30 May, 2019
Lifestyle, What's On HK

The Sassy Best Of Hong Kong Reader Award Winners 2019

30 May, 2019

Drum roll please…

You voted in your thousands and now it’s finally time to reveal our reader award winners 2019. But firstly we want to thank you (our readers) for taking the time to tell us all about your favourite places and brands in the city we call home. We are also revealing the winners in our brand new “People making waves” category, which recognises those who are working to make Hong Kong an even better place to live. As expected, the voting was extremely close, so a huge congratulations to all of our winners!

We will of course be having a huge party to celebrate, so winners hang tight as we’ll be sharing details of the event with you very soon! We’ll also be in touch with a logo and graphics you can use to formally recognise your well-deserved achievement.

Every reader who cast a vote will also be entered into a draw to win a pair of tickets to the big bash, so stand by for that announcement too. Speaking of winners, congratulations to Denise O’Malley who won our amazing giveaway, which was a two-night stay at INASIA, an eight-bedroom villa with two pools in Koh Samui (courtesy of The Luxe Nomad, Asia Pacific’s leading online luxury villa booking portal and property manager).

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Here are the results you’ve been waiting for…

F&B

Best rooftop or bar with a view
Winner: Sevva
Runner up: Wooloomooloo

Best date night spot
Winner: Pici
Runner up: Carbone

Best brunch
Winner: Zuma
Runner up: Catch

Best restaurant
Winner: Pici
Runner up: Maison Libanaise

Best restaurant for a group 
Winner: Chaiwala
Runner up: TokyoLima

Best lunch spot
Winner: MANA!
Runner up: Pici

Best dai pai dong or local restaurant
Winner: Tung Po, North Point
Runner up: Din Tai Fung

Best coffee shop
Winner: NOC
Runner up: Winstons Coffee 

Best grocery store
Winner: City’super
Runner Up: Marketplace by Jasons

Best bottle shop, liquor store or wine shop
Winner: Watson’s Wine
Runner Up: HK Liquor Store

Best live music venue
Winner: Foxglove
Runner Up: The Wanch

Best junk company
Winner: Jaspas Junks
Runner up: Lazydayz

Hong Kong brand making waves in sustainability
Winner: Live Zero
Runner Up: Coconut Matter

Travel

Best Hong Kong staycation hotel
Winner: The Kerry Hotel
Runner up: The Upper House

Best travel company
Winner: Flight Centre
Runner up: Wing On Travel

Best airline
Winner: Cathay Pacific
Runner up: Emirates

Best flight booking platform
Winner: Skyscanner
Runner up: Expedia

Style & Beauty

Best online shopping brand
Winner: Asos
Runner up: Net-a-Porter

Best clothing brand
Winner: Zara
Runner up: COS

Best lingerie brand
Winner: Victoria’s Secret
Runner up: Intimissimi

Best swimwear brand
Winner: Seafolly
Runner up: Speedo

Best footwear brand
Winner: Adidas
Runner up: Nike

Best jewellery brand
Winner: Bee’s Diamonds
Runner up: Cartier

Best beauty and nail salon
Winner: Suavis Lash Bar
Runner up: Nail 88

Best hair salon
Winner: Love Hair HK
Runner up: Paul Gerrard

Best spa
Winner: Mandarin Oriental
Runner up: Four Seasons

Best makeup brand
Winner: MAC
Runner up: Nars

Best skincare brand
Winner: Kiehl’s
Runner up: ZeroYet100

Health & Wellness

Best gym
Winner: Pure Fitness
Runner up: Fitness First

Best yoga studio
Winner: Pure Yoga
Runner up: Flex Studios

Best activewear brand
Winner: Lululemon
Runner up: Nike

Best health food store
Winner: JustGreen
Runner up: Green Common

Best meal delivery service
Winner: Deliveroo
Runner up: foodpanda

Lifestyle

Best bookshop
Winner: Bookazine
Runner up: Eslite

Best coworking space
Winner: WeWork
Runner up: the Hive

Best app to make life easier in Hong Kong
Winner: HK Taxi
Runner up: OpenRice

Best florist
Winner: Bydeau
Runner up: Ellermann Flower Boutique

Best homeware or furniture store
Winner: Ikea
Runner up: Indigo Living

Best lettings company or broker
Winner: Okay.com
Runner up: Centaline

Weddings

Best wedding photographer
Winner: Ali Ghorbani, Ali G Studios
Runner up: Jada Poon Photography

Best wedding venue
Winner: The Repulse Bay Hotel
Runner up: Four Seasons Hotel

Best bridalwear shop
Winner: Vera Wang Bride
Runner up: The Loft Bridal

The person/people making waves in…

The F&B industry
Winner: May Chow (Little Bao/Happy Paradise)
Runner up: David Yeung (Green Common)

Nominees:
Laura Offe (Meraki Hospitality)
Peggy Chan (Grassroots Pantry)
Lisa Terauchi-D’Rozario (Confusion)
Vicky Lau (Tate Dining Room)
Mina Park (Sook)
Cara McIlroy and Melanie Barnish (Genie Juicery)

The fashion industry
Winner: Sarah Fung (HULA)
Runner up: Christina Dean (Redress)

Nominees:
Jasmine Smith (Raven and Rose)
Alexandra Foster (ACF)
Kayla Wong (Basics for Basics)
Fanny Moizant (Vestiaire Collective)
Christina Ventura (Luxarity)
Janine Hsu (Niin)

The beauty industry
Winner: Diane van Zwanenberg (Coconut Matter)
Runner up: Toni Ovenden (Love Hair)

Nominees:
Diane Younes (Sponge)
Loubna Ferreira (Bahia)
Natasha Moor (Natasha Moor)
Gabbie Lee (Makeup artist)
Mansi Shah and Kathy Lee (Style Brigade)
Jamie Deseritz Smith (Smudge)

The wellness/fitness industry
Winner: David Tanner (Women’s Five/HK Running)
Runner up: Dervla Louli (Compare Retreats)

Nominees:
Coco Chan (Wellness Warriors)
Ziggy Makant (Goji Elite)
Dee Cheung (Float On and SUP Yoga)
Resham Daswani (Spiral Spaces)
Lahra Tatriele (Fivelements)
Mira Christanto (Enhale)
Nikita Rachamdani (Kita)
Clare and Aaron (SharedSpace)
Shoshana Weinberg (Four Seasons)

Sustainability
Winner: Sonalie Figueiras (Green Queen)
Runner up: Tamsin Thornburrow (Live Zero, Thorn and Burrow)

Nominees:
Lisa Odell (Plastic Free HK)
The Eco Drive team
Fanny Moritz (Now No Waste)
Raphaël De Ry (Edgar)
Dora Lam (Slowood)
Stephanie Dickson and Paula Miquelis (Green is the New Black)
Paige Chan & Ming Tantillo (Hong Kong Community Composting)

The community
Winner: Jeff Rotmeyer (Impact HK & Love 21)
Runner up: The team at Crossroads

Nominees:
George Tarling and Harriet (Chatteris Foundation)
Kirsten Mitchell (Kirsten’s Zoo)
Shalini Mahtani (The Zubin Foundation)
The team at Rainlily
Dr. Geetha Murali (Room to Read)
The team at Enrich
The team at Uplifters
The team at HandsonHK
Edie Hu (Splash)

Featured image artwork courtesy of Sassy Media Group with image courtesy of Getty, image 1 artwork courtesy of Sassy Media Group with images courtesy of Dan Gold via Unsplash, Sassy Media Group and From This Position via Instagram.

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