Happy New Year! It’s back to reality with a whole five days of work (eek!) but luckily, there’s always the weekend to look forward to as well! For the very first one after the long break, we’ve got plenty to keep your spirits up, including Motown night, a beauty bazaar, detox deals and more… it’s all in 2014’s first Weekender!
Lean, mean, clean machine!
Looking to kick-start your health and fitness regime? Or simply want to spring clean your body after the indulgent festive season? We know we do! Give your body some TLC with the Clean 9 Cleanse and get rid of that mince pie belly bloat! This nine-day detox is sure to shift those Christmas pounds and you’ll come out feeling and looking great (check out our review here!). If you need a bit of encouragement, they have a fabulous Facebook Support Group with amazing testimonials and words of encouragement too. Love Clean 9 so much that you want to become part of their cleansing community? Well it’s your lucky day! They’re expanding their HK team… so if you’re looking to earn some extra cash but want flexible hours, no boss, no targets, the chance to work from home, and earn from $5,000-30,000 per month, then don’t miss this fab opportunity! Start the New Year feeling healthy, refreshed and clean… get ready to take on 2014!
How much: $1,450 for the Clean 9 Cleanse (including delivery to your home or office); for further information, contact Kate Bolton on 6195 5490 or email clean9detoxhk[email protected]
Brought to you in partnership with Clean 9 Cleanse
New Year’s glow
After all the partying and late nights during the holidays, a beauty treat is definitely on the to-do list! Start off the New Year with some much needed pampering and shopping at Privé’s Beauty Bazaar, and get your hands on some gorgeous complimentary express manis from The Nail Library as well as a fabulous array of beauty, fashion, make-up and accessories at cool pop-up shops for ladies AND gents! There’ll also be beauty shots from Grey Goose vodka and yummy canapés and sweets for you to snack on while you get your shop on… plus, don’t forget to enter the lucky draw and giveaways on the night. Excited? Time to start fluttering those eyelashes, girls! P.S. The first 250 guests will get a free goodie bag too, so get there early!
When: 14 January, 7-10pm
Where: Privé, B/F, Century Square, 1 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!
Be my baby
How about a night of retro music instead of the usual suspects of pumping beats in the clubs? Change it up with a night at Wall Of Sound at the relocated XXX Gallery (one of our fave music venues in HK!). Being one of Hong Kong’s best underground art spaces, they’ve got a quality sound system “jacked” and re-tuned from a renowned club and some awesome 50s & 60s pop tunes from the Phil Spector and Motown eras for you to enjoy for a night. We love everything new, but sometimes the golden classics need to be brought back every once in a while!
When: 10 January, 9pm-2am
Where: XXX Gallery, B/F, 353-363 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $100 entry fee (free for XXX members)
Fancy starting the New Year with a little culture? Well, it’s your last weekend to check out the interactive Distilling Senses exhibition from Tokyo-based collective teamLAB at the Hong Kong Arts Centre – where you’ll be greeted by a maze of magical lights, mystical sounds and giant floating orbs that change colour whenever you touch them… pretty cool, right?! It’s definitely a more whimsical way to see in 2014 – with photo opps galore. Art was never this fun at school!
When: Until 12 January, 8am-11pm
Where: Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
Deep in the hood
Sham Shui Po is one of the most fascinating areas in the ‘Kong, with streets lined to the brim with shops selling everything from vintage cameras and craft materials to household electronics and smartphone cases. Other than being a goldmine for DIY divas and a bit of an adventure in itself, there’s now a new cultural and shopping destination in the SSP – 22 Degrees North. Apart from holding cultural and art exhibitions and workshops, they stock the coolest accessories from local independent designers like Carmen Chan Jewellery, Made in Eden leatherware and Cupcake handbags, just to name a few – so join their opening day and be the first to check out all the goods in person!
When: 11 January, 12-7pm
Where: 88 Nam Cheong Street, Sham Shui Po (Sham Shui Po Exit A2), Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!
Slim it your way!
Muffin tops, bingo wings and saddlebags… sound familiar? We all have annoying body baggage that we’d love to get rid of, especially after all the festive feasting that went on last month! But before you start on that detox or head out for that perfect pair of running shoes, check out our exclusive Sassy Sale deals to help you kick-start the cause. You can get 50% off slimming or personal fitness sessions (which include the latest fat-busting technology plus a nutritional consultation), 20% off a fantastic 11-day Downtown Detox programme, 50% off healthy veggie Something Fresh meals delivered straight to your door and fab Brazilian waxes at only $270 each. Hurry though, because these offers are available for a limited time only – it’s time for a new year… and a whole new you!
How much: See all deals here
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