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April 15, 2011

Weekend for Japan

Weekend for JapanThis weekend, some of the city’s most innovative and inspired have come together to create very special events in support of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami relief efforts.  Whether you are sipping on cocktails, feasting on culinary masterpieces or indulging in cakes, you can rest assured that you’ll be doing it for a good cause…

Lily & Bloom: Chefs United for Japan Relief
Sunday, April 17, 5 – 11pm
They say you are what you eat and this Sunday, April 17th, some of Hong Kong’s best chefs will be cooking up something amazingly sweet and totally unique! At Chefs United For Japan Relief, David Lai of On Lot 10, Jaakko Sorsa of Finds, Jason Licker of the JW Marriott HK, Rene Michelena of Lily & Bloom, Satoru Mukogawa of Sushi Kuu and more, will be joining forces to create a food fest and cocktail party in recognition of the high quality Japanese produce that has helped make their dishes so delicious and restaurants so successful over the years. Join these superstar chefs for an evening of delectable canapés and cocktails, wow-worthy silent auction and raffle prizes, and stellar entertainment including a live band and trifecta of DJs. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Oxfam Hong Kong. This is one recipe we definitely recommend following! (Lily & Bloom, 5/F & 6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Tickets: HK$500 including free flow drinks, canapes and one raffle ticket, RSVP:, 2810 6166)
See and be seen in: The Ralph Lauren Japan Hope Polo Shirt, with 100% of proceeds going to the Central Community Chest of Japan through the United Way (

Sending Love to Japan – Bake Sale
Saturday, April 16, 2 – 5pm
Inspired by her grandmother, who hopped on a plane the day after the earthquake from Madison, Wisconsin to Tokyo to assist in the relief efforts, Natasha Lawler, creator of the blog, has assembled a handful of the best bake shops in town including Sift, Phoebe’s Treats, and Bonnie Gokson’s soon to opened Ms. B’s Bakery, along with dozens of friends, to create a blow-out bake sale supporting the on-the-ground relief efforts of the Japan Volunteer Center. Along with the myriad of cakes, cupcakes, muffins and cookies, just-opened flower shop Ellerman Design will be donating their space to host the sale as well as selling their bright new blooms for the cause. Local galleries and coffee shops are also pitching in to donate wares and host Japanese dancing and craft projects for the kids.  Whether you’re a sweet lover, a fresh flower junkie or just want to be inspired, head down to Sheung Wan this weekend and send a little love to Japan. (Ellerman Flower Boutique, 36 Tung Street, Sheung Wan)
Carry your cakes in: The Kate Spade New York Supports Japan Tote, HK$180 with 100% of proceeds going to the Japan Red Cross (Kate Spade, Shop 2083, ifc Mall, 3188 1928)

Kampai for Sendai at Shore
Saturday, April 16, 6-9pm
This Saturday, the stunning outdoor terrace of Shore will play host to Kampai for Sendai, with proceeds going to various Japan charities including MEESA, a local Sendai organisation concentrating on educational needs for children, Shine Humanity, a group that is on the ground in the affected areas, and Habitat for Humanity International. Select Japanese artwork and photography will also be available for silent auction.  Sunset cocktails have never been brighter! (Shore Restaurant And Bar 3/F & 4/F, The L Place, 139 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 2915 1638)
See and be seen in: The Tory Burch Japan Relief T-shirt with 100% of the proceeds going to the American Red Cross to benefit the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Efforts (, or coming soon at Tory Burch, Shop 2065, ifc mall, 2234 7282)

Enjoy the weekend!

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