There’s plenty going on around town this weekend and into next week. Join us as we celebrate local start-ups at Made in Hong Kong week, put your phone down and go off the grid at a weekend camp in Lantau and don’t forget to check out Hodor spinning tunes at zuma… it’s all here in our Weekender!
It’s wine time!
If a glass of vino is your tipple of choice, then don’t miss out on the wine event of the year! Kedington Wines has been hosting this sold-out event for 10 consecutive years, and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever. Head to a secret al fresco location beyond The Lawn of one of our fave hotels, The Upper House, for an unforgettable evening. There will be over 100 wines to taste from premium wineries around the world, along with delicious canapés to try. Winemakers and key principals themselves will be in attendance, so if you fancy a sophisticated party full of our favourite drink, then this is the place to be! Book tickets now before they all go…
When: Thursday, 8 October, 6.30-9.30pm
Where: The Lawn at The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: $350 per person (including a $100 redeemable voucher!). If you’re in a group of six of more, you can also snag a group rate of only $300 per person… score! Tickets are available from www.ticketflap.com. For enquiries, call 2898 9323 or email email@example.com.
Made in Hong Kong
We’re all about supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs here at Sassy, so we couldn’t be more excited about Made in Hong Kong Week! It’s a week of curated events organised by General Assembly and Garage Society, each showcasing a different aspect of the startup community in HK. Celebrate the start of the week tonight at the Made in Hong Kong Back to School Party, where there will be egg tarts to munch on, beer from Hong Kong Beer Co. and live music. And don’t forget toRSVP to next Thursday’s event, Fashion Forward, Brands That Are Changing the Industry, which our Sassy Editor Lauren will be moderating. The founders of YEECHOO, Goxip and Grana will also be speaking at the panel discussion… see you there!
When: Made in Hong Kong week starts tonight, Friday, 18 September, with the Back to School Party! It continues each night next week from Monday, 21 September to Thursday, 24 September. The “Fashion Forward, Brands That Are Changing the Industry” is on Thursday, 24 September from 7-9pm.
Where: Garage Society, 19/F, 299 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free! Click here to RSVP.
If you’ve simply had enough of emails and being constantly “switched on”, then this camping experience is for you! OffGrid is a digital detox experience unlike any other in Hong Kong. You’ll start by giving up your phones and electronic devices and spend the weekend doing yoga, meditation, a fitness boot camp and more. Say bye bye to Snapchat and hit pause on scrolling through Instagram. Take a break and re-connect with yourself. Besides, the view promises to be spectacular… it’s time to look up!
When: Sunday, 27 September – Monday, 28 September
Where: Palm Beach, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
How much: $1,180 all inclusive. Register here.
Rave of Thrones
Hodor… Hodor… yep, our favourite from Game of Thrones is spinning tunes over at hkclubbing’s Rave of Thrones. Brace yourself for an early winter this year, Sassy Girls! Besides being an awesome actor, Kristian Nairn is also a great DJ with 16 years of mixing under his belt. Head to zuma in Central for a chance to catch a glimpse of him on the decks.
When: Saturday, 19 September, 10pm ‘til late
Where: zuma, Level 5 & 6, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
How much: Early bird tickets are all sold out! Advance tickets are $250 and available here, or you could buy advance tickets for a group of 5 people for $1,000. For table enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3657 6388.
Blended or on the rocks?
Because it’s ladies night, and the feelin’s right! Our buddies over at Little Burro are launching a special Ladies Night at their Sheung Wan eatery where Sassy ladies can enjoy $5 margaritas every Thursday! Trust us when we say their margaritas are absolutely delish (as is their guac’… we just can’t get enough of the stuff!). Head over from next Thursday, 24 September for a casual drink or three with the girls… this is one offer you don’t want to miss.
When: Every Thursday evening from 24 September onwards
Where: Little Burro, 1 Upper Station Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $5 for a margarita! Things are going to get interesting…
If you’ve ever wanted to hop aboard the iconic aqua luna, now’s your chance! Just for tomorrow – and in celebration of Aqua Restaurant Group’s 15th anniversary – there will be free rides for everyone with a Hong Kong Identity Card on a first come first served basis. And that’s not all, as the junk will sport limited edition golden sails. Snap a pic of the stunning vessel with its new sails, throw it up on your social media with the hashtag #aqualunaspotted for a chance to win a prize each day. Good luck!
When: Rock up on Saturday, 19 September from 10am-5pm. Each ride lasts 45 minutes and will do a whole tour of the harbour.
Where: Departing from Central Pier 9
How much: Free for everyone with a Hong Kong Identity Card
30% Off a Shellac Mani
You’re never fully ready without a smile and a new mani is certainly a reason to grin! NailHaus are offering Sassy Girls a special 30% discount on your next shellac mani at their cute space over in Causeway Bay, right opposite Times Square. Usually priced at $360, they’ve knocked a few dollars off to $250 since we all need an end of summer pick-me-up. The team’s on the ball with the latest nail trends, ensuring your mani is on fleek the next time your friends see you. Their warm, cosy space is a blissful escape from the hustle of the city, and they’ll primp your nails with only the best products from the USA – they even give you your own individual nail file so their hygiene’s of the highest standard.
If you want an enviable mani that’ll last, all you need to do is purchase this deal and message NailHaus at email@example.com with your Sassy coupon code and postal address. Lots of love girls and don’t forget to send us nailfies when you’re done!
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