What do our readers and our team have in common? We’ve all fallen in love with the taxi-clogged, dai-pai dong lined, crazy skyscraper city of Hong Kong. Whether we were born and raised here or arrived as adults, our appetites for all things Hong Kong are insatiable!
We’re here to inject a bit of sass into your day-to-day and help you navigate this buzzing metropolis… make the most out of life in the city that truly never sleeps! From swanky bars with a view, to hole-in-the-wall eateries, to fail-safe shopping spots, to our favourite hikes, we scour the streets to find all the very best that Hong Kong has to offer (in our humble opinions!).
- The team
- The contributors
I’m originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA) and have called Hong Kong home since 2008. I have loved seeing Sassy grow over the years and I am so thankful that we have such an awesome team who are always ready and willing to try things for the sake of Sassy. We have a term around the office called #diditforsassy and over the years I have definitely done that. From Brazilian wax trials, to getting spray tanned at home in my bikini for a YouTube video (the video doesn’t exist anymore, thank goodness!), to letting our readers vote on what hairstyle I should get (they voted for a fringe and I did go through with it!).
These days, I’m obsessed with one day building the perfect capsule collection and would finish every day if I could with a 45-minute Aqua Luna sail around the harbour before heading home.
Foot massages. Being able to easily do a hike, beach trip and city drinks all in one day. The beautiful pastel colours on the apartment buildings (you just have to look up to appreciate them!).
Born and raised in the UK, I arrived in Hong Kong in 2012 and fell in love with this diverse and buzzing city. I’m an avid hiker, dragon-boater, happy hour participant, and general explorer, and Hong Kong feeds my curiosity in every way.
That it has very distinct seasons, which allow me to lead to a great outdoor life. I can enjoy a sundowner on the beach during the heat of summer, hot beancurd desserts on the hiking trails during winter, and junkboat trips several months of the year. Plus, the year-round cultural events and festivals (Clockenflap anyone?) mean I’m never bored. What’s not to love?
I was born and raised in China, and moved to Hong Kong in 2013. I’m a huge fan of wildlife, the outdoors and pandas (I can spend an entire day watching videos of pandas eating bamboo). Living in Hong Kong lets me enjoy eating endless dim sum, taking in the gorgeous harbour views and being a part of team Sassy.
How easy it is to travel to nearby countries, hiking trails and the incredible theme parks!
Caroline was born and bred in Northern Ireland and lived in Dublin and Moscow, before moving to London where she worked at Sky News. She landed in Hong Kong in 2013 working for Bloomberg and Forbes, and joined Sassy Media Group in 2018 as Managing Editor. She also heads up the Beauty section on the site. In her spare time, Caroline likes exploring HK’s hiking trails and is always looking for new spots for sundowners.
The sheer vibrancy of the city and its eclectic mix of people. There’s never any shortage of things to do in Hong Kong, from all the great places to eat and drink, to the many cultural and sporting events that take place throughout the year. You’re also perfectly placed for weekend trips away. And, of course, that skyline!
Tania joined Team Sassy to rediscover the city she calls home (one G&T at a time). She is the Travel, Influencers, Health and Wellness Editor for Sassy Hong Kong. When she's not writing, you can find her getting involved in worthwhile causes, attempting to find peace through yoga poses, or eating abnormal amounts of dessert.
There’s no denying it, the overflowing local markets and decadent dim sum keep this city filled to the brim. My favourite thing about Hong Kong is the sheer amount of diversity – from the culture, to the activities, to the people. It means we have the potential to make this place exactly what we want. What more could we ask for?
Born and raised in the UK, Jess is an Editor at Sassy heading up the Eat & Drink, Style, Home and Beauty sections on the site. Drawn to Hong Kong by the lure of dim sum breakfasts and bustling city life, she is a self-proclaimed foodie who loves to cook. Food occupies 70% of her brain, 90% of the time. When not eating, Jess can typically be found buried in a book or obsessing over her current favourite true crime-related podcast.
What I love the most about Hong Kong is the accessibility. Having spent my childhood living in the middle of nowhere back in the UK, it’s such a novelty to have so many bars, restaurants and cultural events on my doorstep!
Elle is originally from the UK and landed in Hong Kong at the end of a year-long trip around the world. With a background in fashion styling and a love for fashion, travel and music, you’ll often find her dragging friends around vintage boutiques (adding to her never ending wardrobe), or getting crafty in Sham Shui Po, customising outfits for festivals and themed junk boat parties (she’s a pro with a glue gun!). Elle focuses on partnerships with eat & drink and beauty & fashion clients.
I was born and raised in Hong Kong and worked in Banking and Finance before finding my way to Sassy. Having lived all over the world, I definitely caught the travel bug and am constantly attempting to cross cities off my bucket list. A true foodie at heart, you will always find me at the newest spots in town. I love a good workout and spending quality time with my husband and two young sons. I focus on corporate partnerships for Sassy.
Born and raised in the UK, Emily moved to Hong Kong in 2011 in a quest to learn more about her roots and heritage. She loves to cook and can often be found in her local wet markets seeking out fresh produce for her culinary creations. When not obsessing about her next meal, she enjoys hiking, board games and finding new ways to burn calories. Emily focuses on partnerships with Sassy’s Weddings, What’s On, Health & Wellness and Lifestyle clients.
I’m a French Canadian who moved to Hong Kong in 2018 - it was also my first ever experience in Asia! I live for everything entertainment, you can ask me about the latest reality show, new Netflix drop or why a certain celebrity filed for divorce, I probably know all about it! I also love to eat, my favourite is Vietnamese food, but don’t be fooled, I will try everything and anything. I work with the Partnership Managers and coordinate all client relations.
The easiness of everything, whether you want to have a late-night bite, catch a live show, sip a drink on a rooftop or shop in unique boutiques, Hong Kong has it all. And best of all, everything is so close by, to think that you can snap a selfie on top of Victoria Peak and be eating fresh dumplings a few minutes later in Wan Chai is just amazing!
Originally from the UK, our Marketing Manager Sam moved to Hong Kong from London in 2018. When not planning ways to help Sassy and Sassy Mama reach even more readers, she can be found reading, binge listening to every type of podcast - sometimes even in the gym - and exploring Hong Kong’s many hiking trails (and bars).
I love that there's always somewhere new to explore in Hong Kong, whether it's a bar or restaurant in Central, a new-to-me neighbourhood, a hiking trail or a beach!
Daisy is a Brighton (UK) born art director who enjoys playful typography and pleasing colour combinations. When not bringing the graphics and photography of Sassy to life she enjoys exploring the stunning nature of Hong Kong and finding new spots to eat (veggie) ramen and drink gin-based cocktails.
Having spent her earlier years in Sweden, Lydia finally decided to speed walk her way back to Hong Kong’s vibrant nightlife and breathtaking skyline. From cafe openings to yoga workshops, Lydia is always on the hunt for new things to try (and to add to the events calendar, of course)! When she’s not planning her next travel destination, she is probably reading a new fantasy novel or baking triple chocolate brownies.
I’m absolutely in love with the city’s energy - there’s always something to keep me busy and going. On top of the lifestyle, Hong Kong is simply one of, if not the best, cities for foodies like me! Whenever I’m looking for a bite, I can always find something to satisfy my cravings, be it local cha chaan teng pineapple buns or Michelin-starred tacos.