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Yvonne Lai

Lancome serves up shark's fin, tea and celebrity gossip with friends in high places

'High tea' takes on a new level of meaning when the venue is one of Ritz-Carlton's premium suites on the 117th floor.

Monday, 27 February, 2012, 12:00am

A riot of fun as young knitwear designers let their imaginations run wild

It may have started late and had a few problems along the running order, but the second annual Knitwear Symphony runway show certainly gave the international fashion crowd something to write home - or tweet - about.

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Mensa Organica

G/F, Bright Star Mansion, 95-97 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay Tel: 3489 8266 Open: 11.30am-10.30pm Cuisine: Western with some Asian accents

Price: about HK$370 without drinks and the service charge.

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Chilly weather brings warm reception for fur fanciers at gala event

Socialites showed up in pelted herds to the annual Hong Kong Fur Design Competition at the InterContinental Hotel on Thursday evening. With the sudden drop of temperature below 10 degrees Celsius, it was as if the weather gods decided to give fur fans the excuse they needed to pull out their showiest hides.

9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Channel hop

Another reality competition, another eye-roll: at first glance, Face Off (AXN Beyond, Fridays at 10.55pm) looks like a rehash of Project Runway- and it does follow the same tired format: 12 contestants living in a shared space, facing weekly elimination challenges to gain a cash prize and industry opportunities. But the industry in question makes all the difference.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Year of the Dragon exhibition provides a golden opportunity to see a master at work

With Christmas and new year celebrations done and dusted, Hongkongers can finally take a deep breath - and plunge right back into preparations for Lunar New Year festivities. To ring in an auspicious Year of the Golden Dragon, Sun Hung Kai Properties' Landmark North mall in Sheung Shui will host a special exhibition of traditional Chinese objects for the month - all made from pure gold.

5 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Christina Noble

HARD KNOCK LIFE I was born in the slums of southwest Dublin in 1944. As a child, I had hardly any formal education. My mother came from a countryside family - she was a very devout Catholic and well-educated. She came up to Dublin to study, but she gave that up after she married my father.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Ankie Lau's perfect star for film? Her daughter

On the events circuit, model Ankie Beilke and mum Ankie Lau Heung-ping often seem to be attached at the hip. Now, mother and daughter are closer than ever as they prepare to make a film together.

20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Big Gap brings out the stars for an evening of shopping, champagne-sipping and snapping

The Gap store opening last week boasted a guest entrance queue longer than the lines for Disneyland rides at weekends. Though by no means the first Gap shop in Greater China (Shanghai and Beijing each have four), the Hong Kong flagship impresses with its size, spanning 15,000 sq ft over four floors, and including Gap adult, GapKids, babyGap and GapBody.

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am


2/F Cosmo Hotel, 88 Tai Kok Tsui Road, Mong Kok Tel: 2529 0199 Open: noon-10pm Cuisine: Italian

Price: about HK$370 without drinks and the service charge

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Johanna Ho kicks off new shoe tie-up, and reveals little inspirations behind her designs

A champion of local fashion-production studios, designer Johanna Ho has added shoemaker-boutique Titikaka to her long list of Hong Kong- and mainland-based collaborators. At the launch of the Titikaka x Johanna Ho collection along with Ho's newest line of punk-rock-inspired footwear on Tuesday, Ho revealed that there were two other, mini, collaborators behind the designs.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

American Idol's Archuleta brings pleasant surprise at Korean hunt for pop stars in HK

It takes the promise of South Korean stardom to bring all the would-be teen idols out of the woodwork in Hong Kong, it would seem. Joining forces with a production team from the country, tvN held auditions for the next K-Pop Star Hunt at the Star TV studios at the weekend, and the response was overwhelming.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Tearful A-Lin keeps promise to HK fans

Ahead of her first Hong Kong concert, next month at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, Taiwanese singing sensation Huang Li-ling, a.k.a. A-Lin, had a meet and greet at Telford Plaza, Kowloon Bay, on Saturday to sign autographs and give fans a taste of the concert line-up. While performing one of the songs from her new album, We Will Be Better, the singer got visibly teary-eyed.

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Dragon Seal

101/F, ICC, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon Tel: 2568 9886 Open: 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-11pm daily Cuisine: Cantonese fine dining

Price: if you avoid the expensive dried seafood delicacies (which range from HK$380 to HK$980 per portion), you can get by on about HK$650, without drinks and the service charge.

6 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

The stars come out to see dancers in the soup

At the Beyond Miraculous cocktail party La Mer threw for special guests at the Grand Hyatt Ballroom, the brand reiterated its founding scientist's exploration of marine nutrients - over the course of 6,000 experiments - to achieve a patented Miracle Broth with regenerative properties for the skin.

4 Oct 2011 - 12:00am