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Summer is here! And arriving in the nick of time comes the refreshing Dim Sum & Then Some’s Summer on the Scene 2013 guide. Hong Kong’s leading lifestyle website brings you an 18-page all-access guide to the best of Hong Kong’s summer hotspots, hideaways and adventures. Armed with your bottle of Jax Coco, there is no better way to cool off this summer. Whether you’re looking to throw the ultimate party on the decks of the city’s newest mega-yacht, want to spend the day kayaking through sea caves and snorkeling over protected coral, or just want to kick back with a few icy-cool cocktails at a seaside alfresco spot, summer in Hong Kong starts here… Download your guide, open a bottle of Jax Coco’s finest, and refresh yourself – Hong Kong awaits! http://www.dimsumandthensome.com.hk/guides/DSTS-SummerGuide-2013.pdf  



Last week voting kicked off for Marco Visconti’s Blogger summer style-off! After much delegation, The PLUG team rallied together some of Hong Kong’s favourite fashion bloggers. Our chosen five gorgeous fashion bloggers selected their favourite pieces from Marco Visconti’s new summer collection -Tribal Glamour – and each created a unique summer look. Braving the unpredictable Hong Kong summer weather, the fashionistas took to the urban jungles of Central and Sheung Wan to strut their stuff at the Blogger Style-Off photo shoot.   The blogger with the most votes wins a $10,000 shopping spree at Marco Visconti, and if you’re lucky the winner may just decide to share her prize with you…So get voting! To cast your vote, simply like Marco Visconti’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MarcoViscontiHK and click on the Blogger Style-Off app to cast your vote.



PLUG TEAM: Artistic juices were flowing here at PLUG headquarters, where we kicked off our week with a session of Art Jamming. Hosted at the Art Jamming Studio, Wellington St, Central, Hong Kong – our PR team got together for some team bonding over wine and paint! All supplies were provided, all we needed to bring were the refreshments and the talent. Not sure whether any of us will be quitting our day jobs anytime soon, however it was a productive and creative experience that we all thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks for having us Art Jamming! www.artjamminng.com    



PLUG NEWS: Nespresso’s best-loved Variations Grand Crus – Vanilio, Ciocattino and Caramelito – are being re-introduced today as Permanent Variations! Yes – that means Club Members can now enjoy these delicious Grand Crus all year round! What’s more is that Nespresso is asking you to get involved in deciding what the next Limited Edition Grand Cru will be in Hong Kong. Between Cioccorosso, Liminto and Masala Chai, the flavour with the most votes in HK will be launched in November for a limited period of time just before the festive season! Voting begins today until June 26th. Which one would you most like to try? Cast your vote at www.nespresso.com/vote.



Just in time for the start of Hong Kong’s hot, humid summer and the return of pesky mozzie season, PLUG PR is excited to announce that we are now working with Para’Kito™, HK’s best-loved natural mosquito protection from France. Sold in 38 countries worldwide and the #1 natural mosquito protection in France, these fun, fuss-free and fabulous bands and clips will safely protect you from mozzies while you’re out enjoying the myriad of outdoor activities HK has to offer. Para’Kito™ is a totally natural protection, made in France that uses a combination of seven natural essential oils to mask human presence to mosquitoes. The oils are impregnated in a pellet, which slips discreetly in to your wristband or clip while the oils diffuse over 15 days. So, no need for sticky, toxic sprays, and no need to reapply since the pellet provides continuous protection for fifteen consecutive days. So just clip-in and carry on with what you do best, muss-and-fuss free. www.parakito.com



Awaken the senses! Yesterday PLUG and Nespresso hosted an exclusive and luxurious afternoon event at Madame Sixty Ate in Hong Kong where media guests enjoyed coffee, cake and a scented candle-making workshop to celebrate the addition of the best-loved aromas Vanillo, Cioccattino and Caramelito to Nespresso’s permanent Variations Grand Crus range. Nespresso baristas prepared delicious welcome drinks in caramel, dark chocolate and vanilla before media guests were shown through a fun scented candle-making workshop www.nespresso.com www.madamesixtyate.com  



Braving the heat and the rain, our five gorgeous bloggers take to the streets of Central and Sheung Wan for Marco Visconti’s Summer Style-Off photo shoot. Each blogger chose their favourite outfit from Marco Visconti’s new summer collection to style in their own unique way and to enter into the Style-Off contest. Voting opens to the public soon! Be sure to vote for your favourite fashionista on Marco Visconti’s Facebook page. Contest details will be released shortly, so watch this space for updates! Thanks again to all our lovely ladies: Jasmine Smith, Jackaline Tang, Sabrina Sikora, Emily Wordsworth and Cindie Chan. And props to our fantastic photographer, Amanda Kho. www.marco-visconti.com www.amandakho.com



PLUG is five years old! We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your support over these past 5 years – it’s been a blast and we’re excited to see what’s next. Bring it on!



Things are heating up in Hong Kong, and what better time to cool-off with some refreshing summer cocktails? On 30th May 2013 PLUG PR hosted a tiki-licious Jax Coco cocktail tasting at Honi Honi Tiki Lounge to introduce Hong Kong press to two refreshing cocktails: The Curse of the Monkey and the aptly named Doctor Jax. The Curse of the Money is a delicious concoction of Jax Coco, rum, fresh pineapple juice, strawberry puree, jasmine syrup and strawberry liqueur. For those looking to rehydrate, Doctor Jax  is a refreshing mix of Jax Coco, guava juice, vanilla syrup and fresh pineapple juice. Divine! www.jaxcoco.com www.honihonibar.com 



Please join us in giving a warm welcome to the newest addition to the PLUG PR team, hailing from London, the lovely Thea O’Hear! A born-and-raised Londoner (a rare breed these days), Thea joins PLUG in Hong Kong with five years public relations experience under her belt. A true all-rounder who cut her professional teeth at an integrated communications consultancy in the City of London, Thea is as comfortable running major health campaigns as she is representing The Bishop of London (a genuine past client!) Her true passion however, lies in consumer PR, where she has led campaigns and creative strategy for major consumer brands and UK household names, including Laithwaite’s Wine, AXA PPP and Weightwatchers. A communicator through-and-through, Thea is borderline obsessed with her job and actually sleeps with her notepad by her bed. When she is not thinking about work, Thea is most likely to be found accosting French waiters so that she can practice her French, or ferreting out lovely French wine.

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