14 September, 2012
What's On HK

WEEKENDER: Lazydays junk trip, Chocolate Contrast afternoon tea, Magic Mike giveaway and more!

14 September, 2012

It may be the end of vacation season but that doesn’t mean you can’t go on mini excursions every weekend… and we’ve found a few summery options here for you to stave off the autumn gloom!


The jewels of the East
No other countries do bright colours and bold patterns like India and Pakistan, and since these seem to be the trend for fall (check out our tribal trend round-up here!), what better time to discover some unique Asian fashion? Dubai-based fashion boutique Rivaage presents a line-up of Indian and Pakistani fashion powerhouses including celeb faves Mandira Wirk and Pia Pauro, whose bedazzled tops, intricate gowns, stunning saris and beautiful accessories will be showcased in Hong Kong for one day only. Get your hands on these one-of-a-kind pieces and you’re sure to be the it-girl this fall!

When: 15 September, 11am-8pm
Where: Caine Room, The Conrad, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry; clothes prices start from $700

Chocolate high
Chocoholics won’t want to miss this one! At the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong’s Chocolate Contrast tea set, you can enjoy carefully crafted black and white pastries like the scrumptious ivory almond pave, hazelnut mille-feuille and chocolate lemon macaroon whilst admiring the awesome view from the 103rd floor! For those of you with a smaller sweet tooth, never fear; Executive Pastry Chef Richard Long has added berries and yogurts to balance out the sugary side. So whether you’re a dark, milk, white or even no chocolate fan, this tea set will still go down a treat – check out our review here!

When: Until 30 September, 3-6pm
Where: Café 103, Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much:  $268 for one person, $508 for two (plus 10% service charge)

Feeling lucky?
…Well don’t forget to enter our fab giveaways then! We have THIRTY pairs of tickets for the opening night preview screening of Magic Mike, starring a mostly topless Channing Tatum (yes please!), to give away – all you have to do is make sure you’re free to attend on the evening of 27 September, are over 18 (it’s a category III!) and enter here! Whilst you’re in a competition mood, don’t forget to put your name in the hat for our amazing September giveaway – a $6000 shopping spree at Reiss is up for grabs… enter here and cross those fingers, girls!

Cruise in style
Catch the last rays of summer on this floating spa, where you will be waited on hand and foot… literally! This special Lazydays junk trip comes complete with mani-pedis, massages, a delicious brunch spread, cocktails and free-flow drinks, whilst all proceeds go to the Changing Young Lives Foundation, a charity that helps underprivileged children in Hong Kong and China. We’re already huge fans of Lazydays (see our write-up here!) so now’s the perfect chance to see what all the fuss is about, get pampered and cruise in style – and all for a good cause!

When: 21 September, 11am
Where: Pick up at Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $1,000 per person, email [email protected] to book

The beautiful and damned
Death has never looked quite so beautiful in this stunning Love 2 Death art exhibition at The Cat Street Gallery. James Gordon, a celebrated Australian artist (and event organiser – check out his top party planning tips here!), brings death to life with his exquisite paper-cutting art, tapestries and portraits starring intricate skulls and bones. Come support this blossoming talent – those bedazzled feathered skulls give us definite McQueen vibes!

When: 13-23 September
Where: The Cat Street Gallery, 222 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

50% off Trinity’s Pilates & BarreAmped classes
Want to get fit in style? Then you’ll definitely want to take advantage of our latest Sassy Sale deal – 50% off a 5-session pack of Pilates and BarreAmped classes with Trinity. Small classes, individual attention and great workouts mean you’ll get the body of your dreams in no time – buy your voucher here! Plus make sure you never miss out on our Sassy Sale deals by clicking here to sign up for the mailing list!

When: Deal ends 19 September, 11.59pm

Got an event you’d like us to feature in The Weekender, or have a top tip for us? Email us the deets at [email protected].


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