It is 5 pm, and like precision clockwork the porte cochere at the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, in Kowloon hums with a dozen Ferraris: The serious business of happy hour has begun. Elevators brim to capacity, shooting upward like jewel-encrusted rockets to the 103rd-floor lobby, ears popping in the 52-second ascent. Another lift completes the relay to the 118th floor and the ultimate cocktail destination: Ozone, the world’s highest bar, but even more dizzying, the world’s highest outdoor patio.?????? Continue reading →
The Buzz: Socialite, heiress and local style icon Bonnie Gokson launched this 22,000-square-foot restaurant and lounge overlooking the harbor from the 25th floor of the Prince’s Building. If there’s a rock star or fashion diva in town, you can bet this is where they’ll be sipping cocktails alfresco or savoring a prolonged afternoon tea while lounging on brightly colored sofas.
The Bottom Line: Slip into your skinniest Spy Henry Lau jeans and cozy up to the bar for a Shiraz and a round of Kobe beef bites. Then retire to the dining room and order the outstanding burrata salad with teardrop tomatoes and white balsamic. 011.852.2537.1388, sevva.hkContinue reading →