New, Hot & Happening

New, Hot & Happening

20 September, 2016
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Tranquini was developed as a new kind of beverage to help soothe away the stress of the day and help us relax naturally. Think of it as the antithesis of the energy drink. Using a green tea extract, chamomile, lavender and lemon balm, Tranquini has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and relieve anxiety – without causing drowsiness. The lightly carbonated drink comes in three natural flavours.

The hottest new spot in Lan Kwai Fong isn’t a nightclub or a restaurant; it’s a visionary concept in entrepreneurial incubation, providing a membership-based platform for startups and entrepreneurs to connect, learn, work, and support each other. It all happens in a huge, airy space on the 21st floor of the swanky new California Tower, with floor-to-ceiling windows, excellent coffee, comfy sofas, and a constant buzz of innovation. We likey!

This time of year is a bounty of seasonal local veg, and with the days getting longer it’s a perfect time to plan out some gorgeous at-home meals. Get creative with the menu – every delivery is a surprise! – with Eat Fresh local organic veggie bags delivered right to your door. They offer special selections for babies and toddlers as well as for juicing and detoxing, and you can go gor a one-off or save cash with a subscription. Ask about their cooler-bag recycling and food waste collection programmes – they’ll actually return your organic food waste to their farmers for composting!

We are in love with the new Ajei collection from Niin; inspired by the name for ‘my heart’ in the Navajo language, it features feather motifs representing freedom and lightness of heart, with rose quartz, blue lace agate, ethically sourced mother of pearl, raw penshell, driftwood and metals. The collection was developed during founder Jeanine Hsu’s passage into motherhood, and each piece tells a story of love, healing and acceptance.

You deserve to be pampered, and this is they way to do it. Every treatment at Bliss Spa in the swank W Hotel includes use of a decadent suite with steam, sauna, bubbly-hot vitality pool and ‘experience shower’, but also – access to the highest outdoor swimming pool in Hong Kong! How can you say no to that? Can’t decide what treatment to book? We went for the Infusion Youth Firming Body Treatment, which targets cellulite painlessly, so we could shimmy out onto the chic Wet Deck and show off our newly toned thighs poolside!

Snacking just became a little healthier! Chewswize offers a weekly delivery of yummy savoury and sweet nibbles to your office or home, from popcorn to nuts and premium dried fruits. With dozens of flavours, you can tailor to your liking by giving feedback on your favourites! Best part? They contain zero palm oil, artificial coloring, preservatives, trans fats, or high fructose corn syrup.

Need a quick bite but don't have the time to wait? The newly-opened MANNA! Express in Central is for you and the many busy Centralites and office workers. Like its sister restaurant down the road, everything here is made with fresh ingredients with vegan, raw, and gluten-free options are available, but MANA! Express is different! You can pre-order your food through the website or by phone, ready to pick up at your convenience! Now that really is fabulous fresh fast food!

We all love seafood, but face issues of declining fish stocks and rising demand. This new website is designed to be an information platform about sustainable seafood, for consumers in Hong Kong who want to make sure there will still be fish around for their children and grandchildren. Find out which restaurants and supermarkets have sustainable seafood, what labels to look for when shopping or dining out, and what seafood you should be eating or avoiding.
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Our team is impressed with this unique, simple product. Restore is a unique mineral concentrate formula that rapidly corrects the symptoms of cellular dehydration – especially for those who drink coffee, alcohol and lead a hectic lifestyle. It also helps eliminate toxins and increase your energy level. With no sugar or synthetic chemicals, just mix some into your water every day for a healthier body.

Spending the summer in Hong Kong may mean fun in the sun, but with increased time outdoors comes more exposure to harmful UV rays. The Hong Kong Cancer Fund is launching a brilliant new campaign to remind our families and us how to stay safe while enjoying those golden rays. Stay SunSmart by remembering to ‘Slip, Slop, Slap, Slide and Seek’! Taking the time to protect against skin cancer and monitor your body for early signs of melanoma could save your life.

We all want the best for our planet. If we start with the little things we use day-to day, how much positive impact could we have? Take the classic coffee cup. Most coffee cups are lined with oil-based plastic, which is a non-renewable resource. Making the plastic also contributes to climate change – a lot of damage for something we briefly use and throw away! Vegware's award-winning compostable packaging is made from plants, not plastic, so it’s eco friendly from start to finish while still managing to be strong, practical and stylish. And it’s not just coffee cups. Vegware makes 250+ food service disposables for every meal imaginable. You can also have them custom printed with your brand logos and designs. Little things add up to make a huge difference in tackling climate change. Why not start with your morning coffee?

Don’t let them see you sweat – instead, grab a cold brew at the best-kept secret in town (until now), the happy hour at Above! This artsy, edgy rooftop bar is perched atop Ovolo South Side, and from Monday to Friday 5pm-9pm you can enjoy freeflow booze and light bites while watching the sun set behind the hills. Hot tip: don’t miss the all-you-can-eat mac’n’cheese station!

By: Ecozine Staff


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