In the Pink

THE PENIN­SULA HONG KONG’S PINK TIE GALA

Hong Kong Tatler - - Faces -

Pink was def­i­nitely the or­der of the day when the grande dame of Hong Kong hos­pi­tal­ity hosted its in­au­gu­ral Pink Tie Gala to raise funds for the Hong Kong Hered­i­tary Breast Can­cer Fam­ily Registry. Guests, all wear­ing a touch of pink, were greeted with a blushed bev­er­age on ar­rival—per­ri­er­jouët Bla­son Rosé Cham­pagne—be­fore em­cee Michael Wong, look­ing dapper in tails, kicked off pro­ceed­ings (one of the night’s raf­fle prizes was a he­li­copter trip around Hong Kong pi­loted by Michael). As guests tucked into a four-course meal, Ava Kwong, the chair­man of the registry, gave a speech about the im­por­tance of test­ing in pre­vent­ing hered­i­tary breast can­cer. Some won­der­ful items went un­der the gavel dur­ing the live auc­tion, in­clud­ing a two-day ex­pe­ri­ence at L’ecole Van Cleef & Ar­pels and a tour of a high jew­ellery ate­lier, a pri­vate visit to the Colos­seum in Rome with an ar­chae­ol­o­gist, madeto-or­der men’s driv­ing shoes from Tod’s and some beau­ti­ful paint­ings. Michael re­turned to the stage af­ter the auc­tion to per­form a se­ries of swing hits be­fore the live band took over.

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