Well, Typhoon Kalmaegi certainly shook up our week! A half day off stuck indoors wasn’t exactly the best way to spend our non-working hours, but luckily this weekend the weather is set to clear up and there are plenty of events for us to enjoy! There’s sun, sand and shopping at Beach Market Discovery Bay, a peaceful march for climate change and you could even end up meeting the gorgeous British supermodel, David Gandy (calm yourselves, girls!).
We always crave something refreshing on a humid Hong Kong day… something to cool us down when we get all hot and bothered and something to give us an extra boost to get us through the rest of the day! When made with balanced ingredients, smoothies can be a fun and tasty way of getting a good dose of nutrients into your daily diet. Enter nood food’s awesome superfood smoothies – they really do live up to the name! Every single one is made fresh and blended with organic ingredients. But what makes nood food’s smoothies even better? Well, they have four smoothie categories: Nuts & Seeds, Fruit & Vegetables, Protein Builder and Muscleman, which are all made with superfoods – foods that have the highest concentration of nutrients on the planet – that’s sure to put a spring in your step! And with four new fab flavours to choose from (coming soon), you’re sure to find a smoothie that will suit you. Don’t forget to try their October promotional flavour, the “Pink Smoothie” (very Sassy if you ask us…). Not only will it be delicious, but $20 from every Pink Smoothie sold will go towards the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation and Hong Kong Cancer Fund Pink Revolution. Smoothie-drinking for a cause? We’re in!
When: 1-31 October
Where: nood food Soho, 2/F, Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Road, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, 8199 8189 or any other stocked nood food juice bar.
How much: 340ml is $55, 450ml is $65. Boosters average $15-$20 each.
Marks, sparks and man Gandy
How would you like to get up close and personal with renowned supermodel, David Gandy? Thanks to our friends over at Marks & Spencer, those of you whose hearts have hammered into overdrive might be able to actually meet him! He’ll be stopping over on 23 September to promote his brand new men’s underwear and sleepwear line for the British chain’s Autograph range, catch a sneak preview here! 20 Sassy readers have been invited to meet with the man who’s ruined all other men for us andif you win you’ll also get a two-pair pack of trunks for free from his line (valued at $329). Enter our giveaway here or by clicking on the button below before 21 September for your chance to win – we’ll be in contact with the lucky ladies on 22 September!
When: 23 September, 12noon-1pm
Where: Marks & Spencer Central Store, Central Tower, 22-28 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
A fashionable potluck
It’s a travesty to let clothes collect dust in the back of your cupboard, and if you’re anything like us, you’ll unfortunately have a few pieces that haven’t seen the light of day for far too long. One woman’s pre-loved handbag is another woman’s new staple, which is why we’re holding a Sassy Swap Party at one of Hong Kong’s coolest venues, BRICK LANE (see our review here). It’s the perfect place for you to meet your new fashionable partners in crime and pick up some new threads for a bargain! And it wouldn’t be a Sassy event without some delicious cocktails and canapés on offer too… chow down on mini Fish & Chips, Tomato Tartar on Toast, Red Velvet Cake and more. See you there, fashionistas!
When: Wednesday, 24 September, 7-9pm
Where: BRICK LANE, Shop 404, Citic Tower, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: $150, buy tickets here. Remember to bring at least three items of clothing or fashion accessories that are in tip-top condition to get in, and get ready to swap!
Now ladies, the UN Climate Summit is coming up this September and the incredible activists over at Avaaz have organised a People’s Climate March this Sunday. It’s expected to be one of the largest peaceful marches in the name of climate change ever, so if you want to make sure your voice is heard and meet like-minded people, get your signs ready and put your walking shoes on! Show that you support this important issue that affects us all… find out all the deets here.
When: Sunday, 21 September, 1pm
Where: Meet at the Exchange Square Podium, Connaught Place, Central (to the right of The Forum)
So, er, we’ll be the last ones to admit we’re winos in the office… oh, heck, who are we kidding? It’s our favourite Friday night tipple! Pop by to a General Assembly mixer in Sheung Wan at Hong Kong’s newest event space to learn about all things wine. There’s a trio of wine experts lined up to share fun things about the industry, including Lizzie Fraser of Cellarmaster Wines, Ian Wong of Cork Culture and Sarah Heller of Heller Beverage Advisory. Oh, and if that’s not enough to reel you in, there’s a wine tasting after. See you there!
When: 22 September, 7-9pm
Where: Lightstage Art & Events Space, 218 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are free for Sassy readers! Use the coupon code “GA_Sassy” when securing your tickets here. Otherwise, advance tickets are $100, and $150 at the door.
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