Wednesday, 28.9.2016

Coastal Cruising

There’s just something about summer that draws us to the water, to the coast, to the beach. We love the sand between our feet, the sun in our hair, the lack of clothing worn by the fairer sexy – it all just comes together perfectly.


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Tag It or Lose It

Airlines are making significant headway in the war against that most terrible of travel burdens – the lost suitcase. According to reports, airlines globally mishandled 46.9 million bags in 2007 – the number has since halved and much of that gain can be attributed to better technology.


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The Insider's Guide to Asia

Many of us get that hankering, that subtle but undeniable itch for travel and exploration.


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NecesCity talks with James Sharman, former Noma chef and Tom Aikens protégé about his new semi-nomadic private kitchen concept One Star House Party.


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Service to a Tee

There have always been things that, as we grew up, we were told to take care of.


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Top Six Summer Cocktails

 

Summer Antidotes

It’s that time of the year again to hydrate yourself with loads of liquids. These breezy summer-themed cocktails by some of the acclaimed bars in Hong Kong would be the perfect elixir to get you through the sizzling summer months in vogue.


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Service to a Tee

As a younger gent you probably had a go at tennis from time to time – hell, you might have even been a force to reckon with. However, playing regularly in Hong Kong, with its hectic, demanding lifestyle and space shortage, can be a little tricky.


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Good Sound, Naturally

Unless you’re living in an apartment that would make Patrick Bateman squeal with ecstasy (and who knows, right?) chances are you like to live somewhere that's a little reprieve from the big concrete jungle outside your door.


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How Do You Take It?

Coffee; it’s the lifeblood of many a manly lifestyle, but it does so much more than just keep you awake.


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Sexy Has a New Home

We all like to indulge in a little fantasy from time to time. Whether you’re day dreaming about being a pro-motocross rider whilst riding the MTR, or acting out a multi-scene homage to Caligula in your living room, it’s fun to leave the real world behind and let your imagination take you on a journey.


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Variety is the Spice of Life

We all like a bit of variety in life; whether it’s a martini with a twist instead of an olive, a different route home, or the introduction of organic, edible body paints in the bedroom, variety is an essential element of a life well-lived.


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Time to Get Your Tiki Together

So you’ve decided, after many sleepless nights of deep contemplation, that you’re going to drink more rum this summer. In fact, you’ve decided you need to do more than drink it.


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Tenashar Drives Us Mad

Singapore’s Debbie Valerie Long, aka Tenashar, is one of Asia’s most sought-after cover models as well as a ground-breaking DJ who has thrilled clubbing crowds across the globe. The Spanish-Chinese financial broker turned award-wining bombshell shares her music inspirations, thoughts on her latest track, and the hidden treasures in the Lion City.


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So summer is on the way and that means it’s time for seasonal escapes to tropical hotspots. But to be able to pull off that last-moment-nothing-but-a-leather-duffle-and-a-grin look you’re going to need to be weight conscious, and that includes rethinking how you take those essential, jealous-inducing holiday snaps.


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Not All Vodkas Are Created Equally

Despite all the myths and misconceptions there are about the world’s most popular spirit, one thing remains true: there are vodkas, and there are vodkas.


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Time to Stay Close to Home

You’d be forgiven for not knowing the origin of the word ‘staycation’ (even we had to look it up).


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Cuisine with Staying Power

Restaurants, they come and go, especially here in Hong Kong where big names and flush PR budgets ensure you hear about every opening but very few closures.


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Handmade Goodness

You’d have to live in a hole in the ground not to have recognized the global renaissance that artisanal gin is enjoying at the moment.


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Good Things Come Together

Now, we wouldn’t want to stereotype but we think it’s safe to say most guys can count among their passions two easy picks: burgers and live music.


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Isn’t it Time for a Staycation?

Hong Kong has a lot going for it, of that we're sure. There's great food, great entertainment, and plenty of convenience.


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The Queen of Sound

Any DJ worth their salt knows how to keep the beats going and the bodies moving, but Manila-based Arra Pascual takes things to the next level with great looks and smooth beats to boot. In the latest of our odes to the Women of NC, we talk with this deck diva about her passion for music, the party scene in Manila, as the best cures for a spot of overindulgence.


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Time to Play Darwin

Remember when you studied evolution at high school? It all seemed fairly straight forward – animals change to suit their environment, and those most willing to adapt would survive.


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Time for a Great Escape

You may not realize it now, but every modern gent needs an escape destination, a man-centric locale, sans judgement, for those debaucherous nights of ultimate entertainment.


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Time to be Schooled

According to Sir Francis Bacon, “knowledge is power”, and we couldn’t agree more. Today’s gentleman needs to be on his A game at all times, especially when it comes to passions we share with the fairer sex.


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Time for Sexy Sounds

It’s one thing to have a massive sound system, with enough amperage to knock the walls down in a fiberglass instillation factory, but all that power can be space-consuming, not to mention a little redundant in Hong Kong’s tiny shoebox apartments.


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The Lady of La La Land

Tinsletown’s no stranger to starlets searching for stardom under the California sun. In the first of our new series of Women of NC profiles, NecesCity speaks with Asian-American MMA fighter-turned-singer and model Julie Real about her newly released single, her passion for music, and what she loves so much about her adopted home of Los Angeles.


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Sake for the Club

This might be news to you, but sake has been enjoyed in Japan for over 2,000 years (although rice wine has been distilled by the Chinese for twice that long).


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Sake for the Club

You might not realize it but bottle service can trace its origins to wartime Japan, when ewers of sake were served to seated soldiers.


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Ahoy Me Hearty

Cast back, if you will, to a time of innocence, when you were just a little lad.


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A Spiritual Recharge

Hong Kong can do things to a man, and while some are delectable, tantalizing and downright sinful, not all of them are good for the soul.


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