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WEEKENDER: Coffee workshops at Rabbithole, The9thMuse pop-up shop, Bralicious closing down sale & more


The weather’s still a little chilly (brrrr… ), but that’s no excuse not to come out and enjoy the best Hong Kong’s got to offer this weekend! Fill your upcoming week with our top picks of culture, food and shopping…

Step into the Rabbithole….
It’s a new year, meaning it’s time to try something new! And what could be better than learning to brew the perfect cup of coffee? Rabbithole Coffee is hosting an awesome coffee workshop to show all you caffeine addicts how to tell your espressos from your lattes, and your syphon coffee from your cold-dripped ice ones! You’ll also get to play barista and have a go with Rabbithole’s coffee machines to brew up the perfect cuppa, find out the best way to steam your milk and even try your hand at some latte art. There are only limited spots available for this coffee connoisseurs dream, so sign up stat!

When: 23 January, 7.30-9pm
Where: Rabbithole Coffee, 2/F, 26 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $400 per person; sign up here, call 2581 0861 or emaillessons@rabbitholecoffee.com to enroll

A-Muse yourself!
Feeling the need to accessorize your way into 2013? Come stop by Sassy fave The9thMuse’s two-day pop-up shop, which is set to showcase the wares of six stunning designers: Edge of Ember, Marijoli, M.C.L., niin, Pretty Dangerous and Tangram. There will also be a fundraising party on Friday night for the Foodlink Foundation and a silent auction, including prizes donated by Chicha, TBLS, Four Seasons Langkawi, Chuan Spa at Langham Place Hotel and the six designers themselves, with all proceeds going to the charity too. So don’t miss out on this super stylish opportunity to help out the Foodlink Foundation…. and hopefully you’ll get to score something pretty for yourself too!

When: 24-5 January, fundraising party 6.30pm onwards on Friday
Where: The9thMuse, Unit 1204, 12/F, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, One Lyndhurst Tower, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry; RSVP to info@the9thmuse.com by 21 January for the party

Get bra-licious!
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon (trust us, it’ll be here sooner than you think!), we’d reckon it’s the right time of year to stock up on some lovely new lingerie… and to take advantage of Bralicious’ massive closing down sale! For the next two Saturdays, Bralicious will be hosting their last ever Bras & Bubbles events featuring… you guessed it… free bubbly and divine bras and undies galore! Also including stock from Flaunt (another Sassy favourite that recently closed), they’ve got brands like Freya, Fastasie, Hanky PankyPleasure Stateand The Little Bra Company in A-G cups and all at significant discounts. Major undie revamp here we come!

When: 19 and 26 January, 12-5pm
Where: Bralicious, Unit 105, 1/F, Hotel LBP, 77-91 Queen’s Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!

News flash!
Just in case you missed the big news before Christmas, another Sassy dream came true and TOPSHOP is finally coming to Hong Kong! They’ll be opening an amazing two-floor megastore in Central in May 2013 – get the full scoop here. Plus, just in case you needed to catch up now you’re out of full-blown Christmas mania, we also got you all the deets on Laduree opening in Harbour City (scrummy macarons here we come!), chic French fashion store Maje in IFC, the arrival of cute Korean cosmetics brand Etude House in HK and cool new veggie resto The Herbivores opening in Soho… plenty of stuff to check out in 2013 then!

Music of the night
Up for a night of fine music and dining? The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong will be offering two amazing pre or post-concert three-course meals (including wine and soft drinks) at both the Michelin-starred restaurant Pierre or the ever-popular Café Causette – and the price includes concert tickets to French superstar Helene Grimaud’s Piano Recital, just a few minutes stroll away at Hong Kong City Hall. So sit back and feast on dishes like sea bass carpaccio and double milk chocolate cake with Oreo ice cream (yum!) knowing your entire night is already planned in advance – the final date for bookings is today, so get your skates on!

When: 22 January, pre-concert 6pm, post-concert 10pm (show begins at 8pm)
Where: Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central; Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central
How much: Pierre $1,488 per guest, Café Causette $1,288 per guest, including three-course meal and concert ticket; call 3973 6557 or email lucy.choi@pphk.org to book

50% off Exclusive Food Hampers
Golden Goose Gourmet is an upscale online grocery, sourcing only the best products from around the world for our tasting pleasure. They’ve come up with 5 hampers especially for Sassy readers, taking the hassle out of deciding what to choose from their amazing selection of culinary delights. With this super deal, each hamper costs just $499, down from the usual $1000 - and it all comes delivered straight to your front door too!

When: Deal ends midnight, 23 January
How much: $499, buy here

Got an event you’d like us to feature in The Weekender, or have a top tip for us? Email us the deets at weekender@sassyhongkong.com.

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