POP-UP BEIJING is the best thing to happen for your home in Beijing (or elsewhere!) in years! This lifestyle boutique is filled with the creative, elegant, refined, quirky, stylish pieces that were once impossible to find in Beijing. From antique furniture and vintage fabrics to modern artwork and fanciful cushions, the collection here lets you break away from living in apartment that was once all-IKEA-all-the-time.
If you need help refining your ideas for the look you are going for, or simply want to know more about something you see in the shop, just ask Glenn and Vito for help. The 2 designers are super-friendly and ready to answer your questions and give ideas and suggestions if you ask. They seem to have scoured China (and India, and Belgium) to bring all the best pieces for you to choose from. (I am LOVING the ceramics from JIngdezhen!)
This is not the same-old same-old "China-style" furniture that you can buy from any storefront in Gaobeidian. From the more rough-hewn stools to the delicate chandeliers, you can find style and variety in every corner of the shop. Stop by on your way to dinner in 1949, or after a margarita at Taco Bar and have a browse. Not only will you be glad you did - you'll be back again and again!
This is the best beer in Beijing, bar none. When I'm in a bad mood, nothing perks me up like consuming an entire cheese board by myself (though, note, the price is now RMB120, which is still totally cheaper than therapy). They've yet to make a bad beer (though I obviously prefer some over the others).