Here We Go Again

It’s that time of year again, when you get bent over the barrel by consumerism in the name of romance. But let’s face it, home-made cards and pop-tart breakfasts in bed only work in the movies; there are expectations to manage and El Nino-sized sexual droughts to avoid, so gently, gently gents. Fortunately, NecesCity, your digital wingman, has done some of the thinking for you.


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Intoxicating Art

So you’re rebuilding your home bar after it was violated by those you hold dearest over the festive season.


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Bringing Floats Back

This might have slipped the nets of your passion for trivia but did you know the ice cream float was created by Robert McCay Green in Philadelphia in 1874?


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Time to Clean Up

For those of you who might not have spent much time in the Land of the Rising Sun, an onsen is a Japanese hot spring.


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Cool Has a New Home

Japanese cuisine has come a long way in Hong Kong, which is just as well.


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Keep Your Cool

Man has longed for warm nights and cold drinks for as long as we’ve had fire and rivers within proximity. The irony is that the hotter the weather the harder it is to keep your beverages cool, which is why some of mankind’s greatest minds have tasked themselves through history, not with curing cancer or exploring the cosmos, but with innovating on the eskie and other chilling appareil.


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Acclaimed Hong Kong-born chef Vicky Cheng has teamed up with mixology maestro Antonio Lai to create VEA, an innovative open-kitchen concept that pairs fine-dining with imaginative cocktails. He talks to NecesCity about the challenges of cocktail and food pairing, his culinary influences, and the difficulties of incorporating cod fish sperm into his dishes.


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The Need for Speed

So when you were a little lad, there’s even money that you, like many of your little-lad mates, wanted to be a race car driver.


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Death Defying Without the Sweat Stains

We can all agree that the Belgians know a thing or two about making beer.


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Death Defying Without the Sweat Stains

Remember those carefree days spent cruising the streets on your Powell Peralta or mile wide cruiser?


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Make a Sound Statement

We’ve all seen them; those guys cruising down the street with their chunky ass headphones wrapped around their melons.


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Winter Warmer with a Kick

Christmas can be an odd time in Hong Kong. If you’re not headed to the homeland (which ever one you recognize) or are not part of the Phuket-bound exodus, then you’re here, enjoying the city’s second quietest spell (the first comes a month or so later) and its flirtation with “winter”. It’s also great time to learn that the Fragrant Harbour wasn’t designed for the cold, so take advantage of the lull and make the most of the silly season by ordering one of these soul-soothing-but-oh-so-manly tipples tonight.


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Cocktails on the Go

Picture this for a moment: you’ve survived a day of meetings and are hoping to hop an evening flight home.


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Searching for Spanish Gold

The South Americans know a thing or two about red meat. The Spanish word asado is used in countries like Argentina,


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Time to Impress

It’s almost Christmas and New Year’s, which means the party season is almost upon us. It’s a great time to stock up on grooming essentials that will ensure you look your best during those office parties and family gatherings. Here are some of our new-found favourites.


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Be a Good Host

Ah, the morning after, one of life’s potentially challenging entertaining opportunities.


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Chicago Athletic Association

Guys are naturally pack animals. We’re drawn to the group dynamic; we like to create bonds and associations, rituals and fellowships.


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We’re Swingers Too

It’s almost the festive season, which means you still have time to indulge the passion of your closest male mates, from friends to fathers, with these state-of-the-art additions to their golf ensemble.


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Out of Sight

The trend of hiding F&B concepts from the peering eyes of society is not new – underground supper clubs, private kitchens in the most unlikely of locales, and modern speakeasys that take their cues from the US’s experiment with prohibition – all pride themselves on their discretion, their uniqueness and their hidden charms.


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Small but Powerful

The fact that Hong Kong flats are miniscule (for what you’re paying at least) is a topic of constant discussion.


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Teach Your Camera What you Like

As the saying goes, time waits for no man, but neither does a keen audience.


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A Meeting of Minds

It’s amazing how well some things go together. The world is filled with examples of great combinations: vodka and olives, running and music, football and hooligans, peanut butter and ladies.


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Rediscover the Ritual

Like many countries in Europe, the Czech Republic, home of leggy ladies and perfect pilsners, has a long and rich beer-making tradition.


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NecesCity talks with marine-turned-barber extraordinaire Peter Tan about style, grooming essentials, and the future of barbershops in Hong Kong.


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Straight from the MotherlandDown

Like many countries in Europe, the Czech Republic, home of leggy ladies and perfect pilsners, has a long and rich beer-making tradition.


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Don’t Let Mother Nature Bring You Down

Winters in Hong Kong might be short lived but they can also arrive with all the pleasantry of a slap across the face. One minute you’re enjoying the warmth, the next you’re feeling the chill to the bone, as you duck from doorway to doorway to avoid the rain.


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Don’t Let Mother Nature Bring You Down

So you’ve finally found the perfect rooftop apartment, one that’s got enough space to have more than three people on it at a time, but that isn’t atop a 15-floor walkup. Congrats. Next step is to make your own alfresco space user-friendly and welcoming.


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The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Sometimes buying a gift for a mate can be a tricky one. You want to express all those underlying emotions without hitting the absinthe together first.


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Get on the Drone Train

The rate at which drone technology is moving is staggering.


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Know Thy Fish Eggs

Taking its name from the Turkish for fish eggs, khavyar, but perfected by the Persians, the roe of the sturgeon has been on the menu in the Middle East and Eastern Europe since man and fish first met, yet our relationship with this black gold has been a unique one.


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