Ladies, gentleman and reprobates – cuffing season is here. Make sure you’re prepared.
When the temperature drops, it causes more than just a change in wardrobe. It sparks a change in attitude for most singles. Summer and spring are for sunshine flings, but autumn and winter – they’re for cuddling, and maybe (if you’re lucky) falling in love. Whether you’re single or looking to keep your relationship fresh, take advantage of cuffing season this year and plan a few cute date nights to take your social life from boring to banging – pun intended.
Read on to find out the cutest date ideas in Hong Kong this season—no cinema tickets or dinner dates in sight.
A Romantic Picnic
Now that the risk of sweating to death has subsided, an outdoor picnic is an adorable way to spend time with that special someone. Plenty of restaurants offer delicious takeaways that make an al fresco feast even easier. We love Maison Libanaise and Fresca for easy-to-transport meals that won’t leave you in a food coma after. If you’re feeling especially romantic, swing by your nearest Feather & Bone and put together a basket of moreish cheeses and charcuterie. Add a bottle of wine, and you’ve got yourself a date they’ll never forget. Up for an adventure? Take your picnic on a hike for a gorgeous view and a sweet meal.
10 Shelley Street, Central; +852 2111 2284
54A, Hollywood Road, Central; +852 2770 2282
Feather & Bone – Central
18 Gage Street, Central; +852 2325 8570
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We spend so much time rushing from here to there, and we rarely take the time to appreciate the finer things in life. Why not appreciate two fine things at once: your (potential) partner and art? A visit to a gallery is a great way to woo, and is sure to leave you feeling better than a few rounds at a bar. There’s no shortage of great galleries to explore, including the newly opened ‘MEET ___ Project’, a brand-new art space showing off some of the coolest contemporary artists.
Learn a Skill
The couple that crafts together stays together. That’s not really a saying, but it should be. Because if you can create a beautiful pottery collection with someone, surely you can build a life with them too, right? There are plenty of interesting classes around the city that would make for a charming date. Cobo Ceramic Workshop offers weekly pottery courses for burgeoning artists of all levels, and they’re right in Causeway Bay. If food is the way to your heart (or theirs) try a cooking class at The Mixing Bowl, the best place to learn to bake. The expert-equipped venue will have you turning out beautiful breads and sinfully delicious scones in no time.
Cobo Ceramic Workshop
1/F Fortune Court, 33 Morrison Hill Road, Causeway Bay; +852 2528 0672
The Mixing Bowl
5 Shin Hing Street, Sheung Wan; +852 2524 0001
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Take to the Seas
You don’t have to be a seasoned sailor to hit the open seas, there are so many other ways to explore Hong Kong’s beautiful waters and surrounding islands. Head to Sai Kung where you can rent a kayak and have a little adventure. Sha Ha Beach is the easiest place to go, just at the end of the waterfront promenade, here you can normally snag a boat for just HK$50 an hour. Hoi Ha Beach is a bit more elusive, but worth the extra effort. It’s located inside the stunning Sai Kung Country Park, so you can observe beautiful sea life as you glide through the water. Call ‘Fred the Boatman’ ahead of time to reserve your kayak, as he’s not always there.
Contact ‘Fred the Boatman’ at +852 2328 2169
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