• Beckham's in Town

    David Beckham, soccer god/underwear model/husband to the posh one in the Spice Girls, was in town over the Easter weekend. In Beijing as part of his role as ambassador for ... (More...)
  • Subway Dating

    An article in the UK's Daily Telegraph tells of an expat reporter who's challenged by his friends to find a date on Beijing's subway within a week.  The article kicks... (More...)
  • Head to the Peonies

    Culture vultures: take to Luoyang and enjoy their traditional peony festival. Now in its 32nd year, the festival celebrates China's national flower. During April, Luoyang g... (More...)
  • The Reason You Keep Seeing 8s On WeChat

    If you keep seeing rows and rows of 8s in your WeChat feed, here is the reason why. It’s all to do with this little test that we've roughly translated below.   ... (More...)
  • Brunch All Weekend at Agua

    There are Easter brunches, and then there is Agua’s Infinity Brunch. Though quite new on the brunch scene, this one’s already gathered steam as a spot to spend ... (More...)
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Beijing Blogs   Meet this week's Fashionista!  Name: Irene Lu Occupation: Creative director of PILLOWBOOK lingerie and upcycling enthusiast Nationality: New York City (Yes, that is a nationality) Favorite Summer Garment: Colorful dudou! (Chinese bellybands) Favorite 3...

City Weekend Parents & Kids Easter Party @ Cafe Noir

Family   Peals of laughter and sounds of munching filled Traders Upper East Hotel's Cafe Noir on Saturday, Apr. 19, as hundreds of parents and children joined us for the City Weekend Parents & Kids Club Easter Party. Everyone enjoyed a scrumptious brunch and finished it off with c...

Sports Tested: Flow Yoga

Beijing Blogs   Desk jockeys of the CBD will find a moment (or, more specifically, 90 minutes) of Zen at Fine Yoga’s lunchtime flow yoga class. This style of yoga is rather challenging, requiring both strength and focus. Instead of simple stretches, you move from pose to pose in a fluid...

The Dish: Under the Sea

Beijing Blogs   Seafood has always been an important part of my diet. I can always eat loads of seafood rather than red meat, and growing up on a coast always made me appreciative of all things ocean-related. On top of this, my father is a fisherman and would take day trips out on the Atlanti...

Win a Two-Day Course with Beijing Sailing Center

Win Stuff   Enjoy stable winds and the open sea of the Bohai Gulf at Beijing Sailing Center’s (BSC) sail base. Based in Qinhuangdao, aka “Beijing Beach,” BSC has a broad variety of imported sailboats and equipment, suitable for beginners and experienced sailors, as well ...

Await: Slow Food Movement

Reviews   Between Lingjing Hutong and Xisi, Await Cafe demands some effort from tired Xidan shoppers looking to relax with coffee and cheesecake. However, the extra legwork is justified, as a fresh, serene space with soft chairs, well, awaits. Pun done, choose from two floors and a roo...

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