Not going away for the long weekend and struggling to think of things to do? Well buckle up, and get ready for the ultimate guide to master and get the most out of the public holiday!
Let’s start off this long weekend with a good ole fashioned sleep in. It’s been a long week and you deserve it.
12pm: Breakfast at Cafe Dead End (72 Po Hing Fong, Tai Ping Shan, Sheung Wan)
Nestled up an alleyway in Sheung Wan, Cafe Dead End has the coffee you’ve always dreamed of and the Apple Tart of fantasies. Be sure to nab a chair and table outside to enjoy the sunshine, but remember that it can get super crowded on weekends. If there are no table available, grab a takeaway meal and sit in the nearby park to enjoy watching Tai Chi practice and lots of dogs being walked.
2pm: Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2017 (Olympic Square, Hong Kong Park Central)
The first day of the International Jazz Festival kicks off this weekend, with a free concert for all in the park. Jazz aficionados will relish in the soothing and chaotic tunes of jazz, and for those who can’t get enough there are other shows and exhibitions continuing over the weekend and into the week. Be sure to grab some snacks and a few cheeky bevvys to really enjoy the afternoon. Check out the programme here
5pm: Pampering at The Feel Good Factor (Winsome House, 73 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong)
Time to polish those nails! Book in using your Bloom Me app for a cheeky manicure and pedicure at Central’s The Feel Good Factor. With decor worth Instagramming about and staff willing to bend over backwards to make sure you’re relaxed, The Feel Good Factor has quickly become the favourite of Hong Kong’s elite. Make sure to check out the wonderful views as well!
7pm: Dinner at Picada (29 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong)
Now your toes and hands are looking buffed and polished, it’s time to show them off with some Latin American nibbles. With a funky crowd and food to die for, it’s an easy choice to begin the night with. Dish suggestions from Bloom Me are the Peruvian Ceviche and the Columbian Empanadas.
9pm: Drinks in LKF
Time to let your hair down and waddle up and down the treacherous path that is LKF. Avoid Jello-shots from Stormies if you want to remember the night.
10am: Hike up the Peak
Time to sweat out last night’s alcohol!
A relatively easy hike compared to the Maclehose Trails, the Peak offers superb views of Hong Kong and leaves you feeling healthy and fresh. Catch a cab to the start of the trail at Conduit Road (or take the number 3 minibus from under IFC). Be sure to stretch beforehand and bring water!
12pm Brunch at Peak Lookout (121 Peak Road, The Peak, Hong Kong)
You’ve made it up the mountain and now it is time to feast. With some delicious curries, naan bread, and a surprising outdoor area that seems to defy the humidity and heat of Hong Kong are the crown jewels of the Peak LookOut. Use the bathrooms to freshen up after your climb and relax!
Make sure to have a look at the shops and take in the view (if it’s not too smoggy) while you’re there.
4pm: Get yo hair did at Airplay Blowdry Bar (Shop 317, 3/F Landmark Atrium 15 Queen’s Road, Central)
With awesome staff and the option of bubbly, this blow-dry bar shows us all why we need a personal groomer in our lives. Using cutting edge technology and black magic, the machines are all super quiet so you can continue all your conversations while your hair gets a spa day.
7pm: Dinner on the Terrace at Santorini ( QRE Plaza, 5th Floor, 202 Queen’s Rd E, Wan Chai, Hong Kong)
Take a cheeky taxi, or else grab any bus heading to Queen’s Road East for a Mediterranean feast on a balcony overlooking the city. With authentic food, octopus dishes that taste like you just caught them yourself, and cocktails to bring the house down, Santorini is your new obsession (make sure to sample the Moussaka!)
9pm: Hong Kong National Fireworks (Victoria Harbour)
Fireworks time! Lasting around 23 minutes, the firework show will blow you away. Best views in Hong Kong can come with a price, both monetary and the crowded kind, but a good suggestion is to head down to Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai which is free and less crowded.
10pm: Ophelia (Shop No41A, 1/F The Avenue, 200 Queen’s Rd E,, Lee Tung St, Wan Chai)
Why not kick of Sunday with some fancy beverages in the fanciest bar in town? With jaw dropping decor and a salacious dance show, Ophelia has quickly become the talk of the town. Be sure to book ahead to make sure you have a table (it gets super busy).
11am: Wagyu Lounge Recovery Brunch (3-5 Old Bailey Street, Central)
Part of the Jaspas brigade, you know Wagyu Lounge food is going to be good. With hangover delights and healthy menu options, this famous spot will cure any hangover without breaking the bank.
2pm: Massage at The Right Spot (5/F, 20 Stanley Street, Central)
Let’s get ready for the week ahead. The most affordable luxurious spa in Central, The Right Spot hits all the right spots when it comes to massages. The Deep Calm Aromatic Massage will have you seeing God after your morning activities (either 75 or 100 minute sessions). Drink lots of water before and afterwards to ensure your body reaps all the benefits of a rub down.
5pm: Snack Time at Nood Food (32 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong)
Grab a juice and start feeling healthy!
6pm: Deep Cleaning Facial at Vida Spa
Get ready for work tomorrow with a refreshing and revitalising facial from Vida Spa. Lasting around 75 minutes, this treatment will top off your perfect weekend in style. Look forward to swanning into the office on Tuesday absolutely glowing with perfect skin.
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