A to Z Guide: Sassy Mama Hong Kong


A to Z Guide: Sassy Mama Hong Kong
A to Z Guide: Sassy Mama Hong Kong
A is for Angelibebe: bringing Asia premium kids fashion that keeps the whole
family happy! They pride themselves in offering the best quality in a classic,
contemporary and chic way. With children’s apparel for all lucky littles up to the
age of 14, their outfits have us wishing they came in our sizes! Your young
fashionista will love stepping out in the latest Hollywood celebrity kidswear
brands - plus there’s an incredible range of traditional styles to pair with all the
contemporary flair. Their mission is simple: to help time-strapped, stylish
parents find exactly what they need to dress-up their bubs (in the most
convenient way - YAY!).
Bumps to Babes
Bumps to Babes is a one-stop shopping experience, with everything you need
for your growing little one under one roof! From nursery furniture to infant
formula, and pushchairs to swimwear, they’ve got you covered, mama! With
exclusive maternity, new baby and children's ranges from around the world,
they hold children's furniture and thousands of toys from leading brands
(at competitive prices!). To top it all off, their five locations are scattered over
Hong Kong and New Territories, meaning that a quick trip never too far away…
Clean Living
There’s nothing quite like the scent of clean laundry - and it’s even better when
it gets dropped to your door, crinkle-free, just before you have to rush out for an
event! With 36 shops and a whole fleet of service vans, Clean Living is one of
Hong Kong’s largest clothing service providers. They offer professional
dry-cleaning and laundry, uniform cleaning, suede and leather cleaning, fur
cleaning, and seasonal clothing storage. They even clean household carpets,
remove stains, and alter clothes. Everything you need to keep your items in
top form!
Let’s face it, mamas: Hong Kong homes aren’t known for having great kitchens.
Pair that with handling a group of very hungry, picky tummies, and it’s no
surprise that cooking is the last thing you want to be doing. That’s why we are
huge fans of Deliveroo, a service that delivers all our favourite food to our door
at the click of a button.With a whole range of Hong Kong restaurantsto chose
from, Deliveroo is definitely one of our go-to websites and apps.
Essential Spa
Did someone say “Spa Day”? Today, spas are all about wellness of mind, body and
spirit. Essential Spa is a unique relaxation spa that provides a temporary escape
from the city stress. They offer a full range of spa services, including facial
treatments, massages, hydrobaths, slimming treatments and nail services. There’s
only one question left: where do we sign up?
Fair Employment Agency
Whether you’re completely new to the idea of having a helper, or you’ve had
domestic help before, this agency will definitely come in handy! The Fair
Employment Agency is a non-profit social enterprise working to align the
relationship between domestic workers and their employers. If you’re looking
for a super trustworthy resource, then make sure to also check outHelpWise,
a personal HR department for all helper-related topics. With advice on hiring,
training, and day-to-day relationship management, these experts make sure
everything is good to go.
“Hello Hong Kong” also means “hello heat” and “hello humidity”, which means
that even the tamest of hair needs maintaining. This iconic British brand is the
favourite for stylists, celebrities, and mamas alike! Standing for “good hair day”,
you can completely count on these experts to work wonders on your mane.
Need more convincing? Their ghd platinum® styler works to produce ultimate
results without compromising the health of your hair. Using Tri- Zone®
technology to maintain a safer heat, everything from root to tip is left stylish
and healthy. Good Hair Day? Yes, please!
Healthy Snack - Guilt free Food
With the fast pace of the city encouraging eating out so often, Guilt Free Food
(GFF) is definitely a modern mama’s friend. They deliver real food made with
trusted ingredients (meaning all the goodness without preservatives, additives,
and other nasties) especially to elevate your snack time. If you’re looking for
more than snacking, many customers even have the complete box as their lunch!
The company is on a mission to provide great tasting (portion-controlled) treats
that nourish your body, and still keep those taste buds happy (hooray!).With
snack boxes sold for $79, and special subscription plans on offer, you can get
snacks delivered directly to your office or home.
Indigo Living
Indigo Living is a reliable go-to spot to find classical or modern home pieces.
As one of Hong Kong’s leading, award-winning destinations for fashionable
furnishings and home accessories, there are seven Indigo Living stores, and five
Indigo Kid Stores around Hong Kong. Though certain prices can be on the
higher side, they always prove to be investment items – so they’re completely
worth it! Plus, the dedicated children’s range offers an extensive selection of
child-friendlyfurniture (from accessories and gifts to storage units and
necessities). So whether you’re looking for baby-safe bed linen, or the plushest
cushions and beanbags, this is the place to look, mamas!
Online grocery shopping is a life savoir for busy on-the-go parents! Take it from
fellow mamas: this one-stop, personal online grocer with same-day delivery is
an absolute dream. You can shop by aisle or store, and they offer everything
from organic, artisanal, local and brand name food items to personal care and
household essentials. We love that you can choose from organic premium or
market-fresh produce on a daily basis!
Kapok began their story as a little lifestyle shop located on a quiet backstreet
of our city. With the mission to present a variety of international products, they
kept their focus on quality and creativity, and they’ve nowexpanded to thirteen
stores, each with a different theme and curated product selections! They take
every opportunity to create cool collaborations and cross over into photography,
art, design and food. From shoes and accessories to casual clothes, eyewear,
bags and wallets, this is a shop you won’t find anywhere other than Hong Kong.
Head on over to The Pulse in Repulse Bay for creative down time with the little
ones. Besides selling their signature contemporary ceramic homeware,
Loveramics in The Pulse offers workshops where you and your kiddos can enjoy
a fun and creative afternoon painting and customising your own ceramic pieces!
Fill your new home with some hand painted ceramic pieces made by your littles.
Maison Wasabi
Maison Wasabi’s stylish and clean furniture is mostly made of renewable
bamboo in their workshop in China – and it’s absolutely stunning. Though they
don’t have a tangible shop, the furniture and accessories offered are fantastic
and modern (and their website is easy to use – yippee!). Most of their items
can be customised in size and colour, and the wood species that are used are
certified under the FSC system. If you’re looking for a statement feature, we
adore the range of funky bookcases. Extra bonus? Returns are free!
Having a food intolerance in Hong Kong can mean missioning from one store
to the next, so head on over to NutriAlley and shop by specific dietary
requirements - with gluten free, dairy free, egg free and nut free categories,
with product prices often more reasonable than the supermarket! Spend $500
for free delivery within 2-3 days.
Ovolo Serviced Apartments
Located in the hip and happening area of Sheung Wan, this gentrified
neighbourhood houses the chic and modern Ovolo Serviced Apartments. For
families still deciding on where to live, Ovolo will give a sense of calm as your
home base as you explore and visit flats with your realtor! With all inclusive
services and flexible leasing arrangements you can transition into your new
home at ease.
Private i Hair Garden
Private i Hair Garden is a salon just for the kiddos from the hair experts at
Private i. Your little ones will just love sitting atop the whimsical pig character
seats and enjoy a slew of different movies and TV entertainment at PiG Kids! All
designed to make the cut as fun and stress-free as possible. It costs $350 for a cut.
Getting an opportunity to try new restaurants and cuisines is what we love best
about Hong Kong! With so many new places popping up all the time, Quandoo
has an extensive list where you can browse different restos while booking a table
through them as well! This has made date night so much easier for all mamas
and papas out there who need some much needed quality time together after
the big move.
Rent-A-Mum has a long history in HK and today is owned and operated by Shirley
Robinson, a qualified nurse and English teacher, who bought the company back in
the 80’s. They offer a comprehensive range of services ranging from full-time
nannies, to maternity nurses, to ad hoc daytime childcare and babysitting. They also
offer temporary live-ins (ideal for parents who wish to go overseas without the
bambinos) and “mother’s helpers”perfect for those who have just arrived in HK
and need an extra hand until a helper can be processed.
A life saver for new and old families in Hong Kong, SpotHelp is an on demand
personal concierge service that will assist you in getting any job done. Whether
it’s transporting your new furniture, planning a dinner party or even finding a
handy man to help hang your framed art onto your walls. SpotHelp is there,
well… to help you out! Whatever you need, no matter how big or small the task,
text them, task them and trust them.
Timothy Oulton
Timothy Oulton’s classic British styled furniture and homewares will be sure
to bring your newly rented or bought flat to “home” status. Fans of the British
brand’s leather chairs, union jack ottomans and salvage wood dining tables can
now indulge their love of the brand over three floors in the heart of Wan Chai
or along their other boutique on Gough Street in Soho. One of our favourite picks?
The flags in shadow boxes.
You’ve probably heard of Uber or have used it back in your home country plenty
of times. Well, guess what? They’re here in Hong Kong too! Whether you need a
moving van, a taxi, a sedan or even a Tesla, Uber is here for you helping you and
your fam get a ride around your new city and home in a matter of minutes.
Vickies Shoes
An oldie but a goodie! Vickies has been around for a number of years allowing
us ladies with the bigger foot toenjoy stylish shoes and comfort at a price we can
afford. Perfect for work or a jaunt around town, there are styles for everyone.
Custom made shoes take approximately six weeks. However, if you find a style
you like in the shop they do carry stock so you can buy there and then.
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Wise-Kids Playroom
Looking for a place to have your tiny tykesburn some energy? Or wondering
where to buy a birthday present for your kiddo’s new friend? Look no further
than Wise-Kids. With several locations all over town, they have a huge selection
of fabulous educational toys… need we say more? They also havelarge indoor
playrooms for kids out in Cyberport and Causeway Bay, offering fun weekly
activities like kite making, face painting and puppet shows, and their playrooms
make great birthday party venues.
Giving a whole new spin (groan!) to run-of-the-mill fitness classes, XYZ offers
glow in the dark spin sessions. It’s so important to keep fit during this new
transitional time and XYZ will have you covered! The XYZ Studio in Central is
completely different from any other cycling studio or gym, it feels more like a
nightclub with a DJ system that could put any Wyndham Street hotspot to shame.
There are several different spinning classes available at XYZ, all set to music,
including beginner level (First Mission) to special early morning classes (Dream
Awake, complete with low lighting and soft beats to ease you into the day ahead),
high-energy evening classes (Joy Ride) and their signature class, Born to Move!
Whether you’re attending your company’s welcome dinner or a formal gala
event, or having casual cocktails or a night out in town meeting new friends
are scheduled, Hong Kong’s first online designer dress rental Yeechoo.com has
got you covered! Simply select one of the many gorgeous designer dresses they
have available at a fraction of its original price. It can be rented for four days and
be delivered straight to your doorstep. Quick, easy, and with no extra hassle, it is
definitely every girl’s dream come true!
Zara Home
Looking to get your new flat decorated? Get some fabulous home-ware at the
reasonably priced decor sister store of Spanish fashion giant, Zara. You can
expect bed linen, cushions, tableware and other soft furnishings every bit as
stylish, chic and reasonably priced as Zara’s clothes themselves. You’ll be
feeling right at home in no time!

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