Monday, December 30, 2013

Budget maternity wear in Hong Kong

For mums-to-be that don't want to spend too much on their maternity wardrobe, here is a nice little shop that I just stumbled upon yesterday. Its not specifically a maternity shop but they carry some pieces suitable for up to 9 months. The best item here are their comfy maternity jeans with the stretch tummy panel. I bought a pair in black for just HK$99! Other great finds include maternity sweat pants, over sized bell shaped knit sweaters that can be worn both before and after giving birth. This is a shop that gets new stock every week so you need to dig around a bit for some great finds!

Here is the shop's address:

2 One 3
213 Queen's Road West
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

The small shop is on Queen's Road West near the intersection with Eastern Street. Please search on google maps if you need the exact location

All items range from around HK$80 to just over HK$300. Be sure to bring cash as they dont accept credit cards

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sat, Dec 21st, 2013.. HK$30 turkey burgers and all you can drink mulled wine and egg nog

If you are free this Saturday, Dec 21st, 2013, check out one of my favorite butchers in Hong Kong. They are holding an open house with $30 turkey burgers and all you can drink mulled wine and eggnog shooters. The last time we attend one of their events, we easily found parking in a mall nearby. 

Christmas Burger Day @ The Butchers Club this Saturday
Christmas Burger
It’s getting closer to Christmas and things are getting a little festive at The Butchers Club. This coming Saturday, we’ll be hosting a special Christmas Burger Day – a sublime Turkey Burger, served with Crispy Bacon, Tangy Cheddar Cheese, Sage & Pork Stuffing and Cranberry Aioli, all for only $30. And, to get you into the festive spirit, throughout the day we’ll also be offering FREE mulled wine, eggnog shooters and tours of our dry aging rooms. We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday for some good bites and to share a festive drink with you all!
Christmas Ribs

What’s more, on Saturday ONLY, we have approximately thirty Dry Aged USDA Prime Ribs that we have prepared for a delicious alternative or complimentary Christmas roast.

Each piece is 3-4kg, and at just $450 per kg they are a bargain. The roast is pre-marinated and seasoned, and ready to pop in the oven or onto your BBQ. They are good for 6-10 people and come with an easy guide on how to cook them to perfection.

The Butchers Club
13C Sun Ying Industrial Centre,
9 Tin Wan Close,Tin Wan,
Aberdeen,Hong Kong.
Tel:  2552 8281  Fax:  2870 0049

Monday, December 16, 2013

Hong Kong Christmas pop up store for fur and leather coats and jackets. Dec 14 -27, 2013. Up to 60% off

Its rare to find retail outlets for fur and leather coats in Hong Kong so this pop up store may be worth a look. For those of us that travel to cold climates regularly, its worth investing in some quality coats and jackets. 

Savings of up to 60% off 


Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel
6/F Fung Shui Room 
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
(next to Lane Crawford on Canton Road)

Dates: Dec 14th to 27th, 2013

Time: 10am to 9pm

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Cooking lessons in Hong Kong for domestic helpers for authentic Italian and Japanese cuisines

Since hiring a full time domestic helper at home, I’ve been a huge proponent of training.  Many people complain that their helpers can’t cook for them but the funny thing is that they haven’t bothered to train the helpers properly or invested in any lessons! Since I’m unable to train my helper myself for a wide range of cuisines (as well as being quite busy on the career-front!). I’m a big fan of professional cooking lessons for helpers. Aside from the obvious options...

Great for learning western food (baking, roasting, making soup stock from scratch, salad dressings) and proper house cleaning ( how to germ proof the home and hosting dinner parties)

They run a good Chinese cooking program for helpers (herbal soups, stir fries, braising, casseroles and steaming)

Recently I found a couple of not-so-well known schools, Naomi’s kitchen for Japanese home cooking and Todini Caffe for authentic Italian cuisine

Naomi’s Kitchen

Naomi teaches healthy Japanese home cooking such as fried gyoza (dumplings), Sunomono (vinegared cucumber), cabbage rolls, beef stew, korokke (croquettes) and shiraae (tofu with spinach in sesame and miso dressing).

For lesson schedules please contact

Todini Caffe

I just love these guys! Marco and his brother Stefano regularly holds cooking lessons at their Aberdeen cooking school . During the day they can hold private lessons for helpers. I sent my helper there recently to learn to cook gnocchi (potato pasta) with gorgonzola sauce and Naples style pizza.  You can request lessons for almost any type of Italian dish. They are very Italian in their style and passion for food!

Private lessons for helpers start from $300 HKD per dish which includes the ingredients. You can organize a couple of helpers to share the cost of the lesson.  Please email Marco/Stefano for a quote on requested dishes you want taught.

Cooking School Private kitchen: Unit 2, 7/F Sun Hing Ind Bldg - 46 Wong Chuk Hang Road Aberdeen
Contact; +852 9506 1686 email:

If you know of any other good cooking lessons for helpers please let me know? I”m always on the look- out for lessons for Thail, Northern Chinese, Latin American and Vietnamese cooking. Please email me on:

Thank you!




Pedder shoes warehouse sale! Up to 90% off designer shoes, bags and accessories from Dec 6-9, 2013 in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Pedder Warehosue Sale

Shop designer shoe brands including Jimmy Choo, Giuseppe Zanotti, Charlotte Olympia, Alexander McQueen, Alaia, Kenzo and more!

These sales are perfect for finding frivolous high heel party shoes for New Year’s Eve which you would never pay full price for!

6 – 9 December, 2013
1:00pm - 9:00pm (6 Dec)
11:00am - 9:00pm (7 – 9 Dec)


Harbour City Bazaar
5/F, Wharf T&T Centre,
7 Canton Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui

Mall Entrance: next to Kenzo (Shop 2227)
Ground Entrance: next to Marc Jacobs
(opposite to H&M)


Up to 80% off fashion and accessories from Versace, Valentino, Furla, Nine West, Ecco, and more! Dec 4-9, 2013 in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Check this out for some Christmas shopping!
I find that you really need to dig around for goodies at these sales but often they are worthwhile.
Happy Shopping!
Date: 4 - 9 Dec 2013
Time: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Venue: Times Square Bazaar - Access from 13/F Food Forum (via Tower One office lift to 13/F or via G/F Food Forum lift)
Payment Method: Cash / EPS / Credit Card
Enquiry Hotline: 2118 8900

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sample sale of european designer samples and over runs for ladies from Nov 22-23, 2013 in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

This notice was clipped from the latest issue of the Dollar Saver.  It doesnt specify the brands that will be for sale.. this is likely due to licensing regulations. But try to check out the sale if you can.
Most of the time, you can find pretty good bargains at hotel function room sample sales.
Venue is the Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui East
Make sure you wear leggings and/or tank top so you can easily slip on clothing to try without using a dressing room.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

November 2013 Comedy dinner theatre in Hong Kong-Central & Discovery Bay!

Chunky Onion Productions has put on some of the best live shows in Hong Kong for over 10 years!
This month they have a fun interactive comedy dinner theatre, MURDER IN SHANGHAI
The show will be in Discovery Bay, Nov 16th, 2013
and at Grappa's Cellar in Central on Nov 30th, 2013

As a reader of this blog you can get 10% discount when you purchase 4 or more tickets.
Just mention SECRET DEALZ and book by calling Rebecca on ph: 2110 0014


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Private sale of genuine diamond rings and pendants, Nov 1, 2 & 4, 2013- 60-70% off retail in Central, Hong Kong

Please check out Marco Daniel's collection of affordable diamond rings and pendants set in 18K gold at their 3 day private sale starting tomorrow. The affordable prices make these ideal for everyday wear and gift giving!


Hong Kong's sewing lounge is moving to Sheung Wan! Visit this weekend (Nov 2 /3) and sew a tote bag for FREE!

The Sewing Lounge in Mid Levels will be moving to a more spacious and convenient location at 27 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung from November 2013. Visit the new space this weekend and sew a tote bag for FREE! The owner, Melanie has sewing projects available for beginners and kids
For more information please contact :

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Shopping for a good cause... Charity pop up shop in Central, Hong Kong for Autumn 2013

If you are in Central today or tomorrow be sure to check out this pop up sale event!
10% of sale proceeds will go to designated charities.  
Mother's Choice (28,29, 30 Oct) and Pink Alliance (1,2,3 Nov)
Hong Kong based designer Comme Mamman has a range of charming tunics and dresses for moms and kids. Prices are so reasonable starting at just HK $300 plus
Swiss designer jackets & silk tops, Halloween cupcakes from Bites by Sam, Kara Krystal and Fifth Avenue jewellery, Comme Maman mother/children outfits, Itsie Bitsie beachwear, Homeware by Pinstripe, womens/kids Papinelle sleepwear ,Tutu Du Monde, Thinq Hong Kong and many more. Coffee/tea bar & complimentary snacks during the day, happy hour drinks and complimentary canap├ęs from 5pm
For dates on future pop up events check out:



Saturday, October 26, 2013

Recommended alteration shop for evening gowns and fine fashion in Hong Kong

Hong Kong side streets are full of clothing alteration stalls which are fine for shortening jeans, taking in or letting out casual inexpensive clothing. But with your evening gowns or expensive designer outfits you need to be careful and go to somone who has experience in handling better clothing and difficult fabrics such as silk chiffon. 
I highly recommend Ann & Bon in Melbourne Plaza in Central. Ann is experienced in all aspects of alterations and can handle more complicated clothing modifactions/alternations including shortening bodices, tailoring a readymade jacket with lining to your figure, adjusting sleeve caps/arm holes, changing lapel collars, altering postion of darts and re designing necklines.
Ann & Bonn
Shop 201A, Melbourne Plaze
33 Queen's Road Central
Hong Kong
ph 2522 8838

Friday, October 18, 2013

Clearance of discontinued cashmere dresses. Up to 80% off, Sat, Oct 19th

Now that cooler weather is coming to Hong Kong, you can shop for bargains at this sale of cashmere knit dresses. Tomorrow is the final day of this clearance event in Central, Hong Kong.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

US television comedian Tom Rhodes in Hong Kong Nov 1-5, 2013.. Friends & Family can enjoy 20% off online tickets!

American comedian, Tom Rhodes from Los Angeles will be  performing 4 gigs with ComedyHK as part of his China tour.  Tom has had his own network television shows in both the US and Europe, has performed in over 50 countries, and released numerous comedy specials - with his 2009 DVD Rhodes Scholar being named the number one comedy dvd of 2009.  

There are 4 shows with Tom Rhodes from November 1st to November 5th, spanning Cyberport, Stanley, Central and Tsim Sha Tsui.  Tickets are HK$250 and can be purchased online at http://Comedy.HK/TomRhodes
Also check the above link for a video clip of his performance!

Until Oct 21st, 2013 there is a special friends and family discount of 20% for online ticket purchases.  The code will expire at Midnight (23:55) on Monday October 21st.

Promotional Code:  

Enjoy the laughing! 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Italian designer fashion outlet in Wanchai, Hong Kong. 20 to 50% off men's & ladies clothing and shoes (Roberto Cavalli, Armani, Canali, Zegna, Max Mara)

Here is a well stocked Italian designer mens'& ladies fashion outlet that's convenient and easy to access!
NEW TOP FASHION-ITALIA is on Lockhart Road between Wanchai and Causeway Bay
They stock the current season's collections from Canali, Zegna, Armani, Max Mara, Roberto Cavalli and other Italian designers.
Prices are 20 to 30% off for new arrivals, and older stock can be up to 50% off retail!

Address is
19/F Chuang's Enterprises Building
382 Lockhart Road Wanchai Hong Kong
Ph 2234 0698
Business Hours: Mon to Sun 10:am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Off price designer evening gowns from HK$1500 in Central, Hong Kong


I just found a cute little boutique in Central that sells a gorgeous range of evening dresses from mid range designers Of course the original labels are cut but the cut and quality are the same as the ones sold at US department stores.
Prices start from a very reasonable HK$1500. If you do not fit the size that is in stock the shop will order your size which will take around 1 week. Sizes range from US 0 to 8.
Mirror Mirror
Ground Floor, 53 Wellington Street
Central, Hong Kong
ph 2790 7866


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Kate Spade private sale..up to 90% off in Hong Kong from Sept 25-30, 2013


I just love these sales! Be sure to get there early in the day to avoid the crowds. Also try to wear tank tops and legging as fitting rooms may not be available. The flyer below doesnt say whether they will accept credit cards so be sure to bring cash just in case (The ATM in Times Square is down on the bottom floor and quite a hassle to get to!)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Spa pampering for moms at 25% off and Free express mani/pedi for kids on Sundays before 2pm at Iyara day spa Mid Levels & Wanchai

Iyara day spa in Mid Levels and Wanchai are offering an exclusive for moms :

Enjoy spa services (excluding nail services) during weekdays (excl public holidays) before 4pm at 25% off the regular price

Spend $500 or more on Sundays before 2pm, and your child can enjoy a free express manicure and pedicure during your visit (limit to 1 child per parent)

Please refer to our service menu and online reservation system at :


Iyara Mid Levels 2530 1666
Address: Ground Floor, No 5 Prince’s Terrace
Mid Levels Hong Kong

Iyara Wanchai 2545 8637

Adress: 53 Ship street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (Between Star Street and Hopewell Centre, and a 5 minute walk from Three Pacific Place, Admiralty)

*Advance booking is required. Please mention this offer when booking. These promotions cannot be combined with other offers, vouchers or deducted from any value package

Sunday, September 15, 2013

MAC cosmetics at IFC, Hong Kong! Free eye brow shape/ & trim, 30 minute make up lesson and cosmetics


This is a great deal only available at the IFC Lane Crawford, MAC counter from Sept 19-21, 2013

Book an appointment with one of their make up artists for just HK$250 which you can redeem during the dates above for :

  • Eye brow shape and trim
  • 30 minute make up lesson
  • HK$250 credit towards your MAC purchases
Its a great way to improve your make up skills and get professionally shaped brows!
Advance payment is required.

Please make bookings at

Lane Crawford IFC Mall
Level 3
8 Finance Street, Central
Hong Kong
ph 2118 7649

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Exclusive brunch event on Sept 14th, 2013 in Central, Hong Kong for just $150!

Local gourmet magazine, Foodie regularly hosts reader events
They have a Portugese brunch at Casa Lisboa, Central for $150 /4 courses with a glass of wine.
Details on joining the brunch are on the flyer below.
Find out how you can be informed for future deals by signing up through

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Longchamp private sale. Up to 90% off handbags, shoes and clothing from Aug 30 to Sept 1, 2013 in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Save up to 90% on Longchamp handbags, shoes and clothing
Please show this invitation for entry into this event.