Hello there December! We’ve officially hit the last month of 2014 (how quickly did this year fly by?), which is why these last few weekends shouldn’t be wasted. This weekend there’s plenty going on to get you up and out the door! Drop by Fayre of St John’s for festive feels and for a good cause, drink up at WINE HK and celebrate the season in the sweetest way possible at the White Christmas Street Fair. It’s all here in our Weekender!
We know that it’s nearly Christmas, but if you want to treat yourself to the best getaways in 2015, it’s time to start thinking about booking trips NOW! Luckily for us, Flight Centre is one step ahead, and they’ve whipped up two fabulous Chinese New Year deals for us. Hop over to Japan and ‘double dip’ with two destinations; seek out delicious sushi in Osaka and enjoy the culture and rich heritage of Kyoto. If you’re in need of a beach chill out, Flight Centre is also offering an amazing deal to the magical Maldives that will leave you feeling rested and relaxed… start off your Year of the Sheep in style! Sassy travellers can be savvy in 2015 (even during peak season!), simply follow Flight Centre’s advice: book in advance, choose your destination carefully, try a ‘double dip’ and make sure you create a list of free local attractions. Bring on the CNY holidays!
When: Book the Japan or Maldives packages NOW for a special Sassy discount of $500 off!
Where: Japan – Osaka and Kyoto, Maldives
How much: Japan CNY deal: Price starts from $12,359, including return flights, 3 nights’ accommodation at Marriott Osaka Miyako Hotel and 3 nights’ accommodation at Kyoto Brighton Hotel. Maldives CNY deal: Price starts from $23,599, including return flights, 4 nights’ accommodation at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa with daily breakfast and airport transfers. Get $500 off if you book now and quote SASSY!
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When: 5 December, 7-8pm
Where: Lightstage Art & Events Space, G/F, 218 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free, click here for more info.
We’re always snapping pics on our Sassy Instagram when we’re out and about, but this weekend we’re handing over our handle to Quintessentially! That’s right, Quintessentially are taking over the Sassy Instagram to give us a behind-the-scenes peek at their upcoming Christmas event, Fayre of St John’s, which is in support of Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre. Stay tuned for insider snaps of the Christmas carol concert and be on the look out for exclusive photos from the Mott 32 after party which will feature top international DJ, Max Chipchase. Make sure you follow @sassyhongkong for the Q-team’s preview and you might just end up winning a very special Sassy giveaway too…
When: 5-8 December
Where: @sassyhongkong Instagram
If you’re a fan of a great glass of vino (who isn’t?!) then you can’t miss out on WINE HK this year. Hop over to Central’s waterfront tomorrow to taste over 800 wines across 100 booths… okay, maybe don’t try all 800… but definitely make the most of this extensive range! We can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday than sipping on wine with a great view. You’ll also receive a discount of 20% off retail price on all wines purchased at the fair, which comes with delivery service to your door within 10 working days! We’ve managed to nab Sassy readers five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the weekend, so make sure you enter the giveaway for a chance to win. Winners will be announced at 5pm today. Cheers!
When: 6 December, 1-10pm and 7 December, 1-6pm
Where: Central Waterfront, Central, Hong Kong (Near pier 9 and 10)
How much: $350. Buy your tickets here. Or click here to enter our giveaway!
I’m dreaming of a sweet Christmas…
If you’re looking to kick off December with a festive fair, then you can’t miss the White Christmas Street Fair by Swire Properties. This candy-themed community event is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, with treats such as ABC Cake House’s incredible nougats and retro British confectionery from Sim’s Sweetshop all on offer. Sip on a glass of warm mulled wine while you enjoy a range of entertainment, including a stunning figure-skating performance and ice hockey competition. To top it all off, we also have an exclusive Sassy Christmas hamper to giveaway to coincide with the event. Simply click on the button below to enter the giveaway, but hurry, as it closes at 5pm tonight!
When: 4-6 December, 1-6pm
Where: Tong Chong Street, TaiKoo Place, Hong Kong
How much: Free! Swire Properties will be donating $10 for every “like” on their Facebook page.
53% off a shellac manicure at Ayurveda Day Spa!
Make sure your nails are as fab as the festivities with Ayurveda Day Spa’s amazing shellac manicure! Tried and tested by the Sassy team, we love the staying power of these beauties – perfect for the hundreds of Christmas parties we know you’ll be flitting between. With a 53% discount, you’ll only have to pay $199 for this pampering session right in the heart of Soho.
Ayurveda Day Spa, 49 Elgin Street, Soho, Central Hong Kong, email: email@example.com, www.ayurvedaspa.hk
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