Before you know it, we will bidding farewell to Hong Kong’s balmy long summer nights… but before we pack away our strappy sandals, we’ve got a few more summer parties on our radar! Don’t feel like a boogie? We’ve also got a great line-up of foodie treats and retail therapy fixes in this week’s Weekender…
Afternoon coffee up for grabs
If you can’t make it through the day without a caffeine fix (or three), then do we have the perfect giveaway for you! We’ve teamed up with the coffee gurus at Nespresso to invite you to one of their new in-store Afternoon Coffee Sessions – and we have 250 spots for you and a friend to enjoy a coffee catch-up on the house! You’ll not only be able to try some of Nespresso’s most delicious coffee creations (with a selection of macarons on the side too!) but what’s more, you and a friend will receive a free Aeroccino Milk Frother (worth $950) if you buy a Nespresso PIXIE Machine on the day. So whether you’re craving a frothy cappuccino, a creamy latte or a rich long black, Nespresso have you sorted – just fill out the form here and cross your fingers!
When: Any day of your choice until August 31, 3-5pm
Where: Nespresso Boutique, Shop 1021, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central & Shop 1093, Elements, Kowloon Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How to enter: All the spots have been taken already. Please stay tuned for more giveaways!
Apologies to all you veggies out there, but sometimes you just can’t beat a big juicy burger – and luckily for us meat-lovers, four of Hong Kong’s top restos have been quietly preparing for the ultimate battle of the burger with the inaugural Ear Belly Bun Fights event! Lick your lips as Danny Chaney from Blue Butcher, Posto Pubblico’s Vinny Lauria, Restoration’s Jack Carson and Jonay Armas from The Pawn battle it out to cook up the best tasting burger in the ‘Kong (we’re ravenous already!) – plus a range of sides to help it all go down, of course. When it all gets too hot to handle, cool things down with some Lab Made ice-cream and Made In Paradise slushies, and don’t forget the fantastic DJ line-up too… so who’s up for a food fest?!
When: 11 August, 12-10pm
Where: The Pawn, 2/F, 62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $400, including 4 sliders with sides, 2 cocktails, 1 ice-cream and 1 slushie; buy tickets here
New label alert!
Another week, another pop-up store… but hey we aren’t complaining! One of our fave boutiques The9thMuse has teamed up with fashion blogger extraordinaire (and our first ever That Girl!) Christing Chang to launch her new clothing line,C. By Christing C. As one of the city’s best-known fashionistas (how does she make leather shorts look so good?!), Christing has flexed her style muscles and created one seriously fab first collection, incorporating everything from metallic leather to whimsical floral prints. We couldn’t be more excited to get our mitts on her gorgeous designs so come on ladies, you know you want (no, NEED) a new addition for that ever-growing wardrobe…
When: 9-10 August, 10.30am- 7.30pm
Where: The9thMuse, 12/F, One Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!
The summer party season is hotting up for August – and we have a couple of cool events to live it up large this weekend! For all you beach babes, hit up Big Wave Bay for the Loudless Beach Party; think silent disco on one of Hong Kong’s most beautiful sandy shores and you’re there! If you fancy a more glam evening in your very own private cabana, then the Veuve Clicquot Yellow Summer Party at Vibes might be just the ticket; sport your chicest yellow summer outfits (think floaty dresses, jewelled sandals and panama hats), sit back in The Mira’s breezy alfresco lounge garden and dance away to tunes from some of the world’s best DJs. True party animals, we dare you to try and do both – just don’t blame Monday morning on us!
When: 11 August; Loudless 3pm onwards, Yellow Party 5-10pm
Where: Loudless, Big Wave Beach, Shek O (exact location to be revealed here); Yellow Party, Vibes, 5F, The Mira Hong Kong, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: Loudless $60-80 for headphones, buy tickets here; Yellow Party, free entry, call 2315 5999 to book a cabana
Roses are red, violets are blue…
From runways to music festivals, flower crowns are proving to be this summer’s must-have hair accessory! So why not adorn your mane with a handmade crown of sweet-smelling roses and bright bulbs – and Ellermann are hosting a brand new series of DIY Flower Crown Workshops to get you feeling fashionably floral! Perfect for your next girlie get together (aren’t you sick of the same old happy hour drinks?), you’ll learn all the tips and tricks you need to know to create your very own floral masterpiece. With delish refreshments on offer too, and of course your very own fresh flower crown to take home, you’re sure to have one blooming lovely evening – check out our full review here!
When: 15 August, 7-9pm
Where: Ellermann, 39 Tung Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $550 per person including all flowers, light refreshments and a 15% discount on any items purchased in-store on the night; email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 2291 0388 to book