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  • Aug 30, 2014
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SCMP's Life section takes a broad view of culture and covers issues including the environment, community affairs and human interest stories. Mondays are dedicated to Fashion, Health and Education. Tuesdays focus on Fitness and Wellbeing, Arts and Entertainment, and Family. Fridays cover Food and Wine, Technology and Design and Luxury.  

Wine Opinion: Britain deserves credit for quality of France's finer products

If you buy wine regularly in Hong Kong, you are probably aware of the British origins of merchants such as Berry Bros, Armit, Fine & Rare and Farr Vintners.

Friday, 8 August, 2014, 8:47am

Superyachts the latest prestige purchase for China's mega-rich

With a fortune made in Chinese finance, Li Wang already has six cars, including a Bentley and a Porsche, and now has his eye on his next multimillionaires' toy: a boat. And not just any boat.

8 Aug 2014 - 8:47am 2 comments

Brief encounters: Wan Yifang

Spotlighted by London's Fashion Scout as a rising star, the talented young Chinese designer discusses mentorship and moving between China and Britain for her label.

8 Aug 2014 - 8:58am

Decline in Asian luxury sales points to maturing of consumer tastes in region

Recent reports that retail sales in Hong Kong fell for a fifth consecutive month in June, down 6.9 per cent year on year, have cast a pall over the sector.

8 Aug 2014 - 9:03am

Let's coast! Young Chinese professionals leaving the rat race for better quality of life

While many young professionals his age are trapped in a monotonous grind in Shenzhen's central business district, Zhang Fengzhi has managed to escape the rat race.

5 Aug 2014 - 4:31pm 3 comments

Class Action: the importance of teaching children good social skills

How can I help my young son develop better social skills? He is often awkward in company and can appear to be rude. I don't want him to develop bad habits.

5 Aug 2014 - 9:44am

How horticulture therapy can teach life skills to those with special needs

It's the last class of horticulture therapy for the year at Christian Alliance Toi Shan Primary School in Ma On Shan, and students file into the classroom wondering what they're going to do.

7 Aug 2014 - 1:41pm 1 comment

Road Test: essays offer perspective of women without children

This collection of essays by female writers and entertainers reflecting on their lives without children will resonate with those who choose not to have a family. But it is also a useful read for parents, and those who don't have children for other reasons.

5 Aug 2014 - 9:44am

Review: Galerie Perrotin's Forest of Illusions

In this summer exhibition, curator William Zhao selects three Chinese artists from the region's Sino-triangle: Cheng Ran (mainland China), Tsang Kin-wah (Hong Kong) and Yang Yi-shiang (Taiwan).

5 Aug 2014 - 9:44am

Ballerina Nina Ananiashvili brings her vision of Don Quixote to Hong Kong

A superstar is in town. Nina Ananiashvili, one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century and former star of the Bolshoi Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, is here to stage a production of Don Quixote for Hong Kong Ballet - and the dancers are dazzled.

For Yuh Egami, who grew up watching her videos, working with the star has been surreal.

6 Aug 2014 - 2:33pm