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Top tables

Hong Kong Tatler's 2004 restaurant guide has just been published.

Sunday, 22 February, 2004, 12:00am

Elite pickings

Hong Kong high society will have its loyalties tested this weekend. With the Supremes' Mary Wilson in town for the FCC Ball, the Italy 2003 Gala Dinner and the Tatler Ball, the city's elite will have to be picky about which they attend.

26 Sep 2003 - 12:00am


This month's issue of the air-kisser's bible Tatler backs a plan to zone the sleepy island into 'Canto Camelot', a free-wheeling mini-city with 10 casinos, five theme parks and convention centre facilities.

'Imagine Vegas crossed with Orlando Florida, situated on Lantau,' says the magazine. Adding, a tad callously, 'who needs the buffalo?'

13 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Decorative deja vu

Guests at Tatler's 25th anniversary ball at the Conrad hotel last Friday found themselves getting unexpectedly nostalgic. The concept for the table decorations - an expensive and carefully planned aspect of any ball - appeared to have been recycled.

14 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Make-up from hip artist

Make-up from hip artist It's one of the hippest beauty brands around - and bound to have an even higher profile with this week's visit to Hong Kong of Alison Gardner, make-up artist for New York-based beauty label, Nars.

21 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Fund guru Mellon eyes fruitful furlough

Good to see Regent Pacific boss Jim Mellon taking a hands-on approach to managing his company through an economic crisis.

The funds management guru is off on a six-week sabbatical - while his staff are still coming to grips with across-the-board pay cuts of between 5 per cent and 20 per cent.

23 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Social editor longs to write about red-chip top chaps

Ong Chin Huat, 33, is the social editor of Hong Kong Tatler, which is planning to expand to China. Mr Ong is preparing himself to spot new faces in the social scene after the handover. He predicts more and more mainland people will soon take part in social and charitable events in the territory.

6 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Grand night out as club hits seven

Seven years of nightclubbing were celebrated at the Grand Hyatt's JJ's club, with restaurateur J. J. Mahoney himself dropping by.

Guests included Margery Au, social editor of Hong Kong Tatler Ong Chin Huat and Terri Holladay.

3 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Terri and Cecil upstage top Tatler event

LIKE a scene from your worst soap opera nightmare, the Tatler Ball at the Conrad provided this week's biggest talking point: the Terri-Cecil 'reunion'.

This everyday saga of Hong Kong socialites has taken the couple through a whirlwind romance after they met in a nightclub, a bogus marriage and a high-profile split, to a 'very good friends' reunion.

11 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Telecom dreams up hi-tech version of the very old-fashioned rip-off job

EVERY tiny part of the operation at Hongkong Telecom is being scrutinised. Take phone cards, for instance.

The old stored-value cards had a limitless life span. Go away on business for a year and they would still work in the phone box.

HKT has introduced new technology phone cards, however.

22 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Smooth-running hack

JILL Triptree's readers might have imagined that as editor of Hong Kong Tatler - ego-stroking organ of the chattering classes - she would spend her spare time slurping champagne and munching caviar in the company of the territory's glitterati. Backbites can reveal Triptree is made of grittier stuff.

12 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Could you work for Hong Kong Tatler

Not a job for any old pleb, working for a Hong Kong society magazine requires breeding or better still interbreeding. Have you got what it takes? Try our quize before you apply.

24 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Social pages come to life as HK Tatler celebrates 18th anniversary

AS the territory's long-standing society arbiter, the Hong Kong Tatler has become a vital part of the social fabric.

So when the glossy magazine celebrated its 18th anniversary with a glitzy bash at the Conrad, this town's glitterati was all present and correct.

13 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Hong Kong Tatler comes of age

CELEBRATING its coming of age, Hong Kong Tatler held a glittering ball at the Conrad, to which everyone who was anyone was invited. Marking the 18th birthday bash were a series of awards to socialites.

13 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Hong Kong Tatler goes native

THE rapidly decreasing primacy of the role of the British in Hong Kong exhibits itself in many and varied ways. For example, aficionados of social chitchat may have noticed a subtle slant towards localisation in their favourite magazine, the Hong Kong Tatler.

27 Jan 1995 - 12:00am