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Vintage Shanghai

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If you love vintage and quirky – you will adore this new shop ‘Lolo Love Vintage’ in Shanghai.

It’s in a great street with el Coctel bar opposite ( open only at night) and Nene for a delicious Italian Lunch or supper. If you want to party The Apartment is right across the road too.

Lolo Loves Vintage

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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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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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Cool Shanghai Pet Fashion

I found these pet beauties in Shanghai yesterday. I loved the pink collar and the mum was as cute as her dog too… but she didn’t want me to photograph her.

These cats were not dead and stuffed, just snoozing.

My neighbor’s dog with her new pink friend and dog and cat homes for sale.

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Shanghai, Shopping, Tourist Things To Do: Go to the Eye Glass Market

Buy  your eyeglasses here, they are REALLY CHEEP! Make sure you bring your prescription, or they can check your eyes at the shop. The eye glass market here is massive, but I have attached Lisa’s card below ( in English and Chinese). I always go to her. Print it out and give it to a taxi, you will end up at a door, go in, find the lift and go up to the fourth floor. When you  find Lisa’s shop and if  you can’t find some frames you like: you really need your eyes tested!

To buy reading glasses they are about 100-1500 RMB  and if you want a really good name (??? know what I mean – 300 RMB).  They, also have prescription swimming goggels ( about 100 RMB about $15 US)  and  contact lenses in all colors ( about 70 RMB). Go wild, get  different glasses for each room of your house.

On the 3rd floor below the eye glass market is the wedding market… I will post on that later.

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China and Hong Kong Pets

I must say, the dressing-up of pets I do find interesting here. When I lived in Hong Kong there was even a cafe where you could have a latte  whilst your dog was served a doggy pizza. On Saturdays the cafe pumped like a fashion show, girls  oooed and ahhhed at the best-dressed pooches and birthdays were also celebrated with doggy birthday cakes and candles. I would take tourists there as part of my alternative Hong Kong, tour-guide service. In China and Hong Kong they also  put shoes on their dogs: they don’t like their feet to get their dirty. You will also see dogs in prams.

But the best fashion-prize must go to a neighbor of mine in Shanghai, who makes panties for her dog out of g-strings.

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Barbara Cartland is my Hero

Barbara Cartland is my hero. She wrote an amazing 723 books in her career, spreading love stories all over the world through 36 countries. If I keep writing books and want to write as many as her, I worked out I have to write 2 books a month for the rest of my life to even catch up. I’ve  finished writing 1 book, presently editing my 2nd and now on my 3rd. They take me a year each to write. Maybe I’ll just aspire to dress like her instead; I have a cat that looks like her dog already.

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