Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

Wuyutai Teahouse
Tea isn't just a British thing; Beijingers can't get enough of the stuff.
Woo
A bit chilly? Then wrap up with a cashmere shawl from Woo.
Westin Financial Street
A decadent sophisticated destination in the new Financial district.
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.
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.
Tongrentan
As the pharmacy to former emperors you know you're getting your hands on some good medicine here.
Tongli Studio
Fall down the rabbit hole into a nighttime labyrinth.
Today Art Museum Shop
Culture vultures and bookworms rejoice; get stuck in to a vast range of the printed stuff right here.
Timezone8 Art Books
Forget poking about in a musty old library; this is the go-to store for treasure tomes galore.
Tianjin
Tiandi Yi Jia
Dine like an Emperor with exquisite Imperial specialties.
Tian Spa
High-end treatments aren't the only thing high about this 60th floor spa. The views as you can imagine are spectacular.
Three Stone Kite Store
Kite-flying may seem a bite 90s but at this store it's very much alive and kicking.
Things of the Jing
Those seeking traditional Chinese jewellery can find it in abundance here.
The Tree
One of Beijing's best pizza joints with a great selection of beers
The Pottery Workshop
From vases to necklaces - whatever type of ceramics you want The Pottery Workshop provides.
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.
The Peninsula Beijing
Beijing's luxurious and most exclusive Grande Dame hotel.
The Old Town Girls
I'ts not second-hand it's vintage' so say the cool girls in Gulou. And they're right. Dive in to the bargain bin here and unearth a buried treasure.
The Great Wall
If you only see one thing while in China make sure it's the great wall. Words fail us.
The CourtYard
Lip-smacking mélange of impeccable dishes and sumptuous wines.
The China Club
David Tang's luxe renovation is the hangout for Beijing's elite
Temple of Heaven
After a recent restoration this historic temple is the hub of the winter solstice festival.
Summer Palace
Spectacular grounds perfect for a morning stroll.
Star Live
A mixture of up and coming live acts with established cult legends.
St. Regis
The St. Regis is the diplomat's hotel of choice...
St. Michael’s Church
This beautiful Neo-Gothic Catholic church is a bit of a surprise.
Spin Ceramics
Young designers are showcased at spin with their pottery on display for all and sundry to see.
Sofitel Wanda
Sofitel have brought a touch of Gallic glamour to the Chinese capital.
Shine
Shengtangxuan
Take a trip down memory lane with a store brimming with toys from days gone by.
Shard Box
While we wouldn't advise walking on broken glass a la Annie Lennox we do recommend popping down to Shard Box and snapping up some beautiful pieces made from er broken bits and pieces.
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.
Sattva
You don't have to travel further afield for authetnic pieces from Tibet and Qinghai; you have to travel here to Sattva.
Saddle Cantina
A haven for beer lovers that also serves own-brew tequila and guacamole.
Ruoshuitang Umbrella
There's nothing quite as elegant as a Chinese parasol so get the look by snapping one up here.
Rumi
Appetizing and atmospheric Persian cuisine boasting tender meats and delicate spices.
Rui Fuxiang
You won't look like a banana in pajamas if you get your sleepwear for this iconic store.
Ritz-Carlton Financial Street
A fabulous spa caters to the business crowd unwinding after a long day.
Ristorante Sadler
Italian favourites with some inventive twists.

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