Social butterflies come out of hibernation with party season back in swing

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 07 February, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 07 February, 2012, 12:00am


The quiet holiday season is over, and the rate at which invitations to events have been piling up over the past week shows that the social scene is starting to swing again.

Italian fashion brand Moschino Cheap and Chic's fashion presentation on Saturday at the Peak Lookout restaurant attracted a bevy of ladies-about-town. To echo the 'beauty food' theme of the collection - which featured organic-food-inspired prints - the brand had the venue decked out like a farmers' market. Guests perused the various stands offering fresh fruit and vegetables and savoured a healthy buffet brunch. A few passed by the flower stand to pick up a bouquet on their way out.

The ladies were apparently excited to be back on the scene and talked enthusiastically about their Lunar New Year holidays. Newlywed model-cum-patisserie-owner Amanda Strang revealed that she had doled out a six-figure sum in lai see because it was the first year she had needed to give it away.

'When I started preparing my lai see, I was like, 'That's quite a lot of money!' I spent hours just filling red packets,' she said.

The other model-actress at the party, Jennifer Tse Ting-ting, said she had enjoyed quality time with her family during the holiday, while her actor-brother Nicholas Tse Ting-fung had spent the break at home cooking for them.