8 June, 2012
What's On HK

WEEKENDER: Evolution Asia Yoga Conference, Aesop x Kapok and Laduree pop-up shops, girls night out and more!

8 June, 2012

We have officially put our shades on and are ready to start enjoying long days, hot nights, and lazy weekends on the beach. Once again, we’ve got you covered this week with some great events coming to town, including shopping, partying, and relaxation… enjoy!

The yogi dream – and a giveaway!
It seems like everyone is taking up yoga these days… and rightly so! Just look at the sinewy muscles, sereneness, and healthy glow emanating from your yoga-obsessed friends. Well, you can get on board too with the Evolution Asia Yoga Conference; the conference takes over the HKCEC for four days of everything yoga, with a huge variety of classes offered for all levels. Even if you’re not in the mood to give Crow Pose a try just yet, why not stop by for an expert talk or head to the fantastic Yoga Bazaar and pick up a few yoga essentials for the coming months, where there will be 20,000 square feet of the latest and greatest yoga products and brands, including never-seen-before fashions and styles.

When: June 9 1-8pm, June 10-12 9am- 8pm
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (South Wing/Phase 1/Old Wing), 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Single Session Pass $600, Four Day Pass $4899; buy online here. Entry to the general conference and Yoga Bazaar is free of charge

Girls day… and night… out!
Who could resist a great girlie day out?! Firstly, how about a pampering session at Bliss Spa, who are offering free mini waxing or Fabulips treatments to all Sassy girls when you book in for any other hour or longer treatment from their a la carte menu? Simply say SASSY when you book (get the full details at the bottom of this post!). If you’re on more of a budget, we’ve got the scoop on the cheapest mani-pedis in town at Nails88 – and we’ll even send the address direct to your email if you fill out the form here! Lastly, if you’re still addicted to Jubilee madness, don’t miss The Mandarin Oriental’s delightfully girlie Diamond Jubilee Royal Afternoon Tea which has now been extended to be served until 1 July (yippee!), and finish the night (whatever night it is!) with some free drinks – we’ve rounded up all the best ladies nights around HK for you to get your freebie fill of champers, cocktails and practically everything else!

French flair
Ladurée, a delicious Parisian patisserie, is celebrating their 150th Anniversary the best way – with an awesome shop-in-shop concept by Blitz! at Lane Crawford. Sadly, there won’t be any macaroons but you’ll be able to pick up some of their Beauté and The Best Kept Secrets collections, including the prettiest umbrellas, candles, shopping totes and bath goodies. Sassy tip: these would make for gorgeous girlie birthday presents, so stock up… or simply treat yourself to a tres chic Ladurée brolly to cope with the storms the weekend will no doubt bring!

When: From 1 June for a limited time only
Where: Lane Crawford, 3 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui AND Lane Crawford, Podium 3, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Items cost between $160-750

A beautiful team
Skincare brand Aesop and cool fashion store Kapok have long been some of our fave companies to buy gorgeous and functional travel goodies – with their same simple yet sophisticated aesthetic, they’re ideal to pop in our suitcases for any type of trip. Lucky for us, they have set up shop together, making it all the more easier for us to nab the essentials under one roof! Combining Aesop’s gorgeous scents and charming bottles (you’ll want to keep them long after the moisturiser runs out!) with Kapok’s HK lifestyle selection of Hasso supple leather wallets, Postalco notebooks and more, was a genius move for both companies…  they might just have found their better halves!

When: Pop-up shop runs until 31 July 2012
Where: Aesop Sheung Wan, G/F, 16 Upper Station Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Save water, drink a cocktail
Is there a better reason to dance through the night at Volar than supporting charities for ocean conservation? We didn’t think so! Party with a Purpose’s Oceans ’12 is hoping to top last year’s event with DJ Antwone and Sawatzky’s electro-house sets, live performances, and ocean visuals, all in the name of our delicate ecosystem. And the event just gets better and better… there’s even something for you! Grab a complimentary drink and the possibility of great door prizes (bracelets, action-packed activities, and more!) with the purchase of a ticket. Also, Volar is donating 15% of their bar tab to charity so go on, get another drink!

When: 8 June, 9:30pm; lucky draw 10pm; visuals 10:30pm till late
Where: Volar, 44 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Buy online here for $250 or at the door for $300

Got an event you’d like us to feature in The Weekender, or have a top tip for us? Email us the deets at [email protected].

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