Monday, 30 November 2009
Friday, 27 November 2009
Hermes Playing Cards
With the Hermes Playing Cards he will be able to bring style to the game. He’ll be King of the table and impress his buddies with these attractive cards. This posh set comes with two decks and each is lined in silver. His game of Texas Hold-Em is sure to improve with these luxe cards. Hermes carries an array of styles.
Where to Buy: Hermes Hong Kong: Pacific Place and The Galleria Shops
The Metrosexual Guide to Style:
If you’re guy can’t walk past the mall without taking a peak inside, loves to be spoiled and pampered, thinks that he must always be sporting the latest fashions, then The Metrosexual Guide to Style by Michael Flocker is the ultimate lifestyle gift for him. This savvy handbook is loaded with tips from travel, fitness and grooming to décor and dining. He’ll get all kinds of advice , do’s and don’ts on topics such as etiquette and even romance. After reading this book he will certainly be well polished!
Cost: Approx $116
Where to Buy: www.amazon.com Dymocks and Book-a-zine
The Louis Vuitton Utah Messenger Bag is uber chic and multifunctional. Whether he needs to carry files from work or wants to use it as a carry-on when he jets sets to the trendiest Asian destinations; this bag will compliment his outfit as well as his daily needs. Finished with antique polished brass pieces and a discrete LV stamped monogram, this masculine bag is one he will get lots great use of.
Where to Buy: Louis Vuitton Stores
If he strives for only the best then get him a Polar Sports Watch this holiday so he can be sure to maximize his training to the fullest. The watch will give him the inside scoop on his fitness level by measuring heart rate, combined speed, distance and calories burned. With a gift like this he will be ready to test his endurance in the Standard Charter Marathon come February!
Price: Ranges from $700 - $4,000 HKD
Where to Buy: Visit the Polar Website for store locations in HK
Go Karting at the International Kart Circuit in Diamond Coast
If your man feels the need for speed then take him to the International Kart Circuit, which is Hong Kong’s only Go Kart racing track. A few laps around the circuit will be sure to get his adrenaline pumping. We suggest taking him and a couple of friends so they can race against each other while you take photos of the racers in action. Or if you are sporty girl – you should join in!
$260/person for the Normal Package (includes safety video, written test, 3 laps road test and a 10 minute session)
$600/person for the Special Package, which can be used for 2 months (includes safety video, written test, 3 laps road test and four 10 minute sessions)
For more information visit: www.dckart.com
Let's Get Physical by VIP Box
If his workout regime is getting a little bit “routine” then get him the Let’s Get Physical Gift from VIP Box. This gift allows him to choose 1 gift from 6 different activities such as Martial Arts, Surfing, Scuba Diving, Skiing, Personal Training Sessions and Sports Massage. All VIP Boxes come in a fun package with all the information your guy will need to select their activity. The VIP Box is one of our favourite gift ideas this year – we love them!
Where to buy: Visit VIP Box’s website for online ordering and retail locations.
Take him to the Sky with a Paragliding Course
If he has done every sport imaginable on the ground then he should now move on to the sky! By giving him Paragliding lessons this holiday he will see Hong Kong from a whole new perspective. Sky Adventure is specialized in paragliding instruction and The Student Pilot Course is the first step towards obtaining your own license. He will learn how to launch, basic flying techniques and spot landing. The course is conducted in Ma On Shan and Sai Kung Country Park over 4 flying days and 12 flights.
Contact: Mr. Man Kam Fai (Instructor) at 9620 0577 or firstname.lastname@example.org
His creative juices will flow as he spends a few hours unleashing his inner Picasso! Art Jamming provides all the necessaries to make his vision come to life: the paint, brushes, canvas , and even some music to set the mood. It doesn’t matter if he is talented or challenged when it comes to painting, this is a great gift for any guy who wants to chill out and unwind. Warning, he may come home with “artwork” that he thinks will be perfect for over the family room couch!
Price: $400 - $1200
Where to Buy: Art Jamming, 123 Wellington Street, Central, 2541-8816
The Hong Kong skyline screams out “take my picture!” HK is the perfect place to take a photography lesson. With some of the world’s most incredible buildings and gorgeous beaches like Shek-O it is definitely the ideal setting for the novice learner.
Price: Varies depending on private or group lesson
Where to Buy: www.hongkongphotographic.com
What is better than a guy who can cook?! The YWCA offers all kinds of cooking courses like Chinese, Thai, and even baking homemade bread. He will absolute love learning the latest culinary secrets to help him create the most delicious dishes.
Where to Buy: YWCA, 3/F 1 MacDonnell Road, Central, 3476-1340
If Daddy likes to exercise and spend time with baby, then he is going to love a great jogging stroller. Baby will enjoy a nice ride and probably nod off to sleep while Dad gets the chance to burn those extra calories. Jogging strollers are great for HK because they are durable enough to handle all the bumps, curbs and steps along the way.
Visit Bumps To Babes to find the make and model of your choice. For location information go to www.bumpstobabes.com
For Your Dad:
Sony Digital Photo Frame
Your father will be moved when you give him a digital photo frame pre-loaded with pics of you and him. We promise this frame will go straight to his desk at the office and he will be the proud poppa showing all his colleagues the photos of Daddy and Daughter!
For Any Dad:
Cooper Cooler Wine Chiller
Not only does this chiller get a bottle of wine cooled in less than 6 minutes, in only 1 minute it gets a beer can ice cold. For the wine enthusiast this may be the ultimate gift. This is a fantastic gift that any guy from your own father to your boss will love.
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Wired Magazine Subscription
This will surely be his go to guide for up and coming things to hit the tech, business, media and entertainment market in 2010.
If your guy is addicted to his iPhone then this gift should top your holiday list for him this year. The SONOS S5 speaker delivers music to one room of your home without ever having to dock your iPhone in a console. You can control the music from your iTunes library via your iPhone and you also have access to thousands of free Internet stations throughout the world.
If you can’t bear to buy another cufflink this year then give him this Thomas Pink Cufflink Box so he can store all the fantastic cufflinks you have bought him over the years. Not only will it look great on his nightstand but it will also save time in the morning (which means getting to the office sooner) since he will no longer have to go rumbling around to find a matching pair.
Selection of Big Business DVDs
Even on the weekends the executive guy is usually thinking about the office so get him a collection of DVD’s that he can relax to while thinking about big business at the same time. Any selection of the following movies will be a hit for any corporate man in your life. (P.S. we suggest getting the Blu-ray versions if he has a Blu-ray DVD player)
A typical Thanksgiving for me back at home (Miami, Fl.) would be a day spent with my family. Every year since I can remember my family and I go to my Aunt Caryn's house for an afternoon and evening filled with laughing, food, and story telling. We always gather around the table and share the things we are most thankful for. Year after year the menu never changes(traditions)...turkey and stuffing, Granddad's famous mashed potatoes, Aunt Caryn's sweet potato casserole, Mom's delicious deviled eggs, Grandma's secret recipe baked beans, and lots and lots of Aunt Caryn's homemade pies (apple, pecan, pumpkin). I'm already full just thinking about it!
This year I will be celebrating with friends at the American Club, then off to Maura's where she and her husband Paul are hosting a gathering in their apartment complete with turkey, green beans, sweet potatoes and of course pumpkin pie! I'm sure that just like "home" there will be lots of laughing and memories to be made.
If I had the space in my apartment to have people over, these images would definitely be my decorating inspiration.
Photos Courtesy of : Martha Stewartand Country Living
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
The Fitness Girl:
Sassy's Bikini Bootcamp is down to the last few sessions. Come out and get in ship shape with the girls before we indulge on all the delicious treats during the holiday season. This is a great way to work out whether you're a first time novice or an experienced fitness Queen!
Location: Hong Kong Park (we meet at the HK Sports Centre across from the Peak Tram)
Mischa was one of the faves at Chic Boutique. The girls who came to the event couldn't get enough of the vintage obi handbags that are designed by Michelle Lai. Well tonight, guests are cordially invited to a special viewing of the new collection of Mischa handbags & accessories and the Vera Wang Spring 2010 collection of party wear. You can enjoy a glass of bubbly and fashion show at HK's exclusive carrier of Vera Wang party wear. Guest will receive a VIP discount on purchases of dresses and handbags made on the night.
As places are limited please RSVP to email@example.com
If Hong Kong's pollution is something that really upsets you, then the Clean Air event at Box Thai is for you. Clean Air Network (CAN) and Box Thai are hosting a night of cocktails along with AsiaSpa to raise awareness about air pollution in Hong Kong. The night will include a live performance by the band David Bowie Knives, and an art display by David LeBeuf Photography.
Tweet Camp is for anyone who is interested in learning all about tweeting. Twitter is quickly becoming the most attractive way to reach the world. Learn from tweet expert Perri Gorman all the tricks and secrets to mastering this 140 characters or less world! Tonight's topic is Social Media for Social good and all about examples about how different companies use Twitter to grow their businesses.
Location: Center of Excellence Unit 502, Summit Insurance Building 789 Nathan Road Kowloon
Cost: $480 per person. Free to anyone involved in a charity.
Have a great night girls!!
Monday, 23 November 2009
Harvest opened recently on Lyndhurst Terrace. On the menu: bagels, loads of bagels, onion, plain, cinnamon crunch, everything.... I personally love just a plain bagel toasted and smothered with extra cream cheese! By the way, the cream cheese is homemade people. That's right, I said homemade. Flavors include plain, sun dried tomato, black olive, Cajun powder, pineapple, strawberry and even avocado. Guess what? They also make bagel sandwiches to order with all kinds of options from salmon to curried chicken. Also on the menu you'll find a tasty array soups, salads, and smoothies.
Take your bagel to go, or if you have time to sit and unwind Harvest sprawls over two floors. The bottom floor is more like a cafe and upstairs there is plenty of room to dine.
Harvest Bagel & Cafe
G/F, 36 Lyndhurst Terrace
So we all learned about Bag Borrow or Steal in Sex and the City where you can rent fabulous bags without the designer price tag attached. Well, now there is a company (sorry Hong Kong - it is just in the US) that is helping girls out with their attire too! ShopitUPchic.com is a virtual closet where you can rent clothes for almost any occasion imaginable.
There are three membership levels (I Have To Have It, I Need It and I Want IT) and you are charged monthly from $19.99-$39.99. Each item can be kept for 10-20 days depending on your membership level.
I love this concept for party dresses since I always find myself wanting to wear a different one to each party/wedding I attend. With a website like ShopitUPchic.com I could wear a new dress for each occasion without shelling out loads of cash for something I will only wear once.
Now, the website is missing a FAQ section so I am still wondering what happens if you spill a glass of red wine down the front of your rental dress which has been known to happen to me!