulful Caribbean, Creole and Cajun food, this is a great opportunity to try out deliciously different cuisines in a street-party style atmosphere. Chef Lori from Magnolia (the venue for our Sassy Giveaway this month!) and Chef Jack from Restoration will be cooking up a spice storm, with Jamaican jerk, burritos and plenty more sure to get your taste-buds dancing… along with the live roots and reggae from The Red Stripes band and a selection of great DJs for an afternoon of great beats and Caribbean treats! Get ready for some cold rum, hot food and Mardi-Gras style soul.
When: 15 September, 12 noon-10pm
Where: The Space, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Including one drink (food sold separately), pre-sale $150, on the door $200; Ear Belly Special including four dishes and two drinks, pre-sale $350, on the door $400; book tickets here
What’s better than a pop-up shop? A pop-up shop with pizza… that’s all for a good cause! Redress (an NGO promoting environmental sustainability in the fashion industry) has teamed up with Pizza Express for the Get Redressed Pop-Up Shop, a stylish second-hand fashion sale where you can shop high-street and high-end pieces at bargain prices – including items from Redress’s ‘365 Challenge’, which saw founder Christina Dean wear second-hand clothing for a year (and look amazing!). All proceeds from the pop-up shop will go to Friends of the Earth Hong Kong and Redress, as well as $8 from every Quattro Fromaggi pizza at Pizza Express… all the more reason to indulge in our passions for fashion and food, and the ideal way to cure those Monday blues!
When: 16 September, 11.30am-9pm, 17 September, 11.30am-4pm
Where: Pizza Express, 2/F Soho Square, 21 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry! Garments range from $25-1000, cash and cheques accepted
AW13… Nailin’ it
Feel like getting a mani and pedi with the latest autumn colours – and a new wardrobe to match? Look no further than our new favourite nail place, The Nail Library, who’ve teamed up with two other Sassy faves A Boy Named Sue and The9thMuse to get you on-trend with this special AW13 Collection Preview Night – think gorgeous Dutch oil paintings and moody landscapes for inspiration! This is a night to spice up your Autumn/Winter wardrobe with some eco-friendly fashion, give your hands some end-of-summer loving with colour on those nails, then add some sparkling accessories on top! Not tempting enough? The first ten customers who stop by on the night will get a complimentary express manicure, and there’ll be canapés, cocktails and a 10% discount on purchases for everyone too. Forget being fashionably late… we’ll be beating down the door for this one! P.S Make a night of it and hit up the holster shopping night at Polkadot Boutique after!
When: 18 September, 6-9pm
Where: The Nail Library, 6 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free to browse, with 10% off purchases that evening; RSVP via the Facebook Page
It’s the last week to catch sought-after Aussie artist Emma Hack’s Trompe L’Oeil Exhibition at the Cat Street Gallery… and trust us, it’s not to be missed! Art lover or not, you won’t fail to be wowed by the skill and beauty of these ethereal works – mixing photography with Hack’s amazingly-skilled body painting to blend figures with their backgrounds and create stunning and unusual optical illusions. You might remember the ultra cool video for Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ which featured Hack’s work, so come get your fill in person with her first solo show in Hong Kong!
When: Until 22 September; closed Sundays
Where: The Cat Street Gallery, 222 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
P.S. Don’t miss our Sassy Giveaway for an exclusive preview screening next Tuesday of the newest Richard Curtis rom-com About Time, starring Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson… swoon! We’ve got 20 pairs of tickets up for grabs, so get in there quick and enter here!