After what’s seemed like a whole month of rain and thunderstorms, the sun is finally out (for now anyway)! To celebrate this glorious change of weather, we’ve lined up plenty of yummy food, amazing shopping (and swapping!) and even a beach party to make sure you get the most out of this weekend…
Who doesn’t love Shanghai Tang? Their luxurious fabrics, gorgeous accessories and stunning qipaos are all total must-haves in our book! Come kick off summer with Shanghai Tang’s cocktail party featuring their latest exclusive collaboration Shanghai Tang x Moor”s and make sure you hit the surf in style with one of their new swanky limited edition stand-up paddleboards. Don’t forget to take advantage of an exclusive pre-sale on selected items on the night (with a nifty discount on offer) – so it’s time to stock up on Father’s Day gifts, summer birthday presents… and maybe even a little something for yourself too!
When: 5 June, 6.30-8.30pm
Where: Shanghai Tang Pacific Place Flagship Store, Shop 105, Level 1, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry; RSVP to 2839 0876 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you haven’t yet summoned the strength to do your spring clean (FYI our handy guide is right here), now’s the perfect excuse to clear out that closet! Jupyeah has organised a Mini Swap-Walk for us to donate our pre-loved clothes, shoes, accessories and practically everything else you can think of that’s in need of a new home – and in return, you can grab whatever goods you want from the swap pile. There’s also art, music, food and design exhibitions to enjoy whilst you’re swapping, plus add in a best-dressed competition and a pop-up photo studio and this is definitely much more fun than sticking your old clothes in a bin bag! Get your clothes ready, grab a shopping bag and see what gems you’ll discover.
When: 1 & 2 June, 1-7pm
Where: Causeway Place, 2-10 Great George Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $30 entry fee
Ain’t no party like a PoHo party!
If you’re a fan of PoHo like we are at Sassy, then you won’t want to miss this weekend’s PoHo Bazaar by Secret Ingredient. Come out and enjoy the sunshine on uber-hip Tai Ping Shan Street, explore the neighbourhood (including the likes of SAMBAG, Café Loisl, Konzepp and Aesop), and eat and drink your Saturday afternoon away! There’ll be live entertainment and fun events out on the streets throughout the day – think scrummy freshly baked goods, delish fruity ciders, a pop-up yoga class, local artists and even some flower jamming! Advance tickets also get an entry to the lucky draw to win a 2-night stay at Vie, a 5 star boutique hotel in Bangkok. Food and fun all day long – sounds like an irresistible combo to us!
When: 1 June, 12-6pm
Where: Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $160 per ticket (includes 2 drink coupons and 1 food coupon with $10 going to FeedingHK), available here; limited tickets available on the day
Party under the Stars
With the weather hotting up, it’s only right that the party scene heats up too – and LYV’s Summer Kick Off Beach Party promises a night of non-stop partying under the stars. Come hungry (and thirsty!) as there’ll be a full-on BBQ buffet,welcome drinks and a two-hour open bar,music from two of HK’s hottest DJs and loads of other beachy fun, games and giveaways to keep you entertained. We reckon this party’s gonna make a huge splash… you’ll need all of Sunday to recover for sure!
When: 1 June, 6pm-1am
Where: Ooh La La Beach Club, Pui O, Lantau Island, Hong Kong; buses from Central at 6pm (and back to Central at 1am)
How much: $850 per person, tickets available here
A taste of the Pearl River
Bored of eating at the same old Soho restaurants? Fancy a change of scenery? Well, the great countryside of Hong Kong just got a little more tasty thanks to Sha Tin 18’s special Taste Of The Pearl River promotion. Featuring traditional gourmet dishes and authentic regional cuisine made by three guest chefs from Hyatt hotels throughout China (plus Sha Tin 18’s very own Chef Ngai), get ready for mouth-watering appetizers, crispy pork belly, steamed cod and of course, the Hyatt’s famous Peking duck (we’re still dreaming about that crispy golden skin… droooool). With scrumptious Chinese desserts to top it all off, we reckon it’s a banquet definitely worth the trip to the New Territories – check out our full review here!
When: Promotion ends on 9 June
Where: 4/F, Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, 18 Chak Cheung Street, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
How much: Dishes vary; for more info and reservations, call 3723 1234 or email email@example.com
Get ready for summer!
To celebrate summer in style, we’ve hand-selected a few of our fave essential products to get you summer-ready… and all at the best possible prices! These brands are personally tried and tested by Team Sassy, so you know you’re only getting the very best.
When: Deal ends 11:59pm, 5 June. Buy here
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