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3Novices:A Hong Kong house with an enviable games room

Tastes have moved on since 2005. Back then, when new owners moved into this 2,300-sq-ft, split-level house, in Stanley, it had just been renovated. It had pure white walls, polished white limestone floors, a state-of-the-art kitchen and an open-plan layout centred round a three-floor atrium. It was bright, white, glossy and very “now”.
But that was then. By 2016, it was time for a change. The minimalist kitchen on the second floor had been tweaked in 2010, with shiny white cabinetry…
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3Novices:Fashion’s red-carpet darlings Ralph & Russo eye global expansion with ready-to-wear after shaking up haute couture

Fresh from the spotlight at Cannes, the rising stars of the haute couture world, Ralph & Russo, will be in Paris next week alongside big names such as Chanel and Dior showcasing their tailoring and gala gowns for autumn and winter.
The British brand scooped some stellar red carpet coverage during last month’s 70th Cannes Film Festival, including dressing singer Rihanna in a custom-designed couture gown for the Chopard dinner; actress Fan Bingbing (several times) who was on the jury;…
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3Novices:Hong Kong dining specials: sake, Scandinavian shrimp and summer lobster

Until the end of July, Gaddi’s at The Peninsula is featuring lobster served three ways. Guests can choose between Brittany blue lobsters (HK$2,200 plus 10 per cent for two people) or Boston lobsters (HK$1,800 plus 10 per cent for two people). The meal starts with lobster claw salad with tomato jelly and avocado; a second course of lobster tail with pressed lobster head sauce with tarragon and herb gnocchi (below); and a final course of claw and meat custard with lemongrass sabayon and…
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3Novices:Fashions real Hongkongers choose: Davena Mok, director of A-Vibe – Hong Kong boutique PR agency

“I’m wearing an Asos tank top, bomber jacket from K-Style Lab and Alice McCall skirt. I tend to wear a lot of black, so pops of neon colour are an important part of my wardrobe. I am a very practical, functional and busy person. Since heels slow me down, I like to wear sneakers like these Nike Flyknit Chukkas throughout the whole day.”

Mok wears an Apple Watch, Iosselliani necklace from Lane Crawford, and custom-designed engagement and wedding rings.
Fashions real Hongkongers…
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3Novices:Hong Kong part-time girlfriends and a boyfriend tell their stories – why they do it, and how they’re pestered for sex

Jo, a 16-year-old Hong Kong student, opened an Instagram account in May to offer her services as a part-time girlfriend. She’s trying to save HK$40,000 to buy a clarinet, she says, and made HK$3,000 in her first month. Jo meets clients, aged between 25 and 35, about twice a week at nighttime and during weekends, when she’s not studying.
The phenomenon of part-time girlfriends – or PTGFs – for rent in Hong Kong has blossomed on social media in recent months. They offer…
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3Novices:How LBGTQs can visit the Lion City’s restricted Pink Dot rally

“Don’t worry, I am approved by the government,” says Singaporean cross-dressing stand-up comedian Kumar, assuring his audience that it is alright to laugh at his risqué and politically incorrect jokes. Kumar who has been entertaining since the 1990s, has learned to decode Singapore’s “Out of Bounds” or “OB” markers regarding homosexuality. These boundaries include not cross-dressing on national television or at public events, only in clubs…
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3Novices:Hidetsugu Ueno fans get rare chance to try his cocktails at Bar De Luxe

One of the masters the cocktail world – Hidetsugu Ueno – is returning to Bar De Luxe in Hong Kong to work his magic with delightful and palatable concoctions.
Ueno, the producer of Bar De Luxe and the owner of the legendary Bar High Five in Ginza, has 25 years of experience in the cocktail industry.

From July 10 to 12, guests will be treated to a rare and exclusive experience with Ueno behind the bar.
Bar De Luxe offers the Kyoho Grape Cocktail (HK$178) and the Passion Fruit…
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