Private estate with its own 18-hole golf course and seven-bedroom designer property is latest exclusive offering from Hong Kong-based agency Maxwell Johnson


  • Private estate with its own 18-hole golf course and seven-bedroom designer property is latest exclusive offering from Hong Kong-based agency Maxwell Johnson
  • Private estate with its own 18-hole golf course and seven-bedroom designer property is latest exclusive offering from Hong Kong-based agency Maxwell Johnson
  • Private estate with its own 18-hole golf course and seven-bedroom designer property is latest exclusive offering from Hong Kong-based agency Maxwell Johnson

A spacious seven-bedroom award-winning property with 18-hole golf course is the latest luxury offering to come from Hong Kong-based boutique agency Maxwell Johnson. Designed by Con Zahos of Brisbane’s prestigious Loucas Zahos Architects, the private estate is nestled in the rolling countryside of Australia’s Queensland, just a 20-minute drive from Noosa and a 30-minute helicopter ride from Brisbane International Airport.

Spanning 150-acres of pristine countryside the property features an 18-metre heated infinity-edged swimming pool, floodlit all-weather surface tennis court, a massage/spa room with jacuzzi overlooking spectacular vistas, a teppanyaki hut poolside for outdoor entertaining and most impressively, a beautifully manicured 18-hole golf course sprawling across undulating hills. Peppered with sand and water features and bordered by native forest and gardens, the golf course is serviced by green keepers’ workshops, stores and golf-course machinery.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring such a unique and exclusive property to the market. The sale of this estate, with its unsurpassed facilities and desirable location, offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I anticipate it being highly sought-after, particularly in places like Hong Kong where this kind of open living environment with relaxed ambiance, is a very rare and special luxury,” said Andrew Johnson, Managing Director of Maxwell Johnson.

The house itself has been built around a 150-year-old fig tree and includes an expansive family room and living/dining area, both of which open out onto the poolside terrace. Sliding walls lend intimacy to the property despite its scale and environmental efficiency was an important consideration in the building’s overall creation. The property exhibits distinct Eastern influences, including good feng shui and maid’s quarters. It is the winner of numerous awards which include the Royal Australian Institute of Architects Regional Commendation and the Robin Dodds Award.

As well as this exclusive retreat, Maxwell Johnson is also releasing two luxury yachts to the market. The 49-metre yacht, M/Y Asteria, is an exceptional explorer featuring six guest cabins and a further 11 crew cabins, fully fitted with heli-pad, jacuzzi, luxurious lounge area and spacious sun deck with expansive outdoor dining area, while Montigne is a three-masted schooner of 187 feet with a capacity of 14 guests across six cabins and a further six cabins for crew. With three expansive outdoor decks with jacuzzi, teppanyaki grill bar, dining area and sun pad, the boat was built in 2009 and offers unequalled luxury at sea.

 

For more information, obtain photographs or to arrange interviews with RDI please contact Mandy Queen at CRED Communications (English media) on +852 96847365 or email mandy@credcommunications.com and contact Alisdair Chan (Chinese media) on alisdair@credcommunications.com or telephone +852 96337995.

 

About Maxwell Johnson

Maxwell Johnson is a boutique Hong Kong-based agency specialising in luxury, international and Australian property and lifestyle investments. Whether as an investment for the future, business expansion overseas, a family asset or for pure enjoyment as part of a luxury lifestyle, Maxwell Johnson’s services can provide the solution to any investment needs. The agency will be exhibiting its latest offerings at LuxProperty Shanghai International Luxury Property Show in China from 21 to 23 September 2012. Please visit www.luxproperty.cn for further details. You can contact Maxwell Johnson on contact@maxwelljohnson.hk.

Stephen M. R. Covey hosts Economics of TRUST Workshop in Hong Kong 4 September 2012


  • Stephen M. R. Covey hosts Economics of TRUST Workshop in Hong Kong 4 September 2012

Learn how to become more promotable, profitable and energize your relationships

Hong Kong, 16 August 2012, this September the highly successful businessman and best-selling author, Stephen M. R. Covey, will host a live workshop on how TRUST makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energized.  Covey personally led the strategy that propelled his late father’s book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to one of the two most influential business books of the 20th Century. Organized by Kash Events and Entertainment the event takes place 4 September at KITEC Auditorium, Hong Kong.

Stephen M. R. Covey has given more than 1000 presentations in over 38 countries. As well as being a compelling speaker on leadership, ethics and high performance, Covey is the author of the SPEED of Trust, the Amazon.cn best seller. The book was also no.2 in the bestselling business book charts in the Shanghai Daily and no.2 non-fiction book in The Straits Times. The book challenges age-old assumptions that TRUST is merely a soft, social virtue and instead demonstrates that trust is a hard- edged, economic driver. Covey advocates that nothing is as fast as the speed of TRUST and that the ability to establish, grow, extend, and restore TRUST with all stakeholders is the critical leadership competency of the new global economy.

At the workshop Covey will teach participants how to use TRUST to improve their performance at work and in life so that they become the first to be promoted, get the best projects and the biggest budget.

“Covey brilliantly focuses on that overlooked bedrock democratic capitalism – TRUST.  Like the air we breathe, we too often take this critical intangible for granted. As Covey makes clear, we do so at our ultimate competitive peril.” Steve Forbes, President and CEO, Forbes.

Tickets start from HK$1980 for individuals with group rates also available. The timeline for the workshop on 4 September is as follows:

Registration:                      1:00 p.m.

Seminar:                              2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Cocktail:                               7:00 p.m./7:30 p.m.   (Invitation only)

Tickets are now available at Cityline and Tom Lee Music outlets. Website www.cityline.com, www.kashgroupinc.com , telephone booking hotline: 2111 5333 (10:00am to 8:00 pm daily). People in Hong Kong also have the opportunity to win one of five complimentary tickets and ten personally signed copies of Smart Trust by liking Kash Events and Entertainment Facebook page and posting “Can’t wait to see Stephen M.R. Covey in HK”.

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For more information, obtain photographs or to arrange interviews please contact Mandy Queen at CRED Communications (English media) on +852 96847365 or email mandy@credcommunications.com and contact Alisdair Chan (Chinese media) on alisdair@credcommunications.com or telephone +852 96337995.

Biography of Stephen M.R.Covey:
Stephen M. R. Covey is co-founder and CEO of CoveyLink Worldwide.  A sought-after and compelling keynote speaker and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, and high performance, he is the author of The SPEED of Trust, a groundbreaking and paradigm-shifting book that challenges our age-old assumption that trust is merely a soft, social virtue and instead demonstrates that trust is a hard- edged, economic driver—a learnable and measurable skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energizing. He advocates that nothing is as fast as the speed of trust and that the ability to establish, grow, extend, and restore trust with all stakeholders is the critical leadership competency of the new global economy. Covey passionately delivers that message and is dedicated to enabling individuals and organizations to reap the dividends of high trust. Audiences and organizations alike resonate with his informed, practical approach to real-time issues that affect their immediate and long-term performance.

He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadership development company in the world. A Harvard MBA, he joined Covey Leadership Center as a Client Developer and later became National Sales Manager and then President & CEO. Under Covey’s direction, the company grew rapidly and profitably, achieving Inc. 500 status. As President & CEO, he nearly doubled revenues to over $110 million while increasing profits by 12 times. During that period, both customer and employee trust reached new highs and the company expanded throughout the world into over 40 countries. This greatly increased the value of the brand and company. The company was valued at only $2.4 million when Covey was named CEO, and, within three years, he grew shareholder value to $160 million in a merger he orchestrated with then Franklin Quest to form FranklinCovey.

Over the years, Covey has gained considerable respect and influence with executives and leaders of Fortune 500 companies as well as with mid- and small-sized private sector and public sector organizations he’s consulted. Clients recognize his unique perspective on real-world
organizational issues based on his practical experience as a former CEO. Covey currently serves on the board/advisory board of several entities, including the Human Performance Institute—the leader in energy management technology—where he serves as Advisory Board Chairman.

Covey resides with his wife and children in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains.

AME Gallery auctions off five stunning pieces of jewellery worth over HK$80,000 for Hong Kong charities


  • AME Gallery auctions off five stunning pieces of jewellery worth over HK$80,000 for Hong Kong charities
  • AME Gallery auctions off five stunning pieces of jewellery worth over HK$80,000 for Hong Kong charities
  • AME Gallery auctions off five stunning pieces of jewellery worth over HK$80,000 for Hong Kong charities
  • AME Gallery auctions off five stunning pieces of jewellery worth over HK$80,000 for Hong Kong charities
  • AME Gallery auctions off five stunning pieces of jewellery worth over HK$80,000 for Hong Kong charities

Hong Kong, August 2012, not just one but FIVE Hong Kong charities will benefit from an online auction called JEWELS 4 GOOD organised by AME Gallery, which specializes in artisan contemporary jewellery. Five exquisite pieces, including 18k gold and black diamond drop earrings, designed by five European and Asian artists have been selected by the Gallery to be part of the auction. The auction will run from 1 September until 15 September 2012 and will be held on a dedicated website – http://jewels4good.ame-gallery.com/.

The pieces are valued at a total of HK$81,500 with 100% of the proceeds going to five different charities chosen by the designers.   The auction coincides with the 1st anniversary of AME Gallery which will contribute a further 10% of their sales during September 2012 of the designers’ entire portfolios to the charities.

The designers and their chosen charities are:

Artist Benefit Charity
Karolina Bik (Poland) Hong Kong Dog Rescue
Mei Lee (Taiwan / Belgium) The Jane Goodall Institute
MOYA (Netherland ) Music for the Growing Mind
Salima Thakker (Belgium) Mother’s Choice
Tricia Tang (Hong Kong) Art in Hospital

Each item of jewellery will have a starting bid price of 30% of the retail price with bid increments between HK$350 and HK$1800. The jewellery ranges in value from HK$6,000 to HK$30,000 with starting bids from HK$2,000 giving everyone an opportunity to take part.

Anna Cheng, owner of AME Gallery said: “I strongly believe in giving back to the Hong Kong community so I started JEWELS 4 GOOD a few months ago auctioning off one piece per month supporting different charities. But for my one year anniversary I wanted to do something very special by offering five unique pieces. These are one of a kind items, ranging from earrings to necklaces, that will bring great pleasure to their owners in more ways than one as the wearers will know that they have helped a local charity too.”

“We are thrilled that we have been chosen as one of the charities that will benefit from AME Gallery’s JEWELS 4 GOOD auction. The jewellery designs are beautifully crafted and we urge everyone to get involved and bid for their favourite piece.” said Sally Andersen, founder of the Hong Kong Dog Rescue charity.

The highest bidders will be revealed on 16 September, on AME Gallery’s website and the special JEWELS 4 GOOD  Facebook page. The jewellery will be presented to the winning bidders at AME Gallery’s 1st anniversary party on 19 September 2012. Cheques for the charities will also be presented.

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For more information, obtain photographs or to arrange interviews with the founder of AME Gallery Anna Cheng, please contact Mandy Queen at CRED Communications (English media) on +852 96847365 or email mandy@credcommunications.com or contact Alisdair Chan (Chinese media) on alisdair@credcommunications.com or telephone +852 96337995.

About AME Gallery

AME Gallery introduces contemporary fine jewellery from artists worldwide.  The masterpieces showcased at AME are handcrafted with the use of precious materials such as gold, platinum, diamond and high quality gemstones. Each piece of jewellery reflects the unique style and the soul of the artist.

“AME” came from the Latin word which means love and soul. The name is a perfect ensemble of the curator’s feeling toward exquisite jewellery and how jewellery can percuss one’s emotion.

The Gallery aims to bring customers new horizons from different part of the world, introducing them to talented and whimsical designers, making every piece of jewellery at AME Gallery a high quality wearable art.

AME Gallery was founded by former architect Anna Cheng.  Coming from a family of jewellers for two generations, Anna has previously worked for luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Hermès and Valentino before pursuing her passion in jewellery.

AME Gallery

12/F, Tin On Sing Commercial Building,

41-43 Graham St, Central

Tel: +852 3564 8066

Email: info@ame-gallery.com

www.ame-gallery.com        www.facebook.com/amegallery

Opening Hours : Mon – Sat   12:00 – 7:00pm or by appointment

 

101 Hong Kong students graduate from Bradford University School of Management in Hong Kong on Saturday 28 July 2012


  • 101 Hong Kong students graduate from Bradford University School of Management in Hong Kong on Saturday 28 July 2012

Established in 1963, The Financial Times continually lists Bradford as one of the Top 100 European Business Schools – above the University of Cambridge. With over a 1,000 alumni across Hong Kong, Bradford is one of seven prestigious UK universities available part-time or full-time through RDI Management Learning Hong Kong.

Over 3,000 students choose to study with RDI every year.  UK universities offered by RDI include Bradford University School of Management, University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of Sunderland, AngliaRuskin University and the Royal Agricultural College. Bradford MBA students can join block lectures in UK, Singapore and Dubai. Bradford BSc students can continue their Year 3 study at the Bradford campus.

About RDI Management Learning

RDI Management Learning is afully-owned subsidiary of RDI UK, the world’s largest independent provider ofUK university distance learning qualifications. From their offices in CentralHong Kong, RDI helps individuals to improve their competitiveness and achievetheir career ambitions.

RDI partners with top UKuniversities to deliver programmes in Hong Kong and Asia through Full Time,Part-Time, Distance Learning or Online study. RDI offers a flexible affordablealternative to traditional methods giving students control of when and what theylearn making it a much more manageable way to achieve a degree. Students can contact RDI on 2992 0133or info@rdihongkong.com

 

Chez Patrick wins top title of Best Restaurant during Restaurant Week


  • Chez Patrick wins top title of Best Restaurant during Restaurant Week

72 restaurants and over 12,000 bookings make the summer edition of Restaurant Week the best yet

Hong Kong, 19 July 2012. French restaurant Chez Patrick has won the Best Restaurant award during DiningCity’s summer edition of Restaurant Week. All diners were invited to give online reviews on the cuisine, atmosphere and service of each of the restaurants they visited during the Week and Chez Patrick was deemed the best of the best. The Week ran from 9 to 15 July 2012 with nearly 20% more restaurants (72) taking part compared to the second edition earlier in the year and 75% more than the first edition. Over 12,300 reservations were made this summer – an increase of 15% compared to the previous Week.

All the winners are below:

Best Restaurant of the Week:                   Chez Patrick

2nd Best Restaurant of the Week:             Shore

3rd Best Restaurant of the Week:              Azure

Best Service:                                                   Il Posto

Most Creative Menu:                                   Fofo by el Willy

Most Popular Restaurant:                           Madam Sixty Ate

(based on number of reservations)

Patrick Goubier, Founder & Executive Chef at Chez Patrick said: “We are very honoured to receive this award from DiningCity. We always try our best to give the best food and best service to our customers. We are very proud and happy to have been chosen as the Best Restaurant of the Week, especially as it was our customers that picked us.”

Onno Schreurs, Managing Director of DiningCity said “We are truly grateful to the diners and restaurants who participated in this summer’s Restaurant Week. Everyone has truly embraced the Week – their enthusiasm for this event has been exceptional – we have had more restaurants, more reservations, more bloggers and more social media interactions than ever before. We also congratulate all the winning restaurants – they delivered brilliant menus and fantastic service that was judged by Hong Kong’s discerning foodies, who at times can be quite tough.

“We took a risk holding Restaurant Week twice a year but we’re satisfied by the results and believe it can become a regular event in Hong Kong’s food calendar. Consequently, we’re delighted to reveal that the next edition will take place 25 February to 3 March 2012” added Schreurs.

DiningCity would also like to thank its partners Liquid Assets, Dim Sum & Then Some, Expat Living, Wine Luxe magazine  and GOOD LUXE for their support. To keep up to date with plans for the next Restaurant Week, diners can like DiningCity’s Facebook page, follow DiningCity on Twitter or sign up for their newsletter at  http://www.restaurantweek.hk.

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For more information, obtain photographs of all the winners or to arrange interviews please contact Mandy Queen at CRED Communications (English media) on +852 96847365 or email mandy@credcommunications.com and contact Alisdair Chan (Chinese media) on alisdair@credcommunications.com or telephone +852 96337995.

Bradford University School of Management – a globally recognised option for Hong Kong Form 6 & 7 students


  • Bradford University School of Management – a globally recognised option for Hong Kong Form 6 & 7 students

Form Six and Seven students who don’t achieve their first choice of universities in Hong Kong have a first-class alternative – a BSc degree at Bradford University School of Management. Established in 1963, The Financial Times continually lists Bradford as one of the Top 100 European Business Schools – above the University of Cambridge. With over a 1,000 alumni across Hong Kong, Bradford is one of seven prestigious UK universities available part-time or full-time through RDI Management Learning Hong Kong.

RDI offers two internationally recognised degrees from Bradford University – a BSc in Management and Business and an MBA. The highly-regarded BSc is a solid choice for Form Six and Seven students looking to gain a broad range of business knowledge to fullfil their future ambitions. The majority of the course can be taken from RDI’s offices in Central but students also have the option to study Year 3 at the Bradford Victorian campus set in 14 acres in the UK. Students can choose to study part-time or full-time degrees.

Linda de-Lay, Regional Director, RDI Management Learning Asia Pacific said: “Our experience is that employers like the added value of a degree from an international university because it provides more exposure to global issues, a wider range of international case studies and helps to improve language abilities.”

On 27 July 2012, Bradford and RDI will hold a joint alumni event, which will open with a guest lecture by Dr. Sarah Dixon, Dean of Bradford University School of Management, UK. Details of the event are:

Guest Lecture:                                  7:00 ­- 8:00pm

Alumni Group discussion:             8:15 – 9:00pm

Venue: Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, HK

To find out more about the Bradford University School of Management BSc degree in Management and Business or the MBA, students should contact RDI Management Learning on 2992 0133 or email info@rdihongkong.com.

 

For more information, obtain photographs or to arrange interviews with RDI please contact Mandy Queen at CRED Communications (English media) on +852 96847365 or email mandy@credcommunications.com and contact Alisdair Chan (Chinese media) on alisdair@credcommunications.com or telephone +852 96337995.

mamoz launches thrilling new cocktail menu and bar bites for summer


  • mamoz launches thrilling new cocktail menu and bar bites for summer
  • mamoz launches thrilling new cocktail menu and bar bites for summer
  • mamoz launches thrilling new cocktail menu and bar bites for summer
  • mamoz launches thrilling new cocktail menu and bar bites for summer

mamoz, one of the most stylish bars in Causeway Bay has created a thrilling new modern cocktail menu to refresh customers during the hot and humid Hong Kong summer nights. The menu features cocktails with intriguing names such as Scarlette, Acid Rain, Eastern Pier, Fancy Cider, Butter Corn Julep, Clover Leaf, Blood Orchid and Tear Rock.  Guests can choose their cocktails based on whether they like sweet, rich, sour or fresh drinks by using mamoz’ new tasting graph. mamoz has also introduced a new selection of bar bites.

Acid Rain is influenced by an Old-Fashioned and includes citron vodka, kaffir lime leaves, one drop of lemon bitters and a splash of dry cherry liqueur. Served with ice carved from the block, Acid Rain is a refreshingly rich vodka cocktail.

The original Mint Julep was a classic summer drink synonymous with the American Derby Horseracing. With Happy Valley Racecourse in view of this spectacular bar the team at mamoz has created a contemporary version – a rich sweet Butter-Corn Julep with buttery carmelised corn flavoured bourbon.

Looking for something long, cool and thirst quenching? Then why not try the Fancy Cider featuring pear cider, elderflower, peach liqueur and orange bitters.  The perfect balance of flavours makes this a real thirst-quenching fresh and sweet cocktail.

A must-try is the show-stopping award-winning Tear Rock. Taking eight hours to prepare, Tear Rock is a gin based cocktail with passionfruit, lemon basil, apple, mint and elderflower encased inside a beautifully crafted ice tear glass, which is lit up after dark.

New bar bites

Raising the bar even further, mamoz has produced a distinctive new food menu. Featuring short rib tempura, hamachi and tapenade toast, smoked salmon and truffle hollandaise toast, and chicken tsukene with Ponzu and melted foie gras; the new menu is full of tempting choices. These dishes along with crab spring rolls, honey lime wings, pork cutlet sliders and a wide range of popular pizzas and pasta dishes will be available from today onwards.

A selection of alcoholic fruit punches perfect for sipping on the newly renovated rooftop complete the summer offering at mamoz. Customers are free to purchase bottles at the bar to top up their punches if they wish for something a little stronger.

mamoz is open from 5pm to 1am weekdays and 5pm to 3am on Friday and Saturday. It is closed on Sundays, however open for events. For reservations call 28903182. Every day between 5pm to 8pm all beers, house red/white wine, and many other selected items are half price.

 

For hi res photos, the logo or more information, please contact Mandy Queen at CRED Communications Ltd (English media) on +852 96847365 or email mandy@credcommunications.com and contact Alisdair Chan (Chinese media) on alisdair@credcommunications.com telephone +852 96337995.

 

 

mamoz takes up the top three floors of cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay. Covering 5,000 sq ft across the 27th and 28th floors, mamoz has floor to ceiling windows offering superb views across Hong Kong Island.  With a sound system across all three floors, damask leather walls, hide-covered seating, an 8m Indonesian timber bar and subdued lighting casting gold across the modern refined interior, mamoz provides an intimate setting at night.

mamoz is owned by the Heichinrou Group, which has over 120 year history accumulated in Japan, Hong Kong and Thailand. Superior service to generations of customers has earned Heichinrou restaurants nationwide a loyal clientele. Today, Heichinrou is Japan’s oldest and most loved Chinese restaurant. While a departure from the Heichinrou brand, the team behind mamoz is committed to delivering the same superior service and quality.

 

RDI Management Learning looks to inspire Form 6 & 7 students with its new marketing campaign in Hong Kong


  • RDI Management Learning looks to inspire Form 6 & 7 students with its new marketing campaign in Hong Kong

RDI Management Learning has launched a new ad campaign to raise awareness of its internationally recognised part-time and full-time degree courses at its centre in Central. The ad campaign is focused on inspiring Hong Kong residents to make the right choice in life and choose further education through RDI.  The first set of ads is currently running at Admiralty MTR station with a second MTR campaign booked for Tai Koo Station from 6 July to 19 July 2012. A print ad campaign is also planned and will be supported by a public relations and social media campaign. A new website will follow in the autumn.

Established in Hong Kong 19 years ago, RDI is one of the world’s largest independent providers of UK university distance learning qualifications. Over 3,000students choose to study with RDI every year.  UK universities offered by RDI include Bradford University School of Management, University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of Sunderland, Anglia Ruskin University and the Royal Agricultural College. Bradford MBA students can join block lectures in UK, Singapore and Dubai. Bradford BSc students can continue their Year 3 study at the Bradford campus,

Linda de-Lay, Regional Director, Asia Pacific said: “Although we are very much established in Hong Kong and in Asia it’s important for us to remain relevant. Our new marketing campaign aims to inspire people to change their world by investing in themselves with education.  We offer part-time or full-time MBAs and degrees from prestigious UK universities, which are perfect for people looking for flexibility and value for money. Students will also graduate with much better English.”

The new marketing activities come on the back of RDI being acquired last summer by Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA), a provider of online post-secondary education through its wholly owned subsidiary Capella University, Minneapolis.

A full list of courses at RDI is available on their website along with further information on the application process. RDI is also on Facebook with over 11,000 fans.  RDI will be collaborating with a number of experts over the coming months to provide useful and relevant advice to potential and existing students of RDI through their Facebook page.

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For more information, obtain photographs or to arrange interviews with RDI please contact Mandy Queen at CRED Communications (English media) on +852 96847365 or email mandy@credcommunications.com and contact Alisdair Chan (Chinese media) on alisdair@credcommunications.com or telephone +852 96337995. Chill Creative designed the new ad campaign.

 

About RDI Management Learning

RDI Management Learning is a fully-owned subsidiary of RDI UK, the world’s largest independent provider of UK university distance learning qualifications. From their offices in Central Hong Kong, RDI helps individuals to improve their competitiveness and achieve their career ambitions.

RDI partners with top UK universities to deliver programmes in Hong Kong and Asia through Full Time, Part-Time, Distance Learning or Online study. RDI offers a flexible affordable alternative to traditional methods giving students control of when and what they learn making it a much more manageable way to achieve a degree.

Over 70 Restaurants signed up for the biggest foodie event of the summer – Restaurant Week 9 – 15 July 2012


  • Over 70 Restaurants signed up for the biggest foodie event of the summer – Restaurant Week 9 – 15 July 2012

Seventy-one restaurants have signed up for the third edition of Restaurant Week in Hong Kong making it the biggest Restaurant Week yet. This is an increase of 15% compared to the spring edition in February and 73% than the first edition in 2011. Forty-two restaurants are returning and 29 have signed up for the first time. New restaurants include Blue Butcher, Brickhouse, Cubus, JW’s California, La Loggia, Prompt, One Thirtyone and Watermark.

The full list is:

798 bistro,  AVA Restaurant Slash Bar, Azure, Bourbon, Blue Butcher, Blue Smoke, Bourbon, Brickhouse, Café de Paris (Soho), Casa Lisboa, Chez Patrick (Stanley), Chez Patrick Deli (Starstreet), Chez Patrick Deli  (Brim28), Chez Patrick restaurant, Craftsteak, Cubus, Cuisine Cuisine, DiVino, Doppio Zero, Dot Cod, FINDS, Fofo by El Willy, Ginza Bairin (K11), Ginza Bairin (Causeway Bay), Glo, Goccia, Habitu Ristorante, Harakan-S, Il Posto 97, Indochine, JAR, Jashan, Jimmy’s Kitchen (TST),  Jimmy’s Kitchen (Central), JW’s California, Kyoto Joe, La Loggia, La Perouse, Le Chef, BLOOM, NAHA Okinawa, Madam Sixty Ate, Manzo,, Olive, One Thirtyone, Orange Tree, Panevino, Peccato, Prime, Prompt, Rocksalt, Sakesan, Se Sa Me, Shore, SML, Spasso, Steik World Meats, Stormies (LKF), The Mistral, The News Room, The Pawn, The Peak Lookout, The Press Room, Watermark, Whisk, Wooloomooloo Prime, Wooloomooloo Steakhouse (LKF), Wooloomooloo Steakhouse (TST East), Wooloomooloo Steakhouse (Wan Chai), Xia Fei Society, Zeffirino Ristorante.

Each restaurant will prepare a special exclusive Restaurant Week menu for lunch, dinner or both for a fixed price starting from HK$98 for lunch or HK$258 for dinner.  Diners are treated like VIPs by the restaurants making it great experience for everyone involved.

As before, diners can only book tables online via the special DiningCity website www.restaurantweek.hk. Key dates for website bookings are:

Dim Sum & Then Some pre-booking:                                      15 June 2012 (10am)

Pre-booking for DiningCity’s newsletter

subscribers, FB fans and twitter followers:                           18 June 2012 (10am)

Official booking website is live for everyone:                      20 June 2012 (4pm)

Restaurant Week:                                                                           9 – 15 July 2012                

 

The most interactive Restaurant Week yet – Restaurant Week Awards

As well as being treated like a VIP during Restaurant Week, diners also get the chance to write a review about their dining experience in terms of service, atmosphere and cuisine. Over 1000 diners wrote reviews on Diningcity.hk in spring resulting in AVA Restaurant Slash Bar winning the Best Restaurant of the Week Award. DiningCity hope to see more diners providing feedback this summer.

Onno Schreurs, Managing Director of DiningCity said: “This year’s Restaurant Week is the most interactive yet!  As well as heavily promoting the Week we are using social media to reach foodies across Hong Kong and also spread the word about the Restaurant Week Awards. The feedback has been astounding with 50% increase across both channels in just a matter of weeks.”

To keep up to date with plans for this year’s Restaurant Week, diners should register their email at http://www.diningcity.hk, like our Facebook page or follow DiningCity on Twitter – DiningCity_HK – use #RWsummer2012.

 

For more information, obtain photographs or to arrange interviews with DiningCity’s General Manager Synthia Liem please contact Mandy Queen at CRED Communications (English media) on +852 96847365 or email mandy@credcommunications.com and contact Alisdair Chan (Chinese media) on alisdair@credcommunications.com or telephone +852 96337995.

About us

The ‘Restaurant Week’ concept was launched in New York in 1998 and has since then extended globally to become the world’s biggest dining event. Organised by the international online dining guide and restaurant reservations platform: www.DiningCity.com, it is now on its way to become the biggest dining event in Asia with Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong participating!

 

Simple silhouettes featuring warm florals, classic prints & pastel hues are the focus of Poppy & Jules new spring/summer collection


  • Simple silhouettes featuring warm florals, classic prints & pastel hues are the focus of Poppy & Jules new spring/summer collection
  • Simple silhouettes featuring warm florals, classic prints & pastel hues are the focus of Poppy & Jules new spring/summer collection
  • Simple silhouettes featuring warm florals, classic prints & pastel hues are the focus of Poppy & Jules new spring/summer collection

We are thrilled to announce that we will be working with Poppy and Jules to launch their Spring/Summer 2012 collection.

Hannette Otten and Julia Groenewegen, the creative minds behind Poppy & Jules, have dreamed up a new spring/summer collection of simple silhouettes featuring warm florals, classic prints and pastel hues.  The new collection has a slight 60s vibe and is available now on their website www.poppyandjules.com.

Chic and sophisticated, the collection is perfect for the modern woman who wants both elegance and comfort. The flowing easy-to-wear fabrics are simple and flattering providing effortless style for women looking for an outfit to take them from the office to drinks or from beach to bar.

The ‘Marcella’ tunic, adorned with a fabulously deco-patterned print, rich in deep jewel tones is reflective of vintage Versace; ‘Ella’ is pure Bond girl with its hot pink paisley swirls swimming in a heavenly chocolate brown background while ‘Valentine’ was inspired by Moroccan nights.  The tunics can be worn as a dress or with skinny-leg pants. Add a little drama for evening with a mile-long pendant or sleek chandelier earrings.

But it’s not all about colour – black and white prints defy time and Poppy & Jules has worked a retro geometric print into this collection.  The flared pant ‘Sophie Long’ has a super flattering cut to exude some Marlene Dietrich charm, the understated ‘Hannette’ shirt dress is reminiscent of Roman Holiday and Poppy & Jules block print hot pants look great teamed with wedges to highlight endless legs.
Design duo Hannette Otten and Julia Groenewegen said: “Our aim is to provide stylish clothes that fit women’s lifestyles. We take into consideration prints, colours and the texture of the material. We carefully review material and look at how it falls against a woman’s skin and curves to ensure that it always flatters her shape. Most of our outfits are made out of 100% silk.”

“As well as ensuring that the fabric and style are perfect – we are also inspired by current trends. The Aimee Tunic for example has a bright yellow accent – a nod to the current neon trend.”

The collection ranges in price from 700 to 1400 Hong Kong Dollars with only a limited number of each design available. Sizes range from extra-small to large and fit both Asian and European women.

This is Poppy & Jules 4th collection. Poppy & Jules was established in Hong Kong in November 2010 – the designs are sold globally in countries including Australia, Germany, Holland, Singapore and Switzerland as well as Hong Kong. The new collection is available at www.poppyandjules.com – customers can sign up for their newsletter on their website and Facebook page to hear news of retail sales in and around Hong Kong and beyond.

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For more information, obtain photographs (we have flat shots on white background, shots  as above and fashion shots with models) or to arrange interviews with designers Hannette Otten and Julia Groenewegen of Poppy & Jules please contact Mandy Queen at CRED Communications on +852 96847365 or email mandy@credcommunications.com.

 

 

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