World Wide Well
Organic skincare and natural home cleaning products are in high demand right now, but high rents and fierce competition have driven distributors of niche products online. We are huge fans of new online store Urban Greenosophy. With its commitment to sourcing products that are safe, sustainable, stylish, vegan-friendly and affordable, you’ll find supplements from British brand Kiki Health, and a line of fab organic skincare products from Terre Verdi – but we’re most excited about the prices. You can pick up a 400-gram tub of hemp protein for $155 or 300 grams of organic cacao powder for $138.
Want to make more ethical choices when it comes to sourcing meat? You’ll be thrilled to learn about Bones & Blades, a new meat shop and deli in Sai Ying Pun that claims to be Hong Kong’s first “conscious” butchery. More like a traditional butcher’s shop from days gone by, Bones & Blades sources meat from farms that rear their meat humanely, sustainbly and naturally, without antibiotics and hormones. Animals are grassfed and free to roam, and every cut is fully traceable right back to the farm it came from. The team of butchers prepare your cut to order, and are happy to make suggestions based on your needs and preferences. While you’re there, pop in to the 20-seater Quartermaster restaurant to sample some expertly prepared burgers and sides for yourself.
1 Second St., Sai Ying Pun, 2540-0067, www.bonesnblades.com.
Put it on Pink
Heading to Macau this month? Consider a stay at the Conrad Macao, which is a huge supporter of the Hong Kong Cancer Fund’s breast cancer awareness campaign There are a ton of initiatives going on, but two of our favourites include the city view room upgrade, which for MOP388 includes late checkout, a bottle of sparkling rose, a nine-piece pink macaron gift box and a MOP100 donation to the HKCF, to name just a few perks. Or, there’s the deal at the award-winning Bodhi Spa, which for MOP1,100 includes a 60-minute Aromatherapy Associates Rose facial, a gift from Aromatherapy Associates and a MOP500 donation to the HKCF. Available Monday to Thursday.
Mermaid Hair, Don’t Care
Hidden rainbows, grey ombre, deep greens, blues and purples… we’re obsessed with the gorgeous hair trends on Pinterest right now. But if you don’t want to bleach your poor tresses into a state of distress, you’ll be interested to learn about Henna Blosssoms, a chemical-free henna colour treatment that contains no ammonia or peroxide. Instead it coats the hair shaft in vibrant colours, from blue to green to bubblegum pink, while imparting natural moisture. Perfect for a party or a wild weekend. Of course, fair or bleached hair will get a brighter result, but even dark locks can be coloured by a couple of shades.
$149 for 300 grams from www.sandrashair.asia.