Tag Archives: Food

How to be an idiot PR in Shanghai

PR is a wide field or work. It’s not like IT, engineering, education, design, science, or a particular role which needs particular qualifications and experience. It’s less fixed and if done well, it can be more entrepreneurial. But sadly, it isn’t always done well. Here are a few basic tips. Maintain professionalism at all times […]

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Stand-out Memories of Shanghai: Pizza Restaurant Cutie

I’ve lived in Shanghai for a long time. It doesn’t matter exactly how long. But long. In that time, there have been some memories that stand out among the rest. Here’s one: Pizza Restaurant Cutie I was in an Italian restaurant, years ago. It was the kind of place that summed up 2005 Shanghai dining […]

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Shanghai Airport Pick Up

When you arrive to Shanghai, it’s great to use an English-speaking Shanghai airport collection. The alternative options are: Over-priced hotel collections with a non-English speaking driver The dread taxi, a filthy, stinky crash-box Drivers that will arrive late, drive dangerously or the wrong way To be collected in style, on time and driven safely to […]

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Pleasure your budget and your senses by using a freelancer

Finding a Shanghai copywriter is the best way to improve your project. It is interesting how many design, branding or marketing companies will chunter on about how they are kooky vanguards of smirking hipsters, so quirky that they surprise themselves, so 2.0 that they are actually 3.0, and that if you want to work with […]

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Sunday Smile Bakery, Xujiahui

At 580 Tianyaoqiao Rd., 10/15 minutes walk from Xujiahui centre, is ‘Sunday Smile’, the slightly cringe-worthily named yet good value and reliable bakery. They have simple wifi access, friendly servers, and plenty of seats. It’s a good place for a casual and quiet-ish meeting or sit. They do the usual average breads, but their stand-out […]

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Our NYE pick: El Coctel

On December 31st, “el Cóctel” invites you as one of the 100 people to attend an exclusive party to welcome the New Year 2014! It will be a disco party inspired by the mythical Studio 54 with high quality cocktails and a class signed “el Cóctel”. Take off will be from 8pm until late and […]

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Hotel Showcase: Andaz Shanghai

In our Hotel Showcases, we review Shanghai’s hotels in an honest and fair light. Too often, the writer of hotel articles will be told the claimed hotel concept, the stats and bumf by a hotel staff member, and parrot the official details which may be irrelevant to the normal hotel guest. You know, such as […]

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elEFANTE’s Happy Business Lunch for 98 RMB (!)

They say: Dear happy friends, elEFANTE presents the Happy Business Lunch from Tuesday to Friday, 11:30am to 3pm. You can choose from our lunch menu; one appetizer and one main course, plus a drink (soft drink, draft beer or juice) for only 98 RMB! Come enjoy this amazing promotion only at elEFANTE in our Villa in the Former […]

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Top news for cook-at-home expats: City Super on Huaihai Rd.

You may know that the shopping mall re-opened at Times Square on Huaihai Road. This is because they had a ‘Lane Crawford re-opening party’, so many – many – people thought that this would just be the kind of irregular, non-representative ‘party’ occasion that they would choose to photograph themselves at and them upload to […]

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Best Hot Chocolate drink in Shanghai for 10 RMB a cup

The French: useless at War — excellent at chocolate. Finding a quality hot chocolate in Shanghai is not difficult: you go to HoF on either Sinan road (if you can get a seat) or in Lujiazui (if it is open). However, you do have to pay something in the arena of 40 RMB. Starbucks hot […]

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