If you’re anything like me, you’ve wondered who the world’s best drinkers are. In Asia it’s the Koreans. In the Americas, the Americans. Russians don’t count because they drink vodka, the same as giggling 18-year-olds (just add cranberry). Based on personal experience...
Nov 28 2013 - 4:00pm
With the biggest rooftop terrace in Hong Kong, Hooray has a gorgeous and unobscured view of the harbor. Good for dates, and for post-CWB unwinding.
Podium 5, World Trade Centre, 280 Gloucester Rd., Causeway Bay, 2895-0885.
The Mira’s hidden courtyard bar is large, loungey,...
Nov 14 2013 - 4:00pm
I love spicy food. Got the kick growing up with Mexican and Thai, and upped my game in Hong Kong. Sichuan restaurants reign supreme here and between Yu Chuan, Da Ping Huo and Manchurian Candidate, I get my spice fix early and often.
Spice is a curious thing. It’s the most cultural of tastes....
Nov 11 2013 - 1:39pm
Much to the chagrin of, well, everyone—Halloween is over. Not to rise like a vampire until next year. Gone are the alcohol-fueled dress-ups, vanished are the themed costumes, and transformed are the storefront light installations. Only in Hong Kong will you see a pumpkin turn into a Santa...
Nov 4 2013 - 4:19pm
I was born in Canada to British parents. I’m one of the few people I know who doesn’t have a dysfunctional family.
They traveled around for work a lot and I got dragged around the planet. I lived in New Zealand. I went to England, got sick of it, and as soon as I left university I went...
Oct 31 2013 - 4:00pm
Why party for just one night? Prepare yourself for night after night of spooky fun—just remember to wash your costume.
Dead Not Alive
This is one of the biggest parties in town, if not the biggest. If it’s good enough for the gaggle of celebs and sexy models who show...
Oct 24 2013 - 4:00pm
It’s time for my annual Halloween Costumes article. But this year, instead of simply providing my suggestions, I’m going to guess what the major trends will be. Here we go:
Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke from the VMAs
I predict that this will be the go-to costume for any and all couples...
Oct 24 2013 - 4:00pm
Top of the World
Ritz-Carlton’s really lofty bar, Ozone, has just launched a Sunday afternoon party series. It’s dubbed “Any Given Sunday” despite being a six-week run, and will feature chilled-out nu-disco, funk and soul beats courtesy of DJ Steve Bruce on its gorgeous...
Oct 11 2013 - 3:42pm
I’m moving, slowly but surely, into the Venetian concert zone. Previously I was full-on Hong Kong—it’s closer, easier, and less rocky than a boat. But then two things happened: 1) All the good acts started going to Macau, and 2) Macau figured out how to host a good act. AsiaWorld...
Oct 11 2013 - 3:31pm
This Spanish bar and resto might be located in the quieter part of Wan Chai, but it’s well worth a visit. It’s not only Spanish-style drinks here though—some are made with Asian flavors (ginger is used alongside Remy Martin VSOP and sake with Chambord,
Oct 4 2013 - 12:00am