October means cooler months are on the horizon and there are a lot of new happenings for Sassy families. Warm your youngsters in a hoodie that’ll make them giggle, while parents can get their hands on a wine advent calendar in preparation to feel warm and fuzzy in December as well (don’t miss the preorder sale!).
We love this time of year as change is in the air, and October is shining a light on many worthy causes here in the city. Talking Mental is getting the conversation going around mental health awareness, On The List and Mayaa are holding a preloved fashion sale in support of a children’s charity, and we’re excited that Inspiring Girls Hong Kong has arrived in Hong Kong, providing programmes to empower our young ladies. There are also some cool orthopaedic play mats for kids, a new Aerie (from American Eagle) store in TST, Halloween activity boxes and James Bond is back to shake (not stir) and much more!
Wine Moments, Wine Mini Advent Calendar Preorder Sale
If you’re already feeling festive and thinking ahead to advent calendars (we are!), then the Wine Mini Advent Calendars by Wine Moments will be right up your street. Shop two different calendar options, complete with 24 mini 100ml wines (the perfect tasting size) and a full sized bottle of sparkling wine, get warm and merry throughout December on the countdown through Christmas and to the New Year. The Classic and Premium calendars make the perfect gift for wine lovers, plus, it’s a fun way to enjoy the holiday season while discovering new wines. Pre-order now and get 15% off the regular price (including free delivery!) using the code SWEATY-SANTA at the checkout (offer valid until Sunday, 31 October 2021).
Higgle, Kids Hoodies That Make You Giggle!
With the cooler weather coming, it’s the perfect time to make fashion fun. Enter, Higgle: hoodies for children that make you giggle! This cute collection of hoodies ($318 each) are designed for kids aged 4 to 12 years old, and they have a fun-inducing secret…a magical pump that makes the ears on the hood wiggle and dance with a simple squeeze! With hues of green or pink to choose from, shop online and your hoodie will arrive in 2 to 3 days. Oh, and shipping is free! Go on, inject a little playfulness into your kids’ day.
Higgle has an exclusive offer only for Sassy Mama readers! Use the code SASSYMAMAHK at checkout and get 10% off your entire order.
Read more: Where To Buy Kids’ Clothes In Hong Kong
Steps To The Future, Orthopaedic Play Mats
When one Hong Kong mama spent a lot of time away from home, followed by multiple travel quarantines thanks to COVID-19, she wanted to find a way that contributed to her son’s health and developmental skills while on the go. She discovered orthopaedic sensory play mats that encouraged her little one to experience walking on different surfaces, play, explore and stay active. Frustratingly, she couldn’t find anything similar in Hong Kong and so she took matters into her own hands and created Steps to The Future. This online shop now stocks a full range of different mats perfect for your bubs.
Inspiring Girls Hong Kong, Programmes To Empower Girls
Research shows that having female role models can significantly improve the outlook for girls, offering the chance of a brighter future. Inspiring Girls is here to do just that. Operating in 20 countries, it’s launching its Hong Kong Chapter soon. The team has joined forces with local schools and the community to provide face-to-face workshops, speed-networking events, talks, programmes and guidance from female role models. You can also get involved by donating, making a short video about your own career journey, or by becoming a role model yourself. Let’s continue to challenge gender stereotypes and boost little girls’ confidence!
Talking Mental, Walk N Talk + Talking Mental Hub Pop-up
Mental health is a topic that, while not always discussed, affects almost all of us at some point in our lives. Working to break the stigma and raise awareness, Hong Kong dad and mental health advocate, Aaron Stadlin-Robbie, is embarking on this year’s Walk N Talk around Hong Kong, in partnership with HSBC Ability, ImpactHK, Mind Hong Kong and others. The walk culminates on the eighth day, arriving at the AIA Observation Wheel. Here you’ll find a free pop-up from Friday, 15 to Sunday, 17 October, with expert panel discussions on relationships, sleep and prevention, anxiety and more.
Mayaa HK, Soli’Dressing At OnTheList
Looking for designer threads for all the family at discount prices, that’ll help out underprivileged children and be kinder to the planet as well? You’re in luck! Head over to the basement at On The List (G/F, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street Central, Hong Kong) for the Mayaa Soli’Dressing preloved fashion sale. With brands like Maje, Claudie Pierlot, Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Jacadi and Bonpoint and more, you’re in for a treat! Prices range from around $20 to $500, and the doors open on Sunday, 10 October from 10am to 7pm, and Monday, 11 October 2021, from 9am to 2pm.
Messina Gelateria Opens First Store In Hong Kong
Our Aussie Sassy Mama is very excited about this next listing…Black Sheep Restaurants has opened its first Messina Gelateria! Located on Pottinger Street, you’ll find 2,000 square feet of ice cream heaven! There’s an on-site kitchen where gelato is freshly churned daily to produce Messina’s signature 40 flavours. There’ll also be five rotating weekly specials, including Egg Tart, Hong Kong Milk Tea and Tofu Fa created especially with a nod to our lovely city. Opt for either a cup or waffle cone, with scoops starting from $60 for one, $70 for two and $80 for three.
American Eagle’s New Aerie Store, Harbour City Lcx Center
American Eagle has just launched the second Aerie brand store in Hong Kong. Located at Harbour City Lcx Center on Canton Road, we love the #AerieREALHK hashtag with its body positivity message (no filters needed for real life!). Check out its range of intimates, apparel, activewear and swimwear. Tween, teens and parents alike will love these comfy styles.
Read more: Where To Buy Kids’ Clothes In Hong Kong
Halloween Activity Box, Superpowers Academy
Superpowers Academy was launched last year to help kids through homeschooling and quarantine with online bootcamps by coaches to work on soft skills. Taking it further this year, the team experimented with activity boxes in the summer and got a tremendous response. It’s now launched seasonal activity boxes. The DIY Halloween-inspired activity box has STEM, art and craft activities for kids between 3 and 12 years. Get in touch with Superpowers Academy below and have your children making clown masks, spiders, mini witches and more.
What’s New For Sassy Families: Other Happenings This October
- Did someone say date night? Find a cinema near you to watch the new James Bond movie: No Time To Die.
- Do your part to help reduce food waste in Hong Kong with the new Phenix app, www.wearephenix.com.
- Check out the new Marks And Spencer flagship store in Cityplaza, Taikoo Shing if you haven’t had a chance yet.
- If you’re in the market for more ice cream treats, try the new Venchi store at the ifc mall, and indulge in the latest offering: Triple Pistachio. Yum!