How To Get a Natural Facelift

I had dinner with my friend Georgie (who owns Dragonfly in Shanghai) at the week-end. He is a spa expert and I asked him what he thought the best facial was for a face that needed a bit of help: mine! I  told him, “I exercise my body and it  keep my muscles in place, but what can I do to keep the muscles of my face in place too?” I told him, “I don’t want them to droop either.” He invited me to have one of his anti-aging facials at Dragonfly using a RF machine (radio frequency) and I have to tell you: IT WORKS!! Check out this picture below from this site. These are pictures before and after a woman had 6 months of  RF facial treatments.

I took the pictures of my face before and after 1 anti-aging facial at Dragonfly. The weird thing was how my face felt the next few days… I felt my cheeks had lifted and were firmly back in their original place!

This below is a picture of what the treatment at Dragonfly in Shanghai China costs. If for nothing else – it is a lovely  way to relax and having a woman massaging your face for 90 min.

A big thank you to Georgie for my new perty face and people who are reading this and do not live in China: find out what facials uses a RF machine at your local beauty therapist and get a natural facelift of your own.

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What you will find in Fiji Taveuni

I always like going into supermarkets when I visit different countries to see what the quirky differences are. In Turkey they sell a lot of self-waxing kits. In the USA I found aisles filled with plastic slabs (the size of cushions) containing breakfast cereal ( often multicolored). In Fiji I found canned sheep and missionary workers.

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What I saw in Shanghai this Week

What was in front of me when I had my feet massaged.

Below is a man who sweeps our streets. He makes his own brushes from the fallen branches of the trees.

My local coffee shop Baker ‘n’ Spice on Anfu Lu.

I was on my bike and  stopped to take this girl’s picture.

This was a sales assistant.

Laundry  hangs everywhere.

This was in my local paper. I liked their enthusiasm & lipstick.

I am now hooked on Instagram. You can find me there.

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Go and Visit Finland

I want to go to Finland after my freind came back from there and showed me her pictures and let me share them with you. Now I have fantasies of  buying lots of Moonin Trolls to bring home for gifts. Helsinki, is  Finland’s capital and this is a good blog to find out things to do if you ever get there.

Moomins are famous in Finland. They are cool with great books written about them and you can find quirky gifts there, based on them to take home. Check out this blog. It will tell you more about them. The Moomins are happy and whimsical characters in a series of books and comic strips written by a Swedish-Finnish author, Tove Jansson. The Moomins are  a family of trolls, but far from being  scary they are: white and roundish, resemble hippopotamuses and cute.

I also like the cats in Finland.

I like their marriage attire and what their babies wear.

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My Chinese Neighbors

I often think I live in a Chinese Coronation Street. My sweet gray-haired neighbor decided to perm and color her hair yesterday. This below is another groovy neighbor who lives on the other side of me.

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The Olympic Beat: Check out Shannon Young’s E-Book

My editor and good friend Shannon Young from Hong Kong, is launching her first e-book this week. If your interested in adventure, travel and what it was actually like to be  at the Beijing Olympic games: buy her book! Actually buy her book anyway and support a writer it’s only .99c  Also, you might get inspired to go to an Olympic event one day – instead of just watching them on telly!

Shannon and her father (who has had a lifelong, love affair with China) teamed up together and  they went on an adventure of a lifetime together. In China without the filter of a small screen they became hypnotised, not only by the games but by a great nation unveiling itself to the world. Get on line and BUY IT!!!!  Now available from Amazon.com

Also contact Shannon if  you need editing work. She’s fab– and can work with you wherever you are in the world through Skype or FaceTime…

Here are Shannon’s links.

Her Blog

Her Tweets

Her YouTube stuff

Her Linked in.

Good luck Shannon!!! I think YOU ROCK! ( This is when Shannon Young and I went to the eye-glass market together in Shanghai.)

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Shanghai China: Knitting, Wool and Cashmere

My neighbor knitted me these divine slippers. I found the baby ones you can see below  and I asked her to copy them for me – but bigger.

Shanghai China is a great place to buy wool if you love to knit too. You can buy enough, good quality wool to knit a jumper here for about $5 u.s.

If you  prefer to buy the soft cuddly goods instead, buy some cashmere sweaters here. Below, you will find  a business card. Phone them as they have just opened a new shop closer to the center of town. Philippe Le Ber do great styles, they manufacture for the big named brands and you can get a good cashmere jumper from one of their outlets for under $100 US.

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China – Pimp Your Car or Bedroom Wallpaper

In  China I see a lot if eyelashes on cars and I think the idea should spread globally.

Or what about a pimping your wallpaper in a small bedroom or toilet?

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# Hong Kong International Art Fair

This is an event in Hong Kong well worth going to see or flying in to see if you are loaded: The Hong Kong International Art Fair. This year 2012 it is on: 17-20th May.

Here are some pictures I took last year.

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Hong Kong Tourist Tip: Shop and Walk Though the #Hong Kong Kowloon Markets

Spend a day walking around Hong Kong, in the Kowloon markets. It’s easy to do with children and old people too, as if the grommets or oldies get exhausted, there are MTR stops all along the way – so you can go home whenever you want.

I’ve attached a good picture map below worth downloading. Just follow the pink dots on it for a good walking tour and you could look at my video on my You Tube Channel to see what it’s like too.

If you leave home by 9a.m. and cruise, you will be able to shop till you drop, have some lunch and be home by  4p.m.  You will see: The Flower Market,  The Bird Market, The Fish Market, The ladies Market, The Jade Market and Kitchen Street.

TIP: haggle well in the ladies and Jade market (actually haggle well in all of them). A necklace, they offer you in the Jade Market for $200 HK is often is only $50 HK.

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