Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…


Black Sesame Kitchen
Learn how to whip up a 10-course Chinese feast even if it does sound like hard work.
If you like smellies scents and candles then this is the store for you.
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.
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.
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.
Take to Beijing's streets in suitably stylish streetwear direct from the er Source.
A bit chilly? Then wrap up with a cashmere shawl from Woo.
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.
Panjiayuan Market
Bargain-hunters flock in their droves to this fabulous flea market; dig deep the best stuff is often hidden!
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.
Pearls never go out of style so make sure you stock up - and string up - at Fanghua.
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.
Elizabeth Kock Millinery
When a summer hat is called for call in 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.
Café Sambal
Romantic candlelit Malaysian restaurant perfect for extra-special dates.
Aman Summer Palace
The Village Café
Early breakfasts and all day web surfing.
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.
Club Decollete
The forefront of ladies-only champagne bar sophistication.
A little bit of vintage glamour and history in the heart of Beijing.
Hotel G
Sumptuously opulent and oh-so-chic boutique hotel.
Shanghai Tang
The sleek Shanghai Tang store is housed in the opulent Beijing Grand Hyatt and is the purveyor of contemporary Chinese fashion and accessories...
Lively and happening with live jazz.
China Bar
Lofty tower-top bar with a large wine selection.
The Private Room
A unique private dining experience specialising in delicious Cantonese cuisine.
The CourtYard
Lip-smacking mélange of impeccable dishes and sumptuous wines.
Made in China
Superb Chinese classics served with vibrant decadence.
Green T House
Masterfully presented tea-infused cuisine with optional secretive dining and a playful menu.
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.

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