Before we head off on our summer hols, we thought we’d indulge in a bit of shopping, dining and drinking (as usual!) and okay, okay, we’ll have a weekend of spinning classes too (in preparation for our bikinis!). If you’re prepping for a getaway or if you’re simply looking for something cool to do this weekend, check out our pick of the best events in town…
What better way to kick off the summer than with a bit of retail therapy? One of our favourite jewellery boutiques, niin, is celebrating the sunny season with a fabulous Summer Sale! Enjoy an amazing 70% off some of their unique, handcrafted jewels and sip on some rainforest-inspired cocktails while you’re at it. Grab some great bargain prices on niin samples and vintage designs, and you’ll get the first peek at niin’s brand new collection. One of the things we love about niin and the people behind it is that not only do they create gorgeous, wearable jewellery, but they also hold ethical practices at their core. Staying true to their environmental responsibility, with every purchase of niin jewellery you’ll help to protect the environment through their partnership with CUIPO, as each purchase will help to save a patch in the rainforest! If shopping for a good cause with some cocktails thrown in sounds perfect to you, then don’t forget to RSVP. And if you RSVP, you’ll get a fab free gift thrown in with your purchase too!
When: Wednesday, 9 July and Thursday, 10 July, 4-8.30pm
Where: niin, 307 Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
RSVP: Click here or below to RSVP!
Pining to get away this summer, but keep finding excuses why you shouldn’t leave? Workaholics… we’re looking at you! If you’ve not got a flight booked yet then the next best thing is to head over to Club Monaco in Central for a pop-up travel gallery. You’ll be inspired to get away by this exhibition, which features memories from travel writers, photographers and the chief tastemakers at Club Monaco. Grab a headset and get browsing – the images of sun, sea, sand and pools are sure to inspire you to make some summer travel plans!
When: 7-16 July
Where: Club Monaco, G/F, New World Tower, 16-18 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free!
A cold brew
Nothing beats an ice cold one after a long day at work! Lifestyle Federation and Tipping Point Brewing Co. are hosting Tipsy Tuesday, a night of free-flow fun, food and craft beers. There’ll be three kinds of craft beers as well as two types of craft beer sangrias, crafty to say the least! Nibble on some bites and take part in beer games and a lucky draw, too. Sounds like the perfect way to get over the Monday blues! You may even discover your new favourite beverage… time to get tipsy!
Good news – we’re also giving away three pairs of tickets to Tipsy Tuesday, so round up a mate for some boozy fun. Click here or below to enter.
This giveaway has closed. Please stay tuned for future giveaways!
When: 8 July, 6.30-9pm
Where: Tipping Point Brewing Co., 79 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $380, or enter our giveaway here.
Spin for your life
Are you a fitness fanatic who just loves spinning? Or are you a gym bunny who’s never even tried it? Well, this is your chance to get up to speed with this intense workout and prove that you’re a spinning queen! Cycle like you’ve never cycled before at Torq Cycle – not only will you seriously feel the burn but you’ll walk away feeling like your legs are toned and strong. It’s a great way to stay in shape and Torq makes it fun by incorporating other exercises too. This weekend, the spin experts are hosting their third Schwinn’s Bronze Level Certification Training Course, ideal if you want to get qualified, or looking for an excuse to maintain your fitness… you’ll walk away a spinning pro!
When: 12 & 13 July
Where: Torq Cycle, 26/F, Li Dong Building, Li Yuen Street East, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $3,000 for the two-day course. Email [email protected] for more info.
Steak ‘n’ Frites
One of our favourite carnivorous restos, The Butcher’s Club Deli (check out our review here) will be hosting Steak Frites Night tonight and every Friday onwards. For those looking to indulge their inner foodie, there will be crab cakes, dry-aged bone-in rib-eye steak (you know it will be good!), duck fat fries, salad and of course, no meal would be complete without a delicious dessert. They’ll be serving up dark chocolate cheesecake… need we say more? It all sounds so delicious, some of us at Sassy HQ are forgoing our weekend vacays just to get a taste of this! Buy your tickets here before they sell out!
When: 4 July and every Friday in July
Where: The Butcher’s Club Deli, 16/F, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How much: $650 per person – click here for the full menu. Buy your tickets here!
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