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Hedonist's Hong Kong
So you've done Disneyland, The Peak and Lan Kwai Fong? Go beyond the tourist traps and discover the guilty pleasures of food, fashion and fivestar life awaiting you in Hong Kong.
Party at the Peninsula
Nothing says hedonism quite like the coiffed pillows and sparkling spumante of the city's famed Peninsula Hotel. The 30storey tower is the playground of the region's rich and famous, and glitterati from all over the world call it home when in Honkers. You needn't look further than renowned Felix, a restaurant designed by genius architect Philippe Starck. The swanky d is framed by what's undoubtedly the best view in town a big, but justified call. Dressing to the nines is the order of the day: the likes of Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Dior all hold events here regularly.
A mall to rule them all
The International Finance Centre houses the gleaming designer spaces of just about every high street fashion label known to man, and is a shopaholic's Mecca. From the timeless styling of Tiffany Co to the lavishly chic lines of Lanvin, it's all here at the IFC mall. The only thing you're likely to miss is the better part of your life savings after a visit. You've been warned!The cheap knickknacks and shapeless tshirts of the city's Temple St night market might leave you wanting for something a little more opulent. Though housed in a ramshackle shed, the Jade Market (not far from the end of Temple St) is a visual feast with its endless stalls and trays of jade trinkets from bracelets and necklaces to ornamental elephants. Whether you are buying a small souvenir or decorating your entire house, you can't look past the rockbottom prices for these quality stones.
Best for brunch
The world is crazy about a good brunch, and Hong Kong certainly got the memo. With the constant rise of Western cuisine in the region, the locals are shedding the breakfast chopsticks for a brunch of eggs benedict and other staple dishes of the midmorning meal. Indulge on the stunning Top Deck at the Jumbo, the roof of a floating restaurant anchored to the sleepy fishing village of Aberdeen, a handful of kilometres from central Hong Kong. The view of the south of Hong Kong Island is majestic. As if the likes of sparkling wine and Peking duck aren't enough to tempt.
You can on Canton Road
Forget budgets and shoestrings. Tap into your inner hedonist at Tsim Sha Tsui's Canton Road, a onekilometre stretch that hold its own with the likes of London's Sloane Square and makes Melbourne's Collins Street look as boring as Ramsay Street. It's hard not to become enveloped by the chic of the city when surrounded by the clipclopping of the stylish stilettos of Hong Kong ladies and the perfectly pressed suits of her business men. Suit up, keep the wallet handy and let it all go.
Extravagance with a view
If you've been to Victoria Peak before and need a reason to justify the trip back, head to Pearl on the Peak and grab the best seat in the house. Or the city, to be precise. This littleknown hedonist haunt will keep you coming back time and time again. With a lavish a la carte menu conjured by Australian chef Geoff Lindsay, you'll lack for nothing as you watch Hong Kong life play out hundreds of metres below. Eat like it's your last meal, but really all you need's the bubbly and the spanning vistas.
The love boat
With an ocean of tropical islands and rickety sailboats backdropped by some of the tallest buildings in the world, it's not surprising that a simple Hong Kong ferry ride can revitalise the romance in a relationship. Go the whole hog: take your loved one, a bottle of Veuve Cliquot and hire a famed Star Ferry all to yourselves, ignoring their capacity for around 300 passengers. Costs start at around $580 per hour. Choose your timing wisely: nothing beats the ambience and atmosphere created by the pink and orange hue of Hong Kong's setting sun.
Meandering the hours at the Mandarin Oriental
The Peninsula may be the hip designer hotel but the Mandarin Oriental is a classic with a cause: to make you forget you have a life of work and responsibilities back home. And it's all about relaxation at the Mandarin Spa with its extensive list of treatments and programs that ooze rest and relaxation. If spanking your inner being isn't quite your cup of tea, you can head for the activity of the pool and fitness centre.
This is a very funky drinking haunt apt for the fussiest of hedonists. If you can tear your eyes away from the jawdropping skyline and the vibrant neon and fluorescent lights of Aqua's interior, grab a sparkly or an overindulgent cocktail and bop to the beats of the DJs that pack the join on weekend nights.
Enlightenment at Elemis
The staff at the Elemis Day Spa will leave even the most spasceptic hedonist with a sudden urge to move in. Conveniently located in Central, the Elemis is a haven of serenity in a city that is otherwise the pinnacle of urban commotion. Their list of treatments and services is extensive,[url=http://www.sport.fr/economie/airmax.html]chaussures nike pas cher[/url], and the gents' treatment list is enough to tempt any hespavirgin.
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