Pop Your Corks
Looking for organic wine that won’t leave you with a stonking hangover? Fresh Orgasmic Bottles is a little gem in Sai Ying Pun, selling some of the best biodynamic wines from around the world. Unlike mass produced varieties, the wines chosen here have been made using organic, small scale farming methods. Not your average wine shop, you can hang back and enjoy your tipple alongside artisanal tapas such as vegan dips, truffle manchego and Iberico loin. Even better, FOB gives back to the local community through their Drink For Good programme by donating $10 to Hong Kong charities for every bottle purchased.
G/F, 13 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Ying Pun,
Go Clean a Beach
Give something back by lending a hand to clean up the unsightly rubbish that’s washed up on many of Hong Kong’s beautiful beaches. The Great Hong Kong Cleanup Challenge is on until December 1, and the organisers need your help! Now in its 17th year, the Cleanup has engaged almost 350,000 Hongkongers from all walks of life – including corporates, schools and local community teams – to help shift more than 14 million kilograms of trash from the city’s beaches and hiking trails. So grab some friends and take on the challenge to make Hong Kong’s coastline beautiful again.
For more information and to sign up, head to
October marks the Hong Kong Cancer Fund’s Pink Revolution, a campaign to help raise awareness of breast cancer in Hong Kong, and how early checks can save lives. In 2014, almost 4,000 women in Hong Kong were newly diagnosed with breast cancer, but still many don’t check their breasts. Show your support by dressing in pink and making a donation on October 27, or by picking up some pink charitable goodies from the Fund’s partners, including Shanghai Tang, Rebecca Minkoff, Amika, Pandora and more.
For more information, visit pink.cancer-fund.org.
Take a Jab
Previously a boxing studio in Sheung Wan, JAB has undergone a massive makeover and makes its debut this month with the opening of the brand new JAB Studio on Queen’s Road Central. The swish, 8,000-square-foot space has dedicated cardio, weights and boxing areas, as well as a studio for barre and yoga, treatment rooms and even a blowdry bar. To the left of the entrance is Mr. Wolf, an expansive restaurant, bar and terrace where you can grab a healthy (or not-so-healthy) meal, or kick back with a buffet lunch or a gourmet coffee. Looking for results? The nine-week intensive program includes four classes a week, plus meal planning, to get you in the best shape of your life.
5/F, Crawford House, 70 Queen’s Road Central,
Make a fashion statement at your next dance or movement class with IRISDancewear, a new range of handmade dance and streetwear by Hong Kong designer Iris Mir. Making each piece herself, Iris creates limited runs as well as bespoke one-off pieces to encourage people to express their individuality through all aspects of dance. The designs feature unique, often upcycled fabrics, ribbons, embellishments and lace, all with a signature Hong Kong flair.