What’s on this weekend…
As always, there’s a lot happening this weekend. And, as always, we’ve got you covered! If you’re not escaping the city at Secret Island Party, why not indulge in some delicious cheeses at Upper Modern Bistro, or snap up some new threads at a pop-up? If you’re looking to recharge, don’t miss a blissful yoga sesh on the beach with The Yoga Room. It’s all here in this week’s Weekender… and don’t miss out on the awesome giveaways too!
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Beach and Bhujangasana
What’s the perfect combination for relaxation? The Beach and Bhujangasana (more commonly known as ‘cobra pose’). That’s right, the sand can be your mat this weekend as The Yoga Room is holding another outdoor yoga session. This time they’ll be stretching it out on Repulse Bay beach. All levels of experience are invited to this Yoga on the Beach sesh, so if you’re in need a recharge, you know where to head.
When: Saturday, 17 October, 5-6pm
Where: Repulse Bay Beach, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $100 per person, buy tickets here.
SASSY SPECIAL GIVEAWAY
Three lucky Sassy readers will win a pair of tickets to Yoga on The Beach. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to relax away from the city… simply fill in your details here to enter.
The Boutique Bazaar
THE DOT and J.J. Threads are hosting a pop-up showcase of the latest collection of Hong Kong designer brands this Friday. You’ll get an exclusive sneak peek into new collections and even special discounts! And, of course, it’ll be a party. Besides mingling with the designers, there will be a DJ, music, food and drinks. Friday night plans are sorted!
When: Friday, 16 October, 3-9pm
Where: J.J. Threads, Shop 701, 69 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free to attend! Just don’t forget cash because you’ll definitely want to snap up some of these homegrown goodies.
SASSY SPECIAL GIVEAWAY
Five lucky winners will get a VIP ticket to the pop-up event, worth $300. Simply sign up here.
Shh… it’s a secret
With 13K ‘attending’ on Facebook, is SIP really a ‘secret’ anymore? Not quite, although we still don’t know exactly which island the festivities will be going down on. We love this year’s theme, Folklore, Fables and Fairytales, as there are so many costume ideas to choose from – see our favourites here. If you fancy getting away from it all, this is certainly the place to be for a weekend of art, music and whimsical performances.
Quickly on what to bring…
- Cash! You’ll need it to buy food from this year’s tasty vendors, plus you can’t bring food or drink into the actual festival site.
- Camping necessities… a tent, ground cloth, torches, wet wipes, sheets (it’s cooled down a bit, but it’s still way too hot for a sleeping bag), water bottles. A limited number of tents can be bought from SIP directly, but you can also find cheap tents around Hong Kong at discount camping stores. Camp gear is life gear. It’s never a bad investment!
- Extra comfy clothes. You won’t want to be in your costume(s) all weekend. Bring some comfortable clothes to just hang out in, a bathing suit (or two) and a cover up.
- Good vibes and great friends.
When: Friday, 16 October, 7pm – Sunday, 18 October
Where: That’s the secret! If you haven’t bought advance ferry tickets, ferries will be leaving from Pier 9 on Friday at 7pm, and Saturday at 10am, 1pm and 4pm for $100.
How much: Some tickets are still available! Prices vary. Check it out.
Sweet Dreams are Made of Cheese
Cheese! Who doesn’t love it? All weekend Upper Modern Bistro is celebrating its’ second anniversary with the Upper Cheese Fest. There will be cheese workshops, cheese dinners, cheese brunches, a cheese market and a cheese party. You gouda brie kidding me!
When: All weekend long!
Where: Upper Modern Bistro, 6-14 Upper Station Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Event prices range from $250 to $1,088. See details here.
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