Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

Botao Haute Couture
Fancy something custom-made? Then head here where super-talented designers will whip you up something beautiful and bespoke.
Lily’s Antiques
Ornate furnishings from the Orient with an excellent shipping service to get your purchases back home.
Hana
Specialising in linen and silk garments from Korea you can always find something suitably stylish to wear at Hana.
Tianjin
Beijing Golf Club
Lovely Nails
Get your claws out and have them filed down in style at Lovely Nails.
Rickshaw
Beijing's greasy spoon and sports bar combo..
Neverland Limo
Ran Fan
Whether you're a lady or gent you're sure to look super-sharp stepping out of this tucked-away fashion designer.
Raw
Raw talent is what Raw is named after and with a slew of up-and-coming Chinese designers flogging their wares inside it certainly lives up to its name.
Brand Nu
Handmade is the order of the day at Brand Nu.
Rui Fuxiang
You won't look like a banana in pajamas if you get your sleepwear for this iconic store.
Karen Smith
Need an art consultant who knows what they're talking about? Karen Smith's your gal.
O Gallery
A hotbed of creativity a slew of young Chinese designers descend on O Gallery to showcase their wares.
Shin Kong Place
Those with a penchant for designer stitching at the back of their necks flock here for Gucci and other gorgeous garments.
Ullens Center for Contemp. Art
Factory-style gallery space shows internationally and locally acclaimed artists.
Emo+
If Wallpaper* launched a design shop this would be it. Sleek sexy and brimming with style.
Chang & Biorck
If you never thought you'd see Scandanavia and China come together in spectacular style think again; this store combines the styles of both places to create jaw-droppingly beautiful objets d'art.
Sattva
You don't have to travel further afield for authetnic pieces from Tibet and Qinghai; you have to travel here to Sattva.
The Thing
Local graphic artists get a chance to shine here with their designs emblazoned across too-cool-for-school tees.
Centre for Performing Arts
Beijing's distinctive cultural venue, this is a must visit for China's greatest opera performances...
Tang Hu Lu
Ever wondered what cotton from China's countryside feels like? Wonder no more as there's plenty of the stuff on offer here.
Yashow Market
All the tat you could ever possibly need for the folks back home.
Timezone8 Art Books
Forget poking about in a musty old library; this is the go-to store for treasure tomes galore.
The Place
Shop designer clothes before stopping off to refuel on its al fresco terrace.
Ruoshuitang Umbrella
There's nothing quite as elegant as a Chinese parasol so get the look by snapping one up here.
Lost and Found
A shrine to objects from days gone by.
Hong Julie
Sticks and stones may break your bones but stones do look very good on fingers. Get a luxuriously large one here.
Ucca Store
If you've always dreamed of getting your grubby little mitts on a signed print from a Chinese artist then you've come to the right place. If not then it's still an interesting place to poke about.
Boutique De L’Amour
Beijing now has a smattering of smutty sex shops just like any other city but its first is still its best.
Panino Teca
Great paninis and steak sandwiches.
O’
It may be raining and it may be pouding but that doesn't mean your fashion credentials have to be snoring. Boot up in style at O' with an on-purpose apostrophe.
Franck Provost
Fancy a bit of French? Then head to this French hair salon for the best blow dry of your life.
Long Sky
Forget off-the-shelf; this store custom-makes whatever your heart desires in 15 days straight.
At Home
Silk doesn't always equal style but thankfully it does at At Home.
Black Sesame Kitchen
Learn how to whip up a 10-course Chinese feast even if it does sound like hard work.
Le Cool Rink
Get your skates on. No really. Get your skates on.
Demeter-SLG29
If you like smellies scents and candles then this is the store for you.
Gobi Gear
The Gobi Desert may not be the most obvious choice of inspiration for a shop but this store makes it work in its favour.
Aria Boutique
Foreign designers are sold alongside the owner's own take on Chinese style. The result? Chic clothes indeed.

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