The weather just couldn’t keep it together! But let’s not fret over the turbulent skies, there’s plenty to enjoy this weekend. Bring out your boots and brolly and check out all that we have in store for you… from fashion and photography to yoga and art, there’s loads going on. It’s all in this week’s Weekender!
Summer’s just around the corner, and we’re already dreaming of hopping on a plane and jetting off for a well-deserved sunny vacay! We’re looking for sun, sea, sand and some cultural highlights that will sweep us off our feet. And what better place to find all of these holiday delights than the beautiful island of Bali? Travel experts at The Flight Centre recommend this idyllic destination for the summer season. Perfect your tan on one of the many stunning beaches, feast on sumptuous seafood in Jimbaran Bay, explore the arts and crafts of Ubud and fall in love with the crystal clear ocean at the cliffs of Uluwatu. And don’t worry about the stress of planning your holiday, The Flight Centre has all the expert advice you need as well as some sweet Sassy steals and holidays deals! Time to bid Hong Kong goodbye and get ready for Bali Hai!
When: Book a Bali holiday with The Flight Centre before 31 May for a $500 discount!
Where: Bali, Indonesia
How much: $5,699 per person for flights and three nights’ accommodation in a five-star property if you book through The Flight Centre! If you book a Bali holiday with The Flight Centre before the 31 May and mention SASSY upon booking, you’ll get a $500 discount… steal!
If you haven’t been to PMQ, the new IT joint in Soho, then you’ve seriously been missing out! And here’s yet another reason to stop by. One of our fave yoga fashion brands, A Day With Fé , is opening their brand new store at PMQ, and you’re invited! With Love from Hong Kong is going to be an evening of French fashion, yoga and some beautiful photography of Hong Kong’s top yogis by Beatrice Lee will also be on display. Yogis or not, you’re going to love what’s in store! So make sure you RSVP before the guest list fills up…
When: 22 May, 6-9pm
Where: A Day With Fé, Shop 502, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free! Just RSVP at [email protected]
Ain’t no party…
Like a SOJO party! SOJO is the area of St Francis Street and Sau Wah Fong in Wan Chai, home to many pretty boutique shops and hip art galleries. Forget Noho, this is the new trendy place to hangout! And the SOJO Block Party is the perfect opportunity to check out this cool new area. Enjoy some live outdoor music performances, art and illustration exhibitions as well as special surprises like a garage sale, discounts and free workshops! SOJO is the place to be the weekend… so don’t miss out!
When: 18 May, 2-6pm
Where: Along St. Francis Street and Sau Wah Fong, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Free to explore and enjoy! Tickets available here.
Art in motion
This year, Art Basel Hong Kong has taken the city by storm, triggering a host of other arty fringe events. One of these cool art-inspired events is Converse Open Studio at The Space! This is a great opportunity to see art being created first-hand, as Hong Kong-based artist Caratoes along with international artists like Cody Hudson and Mark Goss will be creating art pieces from scratch throughout the week. Don’t miss their customised Chuck Taylor sneakers on display, plus the hangout area for you to relax, have a drink and catch up on the instant updates and videos!
When: 16-18 May, 12-6pm on Friday, 12-7pm on Saturday & Sunday
Where: The Space, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free!
We love supporting local, Hong Kong-based designers, so we thought we’d give you an update on contemporary fashion label, Berayah. The latest Fall/Winter 2014 showcase is happening this weekend, and we adore the brand’s modern, clean lines that are super flattering. Head over to the showcase and you’ll be able tobrowse the collection, and if you like anything you see, you can purchase it there and then. There will also be hair and makeup by airplaybar (check out our review of themhere!), wine from Red Mill, and flavoured popcorn from Sote. What a way to spend a girly evening! Tonight’s event is exclusive and invite-only (so make sure you RSVP below!). If you can’t make it, pop by tomorrow when it’s open to the public.
When: 16 May, 7pm-9:30pm (tonight!); 17 May, 11am-6pm
Where: PLATFORM Coworking + Events, 1-3/F, 120 Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How much: Free to attend. Click here or on the button below to RSVP for tonight’s event, as it’s invite-only. Hurry though, this exclusive event is only open to 40 guests!
Got an event you’d like us to feature in The Weekender, or have a top tip for us? Email us the details at [email protected].