The sun’s blazing and the mercury is sitting comfortably at 30C – it’s time to enjoy summer! Sample your way through the world’s best beers in LKF, hang out with VIPs at a pool party, or spoil yourself silly with some retail therapy, it’s all covered in this week’s Weekender…
Brace yourself gals, the Lan Kwai Fong Beer & Music Fest is back bigger and better than ever this weekend! Grab your friends and check out over 100 world-famous beer brands in unlimited supply from loads of bars, restaurants and over 70 street stalls. This year, there’s a new Craft Beer Street on Wo On Lane showcasing all kinds of brews – including fruity, honey and even chocolate varieties! There will also be live music performances from up-and-coming local bands, heaps of competitions and games (are you brave enough for the Hot Dog Eating Competition?!), foodie treats from around the world, and plenty more beer-fuelled fun to continue the festivities. So whether you fancy a stein, a pint or even a jug, the LKF Beer & Music Fest is the place to be!
When: 13-14 July, 1pm ‘til late
Where: Throughout Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!
Party like a rockstar!
Hong Kong’s sauna-like summer weather is well and truly upon us, so what better way to cool off than with a W Hong Kong GET WET Summer Series Pool Party! You can sip stylishly on a glass of Veuve Clicquot and take in the AH-MAH-ZING views of the city’s picture-perfect skyline from their fabulous rooftop swimming pool (the highest in HK, don’t you know?), then head to the uber-cool after-party at WOOBAR where some seriously talented DJs will have you dancing into the wee hours of the night. So fish out that bikini (or treat yourself to a new one with the help of our swimwear store round-up), it’s time to PARTY!
When: 13 July, 8pm til late
Where: WET DECK & WOOBAR, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $300 (includes one complimentary standard drink at both pool and after-party), $850 (includes free-flow standard drinks and Veuve Clicquot, plus one drink at after-party); buy tickets here
Vive la France!
“Joyeux Quatorze Juillet!”…. translation – “Happy Bastille Day!” This Sunday, come and celebrate France’s Fête Nationale at one of Chez Patrick Deli’s three fantastique restaurants around town. This year’s Bastille Day Special Menu features a truly mouthwatering selection of French cuisine; with a special sharing menu including a scrumptious charcuterie platter to start and an assortment of heavenly cheeses (Camembert, Gruyere, Roquefort… yum!), it’s time to turn Gallic for the day! Also, true to any celebration, a selection of sparkling, red or white wine and beers will be served free-flow until3pm. Santé!
When: 14 July, 11am-3pm
Where: Chez Patrick Deli restaurants in Stanley Plaza and Brim 28 and Star Street in Wan Chai; see full addresses here
How much: $298 per person (plus 10% service charge), book online here
Treat your tresses
Hong Kong’s humidity can easily transform your chic up-do into more of a “Is that a bird’s nest on your head?” kind of look, so do not miss this opportunity for a fun Boots express makeover from international hairdresser extraordinaire, Mark Hill! Having styled the manes of many of our fave leading ladies including Sandra Bullock and Kate Hudson, Mark will be full of insider tips, tricks and advice for your coif; a style session with him would normally set you back a cool $12,000… but it’s all on the house for this Saturday’s first come, first served special pop-up hair salon! Hair brushes at the ready, girls!
When: 13 July, 3.30pm, first-come, first-served
Where: Pop-up salon at the Boots counter in Mannings, Shop B, G/F President Theatre, 517 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
How much: Free, plus if you buy any hair care products worth over $49.90 in Mannings, you’ll receive a complimentary Mark Hill Little Hottie Shampoo!
Any Sassy girl knows it wouldn’t be a proper weekend without a couple of awesome sales or fashion events around town! This Saturday, don’t miss the PAPYRUS warehouse sale where you’ll find a selection of heavily discounted greeting cards, gorgeous wedding invitations, gift-wrapping materials and even Christmas cards – and at prices starting from $5, it’s never too early to stock up! For a more luxurious affair, Gucci are bringing their best Italian artisans right here to Hong Kong over the weekend. Come marvel at their impressive crafting skills as they bring a pair of famous (and oh-so-lustworthy) Gucci loafers to life – we’ll have a pair in grey, thanks!
When: Papyrus 13 July, 10am-6pm; Gucci 12 July 11am-4.30pm, 13 July 11am-9pm,14 July 10.30am-8pm
Where: Papyrus, Unit A, 1/F, Gee Luen Hing Industrial Building, 2 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen;
Gucci, Oval Atrium, Level 2, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!
Fabulously stylish swimwear It’s time to ditch last season’s bikini and let Sheer work their magic with their expert personalised fitting service and fabulous range of swimwear brands. With this Sassy deal, you get an over $500 off in-store at Sheer – no excuses for looking shabby poolside this year!
When: Deal ends 11.59pm, 17 July; buy here
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