There’s no doubt that kids’ parties ain’t what they were like in “my day”. I remember when a party was little more than having a bunch of friends come over to run around in the backyard before departing with a party bag consisting of a slice of birthday cake and a balloon!
Times and expectations have changed, and living in Hong Kong adds another dimension to contend with. How many of us have a home with the space – or the kitchen! – to host and cater for a group of exuberant children? My personal experience, though, is that there are so many wonderful businesses offering solutions for kids’ parties that, while it may seem daunting at first, it can be remarkably stressfree! Turn to page 50 for our survival guide for your next celebration.
When it comes to my own birthday, I must admit I lean more to celebrating with fine dining than face painting these days. If you have a special occasion coming up or friends in town and you want to showcase Hong Kong, there are so many amazing restaurants to choose from that it can get overwhelming. This edition, we’ve put together a guide to some of our favourite high-end spots, which you’ll find from page 90.
Meanwhile, it’s probably no surprise, given our location in the region, that a survey found Hong Kongers to be the most frequent travellers on the planet. But did you know Singapore was among our 10 most popular destinations? My family made a trip to the Lion City earlier this year and found it a fab mix of family-friendly and foodie. If you’re thinking of the same for your next holiday, check out our round-up of places to stay from page 115.
Closer to home, don’t miss our regular Street Talk column. This edition, we shine a light on one of my absolute favourite parts of Hong Kong, Sheung Wan. We talk to an expat of many years who shares his insider secrets (page 42).
Finally, congrats to residential designer Britta Butler on her REA Interior Design Award 2018, recognising her work on a Mid-Levels apartment. Turn to page 24 and find out how to win a HK$18,000 makeover by Britta for your home.
Until next time!
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