Popping open the doors on our advent calendar isn’t all that we’ve got lined up for this week – there are still loads of fantastic events happening all over town to fill our festive diaries! Check ‘em out!
Festive fashion fever
To mark the start of the festive season, one of our favourite Hong Kong stores, The9thMuse, has lined up a fabulous pop-up store next week. Tres chic fashion blogger Christing C. will be showcasing the latest styles from her oh-so-cool clothing line, plus her collaboration with fellow top HK blogger Cindiddy – definitely an event for all you fashionistas! Don’t forget that The9thMuse has also got some very merry festive prices going on with their Christmas Sale too, which will make your bucks go a whole lot further (check out the full scoop on that here). It’s time to start that Christmas present hunt, so if you’re looking for all things unique and stylish, this pop-up shop’s the one to hit!
When: 12-15 December 2013, 10.30am-7.30pm
Where: The9thMuse, 12/F, Unit 1204, One Lyndhurst Tower, No.1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
Fashionable finger food
We Hong Kongers are suckers for a good afternoon tea… and that’s why we’re super excited about LANVIN loves SEVVA, a Parisian-inspired ‘designer’ afternoon tea set at one of the swankiest restaurants in town! This creative collaboration between the super stylish fashion label Lanvin and luxurious resto Sevva has resulted in a spectacular array of 16 sweet teatime delights – that will not only taste divine, but look it too! With treats such as strawberry and pistachio macarons (featuring LANVIN designer Alber Elbaz himself!), caramel crunch cake and snowflake coconut chiffon sponge, as well as savoury delicacies (we’re talking foie gras mousse and onion marmalade with truffle scrambled egg… just to name a few!), this is a true afternoon-tea indulgence – plus you’ll even get a voucher to redeem a special free gift from the LANVIN store on Ice House Street too. So get into the festive spirit with some haute-couture elegance… and look out for the fun sketches by Alber Elbaz on the placemats! Check out more photos in our Facebook album here.
When: Until 30 December, weekdays 2.30-5pm, Saturdays – 3-5.30pm
Where: Sevva, Prince’s Building 25/F, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $680 for two (plus 10% service charge), call 2537 1388 to book
Go Team Sassy!
Yep, it’s happening, we’re taking part in PLAY’s Fundraising Bar Challenge… TONIGHT! We’ll be showing off our bartending skills (or lack of!) this evening in a Friday showdown against CoCo Water! Part of the proceeds from all our bar sales on the night will be going to our charity of choice, the Philippines Red Cross, so come show some Sassy support at this fun-filled event. If we win, not only will we get to take home the title trophy (yesss…!) but we’ll also get extra cash for our charity – definitely an excuse for a drink or two (…or ten), right? Prepare to be dazzled by some Sassy bartending skills!
When: 6 December (tonight!), 9-11pm
Where: PLAY, 1/F, On Hing Building 1, On Hing Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
We heart Hong Kong
We LOVE Hong Kong – so we’re absolutely loving Very Hong Kong, a fab new independent program that celebrates our city’s unique mix of culture, creativity and diversity! They’ve got all sorts of cool happenings going on throughout December, including outdoor cinema with Very Big Screen On The Green (don’t forget your picnic blanket!), a JUPYEAH swap party, a pop-up Garden Of Goodness, a craft beer workshop, art exhibitions, floral art jamming, local food master-classes … and that’s just what’s on this week! Check out the full line-up of events here and start filling up that diary – life in the 852 was never better! P.S. Don’t forget to check out even more fantastic events for the rest of the month with our Christmas For Your Diary article here!
When: Throughout December, see full schedule here
Where: All around Hong Kong, see more info here
How much: Free entry!
Christmas is coming, and with all the fabulous festive dinners, events and shopping we’ve got around town, it can be easy to forget the true spirit of Christmas – giving! That’s why this fab charity cocktail party at Shore is so worth attending – as all the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the fantastic Mother’s Choice, who help women and children in need of care and refuge in Hong Kong. With a live DJ, scrummy canapés, a complimentary welcome drink and happy hour prices all night long, this is definitely a fun and worthwhile event to get you in a merry mood.
When: 7 December, 7.30pm
Where: Shore, 3/F, The L. Place, 139 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
How much: $350 in advance, $500 on the door; email email@example.com for tickets
Special deals on Tribe accessories
Don’t count on Santa to make good on your wishlist – it’s time for a bit of cheeky self-gifting instead, at prices you won’t be able to resist! We’ve snagged exclusive deals on fab Tribe handbags and accessories, including a buy one, get one free offer on their super stylish Changi Travel Wallets, plus 20% off pre-orders of their new collection of bags. Get shopping!
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