12 October, 2012
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WEEKENDER: Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaway, Star Street Gourmet & Wine Walk, Ladies Day at the races and more!

12 October, 2012

Can you believe it’s already mid October?! With the fantastic fall weather settling in, we’ve found some great options for you to be outdoors enjoying the cool air and beautiful sunshine this weekend…


Star-crossed foodies
Hit the pavements of Star Street for an afternoon of delicious food and wine for their annual Gourmet & Wine Walk! Restaurants and shops from the area, including The Principal, Classified, Chez Patrick Deli and Kapok, will be offering samples of their signature dishes paired with a selection of wines, plus special discounts and a goodie bag on arrival too! Keep your fingers crossed to win fabulous gifts from cash vouchers to gift hampers – it’s the perfect chance to enjoy a day of glorious sunshine, food and wine!

When: 13 October, 2-6pm
Where: Star Street Precinct, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $395 (or $340 per person for groups of four or above); book here

Wacky races
If you’re looking for a little crazy this weekend, say hello to Hong Kong’s first ever Red Bull Soapbox Race! Experienced racers and dedicated amateurs have been tinkering for months to design and build imaginative human-powered machines (think dim sum trolleys and dragon boats!) to compete full-speed down the 600m track. The winners will be judged on speed, showmanship and creativity, so get set for a truly entertaining afternoon – it’s Hong Kong’s very own Wacky Races! Fast is good… but outrageous is even better!

When: 14 October, 3pm
Where: To Shek Street, Sha Tin (get off at Sha Tin Wai or City One MTR station)
How much: Completely free!

Hold your horses!
Time to get your hats out… the Sa Sa Ladies’ Purse Day Horse Race is here! One of the city’s oldest races, this is an epic battle for HK’s most beautiful racing title, so come dressed to the nines, have a flutter on the races and check out the Enchanting Hat Boutique, Splendid Hat & Fashion Show and Sa Sa’s Alluring Lady Make-up Workshop with your girlfriends. If you’re all spent up, head to the other Ladies Day in town at the HKFC Rugby Club, where there’ll be an Itsie Bitsie fashion show, live music, a BBQ and fantastic prizes. So whether you want to bet on the horses, snap up some fancy hats or just have fun in the sun with some hot rugby boys, it’s bound to be an action-packed day!

When: 14 October
Where: Sha Tin Racecourse, Sha Tin; Hong Kong Football Club, Sports Road, Happy Valley
How much: $10 admission into racecourse; HKFC Ladies Day is free

Think pink
October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month… so make sure you support the cause! Read up on why you need to be breast cancer aware and enter our fantastic giveaway to win a bundle of pink-themed goodies – each entry means a $7 donation to the HK Cancer Fund, so the more entries the better! There’s also the amazing Pink Desserts For A Cause campaign, where over 20 restaurants (including Lupa, The Lobby at The Peninsula, Otto e Mezzo and AMMO) are offering special pink desserts and cocktails, with proceeds donated to the HK Breast Cancer Family Registry. The likes of Sheer, Pure Yoga, The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong and Estee Lauder all have their own special fundraising initiatives too – so there’s no excuse for not thinking pink!

When: Throughout October

Swapping – not shopping!
Getting bored of your wardrobe but have no money to spare? Then head on over to the Flying Winemaker’s Clothing Swap and trade clothes, books, jewellery and accessories! The Flying Winemaker will also be offering a welcome drink for all ladies coming to relax, mingle and play dress up. So that’s 0% waste, 0% consumption and 100% new finds – come along and be kind to the planet and your closet!

When: 13 October, 2-4pm
Where: The Flying Winemaker, G/F, 31 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $60 to join; bring up to ten items

50% off 3-course set dinner at Sal Curioso
We’ve snagged you an exclusive girls only Sassy dinner party at the hottest new resto in town, Sal Curioso – and all at half price too! You’ll get canapés, an entrée, main course, dessert, two glasses of wine and two cocktails for only $450, so grab your gal pals and meet new friends at this interactive evening. Forget having to wait months on reservation lists… we’ve got the whole place booked and ready just for you, so snag your spot now!

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When: Deal ends midnight 18 October; dinner party 25 October, 7-10pm
Where: Sal Curioso, 2/F, 32 Wyndham Street, Central (main entrance is via Glenealy Street), Hong Kong
How much: $450


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