Just catching up on my last Beijing trip. My Singapore entries are still sitting in the pipeline, so please bear with me… as there are more delightful things on Paris coming up as well! I’m in Beijing at least twice a year to catch up on the scene there and clearly it’s never enough time […]

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Tribe Beijing : What a pleasant surprise to find the scene brightening up with homegrown organic food – with a selection of gluten free baked options and green juices made à la minute. I’ve been out of the scene for a while, but the young lady who served me told me they’ve just been opened […]

No longer a new spot in ever changing Beijing, Pho Laboratory is hidden in a row of run down little houses in Sanlitun. The 20-seater has beautifully simple, industrial chic interiors done up by their architect proprietor. The Vietnamese coffee hits the spot and the noodles – well isn’t anything to write home about, but it’s […]

    I’m not sure if there’s anywhere else in the world that has an entire beautiful I.M Pei designed museum space devoted with gifts over a handover of rule. Well, Macao has one filled with giant luxurious treasured gifts from the Chinese during the 1999 handover from the Portuguese rule to the Chinese. Entry […]

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It seems like so long ago since I left Beijing, it’s only been 3 years but it feels like so much longer. Last week, I was so happy to share the best day of my life with my “Beijing family” and it brought back so many memories of living in China. I never got round to […]

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I brought chef here as a part of his birthday surprise and the food didn’t disappoint – simple, perfectly executed and damn tasty food. Portions average, presentation straight up. Apart from us sitting at the open kitchen and he was getting OCD on hygiene. (chef occupational hazard), everything was perfect and we’d definitely be back. […]

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Several of my friends owned sidecars in Beijing and I commuted several times in them, it’s fun, but my main and preferred transport remains the humble bicycle. We started with a stop at the local quarters and a little tour through the market, frogs and all on sale alongside noodle and dumpling makeshift stalls.   […]

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   Great solo show of Yayoi “polka dot” Kusama’s A dream I dreamed. I wish it was  a little better organised as there were long winding queues to enter the “Infinity mirrored room – gleaming lights of the souls” which I call the intergalactic trip room. It’s also a super limited time, you’re herded in […]

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One of the best things about Macau is it hasn’t been cleaned up and gentrified like many cities. The old locals are still grumpy as hell, there are random little flea markets and really old shops that have collected dust for decades filled with Macau vintage treasures from bowls to posters and 1800s postcard to […]

Well, here has 2013 gone? It has flown me by again and it’s the time of year for hard drive spring cleaning, social channels housekeeping and reflecting on how fast, furious and exciting this year’s been. Here are some highlights from my Instagram in 2013, the rubber duckie craze that made International news headlines many […]

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