Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong Launches The Mandarin Flower Shop Online

As experts in creating beautiful moments, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong launches a digital experience of The Mandarin Flower Shop where guests can order online an array of distinctive floral bouquets and exclusive gifts.

Offering an online floral service, French designer Cedric Amani creates stylish bouquets by adding a personal touch to delight and surprise every arrangement. Using only the highest quality of fresh flowers from around the world, a wide selection of floral arrangements is available to create the perfect heartfelt expression for every occasion. In addition, guests can choose to elevate the experience with a range of gifts to accompany their blooming bouquet. With convenience in mind, all handcrafted flower arrangements are available to be picked up at the hotel or delivered anywhere in the city.

Visit The Mandarin Flower Shop online at moflowers.mandarinorientalshop.com.

For enquiries, please contact The Mandarin Flower Shop at +852 2825 4019 or email mohkg-retailservices@mohg.com.

 

Michael Kors debuts the new fragrance campaign

Transporting jet-setters to the distant shores of an idyllic locale, Michael Kors debuts the new fragrance campaign starring international supermodel Gigi Hadid. Launching Summer 2019, the newest Michael Kors Wonderlust creative is a blue-skied, sun-kissed dream brought to life by Gigi as she indulges in the magic of paradise and its endless possibilities.

“Michael Kors Wonderlust is a vacation in a bottle,” says Hadid. “The fragrance is an escape — a little luxury that takes you away. I love the floral notes and the versatility, it carries me from a day at the beach to a night out with friends.”  

Inspired by Michael Kors’ jet-set aesthetic and Gigi’s own adventurous spirit, the campaign, shot by Inez & Vinoodh in Turks and Caicos, sees Hadid living in the moment and finding exactly what she craves during an exotic escape. Michael Kors Wonderlust is an oriental gourmand fragrance that captures an infinite desire for adventure.

A blend of luxurious blossoms mingled with delectably spiced notes charts a course to far-off destinations, instantly transporting you with each ingredient. Comprising a high concentration of essences, the eau de parfum is a fragrant everyday escape to fuel never-ending exploration.

TOP NOTES: Almond Milk Accord, Italian Bergamot, Sicilian Mandarin, Pink Pepper
MID NOTES: Dianthus, Jasmine Grandiflorum Absolute, Jasmine Sambac Absolute, Heliotrope
DRY NOTES: Sandalwood Sri Lanka, Cashmeran, Benzoin Siam

The Langham Hotels & Resorts | Mid-Autumn Festival

In celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival and family reunions, The Langham Hotels & Resorts offers an exquisite selection of delicate signature mooncakes encased in an elegant Langham box adorned with illustrations of delicate lotus flowers in bloom.

A regal and graceful flower favoured by the Chinese, the lotus flower is a timeless symbol of fidelity and purity. The flower is also edible and used in many culinary recipes. Its flavour is especially appealing in Chinese desserts and the seed of the lotus flower is used for the traditional and all-time favourite lotus seed paste mooncakes.

The classic Mini Custard with Egg Yolk Mooncake is a Langham signature, and the recipe is perfected by the group’s master chefs and a crowd favourite over the years. Another perennial   choice for family reunions or as a Mid-Autumn gift is the Deluxe Mini Mooncake Assortment, a premium collection of classic and modern flavours. Featuring the Custard with Egg Yolk and Kumquat which is best paired with the traditional Shoumei tea, the fruit Dianhong tea enhances the Red Bean Paste with Mandarin Peel and the traditional White Lotus Seed Paste with Egg Yolk.

Currently available for sale at T’ang Court until 10 September and Ming Court until 12 September, The Langham mooncakes are available in two different variations.

Mooncake Quantity in Sets Price
Mini Custard with Egg Yolk Mooncake Six mini mooncakes HKD428
Deluxe Mini Mooncake Assortment (Custard with Egg Yolk and Kumquat, Red Bean Paste with Mandarin Peel,  White Lotus Seed Paste with Egg Yolk) Six mini mooncakes HKD428

For more information and online bookings, visit www.langhammooncake.com/en. Guests may also contact the restaurants and hotels directly at the following locations:

Restaurant Address Contact Details
T’ang Court Level 1, The Langham, Hong Kong

8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

T (852) 2132 7898

F (852) 2132 7680

tlhkg.festival@langhamhotels.com

Ming Court Level L, Cordis, Hong Kong

555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon

 

T (852) 3552 3301

F (852) 3552 3239

cdhkg.festival@cordishotels.com

 

This is Salvatore Ferragamo’s Place boxy Pop-up at Pacific Place | 15 – 21 July

Rooted in its superior craftsmanship, creativity and innovation, Salvatore Ferragamo’s new signature boxyz bag has become the new essential cherished by every modern woman. To coincide with Pacific Place’s 30th Anniversary celebrations, THIS IS SALVATORE FERRAGAMO’S PLACE – a boxyz themed pop up workshop will be opened on Level L1, Pacific Place from 15 – 21 July 2019, inviting public to immerse themselves in the world of Italian style and creativity through the new boxyz collection and handicrafts.
 
In addition to the latest spring summer boxyz bag collection, limited editions featuring peony and waterlily prints will also be displayed at THIS IS SALVATORE FERRAGAMO’S PLACE. The handicraft workshop consists of origami and coloring activities. Specially designed by Hong Kong origami artist, the boxyz inspired origami paper can be folded into a mini, true to life boxyz bag; participants can adorn their boxyz bags with different decorations for a personal touch; the elegant peony print is transformed into coloring cards, awaiting participants to bring them to life with their creativity and plentiful colors.
About THIS IS SALVATORE FERRAGAMO’S PLACE
AddressLevel L1, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
Dates15 21 July, 2019
Opening hours of THIS IS SALVATORE FERRAGAMO’S PLACE: 10am – 8pm
 
*Handicraft workshop is only available for pre-registered participants; registration is now open on Pacific Place website. For workshop schedule, please refer to the Pacific Place website
Link to Pacific Place website: workshop.pacificplace.com.hk

NESPRESSO Limited Edtion Ice Coffees

Azure blue waters, endless sunny skies and days that go on long after the baking sun has gone down – the Australian summer is the inspiration behind the latest iced coffee offering from Nespresso. This year, Nespresso coffee experts have created two new coffee blends that go perfectly with ice, and have concocted two delightful recipes, transporting you to the Australian coast for a refreshingly tasty travel experience – minus the jet lag!

This summer, two new delicious limited edition iced coffees to choose from are the Long Black Over Ice, and the Flat White Over Ice. Each with a super simple three-step recipe means you can chill with your iced coffee in no time and keep cool all summer long.

For a relaxing lunch break or a post-work chill-out, try the Long Black Over Ice – a combination of South American and East African coffees known for their fresh, fruity and floral aromatics which have been lightly roasted to keep the vibrant aromas intact. Start with ice and sparkling water and extract your coffee over the top for a full-bodied iced coffee with a refreshing kick.

Or, go for a more indulgent iced beverage for a laid-back weekend with the Flat White Over Ice – a blend of darker roasted coffees with bold spice notes. Pour milk over ice and finish with a shot of espresso to get that smooth, creamy texture with rich aromatics and an intense yet full-bodied finish.

SLEEVE PACKS TO CHILL OUT THIS SUMMER —Iced Australian Summer

 5-sleeve Intense Pack HK$ 230 / 5-sleeve Mild Pack HK$ 232

Priced at HK$67 per sleeve (10 capsules) the Nespresso Limited Edition Iced Coffees will be available from 15 July 2019 at Nespresso in Hong Kong until stocks last. Get your sleeves at Nespresso Boutiques, online at www.nespresso.com or via the 24-hour hotline (8101 1007).

LIMITED EDITION ICED COFFEE ACCESSORIES

To complete your perfect iced coffee experience at home, check out the new Nespresso iced coffee accessories – including the signature ice cube tray and a new aluminium coaster set, or enjoy your refreshing iced coffee recipes on-the-go with Nespresso Nomad Bottle – gifted upon purchase of selected coffee sleeves. 

Indulge in the Mid-Autumn Festival with Dynasty Intriguing Mooncakes

Enjoy the reunion time to the fullest with Dynasty’s exquisite collection of delicate mooncakes in this Mid-Autumn Festival. Discover our indigenous Mini White Lotus Seed Paste and Salted Egg Yolk Mooncakes, intriguing Mini Pandan Paste and Salted Egg Yolk Mooncakes as well as exotic and limited Mini Musang King Durian Mooncakes. The newly-introduced Dynasty Signature Mini Mooncakes is another highlight for you to savour two flavours in one box. Share the indulging festive treats that are crafted meticulously by Dynasty’s chefs with family and friends!

 

Mini Musang King Durian Mooncakes

This year, our chefs introduce Mini Musang King Durian Mooncakes for the first time to further elevate the widely popular durian mooncakes, bringing unexpected delight to your palate. Originated from Malaysia, Musang King Durian is one of the most sought-after species by durian lovers, which is known for its rich and bittersweet flavours with creamy texture. The flavourful and silky Musang King Durian filling with the irresistible buttery crust will surely conquer Durian fans’ heart. There’s no better time to spoil your loved ones with the divine “Mini Musang King Durian Mooncakes” while appreciating the full moon! This intriguing flavour is limited to 300 boxes only. Be sure not to miss it!

 

Dynasty Signature Mini Mooncakes

Savour two different sensations with the newly-launched “Dynasty Signature Mini Mooncakes”, which include 3 pieces of “Mini White Lotus Seed Paste and Salted Egg Yolk Mooncakes” and 3 pieces of “Mini Pandan Paste and Salted Egg Yolk Mooncakes” per box to satisfy your crave in exploring different flavours.

 

For those who prefer indigenous flavour, enjoy the traditional “Mini White Lotus Seed Paste and Salted Egg Yolk Mooncakes” with smooth lotus seed paste and fine salted egg yolks that offer an authentic mooncake sensation. Foodies who like light-flavoured mooncakes can go for “Mini Pandan Paste and Salted Egg Yolk Mooncakes” that showcase the refreshing pandan aroma and match well with the luscious egg yolks impeccably, bringing you an unforgettable surprise at every single bite.

 

Mini White Lotus Seed Paste and Salted Egg Yolk Mooncakes (6 pieces) and Mini Pandan Paste and Salted Egg Yolk Mooncakes (6 pieces) are priced at HK$ 298 per box. Dynasty Signature Mini Mooncakes (3 pieces of Mini White Lotus Seed Paste and Salted Egg Yolk Mooncakes and 3 pieces of Mini Pandan Paste and Salted Egg Yolk Mooncakes) are priced at HK$ 308 per box. Mini Musang King Durian Mooncakes (6 pieces) are priced at HK$ 388 per box.

 

Order from 1 July 2019 to exclusively enjoy various early bird and bulk purchase discounts as follow (not applicable to Mini Musang King Durian Mooncakes):

 

Quantity Early Bird Offer

(From 1 July till 18 August 2019)

Discount
5 – 49 boxes N/A 15% off
50 – 99 boxes 25% off 20% off
100 or more boxes 35% off 25% off

 

Mooncakes can be collected from 12 August to 11 September 2019 at Dynasty*. Free delivery service will be arranged for any purchase of 50 boxes or above. The service is applicable to one destination on either Hong Kong Island or Kowloon District. Please place your mooncake orders two days in advance.

 

For orders and enquiries, please contact Dynasty at (852) 2802 8888.

 

*”Mini Musang King Durian Mooncakes” can only be picked up from 7 to 11 September 2019.

 

Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong

1 Harbour Road, Wanchai

T: (852) 2802 8888

Aveda and Stella McCartney

Aveda and Stella McCartney Together Demonstrate the Power of  Activism for the Future of our Planet at Milan Fashion Week

Aveda Global Creative Director Antoinette Beenders used cruelty-free, vegan products to create beautiful, effortless looks for Stella McCartney’s Womens & Mens Spring 2020 Presentation

Global leaders in eco-luxury, Aveda and Stella McCartney, today demonstrated the spirit of positive change at Stella McCartney’s Womens & Mens Spring 2020 Presentation in Milan, Italy. The presentation was inspired by author and environmentalist Jonathan Safran Foer’s upcoming novel “We Are the Weather” which discusses the small sacrifices that can have a significant impact on our environment, which closely aligns with the environmental missions of both Aveda and Stella McCartney.

The presentation sent a “defiant message of activism” encouraging guests to take a stand to make a change to protect the future of our planet. The collection included phrases from Jonathan’s book, incorporating message of love and sustainability which were embroidered into the clothing, worn as tattoos on the models and even painted on the faces of some of the models for the presentation.

 

Aveda’s SVP Global Creative Director Antoinette Beenders led a team of Global Aveda Artists to create the hair look for the presentation using cruelty-free, vegan products that were manufactured using 100% wind power.1 “We really wanted each model’s natural, individual beauty to come through, so each look for tonight’s show was different,” Antoinette said. “I’m really proud of the fact that we created these beautiful looks with naturally-derived, vegan products. It’s a reflection of our mission to care for the world we live in, without sacrificing the performance of the products that we use.”

Lord Stow’s Bakery Brings Famed Portuguese Egg Tarts to Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is set to excite gastronomes by presenting an exclusive pop-up of Lord Stow’s Bakery from 1 July until 1 October 2019. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the legendary bakery will offer its famed Lord Stow’s Egg Tarts that make the perfect treat for guests on the go.

 

During a trip to Portugal in the mid-1980s, Andrew (Lord) Stow had become familiar with their popular Pasteis de Nata which is a type of egg tart that originated in the Belém district of Lisbon centuries ago. He was inspired to create his own recipe as part of his product range when he opened Lord Stow’s Bakery on Coloane Island, Macau in 1989.

 

Today, guests are lured from across the region for its artisan pastries, bakery products, and in particular, the renowned Lord Stow’s Egg Tart.  Now an edible icon of Macau, over 21,000 of these little pieces of heaven are baked daily by Lord Stow’s. Exclusively available in Hong Kong, all Lord Stow’s Egg Tarts from the pop-up follow the same secret recipe where each pastry shell is hand-turned at Lord Stow’s Macau and then freshly baked on-site daily at the hotel. Guests will have the same sensational balanced consistency of the delicious custard filling and flaky pastry crust.

 

Available from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. daily in the hotel’s east lobby, Lord Stow’s Egg Tarts are priced at HKD 20 each. To complement the delicate pastries, freshly brewed Illy Coffee will also be on offer for takeaway at an additional cost.

 

For more information and reservations, please call +852 2825 4000 or email mohkg-restaurants@mohg.com.

Dusit Gold, to cover stays with Elite Havens in Asia

Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has expanded the reach of its guest recognition programme, Dusit Gold, to cover stays at luxury villas under the management of Elite Havens, the leading provider of high-end vacation rentals in Asia – including up to 15% exclusive discount on best available rates.

 

Acquired by Dusit in September 2018, Elite Havens performs integrated marketing, reservations, concierge and management services for a network of more than 250 fully staffed luxury villas across Bali, Phuket, Koh Samui, Lombok, Sri Lanka, Japan and the Maldives. Bespoke villas, curated spaces, exotic sought-after locations, and high levels of personal service from gourmet chefs and professional butlers are hallmarks of the Elite Havens experience.

 

Dusit Gold is Dusit’s guest recognition programme designed to reward frequent guests at participating Dusit properties worldwide. Key programme features include free enrollment, instant rewards, priority reservations, exclusive room rates, dining credit, retail discounts, and more. With no card to carry and no points to track, the programme is simple to follow, and members can quickly progress through the three tiers of membership based simply on the frequency of their stays.

 

Discounts on best available rates will be offered to Dusit Gold members staying at Elite Havens (including 10% off for Premier and Executive members, and 15% off for Elite members). Other benefits include an Instant Delight Reward for guests upon arrival, discounted spa services, late check-outs, complimentary breakfasts, welcome amenities and preferred partners offers. Members will also be able to accumulate nights/stays that will edge them further towards the next membership level and more exclusive benefits.

 

For more information about Dusit Gold, please visit: www.dusitgold.com