In the blink of an eye, November is rushing to an end… and that means less than a month until Christmas! From party dresses to gifts, handicrafts to pampering, we’re all about getting into a festive mood this weekend, not to mention enjoying a touch of mystery… curious? Then read on!
Clock ticking on that increasingly long Christmas list? Then hit up the AME Gallery Xmas Bazaar for some great gifting inspiration! They will be playing host to five fab vendors – handcrafted accessories from Bez & Oho, silk scarves from Phye, luxe vino from Oliver Pacific Wines, cool crockery and home décor from Dancing & Dining and, of course, unique artisan jewellery from AME Gallery themselves – for your shopping pleasure… and even better, part of the event’s proceeds will go towards the Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre. Panicking about how many gifts you have left to buy? Don’t worry… there’ll also be some complimentary mulled wine to ease your shopping stresses and get you firmly in the festive spirit!
SASSY PERK: All customers who mention Sassy when they make a purchase during the bazaar will receive a free goodie bag with great discounts from each vendor, plus a special gift from Bez & Oho. We’re in!
When: 12-14 December, 11am-8pm
Where: AME Gallery, 12/F Tin On Shing Commercial Building, 41-43 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry; email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3564 8066 for more info
It’s definitely getting chilly here in the ‘Kong, but we’re more than happy to cosy up in our big coats and swap the flip-flops for knee-length boots! If you’re in need of serious winter wardrobe sprucing and party frock inspiration, then don’t miss Fashion Collective, which gathers the best of Hong Kong’s indie fashion brands under one roof for just two days! There’ll be plenty of Sassy faves like A Boy Named Sue, Square Street, Mime Vintage, Awon Golding and Niin– to name but a few! You can also pick up flowers by Gemma Hayden Blest, check out vintage furniture from Casa Capriz and slot in a mani by Flawless while you’re there! Oh, and did we mention the KJ Lobster Rolls, Ahi Tuna Poke, hot chocolate and Mexican Organic Coffee to keep us fuelled-up? Sounds like an all-day event for our diaries then…
When: 2-3 December, 11am-9pm
Where: The Space, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!
Love all things DIY and leather? Then make sure you don’t miss the JCCAC Handicraft Fair this weekend! A regular event, the fair gathers young DIY divas and some of Hong Kong’s coolest handicraft stores together in one place, resulting in a bustling space of gorgeous leather goods, handmade jewellery, cute stationary (Christmas cards… check!) and other gifts. Another great option this weekend is the Hong Kong Really Really Free Market, where you can bring items to swap, and take away… anything you fancy! On top of all this, there will be magic and music performances, tarot card readings and even a free café! Free? In Hong Kong?! If you needed a reason to head to the Dark Side, this is it!
When: 30 November-1 December, 1-8pm
Where: Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC), 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, Hong Kong (map here)
How much: Free entry!
P. S. Check out our Ultimate Christmas Fair Guide 2013 for even more holiday fairs and bazaars here!
Dinner is about to be redefined… (cue cliff-hanger sound effect!)… by murder mystery comedy theatre! Murder in Shanghai combines a live murder mystery comedy show with welcome drinks and a three-course dinner. Travel north to Shanghai for a night and get knee-deep in a detective story; take your pick from the five suspects – is it the captain, the dowager, the fashion mogul, the seductress or the gangster? Get ready to ditch the Cluedo and get your detective hats on, girls – it’s about to get mysterious… and delicious!
When: 30 November, 7pm
Where: Grappa’s Cellar, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $680 for normal tickets and $880 for VIP tickets; buy tickets here or from Grappa’s Cellar
The first rule of fight club is… you don’t talk about fight club! A similar concept (but replacing the word “fight” with “art”!) is Secret Walls. The world’s premier live art battle takes place in secret locations, and is only promoted via word of mouth and social media. Starting out in a small pub in London, before spreading worldwide to cities including New York and Tokyo, Secret Walls has finally made its way to the ‘Kong! Witness amateurs and professional artists battle it out, armed only with black markers and paint, and with no sketches or pencils allowed! Check out the exciting grand final, and be in the know before all the hipsters get in on the act! Wanna learn more about the concept? Check out the Secret Walls Facebook page and website!
When: 3 December, 7-10pm
Where: Les Boules Cafe Petanque, 18 Woo Hop Street, Sai Wan, Hong Kong Island
How much: $150, or $350 including a Secret Walls x Hong Kong T-shirt, with a percentage of sales going to the Philippine Red Cross. Tickets available online here; make sure you print out your ticket to claim your shirt
To celebrate the holiday season in style, we’ve hand-selected a few of our favourite things to get you in the festive spirit… and all at fantastic prices! These fab deals are personally tried and tested by Team Sassy; you can snag a brilliant juice detox (perfect for getting your body LBD-ready after any festive over-indulgence!), a gorgeous designer travel clutch, a luxurious box of Belgian chocolates, some fab foldable shoes perfect for party-hopping, and score some awesome discounts in the coolest restaurants and bars in HK! What’s more, we also have a fantastic pre-sale on Tribe’s new collection of ultra-stylish bags… including a two for one offer on their Changi travel wallet – bargain!
Don’t miss out on these great deals… buy them now!
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