Zevs In Hong Kong

French urban artist Zevs has a must-see show at art statements gallery, opening in Hong Kong Thursday, July 16th. The artist arrived earlier to create a series of paintings of LV and Chanel dripping logos on lacquer in collaboration with local craftsmen. Additionally, he made a series of ceramics and paintings on metal. All these … Continued

LP Luxury Properties Mag Awarded for Excellence

Our friends at LP Luxury Properties Magazine celebrated their third anniversary in HongKong recently and it seems they have now something else to celebrate : ) After just three years in print, they have won a Silver Medal ranking in Marketing Magazine Media Ranking Survey 2009, falling second to Times but edging past Forbes in … Continued

Shanghai Tang Opens New Flagship in Hong Kong

China’s first International luxury brand, Shanghai Tang has opened its Kowloon flagship store in the former Marine Police Headquarters, one of the oldest surviving government buildings in HongKong. Fusing current design concepts with innovative Chinese-inspired elements, Shanghai Tang offers ready-to-wear for women, men and children, as well as accessories and home ware.

LP Luxury Properties celebrates its 3rd Anniversary

LP – Luxury Properties Magazine celebrated its third anniversary at Andante and Louvre Gallery in HongKong. The evening started off with modern dance and private photo shoots with Maboussin. Over 250 VIPS turned up and every glass of Grey Goose’s Lychee Martini and Dewar’s Whiskey.

2009 French Chamber SME Awards in Hong Kong

The French Chamber presented its second SME Awards during the Chamber’s Annual Gala dinner which took place on May 22, at the Grand Hyatt. Originally created by Christine Lagarde, French Minister for the Economy, Industry and Employment, the SME Awards aim to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit and development of SMEs created by French entrepreneurs in … Continued

Tokyo Now World’s Most Expensive Office Market

Tokyo’s Inner Central District overtook London’s West End to become the most expensive office location in the World – with an occupancy cost of $183 per sq. ft. – according to the CB Richard Ellis global office cost survey. Moscow, Hong Kong’s central business district and Tokyo’s outer central district were in third, fourth and … Continued

A Christie’s Record for a Chinese Oil

A painting by Chinese artist Sanyu fetched a record HK$42.1 ($5.4 million) at a Hong Kong auction as bidders fought for lots, betting that the worst of Asia’s art-market slump is over. Of the 38 lots offered last week at Christie’s International’s top selection of Asian art, 34 sold, raising a combined HK$181.7 million, according … Continued

Noah’s ark opens in Hong Kong

“Evangelical Chinese billionaires have created the world’s first biblically proportioned Noah’s Ark which opened this week in Hong Kong. The Noah’s Ark at Ma Wan Park in Hong Kong is a tourist attraction built by the Kwok brothers (pictured below), who are behind Hong Kong’s largest real estate developer Sun Hung Kai Properties.” The message … Continued

The Most Expensive Private Club in the World?

A Hong Kong-based company is offering memberships in what is billed as the world’s most expensive private club for $15.2 million apiece. Only 100 Charter Corporate Platinum Memberships in the Richman’s IMC (International Millionaire’s Club) will be available worldwide, good for 30 years. The club, to be known as Richmans IMC (for International Millionaire’s Club), … Continued

Louis Vuitton – A Passion for Creation in Hong Kong

A symbol of French elegance and savoirvivre, Louis Vuitton has maintained close links with the art world for more than 150 years. As pioneers of the art of travel, Louis Vuitton and his successors have forged a strong relationship between traditional know-how and contemporary design. The arrival of Marc Jacobs as artistic director in 1997 … Continued

Cullinan Blue Diamond Is Now “Star of Josephine”

The Hong Kong collector who bought Cullinan’s blue diamond has named it the ‘Star of Josephine’, Petra Diamonds said on Tuesday. The flawless cushion shaped diamond, weighing 7.03 carats was purchased by Hong Kong collector Joseph Lau Luen-Hung on 12 May. “Mr Lau bought the diamond for HK$74-million (US$9.48-million) and he has already exercised his … Continued

AsiaSpa’s sixth anniversary party

AsiaSpa’s sixth anniversary party was nothing less than a celebratory occasion, held at the hottest Hong Kong spot – Prive. More than 250 turned up in white and gold for the Grecian-themed event. Guests were greeted by flutes of bubbly and models in Greek garb. The magazine’s Editor-in-Chief made a speech in honour of the … Continued

VOILA releases the “Oriental Breeze” collection

For those who may not be aware of Voila, it’s a Hong Kong based jewelry watch brand that uses Swiss quartz movements. The House of VOILA premiered its “Oriental Breeze” collection at the Soiree Orientale at Baselworld. The collection is a delicate work of wrist-art depicting the cultural relics of the Orient. It takes inspiration … Continued

New Record Set For Champagne At HK Auction

Last weekend at Acker Merrall & Condit’s first Hong Kong auction of 2009, a 1928 Krug set a new world record for the most expensive bottle of Champagne sold at auction. The 75cl bottle, from the Krug Collection range (the library collection of the renowned Reims Champagne house), fetched 164,560 Hong Kong dollars ($21,100 USD) … Continued

Monaco Tops London as World’s Most Expensive Real Estate Market

London has been pushed off its top spot by Monaco as the most expensive place to buy residential property, with the UK capital and surrounding counties suffering some of the biggest price falls in the world. Monaco, where prime property is being sold for €50,000 ($68,000) per sq m (your average 1,500 square foot apartment … Continued

Old Japanese Tortoiseshell Box Up For Auction

An 8th-century tortoiseshell vanity box, said to be a gift from the Tang Dynasty palace to Japan’s Emperor Shomu, will be auctioned in Hong Kong and may fetch more than HK$40 million ($5 million). The octagonal box, measuring 35.6 centimeters across and embedded with mother-of-pearl and amber in shapes of flowers, is the highlight of … Continued

Rock Candy for Valentine’s Day

For 2009 Valentine’s Day, Rock Candy, a Hong Kong’s multi-discipline brand name specializing in fashion jewelery, has presented a lovely collection full of color, imagination and originality. Using the finest of materials, Rock Candy creates glamour and chic pendants, like sweet Mr. Robbotto, his 18k gold iconic dolly with sapphires and diamonds, a jewel for … Continued

101-carat diamond gets its name

The rare, 101.27-carat diamond sold at Christie’s spring 2008 Hong Kong auction is now known as “The Shizuka Diamond,” Christie’s announced on Thursday. The giant stone’s owner selected the name as a gift for his wife of 16 years. The Shizuka diamond netted $6.2 million at “Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale” in May 2008 and … Continued

Roka: Best Japanese Restaurant in Hong Kong

Fire up your senses at Roka, a trendy restaurant in Hong Kong serving delicious modern Japanese cuisine. This is not your typical Japanese restaurant: I have eaten at Roka several times and have loved it each time ! I must say it is one of the best restaurants I have visited (in Hong Kong) and … Continued

Action Asia Party in Hong Kong

Action Asia is one of my favourite magazine – they are actually the Asia’s first adventure travel magazine – and they have recently held a big party in Hong Kong. The magazine is dedicated to bringing you the very latest on the most unusual and interesting destinations from Asia, and the most exciting things to … Continued