ON POINTE

The Hong Kong Bal­let Ball dances its way back to cen­tre stage in its fourth decade of glitz and glam­our

Hong Kong Tatler - - Concierge -

n Fe­bru­ary 17, 360 VIP guests—dressed in mono­chrome as per the black-and-white theme—will de­scend on the ball­room of the Grand Hy­att for the Hong Kong Bal­let Ball, the 32nd edi­tion of the gala event. As well as the cock­tail re­cep­tion and lav­ish four-course din­ner—all washed down with lash­ings of Per­rier-jouët Cham­pagne— guests will be en­ter­tained by a chil­dren’s per­for­mance of Waltz of the Flow­ers, dances from Swan Lake, live and silent auc­tions, and even a pole-danc­ing per­for­mance by bal­le­rina Vanessa Nok-sze Lai, be­fore tak­ing to the dance­floor them­selves to swing into the early hours. Along­side co-chairs Daisy Ho, Mira Yeh and Jan­ice Chan-choy will sit es­teemed com­mit­tee mem­bers, in­clud­ing Maya Lin, Peter Che­ung, Adri­enne Hui, Ali­cia Ku and Wendy Law. All funds raised will go to bal­let com­pany ini­tia­tives. hk­bal­let.com FOOD FOR THOUGHT All she wanted was a Cartier di­a­mond neck­lace. Peek­ing into his home of­fice on Christ­mas Eve, she saw a red Cartier box and could hardly con­tain her ex­cite­ment. Her face dropped, how­ever, when she un­wrapped a Chanel hand­bag on Christ­mas Day. Who was the Cartier for, she’s won­der­ing?

FOR­BID­DEN LOVE

This un­mar­ried chap has had his sights set on a woman most men could only dream of dat­ing. He spent half of 2016 try­ing to gain en­trée to her in­ner cir­cle, fly­ing around the world in the hope of be­ing no­ticed. The only prob­lem? She se­cretly plays for the other team.

FANCY FOOT­WORK Mem­bers of the or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee at the 2015 Hong Kong Bal­let Ball LOST CAUSE De­spite end­less at­tempts to get him to tone it down, one party hound wasn’t in­ter­ested in giv­ing up the booze and the babes. He’s now “help­ing de­velop the fam­ily busi­ness in Main­land China”—but we know the real rea­son he’s no longer in Hong Kong is that his par­ents fear his be­hav­iour will tar­nish the fam­ily’s im­age.

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