French Flair

A GRAND COCK­TAIL PARTY WAS HELD IN CEL­E­BRA­TION OF FRENCH NA­TIONAL DAY FOR A GROUP OF DIS­TIN­GUISHED GUESTS

Hong Kong Tatler - - Soiree -

More than 900 of Hong Kong’s Fran­cophiles gath­ered in the Bauhinia Room of the Hong Kong Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre for the an­nual French Na­tional Day cock­tail re­cep­tion—and to mark the 50th an­niver­sary of the es­tab­lish­ment of diplo­matic re­la­tions be­tween France and the Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of China. It was a beau­ti­ful af­ter­noon as the sun poured in through the floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows and guests were in good spir­its for the well-or­gan­ised sun­set-hour event.

The cock­tail party kicked off with speeches by French Con­sul Gen­eral Ar­naud Barthélémy and Hong Kong Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Le­ung Chun-ying. Both men spoke of the con­tin­u­ous growth of the French com­mu­nity in Hong Kong and stressed its dy­namic ef­fect on the realms of business and cul­ture. They raised a toast to the friend­ship be­tween Hong Kong and France—and the room roared with ap­plause. The event pro­vided a per­fect op­por­tu­nity for guests to mix and min­gle and catch up with their friends and ac­quain­tances be­fore head­ing off on their sum­mer hol­i­days. Many of Hong Kong’s big­gest names were in attendance, in­clud­ing Vic­tor and Irene Chu, Chee-chen Tung and Es­ther Ma.

IRENE CHU, ERIC FOK, VIC­TOR CHU AND TI­MOTHY FOK

BRIAN LI

PA­TRICK MA ROGER KING, ALAN CHUANG AND PEGGY LIU

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