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Precious Stone Jewelry and Kid-friendly Staycations: What's Trending Around Hong Kong

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 19 July, 2016, 5:58pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:17pm

Precious Stones 
Hong Kong jewelry designer Carmen Chan’s latest stunning collection is inspired by the roaring power of mother nature. “Topio,” meaning natural scenery in Greek, pays homage to the landscape using unconventional gems and stones such as black diamond, fossil, coral, lava stone and more. There are 11 rings and 17 earrings in the new collection, made in sterling silver of 14k gold plated silver styles.

Golden Shores
You head on a staycation with the kids, but now what? Making close quartered family time more fun, the Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel has newly designed rooms across six kid-friendly themes, like a Hong Kong tram, outer space or pirate-themed rooms. Parents can get away for a fancy meal at newly opened Gold Coast Prime Rib. The room package starts from $2,488 for one night, including breakfast and themed afternoon tea set for two adults and one child and complimentary workshop. Add $450 per additional child, with all meals and activities included. Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel, 1 Castle Peak Rd., Gold Coast, 2452-8888,

Clink Your Glasses 
New Hong Kong-based nightlife app Clink is what happens when dating app Tinder meets the wave of nightlife apps that aim to show you the best of the city. The first to launch a group matching feature, Clink allows you to bump squads, meet new people throughout the night and join together via group chat. Using Facebook, it not only allows you to expand your social circles, but the app also features a Party Map to show you where all the hottest events and gigs are happening throughout the week, which you can then suggest for your groups within the app to attend. Who knows, maybe romance could blossom out of it...
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Pink Plates
The al fresco Sunday brunches at TST’s Whisk get upgraded this summer to a full blown Flamingo Brunch for a limited period, including Moët Rosé Flamingo champagne. It’s $638 per person with free flow soft drinks and juices, and you can tack on $250 for free flow bubbly. Cheers! Aug 14, Sep 11. Whisk, 5/F, The Mira, 118 Nathan Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2368-1111

Mother Daughter Dip
Online swimwear boutique Aurein Swim has just launched in Hong Kong. Founded by entrepreneur and mother of three Angel Tsang, the swimwear line offers flexible and flattering styles for moms with bumps and post-pregnancy bodies alike, as well as matching outfits for cute mother and daughter duos who want to look stylin’ by the pool or beach. Want to try on bathing suits comfortably at home? It also offers free shipping and return policies. Every piece purchased donates $40 to Hong Kong charity Changing Young Lives Foundation, which supports the village in Shek Kip Mei where Angel’s parents grew up. One pieces start from $960, with matching daughter suits priced at $450.

Street Stretch 
New-to-town Sheung Wan boutique fitness studio Odinson offers both personal training and yoga for health buffs looking to achieve strength and flexibility, as well as inner and outer well-being. Designed in a minimalistic style, Odinson features clean and comfortable surroundings to help you focus on your practice, punched up by whimsical walls designed by local street artists Used Pencil and Wais One. Group yoga classes cover the bases of acro vinyasa, ashtanga, fly yoga, prenatal yoga and more, while trainers lead small group high-intensity workout classes such as the female-only Wonder Woman class. On the same floor as the fitness area is Mr. Green Juice, offering raw and vegan friendly post-workout eats. Monthly subscription rates for private yoga sessions, which include unlimited group classes, start from $3,600. Drop-in fitness group classes are offered at $300; monthly packages available starting from $2,000 for newcomers,

Baendit Like Beckham
Ever found it difficult to find the perfect pair of sunnies to suit your face? Claiming to be the first and only fully modular and bendable sunglasses, Baendit allows you to choose every single part of your eyewear to your liking. Each pair is made with a set of silicone, bendable nose bridge and temples which you can select yourself from an assortment of colors, to be matched with your choice of lens. Providing 100 percent UVA and UVB protection, the shades are as practical as they are stylish, allowing you to bend them into any shape to fit into small pockets or to fit against any face shape. Style combinations start from $923 (US$119), with free shipping,

Hair Flair
may be known as the futuristic vacuum cleaner experts, but they’ve just come up with a completely new product: the Supersonic hair dryer. It not only uses Dyson’s signature high pressure, focused air jet technology, but it’s also a very light and quiet device, working at an inaudible frequency to human ears. In addition, it controls temperature smartly to protect your hair from heat damage. If you’re tired of styling your hair with clunky devices or hate waking your partner up with the whir of a hair dryer, perhaps the Dyson Supersonic is one must-have you need in your hair arsenal. $3,380 from 10/F, Sogo, 555 Hennessy Rd., Causeway Bay, 2926-2300,