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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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My Life in Pictures: What I Saw in Shanghai This Week

It is so hot in Shanghai everyone is wilting and flopping. I thought this guy next to the metro was dead and in Ikea there were more than  the usual people having a nap on the displays. The kids outside my lane have a new game: Ninja Turtles. I love their use of water-melon covers and melons are still exploding in our fruit shops due to over-use of growth hormones. Riding my bike I now turn up at places looking like a little swimming pool and the Wardorf hotel on the Bund is one of my favorite cool-places, to run around on these hot Shanghai nights…

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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 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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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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When You Get Bored Shopping in Ikea

Find a spot to snooze.

Try out their  new Spring range.

Relax on their beds or  sofas.

Go camping.

Do the washing up.

Or practice yoga by the Shanghai Ikea painted poppy wall, next to their  take-away meatball counter.

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Facebook buys Instagram: Waiting for Mr Right

I love Instagram for taking pictures on my iPhone. Check out this picture I took today in Shanghai of a sticky note I found stuck to a shop wall.  Maybe if you help to spread this post, we could help her find Mr Right.

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