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As we announced on Wednesday [1], we held a "model search" competition during Pudong Family Day back in November in conjunction with Barefoot Portraits. And we are pleased to announce that we have finally chosen our winner! Congratulations Mateus – we absolutely loved your style and can't wait...

Sometimes, there's nothing better than going home for Christmas to spend time with the family – continuing traditions, giving gifts, and indulging in a lot of turkey. But for those of us staying in Shanghai during the festive period, fret not, there are lots of things to do in the city that will bring the festive season to life. From making your winter wardrobe sparkle [1] and finding the best stocking fillers for loved ones [2], to exploring the Christmas markets and indulging in good f...

We're creeping into the festive season. If you're ...

*District:* Jing'an *Cross Streets:* Jiangning Lu (W) and Taixing Lu (E) *Nearest Metro Station:* West Nanjing Road (lines 2,12,13) Nestled in-between Nanjing Lu and Beijing Lu in downtown Shanghai, Fengxian Lu is a breath of fresh air. As opposed to the massive, sterile buildings that characterize the two major East to West arteries, Fengxian is an intimate affair brimming with a variety of international cafes, bakeries, restaurants, and clothing boutiques. ...

/*By Connor Bell*/ Let’s face it, clothes – particularly kids clothes – don’t come cheap. Short of hitting the bargain racks at H&M or Old Navy at the end of each season, you will inevitably end up shelling out thousands of kuai a year on clothes for your fast-growing and stain-prone kids, and that’s more than a little depressing. But fear not! For those of you with even the slightest crafting ability, we’ve got a few solutions to repurpose the kids' old outfits, and some for ...

Known for its sprawling streets, Beijing houses some of China's oldest and most important cultural ...

There are plenty of options when it comes to a mini-break up in the mountains, so why not try something a little different? Be brave and disappear for a few days! My family and I recently made the three-hour drive (¥1400 each way using a private driver) to a beautiful guesthouse called Yuanshe Reclusive in the charming Houwu village, about 40 minutes further up the mountain than The Naked R...

Getting close to Christmas and leaving for the holidays? Fill your last month and a half with these great events that you don't want to miss. What's more, they make some pretty awesome early Christmas gifts to yourself or friends and family! ...

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