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The Hutong’s Winter Fayre is one of their biggest community events of the year and it also happens to be where I end up doing most of my Christmas shopping every year.
Most of Beijing’s Christmas bazaars and fairs have all been taking place across the city in various embassies and hotels over the past couple weekends, but The Hutong’s Winter Fayre is the LAST Christmas Bazaar of the year and it’s taking place this Saturday, December 12th from 11AM-4PM.
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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.”
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The Smokeyard Sanlitun Branch Soft Opening Launch
The Smokeyard is a restaurant concept started by the friendly duo behind Fatface Dining catering and events, two Taiwanese-American brothers Eric and Hsu “Fatbuddha” Li. Not only have they made the big move from organizing many fun community dining events around town to opening their own restaurant, they are simultaneously opening two branches with one in Wudaokou and one on South Sanlitun Road, just next to Casa Pagoda furniture shop.
Last week, both restaurants opened with very soft-opening trials and I was lucky enough to snag a seat last Thursday evening at their Sanlitun branch because our party of four opted for a late dinner at 9PM. By the time we arrived, both floors were buzzing with happy diners and fellow foodies congratulating both Chef Eric and Hsu on their busy opening.
Spread across two floors, the venue design is a playful mix of brick accents, wooden tables and floor panels, bold red couches and chairs, a bright blue ceiling and nice graphic artwork on both the opposite facing tall 2-story walls. Like the restaurants owners, the vibe is welcoming and comfortable. It’s very much got an American vibe with the red, white and blue color theme and with a name like The Smokeyard, you wouldn’t expect anything different.
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