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Hong Kong Tatler April 2019

The last word in high society and the life luxurious, Hong Kong Tatler has been chronicling the lives of the city’s elite since 1977. From insider access to the most exclusive parties and events in Hong Kong and beyond, to authoritative coverage of art, fashion, wine, dining and travel, to face-to-face interviews with the people that really matter, Hong Kong Tatler takes you closer to the highest echelons of society than anyone else.

Hong Kong SAR China
Edipresse Media Hong Kong Ltd
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12 Issues


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around asia

On the cover is entrepreneur Livienne Russellia. She tells how, after several ill-fated attempts to launch her own beauty line, she finally discovered the recipe for success with Cakra Daya Makmur, a bodycare and cosmetics brand produced in Indonesia. Decades after she found her calling, the passion lives on in veteran songstress Syafinaz Selamat. Also, meet three of the scientists who won 2018 L’Oreal-Unesco for Women in Science Awards: Chai Lay Ching, Lam Sze Mun and Norhayati Abdullah. Singer M80, tech entrepreneur Sophie Lu, writer and photographer Gong Linxuan and artist Zhou Hehe star on a cover that celebrates talented young achievers from different industries. They tell of the challenges they have faced. On the cover is Michelle Yong, scion of Woh Hup and director of Aurum. She tells why she went against…

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hong kong tatler

Chief Content Officer & Managing Director SEAN FITZPATRICK Advertising hktad@edipressemedia.com General Manager–Commercial OCEANA OU Advertising Director YVONNE YIP Business Director, Food and Wine ANDY CHENG Senior Sales Manager MICHELLE LEE Sales Manager CAROLE TAM Marketing and Events hkmktg@edipressemedia.com | hkevent@edipressemedia.com Marketing Manager VANESSA HUI Events Manager EMMA NUTTALL Circulation hkcirc@edipressemedia.com Circulation Manager GLADYS WONG Senior Circulation Officer WILSON MA Production and Traffic hkprod@edipressemedia.com |hktraffic@edipressemedia.com General Manager–Publishing Services ANNE MOK Production Manager GEMINI HUI Senior Production Officer SIDNEY KWOK Production Officer RAY TAM Edipresse Media Asia hq@edipressemedia.com Chairman and CEO MICHEL LAMUNIÈRE CFO, Asia IDA CHEUNG Chief Innovation Officer, Asia JULIE LEE Head of Generation T Asia TAMARA LAMUNIÈRE Editor, Generation T Asia LEE WILLIAMSON Managing Director–Edipresse Media Malaysia FLORENCE FANG Managing Director–Edipresse Media Singapore CORINNE NG Managing Director–Edipresse Media China APRIL HSU Managing Director–Philippines IRENE MARTEL FRANCISCO General Manager–Edipresse Media Taiwan ASHLEY LIANG Regional Financial Controller ERIC FOO Regional IT Manager MARK TAM International Sales intlad@edipressemedia.com International Sales Director EDMOND CHEUK France: MARIE ARMANDE DE SPARRE madesparre@masmediaf.com UK: AMANDA BENACHOUR…

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sonia’s way

I remember bumping into this month’s cover star, Sonia Cheng, at the beach a few months ago. She had set up a small table in the shade and was selling homemade lemonade with her children. “$10 a cup—all proceeds to charity,” said a handwritten sign taped to the front. Fresh-faced and without a scrap of make-up, dressed in laid-back weekend wear and with her hair pulled back in a lazy ponytail, Sonia laughed and joked with passersby as they stopped for a thirst quencher. As I sipped mine I remember thinking how refreshing it was—not just the lemonade, but the sight of the CEO of the Rosewood Hotel Group chilling at the beach with her family, seemingly without a care in the world. Sonia had none of the security guards de rigueur…

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passion project

As the CEO of the Rosewood Hotel Group, Sonia Cheng is very much responsible for the hotel brand’s big-thinking long-term vision—as well as for the brand’s rapid growth over the past few years. But when it came to our cover shoot celebrating the opening of the Rosewood Hong Kong, an ultra-luxury hotel on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, she wanted to share the spotlight with leading members of the creative team that brought her vision to life. “This hotel is a collaborative effort,” she said on set. So this month’s cover features not one but eight stars: Sonia; Marc Brugger, managing director of the hotel; Waldo Hernandez, chief concierge; Karina Wan, director of event planning; Sandro Gamba, director of culinary operations; Lois Tien of Anagram; interiors maestro Tony Chi; and artist…

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CALLAGHAN WALSH The Australian photographer captured hotel magnate Sonia Cheng and her talented team in the new Rosewood Hong Kong for this month’s cover story (p.106) What’s the most spontaneous thing you’ve done? My second date with my now wife involved an impromptu flight to Bali. We are now married and living in Bali, so I guess it worked. What are two items on your bucket list? My wife has a travel agency, Lightfoot Travel, so we are fortunate to travel often, but I would like to take my camera to a location really off the beaten track to shoot with no agenda. Living in Indonesia, it would be incredible to shoot the untouched western archipelagos. Second, I have two young sons and I’d like to take them skiing, one of my favourite pastimes, once…

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6 VERDI’S AIDA Soprano Anna Netrebko, mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and tenor Aleksandr Antonenko star in the Verdi opera Aida, part of the Met: Live in HD series. Béthanie Theatre. themetinhongkong.info 8 JOHN MAYER Catch the seven-time Grammy winner and indie pop crooner in Hong Kong for the first time, performing such hits as New Light and Your Body is a Wonderland. At the HKCEC. hkticketing.com 12 THE SYMPHONIC CHINESE MUSIC OF ZHAO JIPING Pipa virtuoso Wu Man and soprano Zhang Ningjia join the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra for a performance of Zhao Jiping’s compositions. At the Cultural Centre until April 13. hkco.org 18 ED SHEERAN The chart-topping singer-songwriter most recently won Grammys for his album Divide, after which this world tour is named, and the song Shape of You. At Disneyland. hkticketing.com 19 JAAP—MOZART Jaap van Zweden conducts the…