Galleri launch is a slice of heaven, hell and somewhere in between
It takes a lot to drag some people from the Central ghetto to the other side of the pond, but the launch party for the fourth edition of Galleri Magazine was as good an excuse as any. The project planners, design firm ChinaStylus and Red Dog Studio, convinced the usual posse of creative types to trek all the way to the Tsim Sha Tsui boutique inn Lux Manor. The Wednesday night bash, to celebrate the ultra-sexy new catalogue of creativity and arts, was held in the new and eclectic Dada Bar & Lounge. Indeed, the venue was almost as cool as the hipsters swigging Belvedere vodka cocktails. One corner led to three bizarre VIP dining rooms perfectly in keeping with Lux's surreal design philosophy - heaven (all pillowy white and serene), hell (blood red and black with a window on the chef's kitchen inferno) and Eden (lush green carpet fit for Adam and Eve). Speaking of surreal, acting as our tour guide was former RTHK broadcaster Andy Curtis, who recently joined the inn as an executive. 'I have stopped doing radio for a while now,' he said. 'I don't miss it at all ... I still do some voice work. The thing is, people don't realise my voiceover work only takes about half an hour, then I have the rest of my day for a full-time job.' For the record, it's cheaper to get into hell than heaven.