The Former French Concession (FFC) is bursting with shops, cafés, and bars. Here are three stops:
1. At the Pottery Workshop, buy beautiful ceramic sculptures and glazed mugs. 176 Fumin Rd., potteryworkshop.org.
2. Yuan is pioneering Chinese cocktails, including one flavored with the osmanthus flower. 17-2 Xiangyang Bei Rd.
3. The Twelve at Hengshan hotel features Italian bricks and hand-embroidered silk wallpaper. 12 Hengshan Rd., luxurycollection.com.
This appeared in the March/April 2013 issue.