Kung Hei Fat Choi! Team Sassy wishes you health, wealth and prosperity for the Year of the Snake – and happy travels if you’re lucky enough to be escaping for a CNY getaway. However, if you are staying in HK, there are plenty of CNY festivities to enjoy and lots of Valentine’s Day love to go around…
Kung Hei Fat Choi!
Not jet setting out of the ‘Kong this Chinese New Year? Then celebrate the Year of the Snake in true sasssssssy style with our fantastic CNY Guide 2013! Our top picks to check out include the festive flower markets, the must-see TST Night Parade and the spectacular CNY firework display – get all the details on those events (plus plenty more!) in our full roundup here.
When: Throughout February, see our guide for full details
Love is in the air
Hot on the heels of CNY is Valentine’s Day – and we’ve got plenty of inspiration for that too! We’ve rounded up the best Valentine’s dining options in town, snagged you some sweet Sassy discounts on a trio of romantic luxury hotels in Asia and cooked up some unique and unusual date ideas too. Footloose and fancy free? We’ve got you covered with our fab Single Girl’s Guide To Valentine’s, featuring plenty of fun activities to keep you amused come 14 Feb – including the Four Seasons’ luxurious Love Potion spa treatment and the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel’s Singleton RLife LIVE Party; check out the full article here for all the deets!
When: 14 February
V-Day… and we don’t mean Valentine’s!
If you’d rather not get swept up in the hype of Valentine’s, then we have a fantastic alternative for a girl’s night out this February 14th. Global women’s activist movement V-Day stages benefit productions of The Vagina Monologues throughout the world to help raise awareness and funds for anti-violence and women’s rights groups – so head to Bisous to catch Hong Kong’s very own version, with all proceeds going to local charity HERfund. With special dance performances from The Vixens and The Desert Mermaids plus a complimentary drink
(and happy hour prices until 9pm), bring your girlfriends along for a night of all things womanly!
When: 14 February, 7.30pm
Where: Bisous, 33 Wyndham Street, 9/F, LKF Tower, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $250 per person on the door (includes complimentary drink)
Shoes, glorious shoes!
Have you checked out AME Shoes yet? Their cool Causeway Bay boutique is filled to the brim with gorgeous goods and if you head over this week, you can snap up some steals and deals at their Super Boots Sale. All their boots are dramatically marked down from $1,290 to $550 (that’s more than half price!), plus if you buy 2 pairs, you get the 3rd pair at a further 50% off. We sniff a serious bargain, girls – bring your friends for a shoe shopping spree and stock up!
SASSY GIVEAWAY: Three lucky readers will each win a pair of AME boots of their choice thanks to our fab giveaway. Simply fill out the form here to be in with a chance of winning!
The giveaway has now ended, but stay tuned for more exciting prizes!
When: Boots sale lasts until 15 February; giveaway closes 12pm, 19 February
Where: AME Shoes, G/F, 9 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
For the entire month of February, new local label Vaughan will be showcasing their luxurious silk shirts at a special pop-up shop in long-time Sassy favourite Polkadot Boutique. We are in love with the classic lines of their signature Hepburn silk shirt – this is Hong Kong tailoring at its best! After all, every wardrobe needs one (or a few more!) classic button-down blouses, right?!
When: Until 28 February
Where: Polkadot Boutique, 2/F, 29 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Shirts cost $970-1395; letter monogramming service available for an additional fee
P.S. The Weekender is taking a break next Friday to recover from all the fireworks and CNY puddings… we’ll be back on Friday, 22 February!
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