Collected by Alicia Newton
516 Fuxing Middle Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
Fuxing Park has quite the history. It was a Ming Dynasty private garden until the French took it over in 1909. Then came the Japanese occupation of Shanghai during World War II until the early 1950s, after which the park again...
170 Nanjing W Rd, NanJing XiLu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
A little known fact is that located within the Park Hotel, perched across from People’s Park, is the “Zero Center Point of Shanghai”. In 1950, the Shanghai Bureau of Land Administration designated the flagpole atop the Park Hotel as the true...
Nanchang Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
One block south of the glitz and glamor of Huaihai Road, the boutiques on Nanchang are the perfect antidote for the over saturation of foreign labels and runway glamor. The storefronts that dot this tree-lined road in the Former French Concession...
457号-1 Shaanxi N Rd, Jingan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
Whether you need some rejuvenation after that long flight or you simply crave a little respite for tired feet, Apsara Spa has you covered. One of my favorite retreats in town, the staff here will have your muscles melting and your cares far from...
Rustic and charming, Table No. 1 offers a divine selection of menu items, pulling flavors from around the world and serving them up in sharable-sized portions that are as sophisticated as they are delicious. A former protege of Gordon Ramsay's,...
289 Aomen Rd, Putuo Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
If you’ve ever wondered what the process looks like between the worm and the robe, the Shanghai Silk Museum will uncover the mystery for you. Built more as an addition to the gift store than the other way around, it’s still an interesting spot,...
11 Hankou Rd, WaiTan, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
Perched a block off the Bund, this brewery was one of Shanghai’s first. A little kitschy inside, they draw on a strong German influence and pour a decent wheat beer. A nice stop-off during your stroll down the Bund. House pours are 48 per 500mL.
221 Changle Rd, Lu Wan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
Whether you decide to buy one off the rack or get a custom-made qipao (recommended), these figure-hugging dresses are arguably the most iconic fashion piece for females around China, and sexy to boot. If you opt to visit a tailor (which I really...
588 Jinhui Rd, Minhang Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 201103
True to form, Lululemon has got the community on the mat. Hosting, supporting, and advertising events around town, the company posts the latest on its Facebook page. Check it out to find where the fun is, and jump in on the action. Photo from...
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