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Things to do in Hong Kong this April 2021

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Howdy, Easter long weekend. We’ve been sitting pretty, waiting with bated breath for your sweet, sweet arrival. If your impending five days off are not yet booked and busy, we’ll hand off this running docket of activities for your consideration. Things to do! People to see! Eggs to find! Beaches to revisit!

If Easter activities — beyond the typical chowing down of ganache-filled eggs — are your cup of tea…

K11 MUSEA’s The Great Egg Hunt

When: 2 – 11 April

Hidden across all ten floors of the retail destination are Easter eggs, with hints given out by the mall’s new squad of smart robots from the K11 HK mobile app. It’s not sweet chocolatey delights, however; 100,000 K Dollars are on the line at K11 MUSEA this Easter.

As you course through the mall for your Easter eggs, make a stop at the Bohemian Garden for a stunning display by local artists Graphic Airlines, ZOIE LAM and toballki. Each artist’s hand-painted, larger-than-life Easter egg installations are beautiful photo-ops; even more so with the knowledge that K11 MUSEA has committed to donating to Make-A-Wish Foundation for every social post shared featuring these works of art.

For specific guidelines, instructions and ways to participate in K11 MUSEA’s The Great Egg Hunt, click here.

K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 3892 3890

If you’re looking to treat your favourite furry friend…

Eaton HK’s #EATSTAYWATCH Doggy Staycation

When: 10 April

We’ve treated ourselves to staycations galore in lieu of a true vacation to somewhere warm, sunny and tropical; your good boys (and girls!) deserve the same five-star treatment.

Eaton HK’s dog-friendly programme — in partnership with Paws United Charity (PUC) — features a special screening of ‘Stray’, which delves into the life of one of Istanbul’s most famous stray dogs. Ticket bookings for you and your pet can be made here.

For the most pampered of pooches, Eaton HK’s pet-friendly rooms (from HK$1,500 per night, with complimentary Buddy Bites dog food, a plush dog bed, toys and feeding bowls included) are up for grabs here.

Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Hong Kong, + 852 2710 1828

Ocean Park’s The Woof & Wags Doggo Party

When: Through 6 April

For the first time in the park’s history, the Grand Aquarium — home to 5,000 fish from over 400 species — will be open to visitors of the canine variety.

During the event, visit the SmartFIT Playground for dog-friendly activities and Aqua City for lessons on animal training and general pet care.

Ticket prices start at HK$400.

Ocean Park Hong Kong, 180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, +852 3923 2323

If you’re yearning for an outdoorsy adventure…

The best beaches in Hong Kong

No matter your intentions — a simple, sun-drenched day with toes dug into white sand, or an adventure-packed day of surfing and wake-boarding and stand-up paddle-boarding — there is a myriad of beaches in Hong Kong to choose from.

If you’re in the mood for some retail therapy…

Nike’s newest brick-and-mortar opens in Harbour City

sneaker-clad Nike — the Greek goddess of victory and namesake of the sportswear juggernaut — is a stunning mainstay fixture at Harbour City’s newest two-storey brick-and-mortar. The store experience was designed with the female customer in mind.

NIKE Harbour City, Shop 3210, Level 3 & Shop 4103, Level 4, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2118 8666

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Henry Jacques opens its first stand-alone boutique in Elements mall

Hailing as the third stand-alone boutique in Asia, Henry Jacques is a haven for exclusive fragrances. Christophe Tollemer, the Maison’s artistic director and long-time family friend, has transformed the space into an enchanting parfumerie that echoes iconic Parisian apartments where objects and art blend seamless into one, each telling a story of timeless charm.

Henry Jacques Hong Kong Boutique, Shop 2036A, 2/F, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2466 1688

If your taste buds are in need of a little invigoration; a little inspiration…

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LMO Freshly Baked by Richard Ekkebus is back!

When: Through June

“We are excited to bring LMO Freshly Baked by Richard Ekkebus 2.0 back to Landmark after an incredible encore received over the past months. The team will return with a broader and even fresher selection presented in exclusive, unique and bespoke packaging,” said chef Richard.

LMO Freshly-Baked by Richard Ekkebus 2.0 pop-up, Shop 350, 3/F, Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

Zuma and Quinary’s new collaborative cocktail journey is a juggling act

When: 7 – 30 April

Between Zuma’s bar manager Lorenzo Coppola and Quinary’s founder Antonio Lai, a selection of four newly-created, Japanese circus-inspired cocktails — centred around Copper Dog Whisky and Johnnie Walker Black Label — were created for this collaborative experience.

Upon the order of one special cocktail at either establishments, the patron will be given a token, to be used at the alternate establishment. There, a second order of a special cocktail will entitle a take-home gift of a limited-edition cocktail jigger or shaker.

Zuma Hong Kong, Level 5 & 6, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3657 6388

Quinary, G/F, 56-58 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2851 3223

Matchali opens in K11 MUSEA

Say what you will about 2021, but Matchali is having an excellent year. From its original spot in Pacific Place to this year’s pop-up in IFC to now occupying space at K11 MUSEA, Matchali is on the up and up.

Brand new on the menu for this launch are the Iced Red Bean Matcha Latte (HK$60), the Iced Mango Matcha Latte (HK$60; pictured, the April Exclusive) and the tropical Matcha Colada (HK$55).

Matchali, LA 106, 1/F, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Meet Loop Kulture, the city’s newest outpost for eco-friendly eating and living

Located in trendy Sham Shui Po, Loop Kulture is part retail concept, part café — a new haven for putting sustainable lifestyles to practise. On the menu are beautiful rainbow yoghurt bowls, vegan nuggets and a signature coffee tempered with coconut water and coconut milk. The brick-and-mortar also has unpackaged grains and nuts for sale, so bring your own containers.

Loop Kulture, G/F, 90 Ap Liu Street, Shum Shui Po, Hong Kong

The Coffee Academïcs launches weekly coffee workshops

When: Every Thursday

Mark your calendars — every Thursday of the month is now booked, busy and fuelled with coffee from The Coffee Academïcs’ new workshops.

The first Thursday of the month is dedicated to ‘Brewing Skills’: an introduction into the world of filter brewing, starring pour-over techniques with gadgets like the V60, Chemex and Aeropress.

The second and fourth Thursday of the month lay claim to the ‘Espresso & Milk’ workshop; one that delves into the art and alchemy of the barista profession.

‘Sensory and Cupping’ occupies the third Thursday of the month — a crash-course into the appreciation of coffee. The nuances. Notes. Flavours to pick out, notice and savour.

All classes are 90 minutes long and priced at HK$488 per person. Click here for the full calendar of workshops.

The Coffee Academïcs, The Morrison, 225 Wan Chai Rd, Morrison Hill, +852 3791 2123

If you’re keen to rest your eyes on culture, art and all things beautiful…

Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomads 2021 exhibition arrives in Hong Kong

When: Through 8 April

Transforming Central’s Pedder Building into segmented vignettes in tribute to Louis Vuitton’s various Objets Nomads, this showcase — brought to life by local scenographer Nelson Chow — celebrates the launch of ‘Lanterns’, design duo Zanellato/Bortotto’s latest Objet Nomade in Hong Kong.

Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades 2021, G/F – 2/F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong

If your socially-distanced hang-outs are feeling a touch stale…

The Daily Tot’s Bad Gyal Trivia Afternoon

When: 18 April, 3:30 – 6pm

An afternoon of free-flow, scrummy bites and trivia prizes? Sign us up, please!

The Daily Tot’s Bad Gyal Trivia Afternoon — originally slated for International Women’s Day in March — is hosted by Wheat & Wood’s Aydee Tie. Partner up with your best gal pals in groups of two (HK$500 per person) or four (HK$450 per person), and send through your group name — make it fun! — to info@thedailytot.com.

A portion of proceeds from the ticket sales will go towards ImpactHK.

The Daily Tot, Felicity Building, LG/F, 58 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2366 6836

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