14 June, 2013
What's On HK

WEEKENDER: Honi Honi Beach Party, Ritz-Carlton Food & Wine Festival, charity TORQ class and more

14 June, 2013

This week, we’ve got everything from wedding dresses to spinning, swimwear to cocktails, plus a few awesome surprises here and there too! It looks like a busy weekend, so get that diary ready…

Here comes the bride!
There’s no dress more special than your wedding dress! If you’re in the midst of wedding planning and in need of a gown that makes you swoon, don’t miss out on Trinity Bridal’s Oscar de la Renta Spring 2014 trunk show next week. Come for a sneak peek at the designer’s stunning new bridal collection, flown in from New York especially for this three-day preview (hmm… how many wedding dresses can we fit into one ceremony?!) – who knows, you might just end up with the dress of your dreams. Plus, make sure you take advantage of their exclusive 15% discount if you make a purchase at the trunk show too!

When: 21 June, 11am to 8pm; 22 June, 11am to 7pm; 23 June, 11am to 2pm
Where: Trinity Bridal, 8/F, W Place, 52 Wyndham Street, Central
How much: Free entry; RSVP to [email protected] or call 2978 3987

Sun, sea, sand & swimsuits
Get ready for summer at the Molokini Beach Party at Honi Honi this Sunday! Come be a part of the launch party for Papeete, the hottest new swimsuit brand in town, and Bigote, who hand-make all their uber cool accessories and footwear in France! Every guest will get one complimentary drink on arrival between 3-6pm… and no worries if you’re running fashionably late, as there will also be a free-flow buffet of food from 5-7pm and discounted drinks all night long! Make sure you stay long enough for the lucky draw, where you’ll get the chance to win prizes including Papeete swimsuits, Bigote sandals and treatments at Strip!

When: 16 June, 3-11pm
Where: Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge, 3/F, 52 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry; RSVP to [email protected] or via their Facebook Event Page


Get on your bike!
Get fit and do good next week with a special TORQ Cycle class in aid of charity Room To Read! Come for a 50-minute high-energy workout to get your core and upper body muscles pumping (and just in time for hitting the beach in your bikini too!) and help put more girls in schools across the world. 80% of the total proceeds will be donated to Room To Read’s Girls’ Education Program in Zambia and if luck is on your side, you might even win a special hamper from TORQ and Aesop! Check out our full review of TORQ here… so there’s now even more reasons to give the class a spin!

When: 19 June, 7.30-8.30pm (arrive 15-20 minutes early to register)
Where: TORQ Cycle, 26/F, Li Dong Building, 9 Li Yuen Street East, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $250 per bike; spaces are limited so email [email protected] in advance


Sweet somethings
For an afternoon of shopping, sipping and snacking, stop by Common Room this Saturday for SweetP’s launch party! If you haven’t heard of SweetP yet, then be sure to check out their website (or their guest posts over on Sassy Mama) for loads of simple but creative tips on fun DIY projects, including crafts, baking and parties… And you probably won’t be leaving this party empty-handed either, especially since there will be tons of cool jewellerydelicious sweet treats, sophisticated homeware and other gifts galore on sale too. Don’t forget to check out Pampering Corner for a spot of post-shopping relaxation, plus those who come early might just be one of the lucky first 100 guests to receive complimentary gift bags!

When: 15 June, 3-6pm
Where: Common Room, 1/F, Wo On Building, 8-13 Wo On Lane, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry; RSVP here


Wine & dine
Tired of the usual high teas and Sunday buffets? Need some quality wine and gourmet in your life? Well, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is here to grant all your wishes with their 2nd Annual Asia-Pacific Food and Wine Festival. We’re talking top international chefs,celebrated chocolatiers and pâtissiers and the very best affineur and wineries… Cooking classes from Michelin chefs? Check. Five course chocolate tasting? Check. A wine and cheese carnival? Double-check! The highlight of the festival is Sunday’s All-Star Brunch (with optional free-flow Cristal) prepared by top chefs from eight different countries. Girls, I think we’ll be needing to loosen our belts a few notches for this one!

When: 14, 15 & 16 June; see full schedule here
Where: The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, Hong Kong International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Prices vary according to activity; for more info and reservations, contact 2263 2270 or restaurantreservation.hk@ritzcarlton.com

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