LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, LDS Interviews | Tags: 3rd Wave Coffee, American pies, barista, Bulletproof Coffee, cafe, Chunky Punkin’, coffee, Colombia, Costa Rica, Don't Rage Alone, Empie儿, Farm to Neighbors Organic Market, Folgers, Frito Pie Pie, JAKA 扎咖, Jeremy Wood, JUE 觉 Creative Market, Kenya, Lamburger, Mandeling, Maxwell House, Minotaur, nitrogen cold brew coffee, Pecandrogynous, Pie Day Fridays, Rager Pie, Ragerhaus, Starbucks, whole wheat crust, Wilson Hailey, Yirgacheffe, 狂聚派 Rager Pie | 4 Comments »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Art, LDS Interviews | Tags: antiques, Belgium, Chinese antiques, custom-made furniture, Design, France, furnishing, Glenn Schuitman, hand-crafted ceramics, Holland, homeware, India, interior design, lifestyle, Pop-Up Beijing, Pop-Up Creative, South Sanlitun, The Local, vintage, Vito Zhang | 5 Comments »
Pop-Up Beijing’s Treasure Trove of Delights: When Hoarding Turns into Art
Stepping into Pop-Up Beijing, it can be overwhelming to the untrained eye with so many things everywhere. At first glance, the space is just overflowing with beautiful wood furniture, plush couches and striking cabinets. While the ceiling is covered with hanging chandeliers and antique lamps, the walls are lined with mirrors, paintings and tall shelves filled top to bottom with ceramics, pots, figurines and vases.
It may seem cluttered or haphazard at first, but there is a method to the madness. You just need to take a step back to focus your shopping eye before you can fully begin to appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of each individual piece on display. In every corner, there are refined, quirky, stylish pieces, accented by vibrant fresh flowers alongside timeless antiques.
I commend what this reviewer wrote on CityWeekend – “From antique furniture and vintage fabrics to modern artwork and fanciful cushions, the collection here lets you break away from living in apartment that was once all-IKEA-all-the-time.” - Review by memworldwide
LumDimSum | Filed under: Food For Thought, LDS Interviews, Travel, Upcoming Events | Tags: Beijing Postcards, Bespoke Beijing, Lars Ulrik Thom, Layers of Beijing, Rosie Levine, Simon Gjeroe | 2 Comments »
Bespoke Beijing Travel & Events Co. teams up with the passionate historians of Beijing Postcards for the launch of their next limited edition public walking tour: Layers of Beijing. A tour that winds you through the hidden hutongs behind Zhangzizhong Lu, the Beijing Postcards team re-traces life in Beijing from the founding of the People’s Republic to the present day revealing the layers that have shaped Beijing into the capital that you see today.
Step-by-step, as you wind deeper into the narrow hutongs, historian extraordinaires Lars Ulrik Thom (Founder of Beijing Postcards) and Rosie Levine (Co-Researcher and Collaborator for Beijing Postcards) explain the incredible changes experienced from the 1950′s social campaigns that set the foundations of Beiping society that brilliantly pulled everyone together to the chaos of the 1960′s when everything fell apart as people were pushed to return to the countryside.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Food For Thought, LDS Interviews, Upcoming Events | Tags: A Story In 100 Words, Ahab's Adventures in Wonderland, All The Beauty That Still Remains, Amy Daml, author, Book Talk, filmmaker, Live Storytelling, Nothing to Envy, novelist, photographer, Quitting the Grave, The Bookworm, The Chaos Factory, The Shadow of the Wind, Trailer, Tribe Organic | No Comments »
Meet the Talented Author of Quitting the Grave at The Bookworm on April 15th!
I first became friends with the talented writer, photographer, filmmaker named Doc after listening to his very moving personal story at one of the first sessions of The Bookworm‘s Storytelling Nights. Not only was the story told with a coherent running plot, I was completely captivated by his subtle, yet incredibly powerful storytelling technique. After the storytelling session, I felt like a nervous groupie as I got up the courage to go up to Doc just to say thanks for sharing his story. I’m not sure exactly what happened next, but it wasn’t long before we started exchanging two of my favorite things – books and restaurant tips. While he lent me “The Shadow of the Wind”, I gave him “Nothing to Envy”. He introduced me to a handful of his favorite vegan restaurants in town and I introduced him to Tribe Organic. And eventually, I somehow managed to recruit him (an actual professional writer!) be one of my guest writers for a handful of LDS posts!
And thus began our life-long friendship that led me to become one of his biggest advocates for his recently self-published novel Quitting the Grave.
I still remember when I got my first copy last year and feeling the pressure to read through the 400+ pages and praying that I’d be able to finish the book and tell my friend that I genuinely liked it. I remember feeling massively relieved a quarter of the way through the book when I couldn’t put it down and was delighted to not only tell Doc that his book just jumped to the top of my favorite books of all time, I was also able to genuinely recommend it to everyone I knew.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Health & Fitness, Hot Tips, LDS Interviews | Tags: 3-day Juice Cleanse, Beet Booster, Cashew Milk, Chi Fan for Charity, CityWeekend, Green Love, Health, Juice by Melissa, Melissa McKenna, Michael Crain, Middle Kingdom Fitness, Purification Cleanse, Restoration Cleanse, Sarah Ting-Ting Hou, Transformation Cleanse | 7 Comments »
Before trying Juice by Melissa‘s 3-day Purification Juice Cleanse, I have not not eaten longer than a few hours in a day. I’ve never tried fasting, I’ve never even considered any form of diet that didn’t allow me to continue eating.
But a juice cleanse is not a diet. Its goal is not for you to lose weight, it’s more about detoxing and re-booting your body by cleaning out that funky gunk in your system and giving your digestive tract a well-deserved break.
I was first introduced to the very lovely Melissa McKenna, founder of Juice by Melissa through a personal recommendation (big thanks to Michael Crain, founder of Chi Fan for Charity and fellow Crossfit addict at Middle Kingdom Fitness).
Jonathan White | Filed under: Bars & Nightlife, LDS Interviews, Upcoming Events | Tags: DJ Blackie, DJ Fresh, Guest Contributor, Jonathan White, LumDimDrum & Bass, Syndicate, Yugong Yishan | No Comments »
LumDimDrum & Bass Gets the Scoop from DJ Blackie Over a Full English Breakfast
(Photo Credit: Mitchell pe Masilun- the Beijinger)
Do not adjust your screens. To mark The Syndicate’s Ninth Birthday, for one post only, LumDimSum has become LumDimDrum & Bass.
This Saturday (September 14), The Syndicate turns nine with a show at Yugong Yishan. They’ve brought over DJ Fresh (the man who topped charts with Hot Right Now featuring Rita Ora) to join the finest bass music talent in the city.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Health & Fitness, LDS Interviews | Tags: Alona Pilates, Bikram Yoga, Crossfit, Guanghua Lu SOHO, Gym, Heyrobics, HeyRunning, Insanity, Middle Kingdom Fitness, Tim Hill, UC Santa Barbara | 12 Comments »
Wonder How to Get Yourself Up on These Rings?
Fitness is a tricky subject.
Though everyone can agree that it’s important to stay healthy by eating right and exercising regularly, not many can agree on their choice fitness method. A very subjective part of one’s lifestyle, how much and how often you exercise is very much dependent on whether or not you actually enjoy whatever it is you do to stay active.
There are so many fitness trends popping up all over the world (everything from hot Bikram yoga to intense cardio sets like Insanity and P90X) and yet I’ve never quite found the perfect fit for me.
Active all my life, I make an effort to stay fit, but have never been very consistent with my levels of activity. I grew up with seasonal sports like soccer, tennis and skiing outdoors with my dad and older brother. In high school, I stayed fit thanks to pretty intense daily workouts on my cheerleading team, got sucked into the “going on long runs on the beach lifestyle” in college at UC Santa Barbara and since I’ve been in Beijing, I’ve sampled some Pilates by Alona and most recently been a regular at Heyrobics high-energy aerobics sessions and HeyRunning‘s Seasonal Running Camps. To be very honest, I have been quite happy as a regular participant of Heyrobics and HeyRunning the past few years and figured that I’d be pretty much set in terms of fitness as long as I continue to attend a couple sessions per week.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Art, LDS Interviews, Upcoming Events | Tags: Sanlitun Village, SURGE Beijing, The Orange, Tom Pattinson | 1 Comment »