What’s on this weekend…
For those that are still going strong in Dry January, look away now, as this weekend is off to a boozy start with Back to School Brewing’s Behind the Brewer Series. Looking ahead to next week, there are not-to-be-missed events at Stockton, the Kedington Wine Crawl, Isabella Wren’s sale, and an extra special charity event. Don’t forget to drop by TUMI’s pop-up in ifc, around for this weekend only…
We’re all for the cooler weather we’ve been having of late (yes to winter dressing!), but if you’re already dreaming of sunnier climates, the TUMI House is where to head to this weekend. Open from now until Sunday, 21 January only, the chic California beach house pop-up will transport you straight to the West Coast. As well as acting as an oasis away from our bustling streets, The TUMI House will enable you to take a first look at TUMI’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection, inspired by the Golden State, along with exclusive shopping incentives. Want to upgrade your new purchase or refresh your current TUMI products? The pop-up will also feature a personalisation station, with complimentary monogramming (and even emojis!) available. And if you want a little thrill to go along with your weekend shopping, be sure to test your surfing skills and ride the waves on TUMI’s surf simulator. If you find yourself at the top of the leader board on Sunday evening you’ll win an exclusive gift from TUMI! And who knows, it may just inspire you to book that next big vacay, TUMI case in hand, of course…
When: From now until Sunday, 21 January, 10am to 9:30pm
Where: Oval Atrium, ifc Mall, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free!
Everyone loves a good sale, and we’re looking to plan ahead this week and get Isabella Wren’s fabulous two-day sample sale in our diaries now! For just two-days next Thursday and Friday, the sale will feature savings of up to 70%, along with 30% off custom samples and a sneak peek at the new collection. So, whether you’re looking to upgrade your work wardrobe, find a fabulous dress for that next special do, or even find a gorgeous red piece just in time for Valentine’s Chinese New Year, you’re sure to come away happy!
When: Thursday, 25 January to Friday, 26 January, 10am to 8pm
Where: 1104 Wilson House, 19 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry! With savings up to 70%. RSVP by emailing [email protected]
Think you know your local beer? Join Back to School Brewing tonight for the latest installment of its Behind The Brewer Series. Featuring Tom Champion of Little Creatures, the event will uncover the story of this local brewer’s path to brewing professionally. You will find out about his ups and downs along the way, and have the chance to taste the beers that made a particular influence on his career.
When: Friday, 19 January, 7:30pm to 9:30pm (doors open at 7pm, tasting begins at 7:30pm)
Where: Back to School Brewing, Siu Wai Industrial Centre, 29-33 Wing Hong Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $200 – get your tickets here!
Take to the streets this week with Giovanni Oliva of Carpineto Grandi Vini di Toscana and Fattoria Mantellassi for an exploration in Tuscan wines, paired with food from around the world. Kedington will navigate the streets, while Giovanni navigates the wines as you eat and drink your way through the four special locations.
When: Tuesday, 23 January, 7pm
Where: Central (meeting location confirmed via email)
How much: $950 (includes dinner and Carpineto/Mantellassi wines) – get your tickets here!
In the second installation of Stockton’s Influencer Series, the discussion will focus on the topics of sourcing responsibly and sustainable food practices, and raise the question of what defines “good agriculture”. The guest influencers of the month are Nathan Green from Rhoda; Bennet from Heritage Foods; and Dean from Northeast Wine & Spirits Ltd. Featuring a complimentary welcome drink and bar snacks it’s not to be missed!
When: Tuesday, 23 January, 8:30pm to 2am
Where: Stockton, Wyndham street, Central, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
This unique charity event will have three local charities pitch to the audience in order to convince them to donate their Charity Dollar Vouchers to their cause. Each charity will have five minutes to pitch and then be questioned for five minutes by the Dragon’s For Good. The featured charities include: Free to Run, ImpactHK, and Teen’s Key all of which have been selected for their innovative and scalable approaches to some of Hong Kong’s largest social issues! The evening will begin with drinks and canapés, followed by the pitches, and then a live auction.
When: Wednesday, 24 January, 6:30pm to 9:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm and pitches start at 7pm, event will finish at 9.30pm)
Where: Eaton House, 5/F, Champion Tower, 3 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $1,000 – (100% of your ticket price will be converted into Charity Dollar Vouchers, which you will donate on the night to the charity of your choosing) – get your ticket here!
Featured image courtesy of Stockton HK via Facebook. Image #1 taken by Beatrice Hug , image #2 courtesy of, #3 courtesy of Little Creatures Crewing Hong Kong via Facebook, image #4 courtesy of Kedington Wines Hong Kong via Facebook, image #5 courtesy of Stockton HK via Facebook, image #6 courtesy of 10×10 Philanthropy via Facebook