Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

Long Sky
Forget off-the-shelf; this store custom-makes whatever your heart desires in 15 days straight.
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.
Mooi
Not the sound that cows make but a shrine to stylish design from Europe and China.
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.
Woo
A bit chilly? Then wrap up with a cashmere shawl from Woo.
Shine
Nicolas Favard
Expats love this store for made-to-measure rocks that dazzle. Romance the stone we say.
Grifted
Odds and sods Chinese-style.
Beijing Friendship Store
Your one-stop kitsch shop.
Spin Ceramics
Young designers are showcased at spin with their pottery on display for all and sundry to see.
Elizabeth Kock Millinery
When a summer hat is called for call in here.
Fanghua
Pearls never go out of style so make sure you stock up - and string up - at Fanghua.
Tongrentan
As the pharmacy to former emperors you know you're getting your hands on some good medicine here.
3501 PLA Military Surplus Store
Live out all your military fantasies at the army's surplus store.
Pékin Fine Arts
Innovative work from across Asia.
Aman Summer Palace
Bookworm Café
A book-heavy Beijing institution.
Fubar Péking
Quirkiness and vintage jazz abound at this chic speak-easy.
Raffles
A little bit of vintage glamour and history in the heart of Beijing.
China Bar
Lofty tower-top bar with a large wine selection.
The CourtYard
Lip-smacking mélange of impeccable dishes and sumptuous wines.
Jing
Striking and dramatic boasting an elaborate buffet and showy wine collection.
Jaan
A chic high-flyers hangout that combines ornate opulence with light and simple cuisine.
Duck de Chine
Traditional kaoya and ingenious dips in a chic courtyard.
St. Regis
The St. Regis is the diplomat's hotel of choice...
Ritz-Carlton Financial Street
A fabulous spa caters to the business crowd unwinding after a long day.
Sofitel Wanda
Sofitel have brought a touch of Gallic glamour to the Chinese capital.
Fairmont
Kerry Hotel
For the CEO in us all complete with IT butler to soothe those tech worries.
China World Hotel
Corporate chic business-orientated hotel with a laid-back atmosphere
The Peninsula Spa
If you lap up luxury - and let's face it who doesn't? - then this spa will treat you in the manner to which you've undoubtedly become accustomed.
Tian Spa
High-end treatments aren't the only thing high about this 60th floor spa. The views as you can imagine are spectacular.
The Great Wall
If you only see one thing while in China make sure it's the great wall. Words fail us.
Nanshan Ski Village
You don't need to hit the Alps to ski or snowboard as this indoor complex proves.
Oriental Taipan Massage & Spa
White-collared business execs can't get enough of this spa which serves complimentary food with its treatments.
Heavenly Spa
Throw together a Westin hotel and an in-house spa and what have you got? A pretty slick affair that's what.
Diving at the Great Wall
Climbing the Great Wall and diving the Great Wall are two very different things altogether so try the more unusual option at a flooded section of the wall.
China Culture Center
Want to throw yourself into Chinese culture? Learn the ways of the Orient right here.
Anantara Spa
A sleek spa that lives up to its fame; rest relax and rejuvenate miles away from it all.
Temple of Heaven
After a recent restoration this historic temple is the hub of the winter solstice festival.

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