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SOUL II SOUL & Louie Vega + BIG names for Dragon-i’s 12th!

Legendary Hong Kong club Dragon-i has a month long line up of big acts for their 12th anniversary celebration. The festivities began last Friday with DJ Seth Troxler and continue on Tuesday with SOUL II SOUL, Louie Vega, and Luis Quintero – and that’s just the beginning!

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What’s a Hong Kong style BBQ?

When the weather finally cools down, it’s time to get some friends together for a barbecue. But what exactly is a Hong Kong style BBQ anyway?

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Urban Outfitters arrives in H.K.

Urban Outfitters is the latest foreign retailer to set up a store in the Lab Concept space in Admiralty. With neighbors such as American Apparel and Topshop Topman, Urban Outfitters joins a cluster of other medium-priced brands focusing on young, international-minded shoppers.

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Adidas ‘Selfie Party’ at Dragon-i!

Adidas stands out from other brands in Hong Kong in part due to their savvy approach to social media. Their ‘Selfie Party‘, held at Dragon-i a few weeks ago, illustrates a superior understanding of how modern consumers use tech.

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What? A cool song about Mongkok?

Postmoderndisco, the alter-ego of Mandy Woo, created a downtempo track titled “Chasing Memories,” that begins with ambient noise taken from the busy streets of Mongkok. Even the clicking sound of H.K.’s sidewalk crossing aids for the hearing impaired, plays a role.

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The Hub moves into the penthouse at D2!

The Hub, a young fashion trade show that continues to gain momentum, celebrated their third season in a sparkling new venue. For their latest event, the organizers selected a more intimate space and packed it with brands looking for wider distribution.

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Dragon-i transformed!

To celebrate the birthday of Dragon-i founder Gilbert Yeung on Saturday night, the entire club was transformed into a 1980’s era wonderland called “Stardust”.

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The 9th Muse – a jewelry store with an attitude problem?

When The 9th Muse jewelry store first opened in 2012, it was one of those magical boutiques that made you just want to move in. The shop was literally hard to leave. The friendly owners would invite you to sit down on the couch and join them for a chat over coffee.

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Juice Tsim Sha Tsui grand opening!

The CLOT crew opened their brand new Juice Tsim Sha Tsui store with a spectacular lion dance on Thursday afternoon. Just around the corner from K-11 shopping mall, the two-floor shop is a sophisticated new addition to the neighborhood.

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NikeLab stores designed by a graffiti writer?

The new NikeLab store has a feature that will bring a smile to the face of any old-school graffiti writer. Inside the shop, which emphasizes recyclable materials, there are benches made from the very same material that N.Y.C. public school erasers were once made of.

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XXX 3rd anniversary feat. Falcons

After three years, XXX Gallery, now located in Sai Wan, is still going strong, continuing to bring interesting DJs and live music to Hong Kong. A pioneer in moving the nightlife scene beyond Central, the club has provided a home for up-and-coming talent from around the world.

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Vanessa Wong + Henry Hussey at Cat Street Gallery!

Artist Vanessa Wong’s images of human anatomy fused with popular junk food brands are at once horrifying, fun, and recognizable to anyone who has undergone a serious craving. From colorful M&M’s to instant ramen, you might think twice on your next visit to 7-11!

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Stylenanda LCX store opening!

Stylenanda, the online fashion powerhouse from Korea, has expanded to Hong Kong in a partnership with I.T, opening stores in several of the city’s most popular shopping malls. Last Friday they held a carnival to celebrate their newest shop at LCX featuring Korean models Sora Park and Minhee Jung.

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DJ Bok Bok blocked by NBA player?

What looked like a former N.B.A. player stumbled into DJ Bok Bok’s set on Thursday night, and for a time, blocked the DJ booth with his presence. If you’re over seven feet tall and three feet wide, leaning up directly on the front of the DJ booth is a party foul!

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“Priceless” work taken from Art Basel Hong Kong?

The second Art Basel Hong Kong swept into town last week, introducing the work of more than 2,000 artists and filling the city with guests from around the world. One local artist took a guerilla approach to the famous art fair, pulling a maneuver inspired by Banksy.

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Hong Kong’s, um, recycling bins, receive a new name

After years of head-scratching, sly remarks, and outright guffaws, Hong Kong’s provocatively Latin-named litter recycling bins have been given a new moniker. Patches of green tape have been placed over the offending three-letter word that made them somewhat scandalous.

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Pigalle x Nike launch rocks H.K.!

The Pigalle crew from Paris hit Hong Kong last Saturday with a demonstration of their skills on the basketball court and behind the turntables. The founder and friends, in town to launch their collaboration with Nike, headlined a 3-on-3 basketball competition and later DJed at FLY.

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Cony, Brown, LINE & the power of cute!

Those last few LINE messages you received were not in fact SPAM, but instructions on how to join a special pop-up store at Hysan Place. Much like the popularity of Angry Birds, cute characters found only in mobile apps are rapidly becoming stars in merchandising.

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Hello Kitty fans invade Causeway Bay!

A new pop-up restaurant combines two things that Hong Kong loves – Hello Kitty and Japanese food. The restaurant (which serves ramen,) is just one of many special collaborations to mark the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty.

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WHAT? There’s a Chanel surfboard?!

Chanel held an event on Tuesday night for their J12 watch series, taking over the function hall of the Asia Society. Although the main attraction was meant to be an installation of 365 small screens, what really got our attention was a Chanel surfboard!

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Tiger Curry & the camo building in Causeway Bay!

Tiger Curry, a collaboration between the chef of the popular Sushi Kuu restaurant, and the people behind Lily & Bloom, opens after Easter in Causeway Bay. The menu is based on their signature Japanese curry sauce that contains 26 different ingredients.