Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

Qeelin
Bling is the thing here at Qeelin.
Three Stone Kite Store
Kite-flying may seem a bite 90s but at this store it's very much alive and kicking.
Gaobeidian Furniture City
Bargain hunters peruse hundreds of antique stores along nearly two kilometres of road.
Artopal
Arty farty types flock to this store in their design-y droves.
The Peninsula Beijing
Beijing's luxurious and most exclusive Grande Dame hotel.
Kocoon
A cocoon of haven and tranquility the appropriately-named Kocoon spa will ease away the tensions of everyday life.
Pingyao
A UNESCO World Heritage site truly worthy of its status.
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.
Vivienne Tam
Clothes don't come any chicer than they do here - unless of course you're talking about fashion's other Vivienne.
Potato & Co.
Nothing to do with potatoes. Everything to do with divine Dutch design.
Feel Shanghai
Every cloud has a silver lining as they say and that's certainly the case at Feel Shanghai with lashings of silver to attract jewellery junkies.
Beijing Limo Service
At Cafe
Cool little coffee shop with a friendly atmostphere.
Qianxiangyi Silk Store
There's nothing finer than the feel of silk against your skin so make sure you get the best stuff here.
Lu 12.28
We love a designer with a full stop in its name which is why we can't get enough of Beijing-based clothing designer Lu 12.28. End of.
Dave’s Tailor
Don't be put off by the name; sharp-suited gents are churned out of this tailors in Savile Row-worthy get-ups.
Surface
Two floors are better than one as they say (or is that heads?) and that's no more true than at Surface a two-floored emporium dedicated to unisex fashions.
Navel
Cover you er navel with offbeat t-shirts sold here.
Li Qun Roast Duck
Intimate dining for the intrepid duck-lover.
The Village
Western-style shopping complex crowned by a chic courtyard.
Solana Lifestyle Mall
Wanting to combine a little shopping with a lot of sashaying about the dance floor? Look no further than this retail-cum-clubbing complex.
Raffles City Shopping Mall
Home to Beijing's much-anticipated H&M Raffles City Shopping Mall has style sussed.
Dara
Expats love this place for its authentic Asian and European homeware. Shop 'til you drop.
Today Art Museum Shop
Culture vultures and bookworms rejoice; get stuck in to a vast range of the printed stuff right here.
Rouge Baiser
And so to bed. Between fine thread-count sheets and beautifully embroidered cotton bedspreads made here of course.
Athena Xu
Selling everything you need to make that outfit really pop. Accessorise accordingly ladies.
Tang Contemp. Art
Representing some of China's most established artists Tang's artists tend to be highly conceptual.
The Pottery Workshop
From vases to necklaces - whatever type of ceramics you want The Pottery Workshop provides.
Beijing Postcards
Take home a snapshop of Beijing by snapping up a reproduction here. Better than your shots we're sure.
Things of the Jing
Those seeking traditional Chinese jewellery can find it in abundance here.
Amylin’s Pearls
If Amy Lin's Pearls is good enough for some of the world's most influential decision-makers then it's certainly good enough for you.
Hobby Shop
Hobby Shop is a store for the big kid in us all; miniature models line the shelves from tanks to planes.
Innerroom
If you're in need of the type of picture-story flipbook that was popular with Chinese children between the 50s and 80s look no further.
Sephora
Esydragon
Talk about specific! This shop knows what it's selling and isn't ashamed to shout about it.
Laitai Flower Market
Green-fingered shoppers
Wuyutai Teahouse
Tea isn't just a British thing; Beijingers can't get enough of the stuff.
Botao Haute Couture
Fancy something custom-made? Then head here where super-talented designers will whip you up something beautiful and bespoke.
Lovely Nails
Get your claws out and have them filed down in style at Lovely Nails.
Beijing Golf Club

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