why i love the helena may - by ray tsang
The Helena May is a perfect haven from the noise and bustle of the city. Every now and then I like to visit the Club for peace and quiet, which is a luxury in a crowded metropolis. As soon as I enter the Club, I immediately feel a sense of calm and comfort. I will grab the latest issue of Hong Kong Tatler or The Spectator and sit down in the lounge area. Or I will go to the balcony to enjoy a cigar. Or I will head down to the library to browse around. The library has all kinds of books. I tend to linger around the history and biography aisles. The last book I checked out was White Mischief by James Fox. The Helena May is my favourite place to relax, unwind and while away an afternoon.
The Helena May is also my go-to venue when it comes to hosting social functions. Equipped with a spacious dining area, function rooms of different sizes, and a garden, the Club is a versatile locale capable of hosting a variety of events. In 2017, my golf society held its annual black-tie dinner party in the Blue Room. Many of the guests were visiting the Club for the first time. They were all impressed by the ambience and elegant décor, not to mention the exceptional food and service. In 2018, my golf society threw a Christmas garden party. The garden looked amazing decorated with Christmas lights. Christmas music was played during the whole time. The guests had a fabulous time mingling and munching on delicious canapés. It was a most festive and delightful evening.
I count myself lucky to be a member of The Helena May. It really is one of the best-kept secrets in town. I cannot recommend it enough. Come pay a visit and discover it yourself.