17 August, 2012
What's On HK

WEEKENDER – Black Truffle menu, African fashion show, HK Tea Fair and more!

17 August, 2012

As the summer sales end, it’s time to find other ways to spend our weekends besides scouring the racks… so we’ve got the launch of our new online flash sale site Sassy Sale to keep you busy, plus a few good places for you to wear your newfound spoils to as well!

A high-flying survey

If you’ve been on a vacation where the service sucked or the hotel didn’t turn out the way it looked in pictures, now is your chance to sound off not just to your best friend, but someone who can actually do something about it! By completing a three-minute Flight Centre survey (literally how long it takes for a bathroom break!), you will be entered into a draw to win a 2 night stay at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay in Nha Trang. Some of you will then be picked to take part in a focus group, where you’ll get a $500 travel voucher from Flight Centre and a free cocktail for your troubles! Make sure you’re free on August 29 and 30 from 7-9pm… but to be in with a chance for a 2-night getaway, we’d clear our schedules for that!

When: 29 & 30 August, 7-9pm
Where: Central – if you’re picked, Flight Centre will tell you more
How much: Free! Just complete the survey here!

Some like it hot
You think Hong Kong is hot? Wait till you come to the sizzling Makumba Africa Lounge and watch an even hotter fashion show, I Wear Africa by Amina Lamarre. The French-African businesswoman turned fashion designer will be exhibiting her signature tribal designs inspired by her hometown whilst you sip down your complimentary drink… so get ready to feel the heat and appreciate some colourful African culture!

When: 17 August, 10pm-12am
Where: Makumba Africa Lounge, B/F, Garley Building, 48 Peel Street, Central
How much: $100, includes one standard drink

It’s a mushroom party
Truffles are not to be trifled with. They’re small, pungent and extremely rare… but using our foodie radar, us Sassy girls were able to sniff some out for you! This August, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong’s Michelin-starred restaurant Pierre is showcasing an extravagant four-course dinner starring the black truffle, featuring truffled French toast, truffled soufflés, truffle jelly and more! So dust off that mouldy weekday gloom and truffle down here this weekend!

When: Until 31 August
Where: Pierre, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2825 4001
How much: $1,888 per person (plus 10% service charge)

In need of some weekend inspiration? Well, how about starting it in style with one of our top five martinis – and don’t forget to let us know any new places you discover too! We’re also excited about checking out the new Hysan Place mall in Causeway Bay for loads of great new shopping and dining options… or perhaps we’ll make the trek to Sham Shui Po to try our hand at this awesome DIY waterfall ring? If the tummy’s grumbling by then, new restos AKA for stylish Japanese nibbles or La Cantoche for quirky French cool are certain to tickle those tastebuds!

A tea affair
Sassy has found a new place to have tea this weekend… but we’re not talking high tea! At Hong Kong’s annual Tea Fair, you’ll find 300 exhibitors showcasing everything from antique leaves to Japanese green tea, plus a Gourmet Zone featuring sweets, coffee and seafood from over 26 countries. While you sip your brew and munch on samples, make sure you don’t miss the Milk Tea Championship where countries will compete to brew Hong Kong’s classic milk tea, and the Night Bazaar where prices will be slashed by 50%! This place certainly is our cup of tea!

When: 18 August; see full schedule here
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Public Hall Ticket $25, Public Hall & Gourmet Zone Ticket $40

50% off at The9thMuse
Our exclusive sales website Sassy Sale is now open and we have a great deal from awesome accessories store The9thMuse to kick things off! You can snag a $400 voucher for only $200 – click here to buy your voucher and start planning your shopping spree!

When: Deal ends midnight, 22 August

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