Pot pies and mini versions of Mrs B’s Cakery cakes are on the menu at C’est La B, Bonnie Gokson’s charming café bar in Tai Hang. Until recently this very local area in Causeway Bay was better known for its Fire Dragon Dance at Mid Autumn Festival. But, as the location for the first of her new chain of cafés, it is fast becoming Hong Kong’s new fashionable address to watch for in 2012.
London girls have always loved Solange Azagury Partridges jewellery, whether it’s her bespoke Filigree gold name rings, pentagram pendants or cascading earrings. But now Hong Kong girls don’t have to hit up her jewel box of a store on Bond Street for a lacquered hotlips ring, but can wander down to her new store in the IFC.
Shop 3076 Podium Level Three, ifc Mall, Central
Stuck on what to buy this holiday season for younger family members? The newly opened Jack Wills stores in Leighton Centre and Harbour City offers up a British take on collegiate inspired clothing. Just the thing for your teen kids heading back to boarding school or university.
The Jonas Akerland directed, Duran Duran video for Girl Panic, the new single off the Mark Ronson produced album All You Need Is Now, sees original Supermodels Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Yasmin Le Bon, Eva Herzigiva and Helena Christensen each playing an original member of the band. Great video and great album.
The new Florence and The Machine album. The flame haired songstress’s fantastic second album, Ceremonials is totally addictive. We dare you to stop humming the darkly soulful anthem Shake It Out…
Claudia Schiffer‘s cashmere collection is full of perfect knits you dream of having in your wardrobe. Jumper dress? Check. Ribbed boyfriend cardigan? Check. Not sure what to buy? Then log onto her site, watch the beautifully evocative film that shows Schiffer has lost none of the allure that propelled her into the Supermodel stratosphere, and start shopping. The only thing is, you’d better be quick as she’s finding it hard to keep items in stock. Want to see the clothes up close? Harvey Nichols Hong Kong also carries her line.
Marisa Zeman is teaming up with Mother’s Choice to throw a fun filled day for the children on 10 December. With a big Christmas tree to decorate, volunteers will help the kids make ornaments to hang while 10% of all profits will be donated to Mother’s Choice. Look out for Melissa Lo jewellery, Sleep Naked, Moshi Moshi, Marleen Molenaar, and Zeman’s own Nude is Rude by Marisa Zeman collection.
Saturday 10th December 11am-7pm.
Indochine 4/F, The Plaza, 21 d’Aguilar St, Central
The Principle restaurant, the latest offering from The Press Room Group sees Alan Lo, Paolo Pong and Arnold Wong expand their empire with another venue in Wan Chai, this time at No 9 Star Street. As huge fans of all their other establishments, Yummy Mummy can’t wait to see what the boys have come up with this time.
The Do You Believe? contemporary art exhibition at Calvin Hui’s 3812 Contemporary Art Space in Aberdeen which showcases four different artists including the acclaimed British artist Jason Brooks. Known for his portrait work, Brooks work has to be seen to be truly appreciated. 10th Floor, 12 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen
Actor Peter Facinelli (better known as Carlisle Cullen from the Twilight movies) is heading for Hong Kong. Hitting town to support the FilmAid premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, this is one event twihards won’t want to miss out on. Go to www.filmaid.org/asia to book tickets.