LumDimSum | Filed under: Bars & Nightlife, Charity, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: 4 Corners, Al Bar Italia, Aotu Studio, Arrow Factory Brewing, Baitasi, Beijing Design Week, Capital M, Caravan, Charity, Charity Pub Crawl, Cheers, Cuju, Distillery, DRINK'N' HOPe, Haven, HOPe Clinic, Hopping Pass, Hot Spot, Janes & Hooch, Lulu Li, Mai Bar, Mas, Matteo Labate, Migas, Modernista, Moujiti, Old What, Ramo, TCM, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Zarah, 京A Brewery | No Comments »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Fashion | Tags: Charity, global connection, In and Out, indiegogo, Musana, sustainable, Taozi Tree Yoga, The Taco Bar, The Yoganda Project, Theresa Pauline, Uganda, YiHe Hot Yoga, Yoga, Yoga Yard | 3 Comments »
The Yoganda Project by Taozi Tree Yoga’s Founder Theresa Pauline
The first time I laid eyes on these gorgeous, vibrant Yoganda yoga bags was at The Hutong‘s annual and festive winter fayre. With so many bright colors, these bags popped out among all the other merchandise for sale and I couldn’t help but admire all the colorful patterns and and learn more about this passion project.
Started by yogi and world traveler Theresa Pauline, who is also founder of Taozi Tree Yoga, she wanted to find a self-sustainable solution to bringing vulnerable women out of extreme poverty in Uganda. A project that developed after several trips to Uganda, this is a project that remains very close to her heart as Uganda is where Theresa’s sister is the founder and head of the Musana project.
“Musana is a non-profit organization led and run by community members that creates local businesses to generate income that will sustain all outreach projects that cater towards the community’s needs. These initiatives include educating vulnerable children and orphans about God’s love while building them into knowledgeable leaders with integrity, empowering women through skill development and employment, and enlightening the community on how to live holistic, healthy lives.”
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: baking, Bethel China, Big Bear Baked Goods, Charity, Cookie Monster, Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off, Jon Ellis, LumDimSum, Meilian Tan, Sweet Tooth Bakery, The Hutong | 2 Comments »
Showcasing Beijing’s Most Talented Bakers
Back again this year, LDS (yours truly) is teaming up with The Hutong to host their second annual Cookie Monster Bake-Off!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Amy Li, BJ Foodies, Charity, Charity Dinner, coconut, crafty cocktails, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Jonathan Ansfield, Pak Pak, Pak Pak Thai Kitchen, Thai Curry, Thai food, Yoopay | 5 Comments »
By the same culinary geniuses behind Susu Vietnamese restaurant (which just so happens to be one of my all-time favorite restaurant destinations in Beijing), Pak Pak’s owners Amy Li and Jonathan Ansfield have thankfully decided to open up a second branch of Pak Pak Thai Kitchen in the CBD’s Guanghua International Building just across the street from the east entrance of The Place Shopping Mall, just south of Central Park.
With the original branch in Wangjing, I admit I only made it out to that location once in spite of how wonderful I thought it was. From the restaurant’s authentic Thai dishes to its elegant wood-paneled venue design, it was all fine and dandy…but it was in Wangjing, a place that I realize isn’t as far as some like to think, but still not nearly as convenient for those of us living close to Sanlitun.
Aside from both restaurants named with 2 syllable repeat words that are fun to say, Pak Pak is fundamentally very different from Susu. Dedicated to an entirely different Southeast Asian cuisine (Thai vs. Vietnamese) and located in completely different parts of Beijing (Susu’s tiny tucked away hutong spot vs. Pak Pak’s big branches in Wangjing and now CBD), they still share one essential thing in common – owner Amy Li and Jonathan Ansfield are behind both establishments which means that authenticity, quality and presentation will be top-notch and worthy of many return visits.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Alice Reston, Barbara O'Connell, BEAM, Bridging Education and Mobility, Burger Bar, Charity, Cookie Monster, Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off, Cookie's Cookie Shop, Diana Hu, Dustin Marrett, Fat Bunny Bakery, Happy Heart Collective, Hatsune, Hayden Hughes, Hélène Ponty, Hummingbird Therapeutic Spa Retreat, Jamie Chu, Jamie Kung, Jamie Penaloza, Jing Ting Cheah, Joanna Crain, Jon Ellis, Juice by Melissa, Kelvin Goh, Lollipop Bakery, Lucia Wang, Mandy Van Veen, Meilian Tan, Melissa McKenna, Middle Kingdom Fitness, Nia China, Nola, Peyton Cheong, Pie Squared Pizza, Punjabi, raffle, Rebecca Ruskin, Sesame Street, Sharee Hebert, Sienna Parulis-Cook, Sweet Tooth Bakery, The Hutong, Tim Hill, Two Guys and a Pie, YCIS Beijing, Yoga | 7 Comments »
ME WANT COOKIE!! ME EAT COOKIE!! ”OMM-nom-nom-nom…“
Blue and fuzzy with an insatiable appetite, Cookie Monster has always been my absolute favorite Sesame Street character. I can relate to his voracious appetite and sympathize with his addiction to cookies. It’s no wonder Cookie Monster, the most iconic, lovable muppet ever to be created, makes the perfect spokesperson for our cookie contest!
Designed for both cookie addicts (like Cookie Monster) and for those who stand tall and proud by their superb baking skills, LumDimSum and The Hutong have teamed up to host our first ever Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off. We’re inviting Beijing’s best bakers to compete for the top 20 spots for our Cookie Monster Competition and all of Beijing’s cookie-munching sweet tooths to determine which cookie would make Cookie Monster most excited.
The concept is simple. The Hutong will be hosting a Charity Bake-Off to indulge Beijing’s most avid cookie monsters by showcasing some of Beijing’s Best Bakers to support a wonderful community charity – a non-profit called Bridging Education and Mobility (BEAM).
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Beijing Improv, Charity, Comedy, Comedy Show, Lottie Dowling, Peng Hao Theatre, Stand Up Comedy | No Comments »
“Life is better improvised!” – Beijing Improv Slogan
With 8 performance set dates spread across 10 days, Beijing Improv is teaming up with Improv troupes for a non-stop, full-on program encompassing improv workshops, stand-up comedy shows, and improv performances from a star line-up of performance groups.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Anniversary Event, Argentinean, BJ Foodies, Charity, Charity Dinner, Che Diego!, Chi Heng Foundation, Sanlitun SOHO, Xixi Cheng | 1 Comment »
Che Diego: Beijing’s Only Argentine-run Restaurant
My favorite monthly foodie event organized by Beijing Foodies is finishing the year strong with a great event lined up this Sunday, December 16 to wrap up 2012 with a grand foodie finale, an event that will also mark the foodie group’s 4 year anniversary.
“This year really went by in a blink & we really want to take this time to thank ya’ll for all the amazing support…..can you believe BJ FoODies is almost 4 YEARS OLD?!?!? We had to plan something SUPER special to celebrate the potential end-of-the-world.” – Xixi Cheng, Founder of BJ FOoDiEs
No doubt the restaurant of choice will be a full house for this upcoming BJ FOoDiEs’ X-Mas Charity Dinner, which will be hosted in a new restaurant that will have been open to the public for not more than a day!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Upcoming Events | Tags: Charity, Hilton Beijing, Super Quiz, theBeijinger | No Comments »