Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

Black Sesame Kitchen
Learn how to whip up a 10-course Chinese feast even if it does sound like hard work.
At Home
Silk doesn't always equal style but thankfully it does at At Home.
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.
Fei Space
Chinese fashion doesn't get much hipper than that on offer from Zhang Da at Fei Space.
Shine
Grifted
Odds and sods Chinese-style.
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.
Panjiayuan Market
Bargain-hunters flock in their droves to this fabulous flea market; dig deep the best stuff is often hidden!
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.
Vincent Café
Excellent French caf̩.
Sureño
Tapas pizzas and a host of Mediterranean delights.
Café Sambal
Romantic candlelit Malaysian restaurant perfect for extra-special dates.
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.
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.
Hotel G
Sumptuously opulent and oh-so-chic boutique hotel.
Bed
Trendy tapas bar with lounging and dancing.
Steak Exchange
Huge American-style steaks and sumptuously sweet desserts.
SALT
The newest contemporary gallery in Istanbul is named after the Turkish word for 'pure'...
Kerry Hotel
For the CEO in us all complete with IT butler to soothe those tech worries.
Nanshan Ski Village
You don't need to hit the Alps to ski or snowboard as this indoor complex proves.
Dragonfly Retreat
It won't take much for you to unwind at the Dragonfly Retreat; just stepping through its soothing doors is enough to make banish the stresses and strains of office life.
China Culture Center
Want to throw yourself into Chinese culture? Learn the ways of the Orient right here.
Crab Island
Strip off and sprawl out on this man-made beach. Apparently Beijng's answer to the Hamptons.
Great Wall Camping
Camping on the Great Wall? Doesn't get much better than that.
Wanda Plaza Arcade
Playing retro arcade games is something of a sport in Beijing so indulge right here.
Three Shadows
The home of photography and cinematography in the city.
Instituto Cervantes
A growing hub of the hispanophone community.
F2 Gallery
Celebrated pieces from Beijing and beyond.
Cherry Lane
Catch the latest independent film at this art house cinema.
Capital Museum
Packed with relics from historic Beijing.
Yugong Yishan
Underground acts take to the stage in this atmospheric venue.

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