Get out your diaries and put in this weekend’s hottest events – all of which come stamped with the Sassy seal of approval!
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
One afternoon, ten restaurants, more food and wine pairings than our stomachs are equipped for… yes, it’s Lan Kwai Fong’s Festival Of Wine, a veritable fiesta for all foodies. Sample international cuisines matched with hand-picked wines from around the world, hob-nob with experts, enter competitions and be prepared to loosen your belt a few notches when it’s all over! Let’s just say the 25th of September might be the perfect opportunity for a Sunday lie-in!
Where: 1 Lan Kwai Fong (outside the Lan Kwai Fong sign)
When: 24 September, 2-7pm
How Much: $350 in advance, $400 on the day
Fans of jazz, rejoice! It’s that time of year again – the Hong Kong International Jazz Festival. A week-long programme of events means there’s something for everyone (well, if you like jazz…), with 300 acclaimed international artists all heading our way. The highlight is a FREE open-air concert on Sunday, bringing the flavour of New Orleans to West Kowloon’s Cultural District and featuring marching bands, workshops, competitions and performances from jazz stars.
Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza, TST, Hong Kong City Hall, Square Stage in West Kowloon Cultural District and The Mira
When: 25 September until 2 October. See website for more information
How Much: Opening concert, Free. City Hall concerts $150-900, www.urbtix.hk, 2111 5999. WKCD concerts Free-$1000, www.cityline.com, 2111 5333. Late night shows $250, concierge counter, The Mira, 2368 1111
Pampering… Done Pronto!
Need a spot of R&R but just don’t have the time? Welcome Fast Beauty, a new salon concept that offers spa treatments done in double-time! Whether you need a spot of eyebrow threading, a speedy mani-pedi, or a relaxing facial-massage that doesn’t take hours, Fast Beauty is definitely the place for you. You can even have them all done at once! The only problem? Choosing which treatment you want! (Check in with Sassy for our full review coming soon).
Where: Fast Beauty, 83A Hollywood Road, Central, 2517 0939.
When: Opening Hours Mon-Fri 10am-8.30pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10.30am-6pm
How Much: $90 and up
Fly Without Wings
Get your lighter-waving hands ready… Irish heart-throbs Westlife are bringing their multi-million-selling arsenal of hits to HK’s AsiaWorld Expo for one night only. The Gravity Tour Live with showcare tracks from their latest album, plus plenty of old favourites and a few suprises – yes, Westlife do have some uptempo numbers in their set too! If slushy ballads aren’t your thing, quirky Aussie songstress Lenka will also be in town for a concert a few days later.
Where: Hall 10, Asiaworld Expo
When: 27 September
How Much: $380-780, www.hkticketing.com, 3128 8288
Try out all the Sassy-Approved Favourites – The Sassy Award Winners are Announced!
The fab Sassy army has voted for their fave places to Shop, Pamper, Eat, Drink and Work Out, and we’ve got the full list of winners here. There are some oldies but goodies and some new kids on the block, but what they all have in common is they’re the creme de la creme of Hong Kong and they excel at serving YOU. We don’t fiddle the results to please advertisers either – just sayin’!
Where: All over Hong Kong!