Annabelle Bond had dreamed of celebrating her husband Ken Hitchner’s 60th birthday in Las Vegas, though with travel bans firmly in place, the mountaineer and charity campaigner decided to bring the Strip to Hong Kong instead. On July 3, the second floor of the old magistracy building in Tai Kwun was transformed with colourful casino decorations in honour of Hitchner, the ex-Goldman Sachs Asia-Pacific CEO whom Bond secretly married in Aspen in February.
“It was my idea to do something different and hip and this space was very cool. Ken is an ex-Navy fighter pilot so I probably should have done a Top Gun theme, but decided that the girls would have much more fun with a Vegas-inspired soirée,” Bond says. And she was right: all her friends went to town with their looks, donning glittering ensembles and over-the-top jewels.