Discover what’s hot for families in Hong Kong this month with “What’s New In The 852”!
We know how it is in this fast-paced city, you blink and there’s a new parenting initiative, kid-friendly event, family activity or shop popping up. Along with our daily “adulting” tasks, it can be hard to keep up with what’s going on. Enter What’s New In The 852 For Sassy Families, our monthly roundup of everything fresh that’s worth knowing about!
This month, get the kids active with a trip to the new AlphaStep fitness facility and have them track their progress with new tech from Fitbit. We’ve also got plenty of lux goodies to keep your eye on, including matching Mummy and Me sandals from the freshly launched online store Greenmont. Plus, there’s even something for you chocolate fans!
AlphaStep, The Fitness Foundry
Head over the newly opened immersive training facility in Tseung Kwan O, built specifically for kids to swing, jump and run around! The first of its kind in Hong Kong, youngsters aged 3 to 17 years can work on strength, agility, coordination and endurance while gaining confidence, motivation and the ability to excel at various different sports. Lead by professional coaches and experts in youth education and physical training, book an individual session (such as Parent-child, Play & Learn, Mind & Body) or group workshop.
Urban Chillez, Eco-Friendly Nail Art
Now that restrictions on beauty parlours have finally lifted, head on over to Wong Chuck Hang for some well-deserved downtime! This urban oasis is the perfect place for you and your mini-me to chillax and get a matching set of nails. As all products are eco-friendly and cruelty-free, little nails are safe from nasties! With a choice of manis and pedis, hand and/or foot spas for all the family, take some time out and recharge your soul.
Greenmont, Online Kids Store
Started by a Mama and Papa in Discovery Bay, this new online children’s store stocks local and international independent brands. We think you’ll love the Salt-Water sandals that are super cute yet very practical (and won’t break the bank!). Made with waterproof leather, they’re ideal for the beach or hills, and there’s a fab selection of matching Mummy and Me styles. As it’s so new, some other brands (including its own line) aren’t available just yet but keep a lookout as they’ll be coming soon.
Fitbit Ace 3, Kids Activity Tracker
Get the kids active and have them monitor their progress with the Fitbit Ace 3 activity and sleep tracker. Designed for those age six and up, this durable wristband is swim-proof making it even easier to get out and about. With eight days of battery life, fun clock faces, Family Fun Challenges and parental controls, this gadget is made to last and now available in Hong Kong from HKTV Mall or Fortress.
Gembar, Fine Jewellery
Us Mamas love to cherish everything about our little ones, so how about a piece of jewellery that’ll make you smile every time you reach for it? The longtime dream of one Hong Kong Mama, Gembars offers personalised and gorgeously understated 14K solid gold jewellery at affordable prices (just what we like to hear!). How about a delicate initial or engraving of their date of birth on a necklace or bracelet?
Coco Alexander Baby Changing Bag
If you’re looking for baby goods that won’t look out of place next to your copy of Vogue, then this designer clutch is for you! The idea came back in 2010 when Happy Valley Mama Emma saw a gap in the market. She wanted a practical and functional changing mat that doesn’t compromise on luxury or style but couldn’t find one so made it herself! Finally launching in 2021 (we know how life gets in the way when you’re a mama!) this multi-pocket foldable mat will make cleaning your baby’s butt something to look forward to.
KITKAT® Chocolatory® Pop Up Store
Chocolate fans ahoy! Head over to the KITKAT® Chocolatory® Pop Up store at 54 Yun Ping Road (near Hysan Place) in Causeway Bay from now until Sunday, 2 May 2021, and try the premium Japanese collection – never seen before in Hong Kong. Crafted under the supervision of executive Japanese pastry chef Yasumasa Takagi, there are 14 delicious flavours, including passion fruit, raspberry, matcha, raw chocolate. You can also get your KITKAT® Chocolatory® fix at city’super and select LOG-ON and TASTE stores.
Aphrodite Mulberry Silk, Gift Sets And Accessories
The global pandemic has not all been doom and gloom. For some, it’s been a catalyst for creativity! Jacquiline Hamilton was tired of feeling out of touch with family and friends so she created a luxury silk accessory gift box to put a smile back on their faces. Designed to help us appreciate the beautiful things in life, these eye masks, hair scrunchies, turbans and pillowcases make for a lovely gift. Available from the new online store, you can also include a personal message to the recipient to show that you’re thinking of them.