How to exercise your child’s creativity and imagination

October 27, 2011

In order for children to be happy and healthy, they also need to regularly exercise their creativity and imagination. They must be given the opportunity to use their imagination — be it through simple means or things.

The key, though, is to keep things fun and enjoyable not only for your child but for you as a parent as well.

We recently heard about a game called “the long way home.” In this game you challenge your child to come up with different ways to get home. You can do this exercise when you’re fetching your child from school or if you’re about to go home from a familiar place like the park or neighborhood grocery store. Ask your child for various routes to take or means of transport to get home.

Not only will this be a fun thing to do for you both, it can also really help your child think.

We also love our Makedo Cup Critters Critters. They are small and complete with parts to help your child make two animals per kit. There are three options available – chimp / rooster, cow / rabbit and penguin / hippo. Each kit comes with very easy to follow instructions. Your child will really have a great time “creating” different animals from these Makedo Cup Critters. When they are done with the animals, they can reuse the parts to make anything their imagination so desires.

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Be eco-friendly and even be rewarded with an HK $88 coupon!

October 26, 2011

Don’t look now but just in case you have been planning to go “green” and planning to advocate recycling and being all eco-friendly, then we must tell you — there’s no time better than today to start! In fact, the friendly folks over here at Edible Arrangements Hong Kong will even give you more inspiration to finally take that first time into becoming a full pledged eco warrior. How does an HK $88 coupon sound to you?

We all know that it is now but a must to be more aware of our responsibilities towards Mother Nature. Not only must we all advocate recycling or reusing but we actually must DO it. And Edible Arrangements Hong Kong, a specialty shop that produces only the freshest, juiciest and most creatively designed fresh fruit bouquets, is not just pushing for eco friendliness. They are walking the talk!

In an effort to encourage more people to recycle, Edible Arrangements Hong Kong has launched a campaign dubbed as “Recycle to Re-Treat.” For recent recipients or customers of fresh fruit arrangements made by Edible Arrangements Hong Kong, all they have to do is return the container and the skewers to any of the Edible Arrangements Hong Kong stores. They can also just call the recycling hotline 2385 0158. Just by returning the said items, Edible Arrangements Hong Kong will reward the act by giving a special HK $88 “re-treat” coupon which customers can use for their next order. Each transaction can only use one voucher.

Order today or visit Edible Arrangements Hong Kong! They have new tropical and even Halloween themed bouquets which are sure to capture your fancy! Delivery of the fresh fruit bouquets can be made the same day if you place your order before 4 pm. You can also drop by the Edible Arrangements shop at IFC Mall, Podium Level, Three Shop 3012. Visit their official website at

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Helpful tips when hiring a Hong Kong wedding photographer

October 21, 2011

Every wedding, whether big or small, must be documented. For one, the bride would want to always remember her very special day through photos and videos. Secondly, the family of the groom would for sure want to review all the great memories during that big, important day. Thirdly, families would also want to share those special moments and pass on those fun and memorable photos to the next generation. Hence, having or hiring a wedding photographer is a must.

Now if you’re on the lookout for a good professional Hong Kong wedding photographer, here are some helpful tips:

1. Never downplay the power of referrals. It will really help if someone, preferably a friend or a recent bride, will refer a professional Hong Kong wedding photographer to you. It will, of course, mean that they had a good experience with that photographer. This will also be good because you now have someone to ask.

2. Check the wedding photographer’s portfolio. How many weddings has he or she covered? Does he or she work with a team? Does he or she have back-up photographers and do they have enough equipment such as lights, remote flashes, different types of lenses etc? Don’t hesitate to ask if you can look at his or her previous clients’ wedding albums. See if you like his or her style of photography.

3. Ask for a trial photoshoot or better yet, schedule a pre-nuptial wedding photoshoot. This way, you can see if you and your wedding photographer can gel together. You can also see if you like his or her style of wedding photography. Before the photoshoot, you can discuss details such as location, theme (do you want it to be formal or a little funky and fun?), types of clothes to bring along, makeup style and even the time of the photoshoot (do you want to capture the sunrise, sunset or do you want to use natural light all throughout the shoot?). This way, you will already have a feel of how to move and act around your chosen Hong Kong wedding photographer.

These are just some of the tips you may want to consider in hiring a professional wedding photographer in Hong Kong. Just remember that it is, after all, your big wedding day – a very important and special day in your life – so you have all the license to be as picky as you want and need to be.

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Want absolutely FREE chocolate covered strawberries?

October 18, 2011

Do you want absolutely FREE chocolate covered strawberries? Yes, you read that right. We’re not pulling legs here, folks! We mean it – Edible Arrangements Hong Kong is feeling mighty generous these days so we’re giving away absolutely FREE chocolate covered strawberries.

But before that – we have more good news! (as if free chocolate covered fruits aren’t enough!) Edible Arrangements Hong Kong now offers new fresh fruit bouquets and all of these are guaranteed to be your newest favorites!

If you’re holding a party soon, our Very Merry Party fresh fruit arrangement is a guaranteed scene stealer! Same goes with our Very Merry Festival with its green, chocolate covered pineapple trees, fresh cantaloupes, juice honeydew, grapes, oranges and strawberries! The mere description alone can truly get one’s appetite going!

Now if you’re set to organize a Halloween party soon, why not get our cool Halloween themed fruquets? The Harvest Party, The Black Cat Bouquet and the Batty Bouquet fruit bouquets will liven up any party and you as party host will definitely be showered with praises! Don’t forget to check out the Black Cat Bouquet with half dipped strawberries, too!

Now for the much awaited news — if you order fresh fruit arrangements from Edible Arrangements Hong Kong and you pick your orders up, you will receive absolutely FREE chocolate covered strawberries! How’s that for a great excuse to visit our lovely stores?

If you opt for free delivery, however, just mention the magic words “Facebook” or “Twitter” and your fresh fruit arrangements will be on your doorstep at no delivery charge! Please note, however, that free delivery will only apply to Kowloon and Central areas.

So are you ready to check out these cool new offers from your friends over at Edible Arrangements Hong Kong? Check this page out now and don’t forget to share this great piece of news with all of your friends!

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Need to buy gifts for new Mums? We have an organic set you will love!

October 14, 2011

We have all heard the horror stories. Loads of products in the market today that are all full of harsh ingredients and chemicals that newborns or their new Mums should never ever come across with. Now, more than ever, the campaign to buy and use organic, natural or “green” products has intensified, following so many reports that new moms and their newborns are facing higher risks of diseases and infections because of products that just have too much synthetic stuff in them.

So if you know a new Mum or if you’re a new mum yourself, why not patronize organic baby products? There are just so many reasons for you to do so! Nothing beats using natural products and nothing beats using products that are gentle and free from chemicals for your special little angel.

And we have the perfect organic set for you — Erbaviva Baby Essentials and Organice Baby Gift Box. It’s one of the new products we currently have in our online store. This Erbaviva Baby Essentials organic set contains a baby cream, a diaper cream and an organic lip and cheek balm. Also, Our Organic Baby Gift box which contains baby soap, baby lotion, diaper cream, baby shampoo and sniffles baby chest balm. All products are, of course, guaranteed free from harsh ingredients, harsh detergents, chemical fragrances as well as other unhealthy additives. Only the most natural ingredients for you and your precious little one! This Erbaviva Baby Essential organic baby essentials set and the gift box is a great gift idea to delivery to hospital to new Mums, too. This will definitely make any new Mum very happy. Get yours today over at our online store.

Meanwhile, you might also want to check out our Wooden Rainbow Baby Toy, Patchwork Bird Cushion as well as our elephant and bird buntings. These will really help brighten up your baby room. These will also make for wonderful baby gift ideas, too.

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Three things you can do to make Halloween extra special!

October 13, 2011

With Halloween fast approaching, you should really come up with new, good, cool and really fun ideas to make your Halloween celebration this year extra special! Here are three easy to follow things you can do to keep your Halloween party guests happy. Let them praise your party organizing skills with these helpful tips:

1. Ask your guests to come in their coolest Halloween costumes. Or better yet, ask them to come in new and preferably handmade Halloween costumes. While it’s all right if they come in rented costumes, your party and your guests will be more entertained and amused if they also come in handmade, hand sewn or original costumes. These costumes can be conversational pieces themselves! The guests can mix and mingle and ask each other how they came up with the costumes and if there’s a story behind them. Most of the time, Halloween party guests choose costumes that either represent a childhood memory or a favorite cartoon character.

2. Come up with great Halloween-related parlor games. Personalize these parlor games. If you want to do something like Pictionary, perhaps you can use trivia that have something to do with Halloween or with some of your selected guests. You can also give away Halloween themed prizes during these parlor games.

3. Serve unique yet very delicious fresh fruit arrangements. Or better yet, serve Halloween fruit baskets made by Edible Arrangements Hong Kong. They have just announced their new Halloween creations which are all fun, creative and definitely saliva – inducing! Check out their new Halloween creations over at The Halloween fruit basket collection include the Black Cat Bouquet with half dipped strawberries, the Black Cat Bouquet, the Batty Bouquet and the Batty Bouquet with half of the strawberries dipped in chocolate. All these Halloween themed fresh fruit arrangements will definitely add more “spooky” feel to your Halloween party!

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Mr. Gay Hong Kong 2011 winner set to be spokesperson against bullying in schools

October 10, 2011

Winning the Mr. Gay Hong Kong 2011 title will not only mean great prizes which include a cover and a 6 page spread in Dim Sum Magazine, a model’s portfolio by a noted photographer and year long professional hair styling services.

More importantly, this year’s Mr. Gay Hong Kong will be the official spokesperson against homophobic bullying in schools. This means that whoever will garner the top prize during the much awaited pageant will have a greater, more meaningful social responsibility ahead of him.

The Mr. Gay Hong Kong 2011 winner is expected to not only be a role model but to also help advocate equality and the upholding of rights for the members of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual) community. This may be quite a challenge for many but for pageant finalists Edmund LEE Ho Chun (21, fashion design student),  Jimmy WONG Chun (26, dancer), Jonathan Bridge HUDSON (28, travel writer) and Ricky CHAU Ka Wing (23, sales agent), this will most probably just be an extension of what they have done, are doing and will still continue to do.  

The Mr. Gay Hong Kong 2011 finale will be held on October 15, 2011 (Saturday), 7 PM at Bisous, 9/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong. Pageant judges include Marisa Zeman (daughter of Alan Zeman and designer at Nude Is Rude), Cantopop princess Juju Chan, superstar drag queen Coco Pop, HKMagazine publisher and Asia City Media Group country manager Greg Crandall, choreographer and Zoo bar owner Tony Wong, 2011 Mr. Gay World Francois Nel and film festival director Joe Lam.

Tickets are now on sale. Advance tickets are HK $180.00 and HK $250.00 at the door, inclusive of one standard drink. Tickets can be delivered for free within Central. For inquiries, please call 9660 5552 (Eng) or 9281 2066 (Chi)

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We share the excitement — Susan Sarandon’s daughter to say “I do” in a wedding gown made by one of the designer brands we carry!

October 7, 2011

Can we just say that we adore Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon’s daughter Eva Amurri? She looks just like her fabulous mom and we’re thrilled to know that she’s finally found “the one”!

According to news reports, Eva is set to get hitched to fiance Kyle Martino and here’s one more piece of news that we’re truly excited for — she’s saying her big “I do” in one of the beautiful wedding gowns made by celebrity designer Lela Rose — yes, the same Lela Rose whose wedding gowns we also carry over here at HITCHED! Bridal. We’re pretty sure Eva will look absolutely stunning in that Lela Rose wedding gown creation and why wouldn’t she be? Lela Rose is known for pairing unconventional fabrics and techniques.   Can’t wait to see what she comes up with.

Lela Rose also designed mother Susan’s mother of the bride dress as well as the bridesmaids dresses. What wonderful news!

To Eva and Kyle – we wish you nothing but the best!

And folks, if you do get hitched soon — you might want to come and visit us here at HITCHED! Bridal Hong Kong and try on a Lela Rose creation. Every Lela Rose wedding gown is truly one of a kind and if you want something special, She is definitely the g0-to designer.

Lela Rose is available exclusively at HITCHED!  Call +852.2815.8330 today to set up an appointment or send an email to

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More reasons for you to check out our “Favourites” section!

October 6, 2011

Shopping online can sometimes be challenging. Overwhelmed with style and value options plus the time it takes to filter through everything.

And because we here at Hocusadabra know how daunting the online shopping experience can be, we have not only come up with an easy to navigate, safe and secure web-store — we have even come up with a “Favourites” section that makes things uber-easy for our favourite shoppers!

The “Favourites” section of our website features products that we highly recommend you check out. These are literally our favourite products. Some are BPA-free, others are made by our favourite artists or designers. These products are made by entities that actually have the initiative and the heart (and the commendable sense of social responsibility, truth be told!) to produce only safe and quality products that are free from harmful materials and ingredients — and that alone deserves our attention, wouldn’t you guys agree?

Some of the items found in our “Favourites” section: lovely organic bamboo hand printed baby wrap from Australia, BPA-free pizza parlor from our beloved Green Toys, our famous chalkboard paint, Natural dough, Chinese Checkers and the coolest bed linen!

So check out our “Favourites” section now. You can access it here:

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Edible Arrangements Hong Kong proudly supports “Pink Walk 2011” – join us!

October 4, 2011

Did you know that the youngest breast cancer patient in Hong Kong is just under 20 years of age? Did you know that 60 percent of those at risk of breast cancer are women aged between 40 and 59 years of age? And the risk even grows further as age increases? If these facts got your attention, then you must join the crusade to fight breast cancer!

The Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation or HKBCF is organizing the 7th annual walkathon dubbed as the “Pink Walk Against Breast Cancer.” The Pink Walk 2011 event is in support for various efforts on breast health education, patient support services, local breast cancer research as well as advocacy — and your friends over here at Edible Arrangements Hong Kong ( are mighty proud to say that we are one of the sponsors of this annual event!

Edible Arrangements Hong Kong is a part of this great cause and it’s simply because we believe in women, in the role of women in society and in women empowerment. We believe that women play a vital role not only within the family (the basic unit of society) but also in the way we continue to strive to change the world for the better.

We’d like to stress that the Pink Walk is not only for women. Men and children must also join, too! After all, don’t virtually all of us benefit from the love and care that we all receive from the wonderful women in each of our lives?

So please come and join Pink Walk! Mark your calendars. October 9, 2011 (Sunday), 9 AM. Starting point is at Peak Road Garden, The Peak, Hong Kong. There will be two courses – the 3.5 kilometer route and the 7 kilometer route. If you’re going to bring children, the 3.5 kilometer route is suffice. Suitable for the whole family of young and old. Of course, don’t forget to bring your own Edible Arrangements fruit bouquet to keep you and your family nourished while you join the walk, okay?

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