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October 7, 2016

Ten Things We’re Loving This October

Started by fashion industry alum Sarah Garner, Retykle allows you to buy and sell new or gently used designer baby and children’s clothing and accessories with just a few clicks. Based in HK, delivery or pick up is fast and free, returns are easy, and prices are up to 90% off retail on brands like Burberry, Jacadi, Moncler, and Ralph Lauren. Plus, you can free-up much needed wardrobe space, upcycle, and earn a little money in the process. It’s a win win!

Feather & Bone
Wander through the Graham Street wet market and behold this beautiful butcher shop where 100% grass-fed meat sourced directly from Australian farmers, along with handmade sausages, additive-free burgers, cheeses, fresh veggies and more will tantalize your tastebuds, and the personalized friendly service and complimentary coffees will ensure you come back again and again. Traditionalists rejoice – this is the old fashioned butcher you’ve been waiting for!

Here to put a serious glow back into your cheeks with every spritz, swipe and sprinkle is the latest exclusive addition to The Spa at Four Seasons, Epicuren. A longtime favourite among LA’s seasoned beauty buffs, Senior Director of Spa Shoshana Weinberg has hand selected these incredible products after scouring the globe for the most effective natural age-defying skincare regime. Combining cutting edge technology with nature’s purest, most luxurious ingredients, five facials and two body treatments using the line are available now and guarantee an instant boost of youthful radiance.

Elephant Grounds
Give your morning buzz a serious kick at this beautiful new coffee shop and restaurant in Wanchai. Already well known for their incredible coffees (our fav is the vanilla latte made with crushed vanilla beans instead of flavour syrup) and their legendary Homie cookies and ice-cream sandwiches, the latest Elephant Grounds also serves delicious sandwiches, salads and finger lickin’ good Korean Fried Chicken from morning till night.

The Peninsula in PINK
There’s nothing like hopping off of the Star Ferry to see the majestic Peninsula façade awash in a neon pink glow. Step inside, and the passion for all things PINK continues with a range of inspired activities in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Sip on blushing PINK (yet surprisingly strong!) cocktails like the “Fuchsia Fleur” at the bar, get a “Pretty Pink Glow” with an Instant Radiance Facial and Destress Massage at the spa, and feast on three tiers of scrumptious PINK perfection with the Peninsula in PINK Afternoon Tea in the lobby, in the wake of unique and provocative artwork by celebrated Chinese visual artist Chen Man.

Up & Away
A brilliant idea hatched right here in HK, Up & Away’s chic family passport holders can carry up to five passports in one compact little square and make zipping through airports with jetsetters of all ages a breeze. A savoir for our autumn travels and the perfect gift for globetrotting mums and dads, these beautiful leather passport holders come in a rainbow of fun hues as colourful as your itinerary, and feature space for boarding passes, frequent flier cards and more.

Float On
While you may not make it to the Dead Sea this year, a stint in one of Float On’s zero gravity pods can ease you into a state of weightless serenity right in the centre of HK. Step off the bustling city streets and spend one full hour immersed in a futuristic pod filled with 500 kilograms of Epsom salt and magnesium in pure water heated to your exact body temperature. Experience total mental and physical relaxation, with added benefits of increased circulation and magnesium absorption, and decreased joint and muscle pain.

The Three Marketeers
This cool new marketing agency aims to cull Asia’s top underutilized talent to provide ‘pick and mix’ style marketing services to clients. Aimed at professionals who have a strong marketing, design or communications background but are currently only able to commit to part-time or project based work, this exciting venture is set to be a game changer in the industry and is accepting applications now!

Tucked away on Peel Street, this delicatessen and restaurant opened its doors this summer and is delighting diners in Central with its incredible cheeses, homemade breads and simple ingredient-led dishes. Started by a protégé of Philippe Orrico (of On Dining fame) and modeled after much-adored European delis like Ottolenghi in London, this is our new go-to spot for scrumptious lunch catch-ups or easy dinners with friends.

Fab Pros
After hearing about US apps where you can order in-home massages, mani/pedis and blow-drys at the touch of a button, we’ve been keeping our fingers crossed for the HK equivalent… Launching this autumn and on our must try lists is Fab Pros, an easy to use app where you can book your much needed spa and beauty services, and one of their hand selected professionals will arrive on your doorstep in minutes!

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