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Mama About Town: October Round-up

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As part of a new feature, each month Sassy Mama will be bringing you a mini snapshot of what we’ve got our eye on, what’s exciting us in the world of fashion, film and food, and a few of the newest things we can’t live without.

Think Pink this October as it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month! All month long Sassy Mama will be highlighting some of the numerous ways you can get involved,  from supporting the Hong Kong Cancer Fund’s Pink Revolution, to staying informed by watching Breast Cancer: The Path of Wellness & Healing,  an inspiring and informative film available to order from

Hong Kong’s first Apple store complete with glass staircase and harbour views is the perfect place to take your tech obsessed kids
. What child doesn’t want to test drive and explore Apple’s ultra cool gadgets? Their Youth Workshops even have special programmes for kids and families including the annual summer Apple Camp, a free, three day, movie making workshop.

Joshua Yeldham’s first Asian solo show, Two Rivers – Hawkesbury- Yulong,  comes courtesy of Hong Kong’s Cat Street Gallery and will run until October 21st. Inspired by the Australian landscapes of his homeland, Yeldham pairs paintings inspired by the Hawkesbury River with new work inspired by the Guangs xi region and its distinctive Yulong River.

With Seattle rock band Pearl Jam marking 20 years in the music business,  director Cameron Crowe’s riveting anniversary documentary chronicles both their beginnings, their triumphs and unearths unseen footage including a slow dancing Kurt Cobain and Eddie Vedder at the 1992 MTV Awards.

Model Erin O’Connor and stylist Kate Halfpenny bring British witticisms to their line of T shirts and bags.  With tag lines such as She Died of Individuality, She Died of Perfection and She Died of Kisses, ethically made organic cotton never looked so chic.

It’s been a year since Tom Ford wowed us with his  lipstick collection but beauty addicts can now get their complete cosmetic fix with the launch of the Tom Ford Colour Collection. The  132 piece range which includes makeup brushes and skincare, as well as  nail varnishes and eyeshadow quads in shimmering colours, alongside the most perfect nudes, beiges and blacker than black shades that only he can do.

With new damning reports showing that the sweetener du jour, agave, is up to 90 percent fructose (eek!), health nuts are turning to a chemical-free, minimally processed alternative. Coconut sugar has magnesium, iron and potassium as well as inositol, a B vitamin. Looking for a calorie free sugar alternative? Stevia doesn’t have the horrible side affects (arrhythmia and seizures for starters) of other zero cal sweeteners. Coconut sugar can be bought at Simply Organic located in Causeway Bay: 1st Floor, 21 Canal Road West, Causeway Bay, Tel. 2488-0138, Email:

The New Zealand songstress  Kimbra’s debut album Vows,  is receiving rave reviews for her unique blend of pop with theatrical elements, while she also kicks up a storm with her guest vocals on Goyte’s Somebody I Used To Love.

The glamourous world of stewardesses comes to life in the new ABC series Pan Am. Set in the 1960’s, and starring Christina Ricci, this entertaining show depicts girls with Vidal Sasson haircuts, who stay in the best hotels and choose their routes according to where they would most like to spend the best part of a week.  Check out the trailer and get it now on iTunes.


East Hotel’s slinky rooftop bar Sugar has reopened with a new VIP area (perfect for private parties), new food on the menu and additional seating which gives everyone a view over Hong Kong harbour. Autumn drinking al fresco never looked so good.

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