By Arthur Tam
Featuring this month’s top deals, events and openings at the Taikoo Place community.
The café, by far the largest outlet of the chain, offers a take-out bar and an ample two-storey indoor seating space fashioned in the same industrial-chic style that has defined the brand across the city. If you're in need of a break, this is an ideal place to relax and grab a hot brew. Lunch menus are on offer as well. G505 & G508, Ning On Mansion, 28 Taikoo Shing Rd, Quarry Bay, tel: 3618 4485; the-coffeeacademics.com
Rêve Hair and Spa
Get refreshed with a hair cut ($280), colouring job ($500-$750) or perm ($900-$1200) at this stylish new salon that uses Kérastase, L'Oréal and Aveda products. Shop D1, 2 Hoi Kwong St, Quarry Bay, tel: 2521 0333; facebook.com/Revehairqb
When you're busy and need something quick and healthy to eat, drop by Karui Bento. Dishes include a savoury beef and potato stew bento; a smooth Hokkaido scrambled egg shrimp bento; and a fragrant teriyaki chicken bento. All orders over $300 will receive a $100 discount when you order through honestbee.hk. Just use the code: HKYUMMY100. Shop D, G/F, 1 Hoi Chak St, Quarry Bay, tel: 5633 0484; facebook.com/karuibento
New ATM Machine
New Hang Seng ATM and cheque machines are now located on the first floor lobby of Devon House.
Taikoo Place’s annual Tong Chong Street Market returns: every Sunday from 5 November to 11 February 2018 (except 3, 24, 31 December)
Swire Properties has again teamed up with social enterprise Honestly Green to organise the highly anticipated, sustainability-driven Tong Chong Street Market. Featuring a brand new, unifying design concept this time with the theme “My street tastes better than yours”, over 40 food vendors and local farmers will be serving food and selling produce from an eye-catching food truck and movable food carts, while guests can enjoy a unique dining experience on an iconic double-decker bus. The month of November will be themed around coffee, so expect some artisanal roasts from the best brewers in Hong Kong and beyond. Other food themes will be introduced, so check out here for updates. Tong Chong Street, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay
The World of Tintin exhibition: 17 Nov - 26 Dec
The new ArtisTree opens its doors to the largest Tintin presentation ever held in Hong Kong. HOCA Foundation, in collaboration with The Hergé Museum presents “The World of Tintin” which runs from 17 November to 26 December and includes an exhibition, panel discussions and workshops for fans of all ages. Please visit here for tickets and full details of the event. ArtisTree, 1/F, Cambridge House
Swire Properties’ annual community celebration – White Christmas Street Fair 2017: 24 Nov - 26 Nov and 30 Nov - 2 Dec
Kick off the holidays by attending Swire Properties’ White Christmas Street Fair 2017, which takes place on 24-26 November at the Star Street Precinct, and on 30 November-2 December on Tong Chong Street, Taikoo Place. Shop, drink, eat and be merry as you enjoy live entertainment, DIY workshops and a life-size Christmas-themed Santa House made with recyclable materials. In addition, visitors can get the chance to experience music performances by the talented Taikoo Place PROJECT AFTER 6 members, including buskers as well as the cast of Cube Culture, an upcoming original comedy musical to be staged at ArtisTree. Proceeds from the Street Fair will go to Operation Santa Claus, an annual fundraising campaign that supports local and regional non-profit organisations. For full details of the event, visit here.
Alexander Grantham Fireboat Fun Day Programmes: 19 Nov
The 10th-anniversary celebrations of the fireboat attraction in Quarry Bay Park continue with eight fun-filled activities from 10am to 6pm on 19 November. Sit in on a demonstration of 3D scanning technology, watch experts demonstrate how to use fire-fighting equipment and listen to former crew members of the Alexander Grantham share their harrowing stories. For the full rundown, visit here. Tel: 2367 7821, Quarry Bay Park
Bib n Hops kimchi making class: every Mon-Fri
Learn how to make your own spicy kimchi at Bib n Hops. Chef Yong starts by setting the tone of the class with cool hip-hop jams and encourages students to sensually massage chili and garlic into a head of Chinese cabbage. For $300 per person, you can make two jars of kimchi that come with your own personalised labels. Ask your colleagues to come along and turn it into a team-building event. Bookings can be made by calling 2882 9300 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes run Mon-Fri, 2:30-4:30pm. bibnhops.hk
Verm City Climbing Club discount for first-time customers:
Head to Hong Kong’s largest indoor rock climbing and bouldering gym and enjoy a 10 percent discount on the $180 one-hour pass at the Clip N’ Climb Park. All you have to do is prove that you work at Taikoo Place with your business card and identification card. This discount only applies to first-time customers. 4/F, Kodak House 1, 321 Java Road, Quarry Bay, tel: 2560 8128; vermcity.com
Limited time only! Everyone Hearts a Great Deal at Cityplaza: now until 3 December
Taikoo Social is offering exclusive leisure and lifestyle deals at 6 selected brands at Cityplaza. To redeem them, download the Taikoo Social app (App store | Google Play), access and open the ‘Everyone Hearts a Great Deal’ page, and present the page to the staff.
(Now until 12 Nov)
MUJI – Free Cotton Fleece Multi Purpose Neck Cushion
Spend $500 or more at MUJI Cityplaza and receive a neck cushion with the value $190.
M & S - Free Coffee and Wine
Get free coffee or wine when you spend $50 or more at M&S Café or a free bottle of selected wine when you spend $250 or more at M&S Foodhall Cityplaza.
Under Armour – Discount and Gift
Get 30 percent off regular items and also receive a free giveaway.
(13 Nov-3 Dec)
Dan Ryan’s Chicago Grill – Happy Hour deals
Enjoy complimentary chips and salsa upon purchase of any alcohol-free drink.
Movie Movie Cityplaza – Discount membership and free voucher
Be the first to enjoy Movie Movie films with membership for just $120 (regular price $180) plus two buy-one-get-one-free vouchers (up to $230) exclusively at Cityplaza.
Shiseido – Complimentary skincare set
Spend $900 or more and receive a free White Lucent Luminising skincare set.
As part of the Tong Chong Street Market festivities, Taikoo Social is launching special promotions for guests. Download the app (App store | Google Play) and receive a complimentary tote bag at the market on 12, 19 and 26 November; enter the lucky draw on 16 November for a chance to participate in a coffee workshop hosted by Coffee Academics or on 23 November to win a $500 cash voucher to be spent at the Market.