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Life and everything

March 2018



Exhibition

Spiral Scratch by Jim Lambie

Garden Court in Pacific Place has been transformed thanks to a public art installation by Scottish contemporary visual artist and 2005 Turner Prize nominee, Jim Lambie. His new installation, Spiral Scratch, juxtaposes an intricate, rhythmic floor work with the installation of 15 ladders, painted in vivid hues and anchored in an overlapping formation throughout the space. “Spiral Scratch deliberately looks to change the space it occupies, redirecting the rhythm and psychological dynamics in much the same way putting a record can. As the black and white floor-work swells through Garden Court the space grows and shrinks, pulling the viewer through the space, only for the ladders to demand attention by showing new perspectives in their unexpected reflections,” said Lambie.

Dates: Until 8 April

Opening hours: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Venue: Garden Court, LG1, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty

Admission: Free



Wellness 

A break from connectivity

Like everyone else, busy professionals are increasingly depending on digital devices in their daily lives. The Mandarin Oriental’s Digital Wellness Escape programme provides a luxurious retreat for guests to take a break from technology and Hong Kong’s hustle and bustle. In addition to a relaxing stay at the lavish hotel, the programme features a 90-minute spa session that includes foot steaming, organic face masks and expert massages to detox and ground the body and mind. Just leave your mobile device in the hotel room.

Dates: Until 31 July

Rates: from HK$4,875 per night. Spa treatment is also available to non-resident guests at HK$1,750 for weekdays and HK$ 1,980 for weekends

Address: 5 Connaught Road, Central

Reservations: www.mandarinoriental.com



Arts

Circus in a box

KOOZA is a Cirque du Soleil production with a cast of 50 acrobats, actors, musicians and singers, and is a combination of thrilling acrobatic performances and the art of clowning. The name KOOZA is inspired by the Sanskrit word “koza,” which means “box” or “treasure.” “KOOZA is about human connection and the world of duality, good and bad,” said David Shiner, the show’s writer and director. The story, which also explores themes of identity, recognition and power, is presented through slapstick humour and a colouful medley of costumes and characters. It will spring open in Hong Kong next month.

Dates: 19 April – 3 June

Venue: Central Harbourfront Event Space

Tickets: www.asiaboxoffice.com/kooza



Dining

Taste of California

Big Sur is SoHo’s newest all-day dining destination. The restaurant’s menu includes Californian-inspired craft beers and barbecue alongside salads, such as chicken satay salad and kale salad with marinated tri-tip, smoked meats, such as Memphis pork ribs and slow-cooked pulled pork, and a taco selection. Boasting a contemporary and bright atmosphere, the dining room includes a long bar with 10 seats – perfect for enjoying a fresh-pressed juice or a craft beer from one of its 15 taps, including brews created by local brewer Young Master Brewery.

Address: 22 Staunton Street, Central

Telephone: 2529-3001

Opening hours: lunch from 12 p.m. and dinner from 6 p.m. (Mon-Fri); brunch from 10 a.m. and dinner from 6 p.m. (Weekends and public holidays)

Website: bigsur.com.hk