11.30am A shopping spree at The Lee Gardens, home to dozens of luxurious designer shops. All the latest fashions are already on the shelves and now is the time to pick up the latest styles in shoes, bags and jewellery (see page 4 for hot new accessories). Hysan Avenue is home to some of the most exclusive shops in Hong Kong, top-quality restaurants, cinemas screening the latest box office hits, reinvigorating spa centres and venues to socialise over a few drinks. And, happily, there is hardly any congestion. 12.30pm The most crowded it gets is when the well-dressed executives take up all the restaurant tables for lunch, and even then it is more lively than chaotic. A perfect day is entirely possible here, and this may be what it is like: 1.30pm Follow afternoon tea with a film. Lee Theatre Plaza is only five minutes' walk away and it shows many of the latest box office hits. During the 'Splash Out This Summer!' promotion, there are also special music performances and many educational (and sometimes delicious) indoor programmes and workshops available on weekends. (See previous page). 4pm Feeling great and looking even better, it is time to meet friends for high tea at Cova Ristorante. This is the only city outside Italy where this Milanese institution has set up restaurants, and the one at The Lee Gardens is its Hong Kong flagship. High tea here consists of Cova's famous pastries, chocolates and finger sandwiches. A cup of Cova's famous coffee is a must. This smooth, aromatic coffee is, some say, the best in town. 5pm It is dinner time, and there are more than 30 restaurants to choose from. Lee Theatre Plaza is home to many of these dining hot spots. Many have become institutions, as in the case of Sorabol. You cannot go wrong with a Korean restaurant frequented by Korean expatriates. The kimchi starter is among the best. For barbecue, the top hit has to be the boolgalbi, marinated top-grade short ribs that are tender, fresh and full of flavour. Another must-try is the bibimbab, a wholesome rice dish that consists of an assortment of vegetables, seaweed and meat. Stir in an egg and some chilli paste while the pot is still piping hot and you have a treat. For a gathering with a few friends, the Genghis Khan hotpot is both a nourishing and a social experience. 7pm The night is still young, and many wine bars and stylish night spots are only a short stroll away. Only Innside Out/Beer Garden offers outdoor seating. It is particularly nice on clear nights when the breezes are cool. On the patio of Sunning Plaza and complete with palm trees, the place feels like a vacation in Waikiki, Hawaii. The drinks list will satisfy even the most jaded bar-goer. Whole peanuts are served as snacks here and the culture is to throw the shells on the floor. There is something liberating about the experience, and it is a great way to wrap up a busy day. 10pm A workout at Phillip Wain, followed by slimming and facial treatments (see previous page, 'That's Entertainment' for a range of special offers). Midnight When it is time to go home, the taxi stop is only a minute's walk away, in front of The Lee Gardens. And so ends a perfect day - or just another day on Hysan Avenue.