Lauren Crothers

798 Unit & Co

Shop 1203, Food Forum, Times Square, Causeway Bay

Tel: 2506 0611

Open: noon-midnight

Cuisine: Gastropub casual dining.

Thursday, 21 June, 2007, 12:00am

Bricolage 62

62 Hollywood Road, Central

Tel: 2542 1991

Open: Sunday-Thursday noon-10pm (last orders), Friday and Saturday noon-10.30pm

Cuisine: Casual European cafe.

Ambience: Loud, chatty and friendly. Tables are close together, so the chances of hearing your neighbours' conversation - and them hearing yours - is high.

17 May 2007 - 12:00am

Yang Liu

'I started playing the violin when I was four, for about three months. But when the Cultural Revolution happened, I stopped playing. It wasn't appropriate to study western arts, so the violin had to be put on hold. I took it up again seriously when I was seven. Since I was little I'd always wanted to be a violinist. My mother had a big influence - she was an artist, a singer and a dancer.

10 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Yeeming Woo

Cologne: Calvin Klein Escape. 'I've been wearing it since university.'

Shirts: Pal Zileri. 'It's an Italian brand. They're comfortable and easy to wear, and they match a lot of what I have. Viktor & Rolf also make nice white shirts.'

Shoes: Pour la Vie 'They make good dressy shoes. They're also really comfortable. I love Debut for sneakers.'

20 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Block-rocking beats

Anyone with the space to accommodate more than five people knows that summer is a good time for a house party. But even with the best caterers and snazziest guests in the world, it will all mean nothing unless you have a stereo that screams, 'I've arrived'.

6 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Charity in memory of tsunami loss raises funds

Michael Lang's life was irrevocably changed when his girlfriend of two years was swept away in the tsunami that claimed more than 200,000 lives on Boxing Day 2004.

Since then he has been using her memory to fight for a better quality of life for children in Thailand, establishing a charity with his girlfriend's sister to raise funds to build a school and finance scholarships.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

New Mai Po resident leads exciting experiment

The latest addition to the staff at Mai Po Nature Reserve Centre spends her days eating and swimming, and is assisting in an ecological experiment that could change the way the wetlands are managed.

4 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Graduates put on a show

Designs by Hong Kong's Cami Chan are modelled at a fashion show by graduates of the fashion and textiles department of the Hong Kong Design Institute yesterday.

27 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Officials move to clear illegal Shek O dump

Officers from three government departments said they would today investigate an illegal dump off Shek O's main beach after receiving a letter from frustrated residents demanding a cleanup.

8 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Celebrating start of summer a la Francaise

It's hard to get too upbeat about the city's rainy, humid summers. But the French don't seem to mind. The Aperitif a la Francaise on Thursday at the W's Entrecote restaurant celebrated le Bal de la Saint Jean. 'It's the French way to celebrate the beginning of summer,' explained organiser Anita Ma Yu-shuen.

5 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Tickets on hold

A quick update on the Robbie Williams gig. Yes, it's still on, but no, tickets won't be going on sale today. After previously being informed ticket sales will begin today - advance booking is available through exclusive club Quinessentially - it seems ticket sales have been pushed back. In addition to the price range mentioned before, there will also be a VIP bracket at $2,480. Ouch.

5 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Watch this space

Guests gathered at the Habitu restaurant in Lee Gardens early last month to celebrate the launch of watch and jewellery maker Michele's latest creations.

The venue was decked out in white lilies as guests mingled, cocktails in hand, while sneaking an exclusive peek at the different ranges being presented.

2 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Swine dining with a difference

After Michel Klein's fashion show, we decided to check out Harvey Nichols' Fourth Floor Restaurant, particularly since it recently adopted a new summer a la carte menu.

Browsing through the offerings, a curious item caught our attention (vegetarians may want to stop reading here).

In the meat and poultry section was a starkly unembellished dish named Pig's Head.

1 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Out of the ordinary ...

A fascinating documentary on innovative theatre group Theatre du Pif premieres tonight at the Fringe theatre. The Making of Gateways follows artists Sean Curran and Bonnie Chan (pictured) as they take their cutting-edge talent for drama to community theatre with a group of Tuen Mun housewives.

29 May 2006 - 12:00am

Li shows his class

Local fashion designer Joseph Li displayed his first collection of womenswear and menswear with a recent show at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre called Back/Forth.

Although the style-maker is new to the industry, a packed house featuring some of the city's influential fashion identities enjoyed the event last month.

19 May 2006 - 12:00am