October 8 - 14, 2023
Ladies—we’re going to Hong Kong! With the primary purpose of getting bespoke suits made, we’ll use our time in between suit fittings to sight-see, shop, hike Victoria Peak, sip cocktails and champagne, and dine in Hong Kong’s most acclaimed restaurants. You’ll stay in some of the finest luxury hotels that the city has to offer. You’ll eat your way through Kowloon and Central, experiencing the juxtaposition of the old world and the new, through meals ranging from street food and dim sum to several Michelin Star restaurants. If you’re a professional woman who’s always dreamed of getting fitted for custom suits, use this opportunity to save a ton of money on bespoke suits, while getting to see the exciting city of Hong Kong at the same time. Oh, and MCLE credits are offered too.
Monday, October 9
Spa Day at the Peninsula
The jet lag traveling to Asia is no joke, so we'll take it easy today. We'll start with breakfast at our hotel, 1 quick hour of MCLEs, and then do a spa treatment. In the afternoon, we'll enjoy traditional High Tea. The British influence on Hong Kong still remains strong despite the country being free of British rule for more than 25 years. It’s one of the many ways that Hong Kong is so exciting and unique. We'll end the day with a dinner together at a waterfront restaurant that offers stunning views of Victoria Harbor and the incredible Hong Kong skyline.
Sunday, October 8
Arrive in Hong Kong
Flights to Hong Kong typically leave late at night and arrive in the morning two days later. So most attendees will leave Friday night and arrive early Sunday morning. Once we are all together, we'll drop our bags at the hotel and head straight to Sam's tailor to choose fabrics and have our first of three fittings. We'll eat a traditional dim sum lunch in Kowloon, walk through the Ladies Market and then check into our hotel, where you can shower or take a nap. If everyone is up for it, we'll reconvene for drinks at Ozone—the highest rooftop bar in the world—followed by a light dinner.
Tuesday, October 10
Tan Tian Buddha
We'll start our day with another hour of MCLEs right after breakfast. Then we'll take the short walk over to Sam's Tailor again, where we will do our second fitting. In the afternoon, we will head to Ngong Ping on Lantau Island, where we'll take glass bottom cable cars over to Tian Tan Buddha (also known as "Big Buddha") and the Po Lin Monastery. We'll get a little bit of exercise climbing its 268 steps to the top. The views from the top are magical. Afterwards we'll return to the hotel, have some time to freshen up and join together for a Michelin Star dinner.
Wednesday, October 11
Shopping +Happy Valley
You'll gain 1 hour of MCLE specialty credits over breakfast again before checking out of our Kowloon hotel. We'll gather our items and get taken by a driver over to Central Hong Kong. After we drop our bags at the new hotel, we will head out for some shopping in the glitzy Central district. Later in the afternoon we will check into the hotel and then head out to Happy Valley Race Course, where we'll bet on the ponies—a Hong Kong gathering place for locals, expats and tourists alike. There' we'll enjoy casual food and drinks under the nighttime lights of the exciting racetrack.
Thursday, October 12
Junk Boat +Lamma Island
After gaining another hour of specialty credits in the morning over breakfast, the group will head to the water to board our private chartered Junk Boat for the day. Don't let the name fool you though: a Junk Boat in Hong Kong is really a small yacht. We will spend the day cruising Victoria Harbor, have a seafood lunch on Lamma Island (known for its fresh seafood), then cruise back through Aberdeen before heading back to the hotel to freshen up. That evening, we will enjoy a casual dinner close to our hotel, since a long day out on the water can sometimes take it's toll.
Friday, October 13
Hike Victoria Peak
We'll all get a little exercise this morning when we go on an urban hike up to the top of Victoria Peak. We will meander our way through the city, then climb to the top of the peak, which is known for its stunning views of Victoria Harbor and the Hong Kong skyline. We'll enjoy lunch at the top, then take the Cable Car down the mountain to Central. There, we can either shop some more, grab a cocktail at the Mandarin Oriental or see some additional sights. That evening, we will all enjoy a Michelin Star dinner in Central together. If everyone is up for it, we'll join the locals at a local bar.
Saturday, October 14
Grab Suits +Head Home
After a light breakfast, we'll travel like the locals do and take the underground metro back over to Kowloon side to pick up our suits. Then we will return to our hotel, pack up our bags, and decide as a group how to spend our last day together. Getting to the airport is easy, and flights don't leave until late, so we can choose to shop, sight-see or visit Hong Kong Disney. Then we'll enjoy one last meal together before boarding our planes back home. Here's a real mind f*ck for you: flights that lleave at around 12:15 am Sunday morning on October 15 arrive back in Los Angeles at 10:00 pm on Saturday, October 14.
$5,000 double occupancy*
7 nights of luxury accommodations, in a double occupancy room
Breakfast and lunch each day
5 hosted dinners
Private group tours & activities
Attraction entry fees
All gratuities (we tip generously on your behalf)
What's Not Included
Travel insurance (required)**
2 dinners (to enjoy restaurants of your choosing)
Meals when not joining the group for the hosted meals
Airport transfers if the attendee chooses to arrive or depart early or late
Please Read Before Signing Up
*You may have noticed that this trip is more expensive than others, and that single occupancy is not offered. That is because this is a luxury trip, where attendees will stay at some of the best hotels in the world and dine in Michelin star restaurants. Hong Kong is not a place where there are large villas for attendees to share, so hotel rooms are the only option. The shared occupancy structure allows the group to stay in high end, luxurious properties without spending a fortune. If you absolutely must have a single occupancy room, please contact Lauren directly and she will quote you the price for a single occupancy room for the week.
Space for this trip is limited and it is anticipated that it will fill up quickly. After registration, you will be sent a link to pay a $500 deposit. Your spot cannot be held without paying the deposit. You will have three (3) days to pay the deposit; after which, if payment has not been received, your spot may be given away to someone else. Payment plans are offered as well. If you are interested in a payment plan, please contact Lauren.
This is a group trip. If you cannot commit to being on time—as a courtesy to other attendees—then this trip is also not for you. Similarly, if you do not do well in a small group setting, you may want to reconsider attending.
If you can commit to being respectful of other attendees, are open to trying new foods, and are looking for a trip where you will bond with like-minded female trial lawyers, enjoy incredible dishes and see what the exciting Hong Kong territory has to offer, then it would be our pleasure to host you.
*All attendees are required to purchase a travel insurance policy that includes medical coverage. While any travel insurance policy with medical coverage will suffice, attendees are strongly encouraged to purchase a policy with Cancel for Any Reason coverage. In the event that life gets in the way last minute and you are required to cancel within thirty (30) days of the trip, for a reason that is not covered by typical insurance policies, Cancel for Any Reason coverage may help get some of your money back. Please read the entirety of our cancellation policy, along with general Terms & Conditions, HERE.
Flights & Travel Information
Flights to Hong Kong typically leave late at night and arrive in the morning TWO days later. So attendees should book a flight that leaves sometime between late Friday at 11 pm or early Saturday around 1 am. If you need help with flights, please do not hesitate to reach out to Lauren for help. There are typically a lot of options, with various carriers, who offer nonstop flights out of Los Angeles.
Delta and American both offer nonstop flights from LAX that leave late Friday night and arrive Sunday morning. Note that if you look for these flights right now, you won't find them because Hong Kong is still closed to foreigners. It is anticipated, however, that Hong Kong will be open by Fall of 2023. In the event the territory is still closed to foreigners, all attendees will get a full refund.