10 Fresh Tips for Shanghai Living

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by SHFamily | Fri, June 16, 2017

From face creams to holiday wins, Shanghai has it all. Check out the latest and greatest updates the city has to offer.

Tea for your skin

This high-end skincare brand was built by French founder, Marie Amiand, in the UNESCO-protected mountains of Longjing. Their formulas harness the active agents in tea to detoxify, depollute and revive your skin's radiance. While their flagship store is in the Wianlong Imperial Library, now you can find them at their newest location – 183 Anfu Lu, opening this month. For more information, visit: lumingtang.com.cn

Chinese BBQ

The Grand Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria is offering some new, mouthwatering dishes. With Rice Paper Spring Rolls, BBQ Pork Ribs and Sichuan Chicken added to the menu, they're implementing Chinese flavors and shared plates in a relaxed atmosphere. Such lighter, brighter flavors are ideal for this time of year and are sure to satisfy your comfort food cravings. For reservations, call 6322 9988 or email shawa.fb@waldorfastoria.com.

A New Spin

Spinback welcomes instructors Ben, Erika, Abby and Eleanor. New to the team, they're ready to lead you in your next spinning adventure! Spinback also has a great deal with GuavaPass, where members can find and book classes through their app or online. And if you’re an avid traveler, you can still take classes with GuavaPass in over 10 cities across Asia and the Middle East! Book online at spinbackfitness.com or guavapass.com.

Face Paint

Whether you're young or old, Paula MacMillan is here to help you put a littlecolor in your life with her mixed media art workshops. Come find her at her studio in Jinqiao and take her weekly Faces Workshop, where you'll learn to draw or paint beautiful skin tones, soulful eyes and lustrous hair. You can reserve a space in one of her classes on her website: www.paulamacmillanperich.com, or add her on WeChat: PaulaMacmillanPerich.

Peninsula Premium

The Peninsula Shanghai welcomes the Azimut 47 Flybridge yacht to its existing fleet of luxury vehicles. The 14.5-meter cruiser allows up to 10 passengers and is available for charter and special parties. The hotel has also acquired No.1 Waitanyuan, the Former British Consulate. The historical complexat the northernmost tip of the Bund will be available for private events, lunch and tea. For more information, visit: peninsula.com.

Mrs. Jet-Set

An American based in Shanghai, Juliette Gustavsson, aka Mrs. Jet-Set, has released her new educational fashion tours for Spring 2017. Whether you're looking for someone to help you navigate the South Bund Fabric Market or wanting to learn more about the luxury brands housed on Nanjing Lu, Mrs. Jet-Set has you taken care of. For more information, visit: mrsjet-set.com.

Order In

If you're looking to order in and want an English-language alternative to Sherpa's, Expat Kitchen Delivery is up and running. With fees between ¥6-8, the WeChat service is working to cut your costs and expand your options by including new restaurants in Shanghai. You don't have to leave home to keep exploring the city. To order, add WeChat ID: ExpatKitchen.

Textile Tale

Tales of Toile seamlessly melds luxuryand sustainability. These beautiful linen textiles were born out of flaxseedin the Netherlands, then grown intothe most sustainable fabric known toman. Developed through an East/West collaboration, these luxurious products will add an air of softness and elegance to your home décor. For pricing, call 185 1614 7783.

Cookin' Curries

Cooking instructor Payal Thakurani, has released her new cookbook, "Curries for the Soul." It contains close to 100 Southeast Asian recipes, including popular Thai and Indian classics like Butter Chicken, Papaya Salad, Tom Yam Gung and many more. At ¥190 a copy, 15 percent of the book's sales will be donated to Gracie's Heart Surgery. Purchase via WeChat ID: payalthakurani.

Win Big

It's been two years since BottlesXO began delivering chilled bottles to your doors. To celebrate, until 30th June, every product on their app in Shanghai, Suzhou (or elsewhere in China, via SF courier) will count as an entry into a lucky draw. The prize? A trip for two to Italy on a three day, two night holiday! Even if you don't win big, you'll still be in with a chance to win prizes from their partners by scanning your deliveries.