Discover the best of what’s new in Hong Kong this month with The Sassy Edit.
With a new event, brand and shop launching every other minute in Hong Kong, it can be hard to keep up with what’s happening around town. Enter The Sassy Edit, our monthly roundup of everything new that’s worth knowing about.
Ahead, we’re spotlighting everything from a Sassy-approved Asian vegetarian cookbook, a clever food waste app that bags you big discounts, Hong Kong’s largest indoor roller rink and more…
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For those times you fancy a glass of something without wanting to waste a whole bottle, Coravin Sparkling ($3,680) is the wine preservation system you need to help you enjoy your favourite wine any time. Created specifically for sparkling wines, Coravin Sparkling preserves the crisp flavour and effervescence of your favourite bottles for up to two weeks, ensuring your last glass tastes just as good as your first.
She Creates Stories
In a city full of shops and high end malls, it’s surprisingly difficult to find affordable, quality womenswear that ticks all the style boxes! Enter She Creates Stories, a new discovery of ours that brings coastal-inspired Australian fashion to Hong Kong. Focusing on femininity and fit, this online boutique has us heart eyed over its curated collection of breezy linen dresses, streamlined separates and more, selected from premium Australian brands. The best part? Dedicated to inclusivity, you’ll find sizing here that spans the curve, petite and tall spectrum.
Use code SASSY10 to enjoy 10% off.
Party season may be looking a little different again this year, but that’s not going to stop us from indulging in a little dress-up – mainly because we can’t wait to shop these fabulous vintage cocktail dresses from Freis Spirit. A revival of the iconic 80’s brand Diane Freis, here you’ll find intricate hand-beaded beauties straight from Diane’s personal archives, all in new vintage condition. The best part? Only 10 of each piece is available for purchase worldwide, so there’s little chance of running into someone with the same outfit!
B Squared Yoga and Dance’s New Causeway Bay Location
Known for its cosy and inviting studios, and affordable yoga, Pilates and dance classes (packages starting from just $1,200 for 10 classes!), B Squared Yoga and Dance has made it even easier for you to get your fitness fix with the opening of its second location in Causeway Bay. Expect top notch teaching and flexible scheduling – let your health and fitness journey commence.
Where: 9/F, Jaffe Building, 520 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
A Spark Of Madness
A new launch that’s close to our hearts this month, former Sassy gal Simran Savlani makes her cookbook debut with A Spark Of Madness – a treasure trove of 116 Asian vegetarian recipes, covering regions from Thailand to Taiwan, India, Seoul and beyond. You can look forward to foolproof, flavourful comfort dishes that are meat-free to boot, including Green Curry Gnocchi, Dan Dan Noodles and Ema Datshi Beer Bread. Don’t forget to pick up the accompanying Spark Sauces, an extension of the cookbook, coming in three delectable flavours – Crispy Chili Oil, Caramelized Spring Onion and Crack Sauce – each addictive as the last.
Bun’s 2020, Hong Kong’s Largest Indoor Roller Rink
Get ready for all the 80’s nostalgia this month at the newly-opened Bun’s 2020, the city’s largest indoor roller rink. Covering an expansive 20,000 square feet, Bun’s 2020 pays homage to the former 80s-era rink at Bun’s Amusement Centre, so expect the electric glow of neon lights, 80’s bangers blasting in the background and a dazzling disco ball as you get your skate on. Slots must be booked in advance, and guests are encouraged to bring their own skates.
Where: 7/F, Kodak House 1, 321 Java Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Phenix Food Waste App
How would you like to get some of the best food deals in town, and fight food waste while you’re at it? Food waste app Phenix, launched earlier this year in partnership with OnTheList, is the clever solution behind this win-win situation, which has contributed to saving three tonnes of food waste since February. So, how does it work? Essentially, the app connects the F&B industry with consumers (i.e. us!) to repurpose unsold food at a reduced price of at least 50% off. Head to the app to shop your pick of discounted food baskets from the likes of Pret A Manger, Matchali, Chickpea and more (each basket is packed full of various perfectly-edible unsold goodies that would otherwise be disposed of at the end of that business day), then head down to your chosen store to pick up your treats.
Read more: 7 Ways To Live A More Sustainable Lifestyle
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Hero image by Sassy Media Group using respective brand images, image 1 courtesy of Coravin, image 2 courtesy of She Creates Stories, image 3 courtesy of Freis Spirit, image 4 courtesy of B Squared Yoga and Dance, image 4 courtesy of A Spark Of Madness, image 5 courtesy of Bun’s 2020 via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Phenix.