What’s on this weekend…
As always, the 852 is offering us up an array of amazing events this weekend, from Drinks and Doodles to Hong Kong Art Week; or maybe you want to plan ahead and grab some deals with Flight Centre – it’s not hard to pack out your weekend diary! Not forgetting all the terrifying fun to be had with Halloween this weekend, the hardest part will be choosing which party to go to (and what to dress up as!).
Sometimes the hectic pace of this city catches up with you. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or uninspired by the daily grind, why not book an escape to the blissful island of Koh Samui in Thailand for a stay Kamalaya, which is built around an ancient Buddhist monk’s cave? Now that’s one way to find some zen! Kamalaya is a dedicated wellness resort offering detox packages for all levels, all set against the natural beauty of Koh Samui. The tranquil environment makes it the perfect place to re-focus and give yourself some TLC; each programme at Kamalaya is crafted to suit the individual and overseen by an in-house naturopath team.
Expect nutritional support, amazing fitness facilities, a steam cavern, plunge pools and much more, all of which will leave your mind and body feeling rested and relaxed! Ready to book now? Well, if you book the Kamalaya Intro to Detox package before Friday, 4 November 2016, simply quote ‘SASSYHK’ to receive a $500 discount! The package includes flights to Koh Samui, 4 nights’ accommodation, full board meals, access to resort facilities, a wellness consultation, Body Bio-impedance Analysis, body massage, foot massage, hand massage, and so much more!
When: Book before Friday, 4 November, 2016 to score a $500 discount.
Where: Kamalaya Resort, Koh Samui, Phuket, Thailand
How much: Packages start from $14,899 with Flight Centre – more details here! Quote ‘SASSYHK’ if you book before 4 November, 2016 for a $500 discount. Call 2830 2864 or email [email protected] for more details.
A perfect opportunity to get ahead on your Christmas shopping (or to get yourself set for the new season), check out celeb fave KOTUR’s gorgeous clutches and shoes at their sample sale this coming Monday and Tuesday!
When: Monday, 31 October – Tuesday, 1 November, 10am – 6.30pm
Where: Suite 2-3, 2/F Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong
How much: Prices will range from $100 – $2,000.
An event that combines drinking and doodling? Where can we sign up?! Get down to theDesk and network with Hong Kong’s finest creatives. Even if you don’t think your drawing skills are quite up to the challenge, we bet you’ll be feeling differently after a couple of drinks!
When: Friday, 28 October, 6.30-10pm
Where: theDesk, 511 Queen’s Road West, Sai Yin Pun, Sai Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free for creative industry professionals (don’t forget your business card!) and free for theDesk members. $150 for everyone else (tickets available on the door).
Two jam-packed weeks of cultural fun, with events ranging from Gallery Tours and Art Treasure Hunts, to a Family Art Day in Tamar Park and the not to be missed Gallery Walk for Charity; which includes art, live music and performances en route. The Charity Walk also offers up food from some of Hong Kong’s most exciting kitchens (including Brickhouse, Aberdeen Street Social, 208 Duecento Otto, and La Paloma) so be sure to check it out and help raise money for a worthy cause!
When: Thursday, 27 October – Wednesday, 9 November
Where: Central District, Hong Kong
How much: All events are free, apart from the The Gallery Walk for Charity, tickets for which are priced at $390 (General Admission), $250 (Students) – with all proceeds going to SoCO (Society for Community Organisation), HKAGA Artist Residency Abroad Programme and HKAGA Arts Education Programme. More info available here!
HK is in full Halloween mode, so although the big day actually falls on Monday this year, be sure to check out our post on the hottest spooky parties, for more info on where to scare and be scared this weekend! No fear if you’ve been too busy to get your costume sorted, we’ve got you covered with our 3 DIY Halloween Makeup Looks, or grab your bestie and try out one of these Cheesy Character Outfits! Don’t fancy braving the crowds and are feeling a more ‘grown up’ affair this weekend? Go scary-chic and throw your own party with our top ‘hostess with the mostest’ tips! Alternatively, grab a pumpkin and your fave scary movies, don your animal onesie (we know you have one!) and stay in this weekend – sometimes outside is just too frightful!