We are well into August now (where has the year gone?!), and soon enough autumn will be here! But before you get out your jackets and jeans, we have a few more summer parties and concerts for you to attend. Don’t feel like dancing? No worries, we’ve also got news of a super healthy juice cleanse and a design market in this week’s Weekender.
In case you hadn’t heard (or seen!), nood food – the new food concept at Pure Fitness and Pure Yoga locations – is now open at Kinwick Centre in Soho! Nood food is all about organic, innovative food that will keep you looking and feeling good. And why not try one of their three juice cleanses? All cleanses use cold-pressed juices with organic ingredients (you can tell which ingredients are organic as they’ll have an asterisk next to them). The balance of fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and superfood supplements (which are what make these cleanses so unique) is perfect if you’re looking for a bit of a detox from the non-stop Hong Kong lifestyle.
SASSY SPECIAL OFFER
If you’re feeling the need for a cleanse, we’ve bagged a special Sassy offer! Order any pre-ordered juice cleanse programme from a nood food location to enjoy $150 off a 3-day cleanse (normally $1,700) and $300 off a 6-day cleanse (normally $3,200). Just remember to quote “Sassy Cleanse”when ordering! The offer is valid for purchases made on or before 31 August 2014.
When: until 31 August
Where: nood food SoHo, 2/F, Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Road, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, 8199 8189 or any other stocked nood food location – see all locations here
How much: a 1-day cleanse is $600, a 3-day cleanse is $1,700, a 6-day cleanse is $3,200. Programmes for more or less days are available upon request.
How to order: Juice cleanses can be pre-ordered from any Pure location/nood food SoHo with two days’ notice. For last minute cleanses, just grab them straight from a grab-and-go fridge and start then and there (subject to availability). For ultimate fresh juices, they need to be picked up daily during the course of the programme. Visit www.allnood.com or contact email@example.com for more information.
Get ready to drop the beat
Hong Kong’s EDM scene (that’s electronic dance music in case you didn’t know!) is about to be blessed with one of the biggest music parties happening this summer. This is Hard’s first event in Hong Kong: Drop the Beat. They’re sure to start with a bang, and the star-studded DJ line up is guaranteed to deliver the sickest drops and most outstanding sets. With DJ’s from all over the world including Hong Kong’s own SukiMaMa, Yamato from Japan and America’s Destructo – who was named one of the “50 most important people in EDM” by Rolling Stone Magazine – this is going to be a party that will have you calling in sick the next day.
SASSY GIVEAWAY: We have 10 pairs of tickets to give away for Drop the Beat. with Hard! Simply enter your details in the form here or click on the button below to be in with a shot of winning.
When: 14 August, 9pm onwards
Where: 7/F Great Room Ballroom, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $488 per person, tickets are on sale here.
If you can’t get enough of the design hub that is PMQ, then you’ll be pleased to know that there’s another market starting at this fantastic venue. This Sunday will see the first Design Market take place… and we can’t wait! Inspired by Portobello Market in London, this is definitely one for all you fashionistas. Design Market is a platform for local and homegrown designers to show off their creations, who knows, the next Alexander Wang may be among them! It’s also a great opportunity to purchase something a bit different and show your support for local HK designers. Look out for some refreshments too… happy shopping!
When: 17 August, 11am-8pm
Where: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Entrance is free, but don’t forget your dosh if you’re looking to buy something.
Silence the city
Silent disco company, Sound Off, is launching in Hong Kong with an unforgettable tram party so you can celebrate under the city lights. Featuring music by top DJs Hausmasheen, DJ M.Briq, and Adrien Fernandez (though you’ll only be able to hear it through headphones!) this is sure to be a party to rave about. There are only 50 spots available for this event, so make sure to get your tickets before this opportunity leaves the station!
When: 9 August, 10pm
Where: The tram will set off from Whitty Street Tram Depot.
How much: Completely free! Book your tickets here.
Fitness, food and fun (part 2!)
There’s more Sassy fun next week at our Fitness, Food and Fun event for August. Genie Concepts will be running the show again and we also have May Ngoy from Soultrains instructing a yoga session. You’ll learn how to make delicious, healthy juices, stretch it out with a mini yoga sesh and of course, try tasty, organic dishes from Locofama. There are two more dates for you this month: Tuesday 12 August and Thursday 14 August. Get your tickets now as there are only 20 spaces available for each evening! If you can’t make either of these, don’t worry – we have some more dates coming in September. You’re bound to be able to make one of them!
When: 12 and 14 August, 16 and 17 September, 7.30pm
Where: Locofama, G/F, 9-13 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How much: $$320 (including a 30-minute Genie Concept demo, a yoga session from May Ngoy and a sharing dinner from Locofama).
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