Even though the weather is so unpredictable, there’s no reason to stay home and feel blue! It’s time to unleash your inner shopaholic, because whether it’s gourmet food, a half-price getaway or some new outfits for your wardrobe, we’ve got something for you…
Half price holidays!
Still in mourning for that long Easter weekend? How about a half-price holiday to cheer you up?! Our fave boutique hotel specialists Mr & Mrs Smith have curated a collection of over 50 gorgeous hotels around the world offering a whopping 50% off stays of seven nights – yippee! So whether you fancy chilling out in Phuket, hitting the beaches in Sri Lanka, feasting on wine and cheese in Provence or having a fiesta in Mexico, they’ve got something for you. Check out our top ten fave hotels included in the deals and how to take advantage of these stellar special offers here.
When: All offers must be booked between 18 April and 14 May 2013, for stays until 14 July 2013.
More info: Click here for more info on the deals and how to sign up
Viva La Espana!
When you mention Spain, we think good wine, great food, hot flamencos and even hotter Spanish hunks! This weekend, the Spanish Chamber of Commerce will be whisking you away to the Mediterranean with their La Feria Spanish Fair – and with over 100 different products on offer, including yummy gourmet delicacies, delish drinks and even Spanish language courses, you’re definitely going to discover your love for Spain (if you haven’t already!). There are also live dance and music performances, wine workshops, goodie bags and lucky draws every hour, so grab a ticket and brush up on your Spanish!
When: 27-28 April, 12-10pm
Where: Ocean View Court & Sea View Terrace, The Arcade, Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
How much: $200 (includes a welcome drink, goodie bag, tasting glass and $40 discount coupon for products at the fair)
A day of pampering and shopping!
Everyone knows that we won’t miss a chance to shop at pop-up stores and this time online boutique, Aroxta has set up a one-day Spring/Summer pop-up boutique for us girls to enjoy! You can check out cool local brands like Aly & Rachelle, Itsie Bitsie, Boho Betty and L’Dezen Jewellery, and get your stylish mitts on limited edition items, off-season collections and goodies never before stocked in Asia. But if free drinks, canapés and pastries, gifts, lucky draws and complimentary hair and make-up tips aren’t enough to get you going, then you must be excited for our special Sassy giveaway!
SASSY GIVEAWAY: If you RSVP by email and mention that you’re a “Sassy girl”, you’ll be entered into a fab giveaway with ten prizes up for grabs. Gifts include French sparking rosé wine, shoes, hair vouchers and jewellery cuffs.
When: 30 April, 12-8:30pm
Where: Pure Restaurant, 33 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry! RVSP to firstname.lastname@example.org
We were sad to hear that cool Aussie fashion boutique Alexa & Todd is closing their doors… but every cloud has a silver lining and theirs comes in the shape of an epic Closing Down Sale! Take your pick from their range of chic Australian brands like Marnie Skillings, Alice McCall, Ginger & Smart and White Suede all at a whopping 70% off. So whether you’re a loyal customer or have yet to check out their cute collection, this is the chance to do it before you miss out for good!
When: Until 30 April
Where: Alexa & Todd, First Floor, 28 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!
Party for a cause!
We’re all about combining passion with good causes – so why not show your support by attending these two fab charity events? Young professionals network MC Links is hosting a Black & Silver fundraising cocktail party tonight in support of Mother’s Choice – and with champagne, canapés, a live auction and raffle prizes, charity sure has got so much more rewarding! Remember to bring your friends and dress in your classiest black and silver outfits… those cocktails are waiting!
And how about making it a double with the Nouveau Fashion Show? This non-profit charity show will feature stunning designs modelled by students and performers, with outfits from the likes of BCBG Max Azria, Alice + Olivia, LAB Concept and Balmain hitting the runway. There will also be live music performances, a fun photo booth, food, drinks and desserts, prize giveaways, and fab goodie bags sponsored by Aesop, Jack Wills and DVF, with funds raised going to the Children’s Cancer Foundation.
When: MC Links 26 April, 7-11pm; Nouveau 27 April, 6.30pm
Where: MC Links, Boujis, 37 Pottinger Street, Car Po Commercial Building, Central; Nouveau, ArtisTree, Taikoo Place, Cornwall House, 979 King’s Road, Island East, Quarry Bay
How much: MC Links $300, buy tickets here; Nouveau $300-700 (most expensive tickets include two buffet plates, free-flow drinks and premium goodie bag), tickets available here
Sleep tight with Papinelle sleepwear
It’s time to ditch that drab nightie and those greying undies and stock up on the softest cotton sleepwear from Aussie favourite Papinelle. And if your little one is in need of new sleepwear as the hot summer approaches or you’re looking for a special baby gift then look no further than Petite Papinelle for the little people in our lives. Buy one Sassy coupon for $250 that can be redeemed for HK$500 worth of Papinelle sleepwear products online at The Powder Room.
When: Deal ends midnight, 1 May
How much: $250, buy here
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