Feeling in desperate need of a weekend recharge? Besides celebrating Global Wellness Day this Saturday (12 June), this week’s #legendtop5 will take you through our top five activities to help you de-stress.
Surrealism and Beyond Exhibition at Hong Kong Museum of Art
Trying to escape the rush of the city? The masterpieces from Centre Pompidou might be a perfect fit for this weekend. Surrealist arts can bring you a flood of tangled emotion and dreamy imagery to your moment. As in a series of the French May Arts Festival, the Mythologies: Surrealism and Beyond exhibition features over 100 art pieces and illustrations by influential artists like Giorgio de Chirico, René Magritte, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Joan Miró, and Jackson Pollock. Presented by the Centre Pompidou, these exclusive international archives are ready to spare your moment at the Hong Kong Museum of Art from now until September 15 this year.
If you’ve already had enough of Hong Kong’s hiking trails this summer, why not check out the Pen Art Trail? Venture from The Verandah foyer to the prize-winning art exhibition on the 1st floor of Peninsula Hong Kong to enjoy the celebration of contemporary Pen paints curated by The Sovereign Art Foundation. The retrospective Pen Art Trail is free to visit until 9 July.
“French Impression” Symphony Concert organised by French May
The weekend can be more soothing and experiential than you thought with the French Philharmonic orchestra led by the conductor Fan Ting. You’re invited to explore from the Rome Carnival to Debussy’s Clair de Lune with the tone-painting touch of impressionist music. Followed by L’ Arlesienne and Ma mere l’Oye, the show promises to give you a French countryside atmosphere with the brand new visual and sound interactive technology.
Reserve a seat now for the last round on Sunday, 13 June via frenchmay.com
Try a new restaurant: Whey and Pici
Recently launched in May, Whey is bringing chef Barry Quek with his exquisite cuisine to the town. With Scandinavian folk art and Peranakan architecture, the restaurant is ready to take diners to Singapore at the tip of their tongues. While keeping the essence of Singapore, chef Barry Quek’s dishes excite the food enthusiasts by the blend of modern European and Asian influences. Imagine appetizing your starve with the slightly seared Hokkaido scallop on the top of tropical jackfruit emulsion with homemade prawn floss.
You can’t go wrong with the fresh homemade pastas and Italian dishes, especially from Hong Kong fave, Pici. The pasta bar has recently opened a new location in Kennedy Town with all the Italian comfort food you crave – from Pici Cacio e Pepe to Tagliolini Truffle pasta. Pici serves all of its Italian signatures at Wanchai, Central, Kennedy Town, Tsim Sha Tsui, Shatin, and Lai Chi Kok – plus, they also offer online delivery.
Marked as one of our #legendloves, the new Dioriviera capsule by Dior has come to Hong Kong to add glamour to your coffee break at Dior café. The hammocks, cushions, beach chairs, and other decorations transform the prime waterfront into a relaxing coastal getaway. Check out the Dioriviera pop-up store at level 6 of K11 Musea from now until 27 June.