Thursday, August 30, 2012

FREE STRETCH THERAPY tomorrow and Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of Stretch TST

I'm happy to announce that my friend Sylvie has just opened the 2nd branch of Stretch Studio in Tsim Shau Tsui!

Their assisted stretch therapy helps relieve all sorts of back, shoulder and posture issues! I went to them for a stretch sessions and felt terrific afterwards!

Here's the deal ...

After 12 years, stretching Hong Kong, we are now opening our second Stretch Studio in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, this week-end! We love it!

So I want you to come and meet our awesome team, Kenny, Gary, Cruz and Darren.
Last week, I invited you to meet them in Central and so many of you came. The studio was packed! Most of those who came, liked it so much, they ended up joining our Membership program. So I'm offering you the same deal this week! Don't miss out!
Please call us now at 2907 1882 and book a session with one of them. My treat!
And if you like it, you can join our Membership program at an irresistible price: 40% off our regular price.
Save HKD 950 now!
The offer starts tomorrow and runs until Saturday, September 1st, 2012.
But be quick! It booked up quick last week!

Stretch Limited

Stretch TST: 11/F Cambridge house, 26 Cameron road, Tsim Sha Tsui
ph: 2907 1882 (May)

Scoring a free upgrade on a rental car

Here's a useful tip from Buget Travel Magazine. I always found that planning ahead and shopping online on car rentals can definitely save you money. Here's a way to try to get a free upgrade..

Rental cars

How: Get a free upgrade

Book the cheapest rental car you can live with and arrive early in the day, before most customers have returned their cars. Result? The agency may not have any cheap cars to give you, and they are obligated to give you a bigger model at no extra charge. If they try to sell you an upgrade, say no. If it turns out they haven't run out of cheap cars, politely ask for a free upgrade.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Private sale of ballerina flats from Italy...50% off during the 4 day event

This private sale kicks off tomorrow with savings of 50% off regular retail prices on charming ballerina flats imported from Italy. Brand include Glitter pink and Sweet Ballerina which is sold at Nordstroms in the US.
Sizes from 35 to 41 but please go early for for the best selection

Wed, Aug 29th (10am to 7pm)
Thurs, Aug 30th (10am to 7pm)
Fri Aug 31st (10am to 7pm)
Sat, Sept 1st (10:30am to 3pm)

Please contact them for their schedule of new arrivals over the coming months or ph +852 2886 3913

Serenity Fair Limited
Unit 409
Stag Building
148 -150 Queen’s Road Central,
Hong Kong (Across from The Centre)

Tel: (852) 2886 3912 / 2886 3913

Monday, August 27, 2012

Summer special on kid's hoodie towel with over 25%!

Just HK$225 for a charming personalized hooded towel for kids!

Julie Tuan recently launched a small business called Three Little Tigers, focusing on children's products.  Being a mom herself, Julie came up with the idea for a versatile hooded towel that can be personalized with a child's name -- something special that can be used by a little one at the pool, beach as well as day-to-day at bath time.  

These towels are now available for purchase at Bumps to Babes here in Hong Kong and online at :
They are offering a special summer promotion for our Hooded Towels:  Each Hooded Towel + personalization + delivery (within Hong Kong) is available for the discounted price of HK$225. Please see the attached flyer for details and pictures.  If you would like to purchase a towel for your own child or as a gift for another, just send an email to with the following information:

Towel color (choose from Bright Pink, Violet, Royal Blue or Emerald)

Name to embroider on towel (maximum 8 letters/spaces combined)

Delivery address

They will then contact you with payment information and the expected delivery date (usually within 7 working days).  Please note that this special offer will expire on August 31, 2012 and is not available for in-store or online purchases.



Saturday, August 25, 2012

Auction of confiscated goods.. cars, jewelry, and other valulables in Hong Kong

Do you ever wonder what happens to goods that are confiscated by the authorities or remain unclaimed? (ie luxury cars, jewelry, and anything of value)

The Hong Kong government organizes regular auctions of these goods
For details please check out

However I'm told by a good source that the auctions seem to be manipulated by certain groups that attend.. But it could be fun to check out if you have some time to kill.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Bags & Bubbly tomorrow at Flutes, Soho Hong Kong

UK Flag Bag

Handbag and Accessories Collections....and the Flag bag Vivienne Westwood has her eyes on, and has been raving about. 

Hong Kong based British desginer, Louise Farnay will showcase her new bag collection at Flutes Champagne and Cocktail Bar on Elgin street, Soho Hong Kong between 3-6pm this Saturday. Score a high quality napa leather clutch bag at much better value than ones that you find in department stores.

Check out her site for her collection


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Floral Art Jam on Sundays in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

On Sundays for just HK $380 per person, you’ll get to choose a ceramic vase and fill it with unlimited blooms from inside the shop which you get to take away with you! 
It the ideal group event and you can bring wine and your own music. Have fun while making up a gift for someone special...

Spots for floral jam get booked up fast so contact the shop for available dates to secure your place. Sessions usually run from 2 to 5pm.

Find a gallery of photos and more information on their Facebook page.
Tallensia Floral Art
G/F, 6C Tai Ping Shan St., Sheung Wan
Tel: 2239-4300

Monday, August 20, 2012

What the Frock! Private shopping event this Wednesday

Hong Kong based Mexican designer, Maria Estrada will be showcasing her new collection of dresses this Wednesday, August 22nd at 18 Old Peak Road (flat 20c, Tower 4) from 4 -9pm

Drop by to shop for next season and enjoy some wine and snacks

Prices range from around HK$600 to $1800 for dresses suitable for the office, evening and casual.  Selected styles at the event will be at an additional 20-50% off

For more styles check out

Sunday, August 19, 2012

25% off dining at Peking Garden with an AMEX Platinum Card

Last night, I was at dinner with friends at Peking Garden in Alexandara House in Central. When the bill came we were told that we could get 25% off if we paid with an American Express Platinm Card.
Usually the AMEX deals are for 10- 15% off but this was for 25% which I have never seen before!
Unfortunately that evening I didnt bring my Amex Platinum card and no one else at the table has this card.

This offer seems to be very low key as its not even mentioned on the Amex Platinum benefits webpage. I suggest confirming this offer when you make a booking at the restaurant.

Highly recommended dishes are the Peking duck, stir fried handmade pulled noodles, and the Beggar's Chicken

Please check out their site:

Peking Garden Website

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Custom paintings on canvas.. perfect for gifts, residential decor or corporate projects

Artistic Intent specializes in custom paintings on canvas-oil, acrylic or watercolour- from photographs, drawings and following the clients’ specific requirements and desired style.

Their service is ideal if you need to decorate a large space on a tight budget or need a thoughtful gift of a portrait for family or friends.

·         They can recreate by hand famous paintings from contemporary and old masters

·         Paint portraits of loved ones from photos that you provide and according to your specifications on the painting style, background, colour scheme and size.

·         Create custom painted canvases for your interior design project including very large wall mural-sized paintings.

·         Prices for a custom oil painted portrait start at around HK$1200 (US$154).

Custom projects require a 50% deposit to proceed. Please contact them for estimates, lead time order policy and shipping arrangements at

Please click on the link below to their facebook page to view examples of their past projects:

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

SAMPLE SALE of Cashmere baby items, lightweight ladies' knitwear, shawls and throws. Prices start from HKD 150!

It sounds strange to be shopping for cashmere in the summer heat but this sample sale is worth checking out and stocking up on Christmas gifts and items for yourself!

Serenity Fair is holding a 1 day sample sale of  heavily discounted cashmere baby items, ladies spring knitwear and evening/special occasion shawls, and sofa throws

Starting from HK $150

Please come early for the best selection

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10th,2012

10:30am to 7:30pm

Serenity Fair Limited
Unit 409
Stag Building
148 -150 Queen’s Road Central,
Hong Kong (across from The Centre)

Tel: (852) 2886 3912 / 2886 3913

Monday, August 6, 2012

Stainless steel stock pots, pans, woks and cake moulds from a professional grade supplier

Kam Lee Stainless Steel Kitchen Equipment

This is a good source for affordable pots, pans, woks, cake moulds, racks and other kitchen utentils.
Kam Lee caters mostly to restaurants but many of their smaller stock pots and pans  are suitable for home use. Both machine made and hand stamped steel items are available

Check out their modest shop at:

60-62 Bonham Strand
Sheung Wan
Hong Kong

(nearest MTR exit : Sheung Wan A2)

ph + 852 2543 8921 or 2546 8637

Opening hours:  10am to 7pm (closed on Sundays)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

DESIGNER SAMPLE SALE today and tomorrow! From HK$100 + for BCBG, Paul & Joe, Ralph Lauren, and more

I just love Silvereed's sample sales! In case you didnt know, the company designs, sources and manfacturers ladies clothing for brands including BCBG and Paul & Joe.

Samples are in standard western sample sizes which are either US 4 or UK 8. They have a strict no fitting policy so bring a tape measure.

Date: August 2-3, 2012 (Thu & Fri)

Time: 10am to 5:30pm



2/F, Centennial Building, 926 Cheung Sha Wan Road
Kowloon (nearest MTR is Lai Chi Kok station)
Please check location on google maps if you are not sure how to get there
Prices start from HK$100 for samples of new collections from designers including BCBG, Paul and Joe,

Cash only and bring your own bags