The buzz: Stalwart spa favorite Iyara has opened a third location, this time bringing its pampering services to the lucky folks in the Mid-Levels. With a bakery, art gallery and now a spa, Prince’s Terrace is becoming quite the escalator hot spot.
The buzz: Caty is an accessories boutique on Caine Road that stocks mostly American accessories brands, many of which do not have their own outlets in the city. It was opened by Taiwan-born Chienie Tsai, who used to work for Dior and big Italian fashion brands before opening her own business. She also has plans to eventually open more branches.
The English Speaking Members Department of the Hong Kong YWCA has been a source of courses and information to expats and local English speakers for over 60 years. The Y offers over 1,000 different courses, talks, outings and events annually including digital photography, languages, and arts and crafts, so you’re bound to find something to nurture a career change idea. Alternatively, if you have an idea for a course, talk, seminar or workshop then contact the Y as they’re recruiting passionate people to share their skills and experience.
Milky Cow joins Hong Kong's growing list of frozen yoghurt shops. With new flavours every week and an array of toppings including fresh fruit, cereals, chocolate and candy - Milky Cow is sure to curb your froyo cravings. Milky Cow regulars recommend the mango swirl froyo, mochi and cereal toppings and the blueberry sauce.
Jack’s Pizzeria strives to provide authentic Italian pizza and pasta, importing fresh ingredients from the US and Italy. The menu includes an extensive variety of salads, pastas and pizzas. Along with the basic Italian dishes, Jack’s Pizzeria takes an Asian twist on pizza with their special pizza alla tandoori. This pizza is topped with freshly grilled tandoori chicken, Indian spices, red onion, bell pepper and fresh mozzarella.
S & I Bagels is a new takeaway (there are two or three little tables if you're looking to sit down) spot in Mid-levels West offering a wide range of bagels and cream cheeses as well as bagel sandwiches, shakes, soups, salads, cakes and cookies (upon one visit, we found them selling Filipino favorite Polvoron). Based on New York-style bagel joints, S & I freshly bakes a variation of bagels including your standard plain, poppy seed and onion bagels as well signature styles such as honey and grain, cinnamon raisin, and a cheese and jalap
Join the Friends of Chung Ying for discounts on the company's theater tickets, books and other merchandise, and to rent rehearsal rooms. Members gather for festival celebrations and camping trips, and to watch rehearsals and private performances. Most performances and activities are conducted in Cantonese. Its English website is under construction.
Caritas offers assistance in the areas of education, social work, medical care, community development and hospitality. It runs hostels, community centers, counseling centers, blood hospitals and services for the elderly, to name a few. To donate, call the listed number and have monthly payment forms sent over by email or fax. The charity also holds a number of fundraising bazaars, so check out the website to see when you can next pop in to buy a raffle ticket or two.