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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Late Night Revelry

Hong Kong’s nocturnal offerings are region-leading – we’re sure you’ll agree there’s never a shortage of new restaurants, clubs or watering holes – but one thing we’ve never really grasped as a city intent on heading out after dark, is the supper club.


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The Godfather of Groove

 

On the eve of Pacha Macau, the first of the famous clubbing brand’s venues in Asia, opening at Studio City, NecesCity speaks with legendary club boss Eddie Dean about changing trends, the emerging club scene in Asia, and the end of an era in New York.


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Drone technology has come a long way in a short while and today there are hundreds of thousands of publically and privately owned drones flying the friendly skies above us.


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The Northwest Passage, which connects the northern Atlantic and the Pacific through the Canadian Arctic Ocean, remains one of the world’s most remote and least explored locales.


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We Can All Do With a Dose

Throughout history working men have sought clarity; ancient Chinese practitioners manipulated pressure points to ensure they stayed awake in the royal court and aboriginal tribes would do breathing sessions before night hunts in order to stay alert.


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Rekindle the Romance

According to feminist author and academic Carolyn Gold Geilbrun, “romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.” That’s deep.


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Time for Some Southern Innovation

Southern cuisine sometimes gets a bad rap. Sure, it’s not always the healthiest, but it’s wholesome, simplistic home cooking that’s ideal for fending off winter’s last passata sotto.


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Intoxicating Art

Indecisiveness is an attribute we often identify with the fairer sex; we’ve all done dressing room jury duty; we’ve all walked at a snail’s pace down Pottinger Lane thanks to a pair of 15-inch Louboutins; and most of us have spent the first part of a night on the couch channel surfing and waiting for our significant others to pick an outfit.


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Intoxicating Art

Ok, so we’ve collectively come to the realization that not all coolers are created equal.


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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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