Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

The Red Box Studio
Ironically located in a black building The Red Box Studio is the place to come for China's thriving contemporary art scene.
Shanghai Xu
Using a needle and a thread is something of an art form - an art form that these guys have got down to a tee.
Huatang International Golf Club
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.
Torana Tibetan Store
We all like the feel of a luxurious rug underfoot so make sure yours aren't threadbare by snapping up a new one here.
Source
Take to Beijing's streets in suitably stylish streetwear direct from the er Source.
Mooi
Not the sound that cows make but a shrine to stylish design from Europe and China.
Fei Space
Chinese fashion doesn't get much hipper than that on offer from Zhang Da at Fei Space.
Woo
A bit chilly? Then wrap up with a cashmere shawl from Woo.
Shine
Spin Ceramics
Young designers are showcased at spin with their pottery on display for all and sundry to see.
Sugar Jar
Chinese rock er rocks so brush up on your knowledge here.
Beijing Friendship Store
Your one-stop kitsch shop.
Nicolas Favard
Expats love this store for made-to-measure rocks that dazzle. Romance the stone we say.
The Malls at Oriental Plaza
Beijing's first mall and still its best.
Grifted
Odds and sods Chinese-style.
Za Jia
A magnet for artists and cultural innovators, Za Jia bar and project space is a quirky and happening social hub.
Panjiayuan Market
Bargain-hunters flock in their droves to this fabulous flea market; dig deep the best stuff is often hidden!
Fanghua
Pearls never go out of style so make sure you stock up - and string up - at Fanghua.
East Beijing
Stylish, business-orientated hotel on the edge of the hip 978 Art Zone makes being on the road a lot more pleasurable...
3501 PLA Military Surplus Store
Live out all your military fantasies at the army's surplus store.
Elizabeth Kock Millinery
When a summer hat is called for call in here.
Tongrentan
As the pharmacy to former emperors you know you're getting your hands on some good medicine here.
The Shop
While it's not the most imaginatively-named store in SoBe, The Shop sells incredibly cool designer clothes for both men and women.
Pékin Fine Arts
Innovative work from across Asia.
Vincent Café
Excellent French caf̩.
Sureño
Tapas pizzas and a host of Mediterranean delights.
Le Pré Lenôtre
Intimate and luxurious French opulence.
Café Sambal
Romantic candlelit Malaysian restaurant perfect for extra-special dates.
Aman Summer Palace
The Village Café
Early breakfasts and all day web surfing.
The Vineyard Café
Comfort and hangover food in a relaxed environment.
Crêpanini
Delicous French crêpes in a sweet setting.
Café Yo
Understated and refined.
Café Zarah
German breakfast and Prosecco great combination.
Café de Sofa
Vietnamese coffee served in a friendly environment.
Café Copy
An anti-establishment haven.
Bookworm Café
A book-heavy Beijing institution.
Fubar Péking
Quirkiness and vintage jazz abound at this chic speak-easy.
Club Decollete
The forefront of ladies-only champagne bar sophistication.

Sign up for our newsletter

We'd love to keep you up-to-date with what's really going on around the world, from the hottest new restaurants and mind-blowingly beautiful hotels, to thumping underground clubs and world-class art galleries. Sign up to learn more - we promise you it'll be worth it...

X

Follow Us