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Beijing is Spoiling Love Birds for Choice with Romantic Dinners for Two
Beijing is not the most romantic of places even at the best of times but on Valentine’s Day, there are hundreds of restaurants all around town ready and willing to do all the swooning for you.
Glasses of champagne to start, a red rose to make your heart flutter, hundreds of candles to set the mood, and a little momento to take home, these restaurants have plenty of tricks up their sleeves to make this day as special as can be.
Here is a curated list of recommended places for you to kindle that spark this Valentine’s Day.
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LDS Top Picks for Christmas 2015
With Christmas just a couple days away, here’s my curated list of Beijing’s best value and most special Christmas dinners to consider in your holiday plans this week! *Note that festivities begin Christmas Eve and continue through the 25th and brunch on the 26th! (NYE events to follow next!)
Even if you’re feeling a bit lonely in a city far from home without any set Christmas plans, fear not as there are so many festive options available to you. Whether you’re looking for a casual party or something worth splurging on, something more traditional or something sassy and Spanish or sushi at Hatsune, there’s still plenty of delightful options for special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day lunch & dinner menus at Beijing’s most charming dining destinations.
Here’s to wishing you all a very Merry Christmas with loved ones!
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Treat Yourself (and others!) to a Scrumptious Autumn Luncheon at Capital M
For my dear poor friend who just happened to be in Beijing on a very grey and gloomy day that was wet and rainy and just blah, I knew just the place to brighten her spirits. A very special place in Beijing, Capital M is a guaranteed show-stopper. Everything from its stunning design to the five-star service and beautiful dishes, it’s always at the top of my list to impress guests and show them a side of Beijing that’s anything but grey.
As soon as my friend stepped into Capital M, I could see it in her eyes, she was in absolute awe. As an aspiring illustrator, she was delighted to see all the beautiful, vibrant colors that fill the walls of Capital M and the cozy fireplaces was exactly what we both needed to defrost and reboot.
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Join Beijing Design Week’s Charity Pub Crawl DRINK’N’ HOPe
Beijing is really coming together for this year’s Beijing Design Week and while I’ll give you an overview of the many sights to see and things to do during this week of creativity on over-drive, I’d like to first bring your attention to this kick-@$$ charity pub crawl – DRINK’N’ HOPe.
19 of Beijing’s most crafty cocktail bars are teaming up to make this city-wide charity pub crawl the coolest thing that Beijing’s bar scene has seen since craft beer became a thing in this corner of the world. Taking place from September 24-27, you’ll have 4 full days (including the weekend) to sample your way through all 19 bars. 4-5 drinks across 4 days is totally doable even for a drinking whimp like me.
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Let’s Celebrate Our Love for Fine Foods
Whether you’re single or taken, you certainly don’t have to be in love to love the idea of indulging in course after course of beautifully presented dishes that makes you weak in the knees.
Everyone can enjoy this holiday celebration by treating yourself to a special dinner at one of Beijing’s top restaurants and milk this holiday for all its worth!
Happy Valentine’s feasting to my fellow foodies who love to love fine foods!
Valentine’s Day Dinner Break Down: (in alphabetical order)
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Celebrate Christmas with Festivities All Over Town!
With Christmas just a few days away, here’s a round-up of Beijing’s top X-mas dinners, parties and events to consider in your holiday plans this week! *Note that festivities begin Christmas Eve and continue through the 25th. (NYE events to follow next!)
If you’re feeling a bit lost in a city far from home without any set Christmas plans, fear not as there are plenty of options available to you. Whether you’re looking for a casual party or something worth splurging on, there’s still plenty of quality options for special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day lunch & dinner menus at Beijing’s most lively dining destinations.
Here’s to wishing you all a very Merry Christmas with loved ones!
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