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Life & Style By: Wansien Lee

News: Victoria's Secret Shanghai Flagship Opens Today
Victoria's Secret first Chinese Mainland flagship is opening (softly) at Lippo Plaza today. It takes over the 1,475 sqm space that previously housed...
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MORE Fans: Jared Bishop
Ask restaurateur Jared Bishop why he decided to come to Shanghai and he’ll point to one person: his great-great grandfather. He learned his story...
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Life & Style By: Crystyl Mo

Q&A: David Asprey On How To Be Bulletproof in Shanghai
Healthy Shanghai hacks from the man behind the "Bulletproof" movement
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Life & Style By: Cityweekend

Cool Shop: Johnie & Jennie
This unsuspecting little Shanghai boutique is heaven for the fashion conscious and/or visually impaired shopper
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Life & Style By: Rachel Gouk

Spa Pick: Covered in Chocolate at Ritz-Carlton Spa
If you’ve ever wanted to be covered head-to-toe in chocolate (and let’s face it, who among us hasn’t?), it’s now time to realize your dream...
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WIN: 6 Months of Flowers
Think of the last time you were given flowers and you turned them down. You can’t, can you? That is the whole premise behind this new subscription...
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Life & Style By: Cityweekend

The Look: The Perfect Valentine
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s got me thinking about partnership and coexisting with the differences you find between you...
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Features

Life & Style By: Costb

The 6 Best Chinese Christmas Gifts To Give The Folks Back Home
Looking to buy the folks back home something that conveys the China experience this Christmas? Here...
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Life & Style By: Maxxelli-Consulting

Your Definitive Guide To Shanghai Hospitals
Did you know that in Shanghai there is an estimated population of 24 million people, and of those...
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Life & Style By: Caitlinwang

Tech Talk: 5 Free VPNs for Your Mobile
We’ve all been there – face to face with China’s Internet censorship, our friends outside of...
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Health & Wellness

Life & Style By: Crystyl Mo

Q&A: David Asprey On How To Be Bulletproof in Shanghai
Healthy Shanghai hacks from the man behind the "Bulletproof" movement
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Life & Style By: Cityweekend

Health Matters: Routine Maintenance
A friendly reminder: don’t give up on your health routine.
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Life & Style By: Crystyl Mo

How To: Live "Bulletproof" in Shanghai
It's more than a coffee trend, it's a way of life, and you can do it in Shanghai, too. 
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Life & Style By: Rachel Gouk

TCM Explained: What is Moxibustion?
Delving into one of the oldest traditional Chinese medicine treatments with moxibustion.
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Life & Style By: Ludovica D'Angiò

Style Fitness Opens Larger Second Location in FFC
If you’re looking for a highly focused group of personal trainers, Style Fitness is the place to go. Mauricio Reyes and Jasmine Shi started the operation in a small apartment on Zhenning Lu. They outgrew the space within a year, which led them to...
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Life & Style By: Abbie Pumarejo

Spas in Shanghai: Talise Spa, Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel
The holidays often translate into being overworked and overscheduled. It’s no wonder this is one of the most stressful times of year. Talise Spa at the Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Pudong offers a series of treatments tailored to help us manage...
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Life & Style By: Cityweekend

Health Matters: Tips to Surviving a Long Haul Flight
The holiday season is now upon us. For many this means travel, often over very far distances.   Air travel is always rough on the immune system. You seldom sleep well on an airplane, if you even sleep at all. You often have to adjust to the change...
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Beauty & Care

Life & Style By: Rachel Gouk

Spa Pick: Covered in Chocolate at Ritz-Carlton Spa
If you’ve ever wanted to be covered head-to-toe in chocolate (and let’s face it, who among us hasn’t?), it’s now time to realize your dream at the The Ritz-Carlton Spa.    For the princely sum of RMB1,800 plus 15% service charge, you can...
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Life & Style By: Cityweekend

Best Hotel Spas in Shanghai
From the expert service and professionalism to the fluffy slippers and thick bathrobes, these luxurious hotel spas offer nothing short of excellence. You’ll find glamorous art deco rooms and top-of-the-line amenities, as well as access to their...
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Life & Style By: Alex Sheffield

CHI, The Spa's Soothing Jade Treatment Rejuvenates Tired Skin
Those puffy eyes, those sagging cheeks - seasonal sniffles and colds can sure do a number on your face. Thankfully there’s a remedy available at CHI, The Spa at the Pudong Shangri-La. Their new Jade Lifting Signature Facial and Anti-Puffy Eye...
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Life & Style By: Dan Entwistle

Our (Male) Colleague Waxes It All at Strip
Singaporean wax gurus Strip have long been touted by our female acquaintances as the place to go in the city for all depilatory needs, from eyebrow plucking and waxing to facial hair tweaking. We decided to change gears from Movember tradition and...
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Life & Style By: Cityweekend

Gentleman's Guide: How to Get the Perfect Shave
How to achieve the perfect shave? Anna Elliott of Doc Guthrie's lets us in on her top three tips. This is part of our cover story, The Gentleman's Guide.   1) Ditch the multi-blades   "Multi-blade cartridge razors pull your hair rather than cut...
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Life & Style By: Cityweekend

WIN: Shave & Haircut Package from Doc Guthries
The straight razor shave is the male equivalent of a mani-pedi. It’s a soothing and therapeutic treatment that leaves you feeling refreshed and looking sharp. Retro barbershop Doc Guthrie’s is single-handedly upholding this age-old...
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Life & Style By: Cidonie Richards

Massages for Your Star Sign at Rubis Spa
Just when you thought astrological charts were only concerned with finding love or the timing of a new job, it seems the benefits of a relaxing massage can also be influenced by your star sign.   Rubis Chambre de Beaute Massage is already renowned...
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Guides & Services

Life & Style By: Cityweekend

MORE Fans: Jared Bishop
Ask restaurateur Jared Bishop why he decided to come to Shanghai and he’ll point to one person: his great-great grandfather. He learned his story after graduating high school when his mother handed him a collection of letters that the he had...
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Life & Style By: Cityweekend

How to Speak Spring Festival Chinese
Wondering how to wish your Chinese friends a happy new year in the mother tongue? We've got a few handy phrases for you below: hóng bāo / yā suì qián 红包 / 压岁钱 "Hongbao" or red envelop refers to the money traditionally given as a...
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Life & Style By: Cityweekend

New Year Hongbao Prize For Renting A New Apartment!
Anyone who has ever signed a lease in Shanghai knows all too well: Renting an apartment in this city can be a nightmare. Your property agent drags you around from hovel to hovel, telling you that you won't find anything better in your price range...
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Life & Style By: Wansien Lee

How to: Move House Like a Pro in Shanghai
The expat life is a nomadic one. Here are some tips and tricks to moving houses in Shanghai.
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Life & Style By: Wansien Lee

How to: Cure a Hangover with TCM
With Thanksgiving, Christmas and NYE festivities lined back-to-back, it's a trying time for your liver.  Your  initial impulse might be to nurse your wounds with a gallon of Gatorade and a greasy cheeseburger. That’s a short-term solution, and...
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Life & Style By: Zaruf Ezhan

New Pay-To-Read Feature on WeChat
A function that allows official WeChat accounts to request payment from readers to read their articles is currently in the works. The amount required to read more than just the preview (no less than 20 words) will range from 0 to RMB200.   Today,...
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Life & Style By: Zaruf Ezhan

Mobike vs Mobike Lite vs Ofo
With ride-and-park rental bicycles becoming all the rage these days, we can't help but get involved in the debate of which grab bike is the best. So we took to the streets and tried the bikes one by one, going with the biggest players in the game,...
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