Happy Friday, mamas! Here’s the dish you may have missed…
Calling All Adventurers!
Fantasy turns into reality at Planet J, the world’s first ever ‘Live-Action-Role-Play’ theme park, set to open at Sands Cotai Central in Macau this summer! This Magic Stone Kingdom adventure land is set in the western world of the middle age, and visitors will have the chance of stepping right into a virtual fantasy land, acting out the story, meeting the characters, and completing the task of saving the Magic Stone Kingdom from a dark fate. Planet J is the first-of-its-kind theme park that provide entertainment for the whole family through a series of physical and mental challenges. It’s sure to be great fun for the kids as they meet magical characters like “Magic Stone Bobo”, “Princess Belle” and “Odin, Acting Chief Royal Wizard”.
We stumbled upon this site when one of our Sassy Mamas was heading to IKEA to dress up her little girl’s nursery, and while it may not be new, we thought it was worth sharing (especially if you’re like us and have the same dresser as 5,000 other people in Hong Kong)! IKEA may be hands-down the best place in HK to buy affordable furniture, but it’s definitely not one-of-a-kind. Enter Panyl.com. This site offer fun options to customise your IKEA furniture with bright, bold colours and patterns so they instantly go from dull to design-worthy in no time. It’s a simple, self-adhesive furniture covering that you can apply in minutes, and the best part is they’ve customised all their designs to furniture from IKEA, which is perfect for Hong Kong’ers. And yes, they deliver international!
BloomMe… a Beauty Saver! (now closed)
Mamas, if you’ve ever found yourself with an hour to spare and in desperate need of a mani but have no idea where to book nearby, you’ll want to download newly launched app, BloomMe. This is a lifesaver for busy mamas on-the-go who don’t want to sacrifice on a little beauty and spa time! Developed for both iOS and Android, BloomMe can be used to book spa and salon appointments across the city and locating open appointment times near you, completely free of charge. You can even pay directly through your phone via paypal. We can’t wait to try it!
The Vagina Monologues is Back!
Grab a couple of mama friends and catch The Vagina Monologues as it hits Hong Kong again this Valentine’s Day! Written by Eve Ensler, this popular episodic play is a tongue-in-cheek, humour filled stories and monologues that highlight different feminine issues ranging from female sexual awareness to anti domestic violence. Breaking all the boundaries and hitting our funny bones, the Vagina Monologues is ultimately about celebrating women and raising awareness, and has been a hit with audiences all around the globe – we can’t think of a better way to celebrate V-Day with the girls, to be frank! Catch the show 11-14 February at the Premium Sofa Club in Sheung Wan. Tickets are $200 online, $250 at the door, and can be purchased now at ticketingover.com.
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