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From first-night nervesto a lasting engagement

Co-founder of the hottest nightspot in town, creative director of a glossy magazine and international man of mystery, Gordon Lam has never lacked the company of pretty models, but Tais Fortes is that special someone he has decided to spend the rest of his life with.

Saturday, 30 June, 2012, 12:00am

Opening party lets dapper men shine

Louis Vuitton hosted a cocktail party that left the city's well-heeled tai-tais green with envy.

To celebrate the opening of its men's floor at its boutique in Causeway Bay's Lee Gardens, the brand hosted a dandies-only party last Wednesday, leaving the tai-tais waiting behind the velvet VIP rope.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Sparkling charity night for jeweller ARTE

Spanish jeweller ARTE flew in a group of stars from its home country to attend its inaugural charity gala dinner at Grand Hyatt's ballroom, including supermodel Priscila de Gustin Calvo and car racer Carmen Jorda Buades.

The event, on Thursday, started with a showcase of the brand's latest flower-inspired collection, called Hadas de las Flores.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Jeweller dazzles with bold designs

Butler & Wilson launch at On Pedder cocktail party

Where: On Pedder, Central

When: April 15

What: Fashionistas relished the bold and glittering designs at the launch of British jeweller Butler & Wilson's latest collection, and had the chance to plan some serious shopping for the new season.

7 May 2010 - 12:00am

Quotes of The Week

The closer you are to officials, the fewer favours you get ... I absolutely will not return to the government. I never liked politics.

Former civil servant and Kowloon Motor Bus chief John Chan Cho-chak, complaining about government bureaucracy

5 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

dished up

In the constant search for rare and exotic products, Great food hall in Pacific Place has just started selling Kopi Luwak (civet coffee) from Sumatra in Indonesia. At $750 for 113 grams, this is the most expensive coffee in the world.

16 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Label guide targets tongue-twisted tai-tais

Romance novelist and socialite Eunice Lam Yin-nei has written what she hopes will become essential reading for budding tai-tais - a pronunciation guide to European brand names such as Louis Vuitton and Chanel.

22 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Tai tais hit the school of barred frocks

Roses are red,

And best bought at Joyce

I'd never stop shopping

If given the choice

That was Lai See's 'Ode On A Hong Kong Tai Tai'.

We wrote it after discovering that poetry is the missing ingredient in the trophy wife's life.

Well. It's missing from her class list, at any rate.

21 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Bad timing

Tonight is the final chance to see Eve Lam and Ong Chin Huat strut their stuff on HK Highlife (World, 8pm) with some of the few remaining people left in Hong Kong with money to burn.

7 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Terri's fitting remarks cut idea down to size

Terri Holladay, the Vietnamese-American stunner on the cover of this month's Orient Beauty magazine, tells a tale other tai-tais might want to take note of.

Having just moved apartments, she wanted to get rid of some old (read one season old Versace ) clothes.

12 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

On the cutting edge

JOCKEY Gary Moore (right) has obviously learnt a few tricks from the best tai-tais in town. While having his nails manicured and his hair coiffured in a Central salon recently, Moore spent the whole time with a portable telephone attached firmly to his ear. The staff had to work around the telephone while he arranged the finer details of shipping in a horse from Britain.

22 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Canadian crossover hits town

WE got a pleasant taste of cross-culture when attending the opening yesterday of sistyr moon at the bottom end of Wyndham Street.

Behind the fashion boutique are Cassian Lau and his fiancee June Lee, both of whom migrated to Toronto as teenagers but have now returned to bring a little bit of Canada to Hong Kong.

14 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Bankers keep tai tais happy with $500m gems play time

IT really is quite amazing the lengths the private bankers of this town will go to keep their customers - especially the female ones - satisfied.

30 Mar 1993 - 12:00am