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 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 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
Get Fitted at Sam's Tailor
After breakfast in the morning, we'll head to Sam's tailor at 11 am to choose fabrics and have our first of three fittings. We'll eat a traditional dim sum lunch in Kowloon, and then return to Central where we'll "hike" Victoria Peak, which offers incredible views of the bay and the skyline. Attendees who choose not to make the urban hike can take the tram. We'll then return to the hotel to freshen up, then enjoy Michelin Starred restaurant The Demon Celebrity, which combines the talents of famed chefs Zheng Jinfu and Alvin Leung, who are both television personalities in Asia. We
Sunday, October 8
Arrive in Hong Kong
The flights to HK are all over the map. Some attendees will leave Friday night or early Saturday morning and arrive early Sunday morning; others depart midday Friday and arrive Sunday night. You'll be greeted by a driver at the airport if you are arriving on Sunday. Since this is a disjointed day, we'll all meet at the Conrad Hotel, which will be our home for the next four days, then relax at a nearby spa. Dinner will be a casual meal close to the hotel. The jet lag going to Asia is fierce, so we'll take this day to get situated and relax.
Tuesday, October 10
Junk Boat +Lamma Island
After 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 will be "free time", since a long day out on the water can sometimes take it's toll. Attendees can choose from one of Central's many incredible restaurants or just order room service at the hotel.
Wednesday, October 11
MCLEs +Happy Valley
You'll gain a few hours of MCLE specialty credits after breakfast in the morning. We'll enjoy lunch together at Tim Ho Wan*, a casual Michelin Star restaurant known for its dim sum. After lunch we'll head back over to Kowloon side for 3:30 pm fittings at Sam's. We'll return to Central to change, 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. *This restaurant does not take reservations and is subject to change.
Thursday, October 12
Shopping + Peninsula Hotel
In the morning, we will grab breakfast and then head out to enjoy one of the things Hong Kong is well known for: shopping. With high end stores galore, Hong Kong is a shopper's dream. Today, we also move hotels, from Central to Kowloon. We'll have a driver arrange to take our bags from Central to Kowloon side, where we'll check into the famed Peninsula Hotel in the afternoon. In the evening, we'll enjoy a dinner at Felix, home to Michelin Star chef Aurélie Altemaire, in a private dining room with the most incredible views in all of Hong Kong.
Friday, October 13
Kowloon + Free Time
After breakfast, we will sight-see on the Kowloon side, visiting the Ladies Market, Kowloon Park and the Jade Market. We'll have a casual lunch that day, deciding as a group to either try street food or take advantage of Kowloon's excellent dim sum. That evening afternoon and evening, everyone will have "free time" to either take advantage of the incredible Peninsula spa, do some shopping, or sight-see some more, and then enjoy a dinner of their choosing. If everyone is up for it, we'll join back up for cocktails at Ritz Carlton's Ozone: one of the tallest bars in the world, with stunning views of the city.
Saturday, October 14
Grab Suits +Head Home
We'll start with breakfast at our hotel in the morning. Around midday, we'll pick up our suits at Sam's Tailor. If you have an early or midday flight, Sam's can ship your suits to you, and you can head straight to the airport. Those who have late flights should return to the the Peninsula for their 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, and it’s one of the many ways that Hong Kong is so exciting and unique. Or opt for a massage before enduring that 15+ hour flight.
A note about flights: Most flights leave either midday Saturday or late Saturday night/early Sunday morning. Here's a real mind f*ck for you: flights that leave 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
4 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 ONE or TWO days later. The best flights are those that leave 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.