Sassy is the Hong Kong girl’s hub for original lifestyle content and honest opinion that covers this buzzing city top-to-bottom and supports a strong, real-life community of Sassy girls. From our up-to-the minute website to our special events (you won’t want to miss out on our Sassy Hours!), we’ve got life in Hong Kong sussed.
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The Sassy Girls
Maura Thompson, Co-founder & Sales Director
Hi! I am originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and I lived in New York City for three years before moving to Hong Kong in May 2008. This is my first experience living abroad and it has been one of the best decisions I ever made (sometimes I wonder if I will ever move back, but please don’t ever tell my mom that!). I am a total city girl and pride myself on being able to navigate the hills of Hong Kong in 5-inch heels. I am quite certain though that I will face plant one day on Pottinger Street and I just hope no one will be around to witness it. I love all things fitness related and I am at my happiest when doing Tree pose on my yoga mat.
Favourite things about Hong Kong: Foot Massages, being able to easily do a hike, beach trip and city drinks all in one day and the contrast of modern buildings mixed in between old school Chinese streets.
Hester Aba, Co-founder & Creative Director
Jaime Rose, Director of Strategy
My name is Jaime Rose (well officially Scudamore but as a staunch feminist I work using my maiden name!) and I am a relative newbie having moved to Hong Kong in October 2011. Until then, I had lived my whole life in London, England where I ran my own businesses but jumped on the opportunity to move to Hong Kong last year. I dived head first into HK living and am eagerly exploring all the city has to offer by slowly working my way through every restaurant, pilates class and various hiking routes. Most importantly I have immersed myself in Sassy, which is in my opinion, every girl’s best friend for getting to grips with this hectic city. I now class myself as more of a local than a newbie but am always on the lookout for new things to try!
Favourite things about Hong Kong: The juxtapositions between old and new, rural and urban, Western and Chinese. The openness and friendliness of the people. The enterprising spirit of the women here. Having hikes and beaches almost on my doorstep. The sheer amount of good restaurants to try.
Rach Read, Editor
I grew up in Hong Kong, spent far too long getting educated in England (in Nottingham… or Shotts as it is “affectionately” known), finally returned for a holiday here after over a decade away and it just felt like home. I’m Eurasian and proud, my degree is in English and I can hold forth on why chick-lit is not to be taken lightly for over 12,000 words. I love nail polish, glossy over-produced pop music, bacon, Clueless and writing. Luckily, I get to do lots of the latter for Sassy! As you can see from the above photo, I’m not too hot on ironing though.
What I love about Hong Kong: the convenience of everything, the fantastic public transport, the smell of roast chestnuts from old man street hawkers, fresh seafood jumping out at you in the wet market, the air-conditioning, the epic shopping malls (and the sketchy secret ones too), the amazing food for every cuisine and price, the fact I can wander down to a 7-Eleven at midnight in my pyjamas and no-one bats an eyelid.
Vivien Cheng, Sales Executive
Hey there! I grew up in HK and went to university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where I climbed snowbanks taller than me just to get to class (“Almost there… almoooost… what the…! I hate gravity”), ordered Chinese food at 2 am in the library (“Yes, I’m on the fourth floor… make a right at the elevators… second cubicle on the left“) and went on a ghost tour of the campus (hint: you might want to do this during your senior year rather than your freshman year. It would prevent the near heart attacks you’d get everything time you hear noises in old campus buildings after hours). You can find out even more about me in my That Girl feature here!
Favourite thing about HK: The tramline. Not only is it really fun to ride (ok, not so fun in the humid summer heat), it’s really the only failsafe way to get my bearings in HK. Every time I think I’m lost, I hunt for the tramline and voila! I know where I am. Well… most of the time.
P.S. All our headshots were taken by the supremely talented Sabrina Sikora Photography!