By Steven Co
We can all remember our university days—the enduring friendships made during long nights studying and cramming for tests. As the first semester comes to an end, students in universities across Hong Kong face immense pressure to excel in their exams. Although stress can often help...
Dec 12 2013 - 4:00pm
I’ve Got the Gift
In a flap about what to get your loved ones (and acquaintances you’re obligated to shop for) for Christmas? I’ve got a few ideas up my sleeve:
For the Hypochondriac
“Zapi” toothbrush sanitizer from Violife
I’m filing this one under “...
Dec 5 2013 - 4:00pm
Super Awesome Event
Big news in the world of Skin Deep: HK Magazine is hosting a Christmas event for readers in partnership with Benefit, the San Francisco-based beauty brand that’s known for its tongue-in-cheek packaging and top-notch beauty products. It’s on Friday, November 29 from 7...
Nov 25 2013 - 8:23pm
Great Deals Corner
The lovely thing about hotel spas is that there’s always ample space to lounge around. No one’s in a hurry to kick you out for the next appointment, so although you’re often paying top dollar, you seem to get more bang for your buck. Case in point: Plateau Spa...
Nov 19 2013 - 7:00pm
Movember is Upon Us
That’s right ladies and gents—put away those razors and let that iffy facial hair flourish, because Movember is upon us once again. Last year, the campaign raised $4.5 million for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund, and lots of awareness for men’s health issues such as...
Nov 4 2013 - 7:04pm
By Andrew Davison
Norm died of cancer on October 8th, 2010.
We all knew he had cancer, but none of us knew how advanced it was. By the time it was so physically manifest that he could no longer conceal it, it was incurable. What began as skin cancer, spread to his lymph nodes, into his lungs, and...
Oct 31 2013 - 4:00pm
A couple Hallowe’ens ago, I went to a party as a “luau zombie.” I looked awesome, but bitterly regretted cheaping out on my fake blood (from Fa Yuen Street) when a few days later, I came up in a rash that was perfectly aligned with the blood drips I had painted...
Oct 25 2013 - 3:20pm
Best Face Forward
While Flawless may have won best mani-pedi in The List’s Readers’ Choice Awards this year, it actually does great facials as well. With the caveat that I won’t put anything scary on my face (well, except bee venom, but that’s a story for later), I got to...
Oct 23 2013 - 6:07pm
Hot New Studio
Pure, Hong Kong’s high-end yoga juggernaut, invited the HK Magazine team down to its new location last week for a tour of the studio and a Wall Rope Yoga class. I have to say, the new studio is impressive. The 10,000-square-foot, two-story space feels like a spa, with its all-...
Oct 10 2013 - 4:00pm
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and businesses all over Hong Kong are pulling out all the stops to raise funds and awareness of the disease, which affects one in 19 women worldwide. Here are some of my favorite promotions doing the rounds this month.
Agnes B’s dining outlets (Le...
Oct 4 2013 - 12:00am