Christmas 2017: Holiday Fairs and Christmas Markets in Hong Kong

Dig out those sweaters – there’s only eight more Saturdays until Christmas!

 

If you’re a slow planner and a late shopper, don’t fret. To get you prepared for the holiday spirit, our Sassy elves have put together a list of upcoming fairs, festivals and bazaars in the 852. Whether you’re seeking Christmas comfort food, looking to spread some cheer or hunting for a quirky gift, this guide has the best deals around town to help you get your shopping done in a fix (and perhaps snag a little bargain for yourself!).

The Christmas and Lifestyle Fair conrad

The Christmas and Lifestyle Fair

The first in a series of festive fairs by Prestige Events at the Conrad, this one bursts with gift inspiration! Merchandise stalls from more than 150 vendors will showcase fashion, accessories, gourmet bites, Hong Kong themed gifts and more, including some of our favourites such as homeware and jewellery company Keep It Simple, tea expert Teapigs, silk flower wreaths from The Silk Flower Company and chocolatiers Schoggi Meier. Shoppers who enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the Lobby Lounge will get a 15% discount (just pick up the voucher from the Prestige table when you arrive).

When: Wednesday, 15 November, 10am to 8pm
Where: Grand Ballroom, Conrad Hong Kong, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!

JWA Annual Charity Bazaar

Get started on the festivities as you spread love with the JWA Annual Bazaar, where all proceeds go to charities supporting women and children in need. Shop the large selection of clothing, housewares, toys and bags – they’ve got something for everyone – and don’t forget to grab a bite while you’re at it.

When: Sunday, 19 November, 10am to 5pm
Where: Island School, 20 Borrett Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong
How much: Children enter for free, Adults pay $30 entry fee 

Swire Properties White Christmas Street Fair

Swire Properties’ annual community favourite is back! Opt for a white Christmas at this neighbourhood street fair filled with fun games, delicious comfort food and of course, tons of shopping! Don’t worry if you can’t make it to this one, another fair will take place at Taikoo Place on Tong Chong Street from 30 November to 2 December. In the meantime, release your inner artist and take part in a drawing contest themed under ‘Rediscovering Christmas’ at this street fair.

When: Friday, 24 November, 12pm to 8pm, Saturday, 25 November, 1pm to 7pm, Sunday, 26 November, 1pm to 7pm
Where: Star Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!

The Repulse Bay Christmas Fair 2017

Want to do a spot of Christmas shopping with a beautiful view of the ocean? Head to Repulse Bay on Sunday, 26 November to get in the festive spirit with a host of stalls selling everything from Christmas decorations, and home accessories, to children’s gifts, handicrafts, jewellery, and more.

When: Sunday, 26 November, 11am
Where: The Repulse Bay, 109 Repulse Bay Road, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!

Christmas markets in Hong Kong: City Kids

Discovery Bay Sunday Market

Hop on a ferry and head to the Discovery Bay Sunday Market, well known for its arts and crafts stalls. You’re sure to find something for yourself or a special someone. And, when the post-shopping hunger hits, enjoy dinner at one of the designated restos at the D’Deck and you’ll be treated to a free ferry ride back to the Island.

When: Sunday, 10 December, 11am to 6pm
Where: Discovery Bay Main Plaza, Discovery Bay, Lantau
How much: Free entry!

Holiday Bazaar at The American Club

Southside girls, brace yourselves! The American Club is back at it for some jolly good fun this season. Beat the seasonal shopping rush and get your gifts bought and out of the way as you browse top-quality vendors while sipping on some complimentary bubbly. If you can’t make it to this one, there’s another one in December.

When: Wednesday, 1 November and Tuesday, 5 December, 10am to 6pm
Where: The American Club, 28 Tai Tam Road, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!

Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar

Danish pastries, anyone? Check out the Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar, which promises to be full of these traditional sweet delights! Shop from designer brands, while feeding on Swedish treats, pick up those all-important decorations and ornaments, and enjoy some live music. Your buying power will do more than a little good, as all profits go to the Danish Seaman’s Church in Hong Kong.

When: Saturday, 18 November, 10am to 5pm
Where: 3/F, Mariners Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $50 entrance fee

Pre-Christmas Gift Parade

Pre-Christmas Gift Parade

The Prestige Events shopping fair returns to The Conrad with its second winter fair this season. In addition to the all the pop-ups, this gift parade will also have plenty of jewellery, fashion, accessories, gourmet food, homewares and even items for the nieces and nephews on your list. And if you want to take a shopping break, get a 15% discount when you eat lunch or afternoon tea in the Lobby Lounge!

When: Monday, 27 November, 10am to 8pm
Where: Grand Ballroom, Conrad Hong Kong, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!

Hullett House Christmas Market

The Hullet House’s joyful weekend returns to TST for its sixth year running. Spend wisely with the various dining options, festive decorations, handmade accessories and of course, the best of live music. If you can’t make it to the first, you’ll still have two more chances. It’s definitely time to deck the halls!

When: Friday, 1 December, 5pm to 11pm, Saturday 2 December, 11amto 11pm, 3 December, 11am to 9pm
Where: 50 Pigeons Courtyard, Hullett House, 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!

italian christmas market at sandy bay

Italian Day at Sandy Bay

Celebrate Christmas the Italian way! Promising appetising authentic dishes sponsored by the best Italian joint around and a lively atmosphere, the Italian Women’s Association is back this year for a fun-filled day. The best part? All profit goes to charity (yes, that’s 100%!), so help someone in need while you cross off the items on your family’s wish lists!

When: Saturday, 2 December, 10am to 5pm
Where: The Gardens of the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay, 12 Sandy Bay Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
How much: $20 entrance fee

Christmas Gift Showcase

Always wanted to take a fun pic with Santa? Now’s your chance. He’ll be here to pose for photos (and to tell your secret wishes!). Make sure to get those stocking stuffers from Blue Morpho, or find Hong Kong themed gifts and homewares from Thinq Hong Kong. You can also get delicate hand-crafted jewellery from Lilly&Co. Enjoy a special 15% shoppers’ discount in the Conrad’s Garden Cafe for lunch and dinner, and also for the Afternoon Tea Set in the Lobby Lounge.

When: Saturday, 2 December, 10am to 6pm
Where: Grand Ballroom, Conrad Hong Kong, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!

St. Stephen’s Chapel Christmas Fete in Stanley

Brining a traditional English fête (with a taste of Hong Kong!) to Stanley, St. Stephen’s Chapel Christmas fair will feature a plethora of charity stalls, along with bouncy castles, a Santa’s Grotto, games, and plenty of food and drinks. Santa will even be arriving by helicopter at 12.30pm!

When: Saturday, 2 December, 2017, 11am to 4:30pm
Where: St. Stephen’s College Sports Ground, Wong Ma Kok Road, Stanley, Hong Kong
How much: $20 for adults, free for children!

Sai Kung Markets

Sai Kung Sunday Markets are back this December for its annual Christmas market! It’s a great day out with artisanal food and crafts, jewellery, wine, accessories, children’s clothing and more! It’s indoors and fully air-conditioned (thankfully, considering HK’s erratic weather!), so you won’t work up a sweat with all that shopping.

When: Sunday, 3 December, 11am to 5pm
Where: Hong Kong Academy, 33 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!

Christmas Gift Festival

Christmas Gift Festival

If you missed the first three (you’ll be sorry you did!), the Prestige Events shopping fair at the  Conrad is back for  one last chance, so be sure to swing by! Look for hand-crafted stationery from ditto ditto, luxurious delicacies from Petrossian, festive tableware, tasty sweet treats and unique gifts as part of your last-minute shopping. As before, shoppers can enjoy a special 15% shoppers’ discount in the Conrad’s Garden Cafe for lunch and dinner, and also for the Afternoon Tea Set in the Lobby Lounge.

When: Saturday, 10 December, 10am to 6pm
Where: Grand Ballroom, Conrad Hong Kong, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!

Christmas Southside Market & Long Lunch

The Butchers Club Southside Market returns for a special Christmas edition this season. What better way to celebrate the upcoming holiday than by treating yourself (heart and stomach) to a massive feast? Browse the variety of stalls at the market and pick up cookbooks, kitchenware and Butchers Club-branded aprons while indulging in the best food ever. Booking is a must so get your tickets now!

When: Sunday, 17 December, 12pm to 5pm
Where: The Butchers Club Deli, 16-17/F, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How much: Adult tickets are $250 with the option to add $200 for free-flow wine, beer and soft drinks.

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November Giveaway: Win A One-Night Stay and Dinner for Two at Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong!

A fabulous weekend escape

 

As the festive period inches closer, take a weekend to indulge, pamper and reconnect. How, you ask? Simply enter our giveaway below for your chance to win a one-night stay and dinner for two at the fabulous Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong! Grab your bestie or S.O., this prize is set to be the perfect antidote before the bustling holiday season begins…

Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong is synonymous with luxury and your one-night stay is sure to make you feel brand new. Soak up stunning views of the city from your very own Deluxe Harbour View Room, before enjoying an indulgent evening meal at the acclaimed two Michelin-starred French restaurant, Caprice.

Featuring its new Chef de Cuisine, Guillaume Galliot, your dining experience at Caprice will include innovative dishes that are light and refreshing, yet rich in taste and flavour. With the likes of Roasted Pigeon, Confit Legs, Beetroot Variation and Port Wine Sauce; and Crab Laksa with Confit Egg, Leeks, Coriander, Hazelnut and Sudachi Lime on the menu, foodies are sure to be in heaven. You’ll also be in full view of the open kitchen, allowing you to see the chefs at work! Sit back, relax and enjoy a glass or two of the finest French wines from renowned vineyards.

Before checking out, ease yourself back into reality with a revitalising swim in the hotel’s infinity pool, which is heated year-round exclusively for guests. Then, take in the last of the killer harbour views and soak up every second of being treated like royalty. After a weekend like this, Monday morning may just feel a little easier.

So what’s stopping you? Fill in your details using the form below for your chance to win this unbeatable prize!

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How {Haunted} is Hoboken?

Long time residents of Hoboken have been known to swap stories of spirits lurking in old brownstone basements and closets. But the most famous of Hoboken’s ghost stories are detailed for you here. Depending on your penchant for the paranormal, you’ll either want to steer clear or stop by these creepy spots this Halloween season.

Arthur’s Tavern

arthursArthur’s Tavern is said to be haunted by 3 spirits. They’re known to roam the restaurant flickering lights on and off and opening doors. There’s particularly a lot of activity in the upstairs women’s bathroom. The most notable sightings include a clipboard flying off a desk and a woman’s hair being pulled.

 

The Brass Rail

brass rail
The ghosts that call The Brass Rail home were married in 1904. The bride tragically tripped at the top of the restaurant’s spiral staircase, broke her neck and died. The groom was so distraught that he hung himself in a small room near the top of the staircase. The bride and groom are said to appear in the restaurant mostly late at night when the staff is cleaning up.

 

Sybil’s Cave

Sybil's CaveSybil’s Cave was a popular rest spot for many in the 1800s. People used to stop for a drink at the natural spring with an ornate gate and entrance. In 1841, Mary Rogers, a young girl in her 20s, was found murdered near the cave. Months later, her bloodied clothes were found in Weehawken. Her boyfriend, Daniel Payne, was accused of the murder and soon after poisoned himself at the site. All the while, a young, unknown writer by the name of named Edgar Allan Poe was living in the area and following the murder investigation very closely. He later used this story as the basis for “The Mystery of Marie Roget.” The location was changed from Hoboken to Paris, but many other facts and details remained the same.

Have you ever had any supernatural experiences in Hoboken? Tell us about them in the comments!


Written by Cat Shaw

Cat is a New Jersey native and super proud of it. Her love of Hoboken becomes apparent when anyone from across the Hudson tries to degrade the beloved Mile Square. When not at her 9 to 5 travel industry gig, she can be found sweating it out in spin class, experimenting in the kitchen with her prized KitchenAid mixer, reading at Pier A, or—let’s be honest—devouring a Luca Brasi chicken parm sandwich while binge-watching Netflix.

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How to be Financially Savvy in Hong Kong

Financial Musings of a Scotsman

 

You’re in Hong Kong to experience a new culture, travel to some amazing exotic destinations and soak up everything life has to offer. It’s also an excellent opportunity to build up a nest egg with those hard earned pennies. Read on for my top tips on how you can be financially savvy in Hong Kong.

Set out a budget

Hong Kong is the second most expensive place to live in the world (source: Economist Intelligence Unit survey). Needless to say, managing your money can be considered more important than ever.

Set out your income and outgoings on a monthly basis to get a clear picture of your finances. Fixed expenses like rental payments, utility bills, school fees and so on can all be accounted for to give you clear sight of what cash you have left over each month for daily living and all those exciting adventures you might have planned. You might get a surprise as to where all that money is going.

Tip: Check out neat.hk – It’s a pre-pay mastercard you can top up and use in Hong Kong and abroad. Did I mention it also does the budgeting work for you, tracks your spending habits and breaks it down for you each month? A great way to see where the pennies go and how to control your spending.

Pay yourself first

Many people pay bills, settle debts, live paycheck to paycheck, and are none the wiser on where there money disappears to.

Set up a cash account and move a portion of that money into a separate account each month. It doesn’t need to be much (I put aside 10% each month) but importantly it builds up over time, giving you a nice cash pot for the unexpected in life should you need some cash at short notice.

It’s all about peace of mind. You never know when you might need it. Aiming for 3-6 month’s worth of expenditure should keep you in the comfort zone.

Be tax ready

Your salary is paid ‘gross’ in Hong Kong which means no local tax is deducted immediately from your monthly salary. Instead the government claims any taxation due at the end of each tax year which runs from April 1 – 31st March.

Now the temptation would be to jump with glee at all this excess cash you immediately have in your hands. Tax is tomorrow’s problem, right?

In Hong Kong, the typical tax rates range from 2 – 17%, depending on your monthly income. With this in mind, consider putting aside a portion of your monthly income to build up a cash reserve to cover the eventual taxation bill.

‘Tax Loans’ are common in Hong Kong with relatively low interest rates, but why go into debt when you can cover this yourself with some simple forward planning.

Tip: Check out guidemehongkong.com for an estimation of your tax bill.

Join your employer pension scheme

Ask your employer if they have a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) or Occupational Retirement Scheme Ordinance scheme (ORSO) in place which you can join and contribute to. Your employer will usually contribute a certain percentage as well which allows you to build up additional funds for your future retirement.

If you leave Hong Kong at any point, the full fund can be drawn out and reinvested as you wish in your new country of residence.

Tip: If you are a UK expat, you may still be able to make pension contributions of up to £3,600 or your relevant UK earnings and receive tax relief at your rate of tax (max £3,600 per annum only up to 5 years post UK resident if no UK earnings).

Live within your means

Oh how dull you say. I’m here to have a good time not spend it counting my pennies.

One of the most common causes for people going into debt and poorly managing their finances is the limited use of one word – Knowing when to say ‘no’. Sure, I’d like to be out every weekend for dinner, off on holiday every other week and say yes to every social invite I get. The reality is you can’t always afford it all. Plan out your diary so you still max out the fun side whilst keeping your spending in check at the same time.

Be smart when choosing an adviser

There are thousands of Independent financial advisers, wealth managers and planners, investment managers (and so on) in Hong Kong. They also cater for a wide range of people, not just the wealthy few you may think.

If you are looking for financial advice be sure to be clear on the following:

  • Are they qualified to give advice in Hong Kong?
  • Are they licensed in Hong Kong?
  • What is the company/persons reputation? Do your research.

Tip: Check out my ‘How to choose a Financial Adviser in Hong Kong’ article for further guidance here.

Save for your future with no tax

Hong Kong does not levy any taxation on investments. No capital gains tax, income tax or any nasty estate taxes on death. This gives you a great opportunity to invest a portion of your hard earned income into a suitable investments vehicle to generate potential capital growth and an income for you. A nice little pot for when something important comes along.

Be cautious here. There are no guarantees when investing your money and if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

How to be Financially Savvy in Hong Kong

Avoid high bank transfer fees when transferring money

If you regularly send money back to your home country, you may have found the fees chargeable for such transfers to be quite punchy. Check out moneytransfercomparison.com for the top international money transfer services available, many of whom charge no fees or commission for their services. A great way to avoid those hefty bank charges and make sure your money stays with you!

Enjoy it!

You are in Hong Kong, a city with a wealth of opportunities and experiences at your doorstep. Sure, I’ll guide you are how to live your life in a financially savvy way, but once those finances are in order you’ll find you open yourself up to even more exciting adventures. With the finances taken care of, you are ready to enjoy them guilt free!

Take Action

Even the smallest of changes can have a big impact on your financial well being. Take a consistent and disciplined approach with your finances to allow you to make the most of now, whilst planning for your financially secure future at the same time.

How financially savvy are you? Contact at Keith.Boyes@sjpp.asia for a chat and more tips and tricks on how you can make the most of your money.  Check out his other helpful ‘Financial Musings of a Scotsman’ articles here.

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Quick Flights from Hong Kong: 5 Romantic Escapes

Can you feel the love tonight…

 

Whether you’re exploring new cities or just chilling on the beach, we love a girls (or guys!) weekend away, though sometimes you just need a little time with your S.O. From soaking up some much-needed vitamin C, to tracking down wildlife, or travelling through Asia aboard a luxury train, escape the hustle and bustle (or your nightly Netflix routine) and explore new destinations, just the two of you. Whether you just want to escape for a romantic few days, or are planning a honeymoon of a lifetime, the following trips may just give you a little inspo…

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10 Events For Your Diary this November

The best concerts, shows and parties happening in Hong Kong

 

With the Christmas season almost upon us, this month is full of holiday fairs and other festive happenings! We’ve also got Clockenflap to look forward to, along with the last beach days of the year, foodie events, and inspiring workshops at Hong Kong Literary Festival. Happy November!

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30 Thoughts You Have {While Commuting} + 4 Bonus Nightmare Stories

It’s that time of day! The time where you have to drag yourself out of bed, throw on your clothes, and head out to work. As a Hoboken resident, you’ll inevitably have the pleasure of heading to work on the dreaded lovely PATH, bus, or ferry. It’s an experience we all simply cannot avoid. And with this inevitable commute, comes the inevitable fascination and horror of the thoughts ringing through your head as you board your chosen method of transportation. Below are just 30 thoughts that likely run through your head on a regular basis…

 

commute path

  1. Do I really have to go to work today?
  2. Why is this bus line/PATH station always so crowded?!
  3. Why is this person walking down/up the stairs so slowly?
  4. MOVEEEEEE!
  5. Ok, made it to the bus/PATH/ferry entrance, now to find a seat…
  6. Why are there never any seats?
  7. I’ll just lean against the door…oh no, that lady just took my spot.
  8. Ugh, now I’m touching the pole. Probably going to get the plague now.
  9. Is it weird that I’m awkwardly standing over this person sitting? Like our legs are almost touching…
  10. At least standing burns calories?
  11. I’m too hungover for this. I wonder who else is as hungover as me.
  12. If this lady hits me with her bag one more time, punches will be thrown.
  13. Also why is it so cold on this bus/train? Don’t they realize it’s 45 degrees outside? I AM FREEZING!
  14. This stop-and-go is NOT helping my hangover.
  15. Omg, this guy’s hand just touched me. His hands are so hairy, omg omg omg, going to vom.
  16. That guy/girl over there is kind of cute though. Maybe if I awkwardly stare at them long enough, they’ll notice me.
  17. Fack, they have a ring on. Why does this always happen to me? I’m going to be single forever.
  18. How did they build the PATH tunnel underwater?
  19. Why is the sky blue?
  20. Why am I the way I am?
  21. Is that woman drooling?
  22. Omg she’s drooling on that person’s shoulder…rough day for that dude.
  23. How has it only been 5 minutes?!
  24. I need to move to LA so I can drive my own car and belt out Justin Bieber songs on my own terms.
  25. Ok, one more stop until mine. I can do this, I got this, I am a strong independent person!
  26. No, no, no! Why are you stopping, we’re almost at my stop!
  27. Finally, we’re moving again.
  28. I wish I could just open these doors with my mind.
  29. Oh shit, it worked! I’m going to quit my job and just be a mind reader. My parents will be so proud.
  30. Can’t wait to do this all over again on the way home…

Along with these daily thoughts, come some crazy stories to accompany them. These are just four interesting stories from our fellow commuters. Proceed with an open mind…

 

commute path

 

“This one time I was on the PATH holding onto a germ-plagued pole, and this lady starts bending over to check herself out in the window in front of us. At one point her mouth touched my hand, TOUCHED MY HAND. She just kind of giggled to herself and then kept checking herself out in the window…I probably have rabies or something now.”

“I’m sitting on the PATH and this guy is sitting directly across from me. He has his legs stretched out so far, he’s nearly stepping on my toes. My feet were perfectly placed in front of me too. He also looked 100% normal, nicely dressed, but maybe, probably was on drugs. It looked like he was coming home from work in his suit, but also was cracking himself up for no reason. Eventually his eyes were so wide and his mouth started drooping, it was actually a terrifying sight. So at this point I’m thinking “wtf is going on, it looks like he’s just left work, but he’s acting like that…” MEANWHILE, this lady sitting next to me had her daughter on her lap, and the daughter laid her legs on top of mine, so I was really more concerned with the thought of “get this child’s f***ing legs of my lap!”

“One time this woman was trying to come on the bus, but she didn’t have a ticket. The bus driver was explaining that she couldn’t get on without pre-purchasing a ticket. A huge argument ensues between the passenger, the bus driver, AND the attendant at Port Authority, and obviously holds up the entire bus from leaving. Ultimately, rules are rules, so they wouldn’t let the woman on. As this argument is coming to a close, a man loudly says to them “What’s the big DEAL?? Just let her on! You’re holding all of us up. Who cares – it’s THREE-FIFTY you’re missing out on. Just let her on!” And then turns to the rest of the passengers behind him and goes “Right?!” and laughs nervously. I don’t think a single passenger made a peep or even made eye contact with this guy. You just don’t f*** with Port Authority.”

“As I’m on my way home from work, I barely make it onto the PATH train before the doors close. I find myself a spot to stand for the short trip home, and find myself right next to a couple who have decided that the PATH was their bedroom. They proceeded to on-and-off heavily make-out in front of everybody on the packed train. It was so packed, I couldn’t even go anywhere to avoid the sight. My only thought here…”some people have no shame.”

 

commute bus
Moral of this story? One day you’ll be able to belt out Justin Bieber songs in the comfort of your own car, but in the meantime, we’re here for you, and we understand your commuting pain.

Written by Lindsay Steidl

Lindsay grew up in the middle of nowhere, Connecticut, where cell service wasn’t a thing (for real, “No Service” was a constant notice on her phone). But her love for pizza and all things marketing & social media brought her to the big city, and eventually to Hoboken. Lindsay is on a constant search for the best slice of Buffalo Chicken pizza and the best Bacon, Egg & Cheese on a croissant…. Any suggestions?! When she is not eating or drinking, you can find her biking up the Hudson River Walkway or traveling the world. She also swears that death glare isn’t directed at you, she just has a case of RBF. She actually really likes people!

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Winter Florals We Love

Vamp up your wardrobe for the new season

 

With winter approaching and cooler weather (hopefully!) on the horizon, it’s time to ditch your summer wardrobe and re-think your look for the new season. Florals for spring may not exactly be ground-breaking, but for Autumn/Winter ’17, a new, darker take on this much-loved look is everywhere. Spurred on by ERDEM’s much anticipated H&M collab (which is set to be released this week), we don’t see this trend going away anytime soon. Take a look at a few of our favourite lust-worthy pieces below and just try to resist adding them to your shopping cart…

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Could Camel’s Milk Be the Next Big Beauty Trend?

Ask for a free sample and unlock the beauty industry’s best-kept secret

 

Whether you prefer your morning cuppa full fat, skimmed with a dash of almond milk or soy – milk trends have hugely evolved in the past years, but would you have thought that a breakfast drink, popular in the Middle East, would become the next big beauty ingredient in your skincare regime?

Quickly becoming the “world’s most in-demand beauty ingredient,” Hong Kong is following suit, with The Camel Milk Co. HK leading the herd! Known for a plethora of benefits, this ‘White Gold’ contains elastin, Vitamin C (three times higher than cow’s milk!) and lanolin, three ingredients that promise to not only brighten and even the appearance of your skin, but leave it soft and supple, too. Animal milk-based products have always been popular in ancient history (Cleopatra supposedly used to bathe in it!) and are now starting to fly off the shelves due to its gentle, moisturising properties. In particular, Camel’s milk also contains antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties that are soothing and ideal for acne-prone skin, psoriasis and for those suffering with eczema. Each product, made in Australia, is one hundred percent natural and organic and it’s now exclusively available in Hong Kong.

If you’ve been meaning to switch up your skincare and try new products, The Camel Milk Co. HK produce a broad range which have already received a strong cult beauty following. The Lemon Myrtle Body Butter and the Lavender facial and body soap bar  are just two of our all-time favourites. If it’s good enough for Cleopatra, it’s good enough for us!

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Send The Camel Milk Co. HK a message via its Facebook page or website and they will send a you sample pack of body butter, hand cream and liquid soap – no strings attached!

www.camelmilkhk.com

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5 New Shows to Watch on Netflix this November

New on Netflix

 

Life in Hong Kong can be an absolute whirlwind; so when we actually have the time to chill and snuggle in for the night, there’s no way we’re turning it down! Admittedly the selection of shows on Netflix isn’t as vast as in the US, but there are still some seriously awesome series and movies to choose from. Get ready for gung-ho action and period dramas in this month’s new releases

 

 

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