Anfu Road’s branch of Beast is much more than just a flower shop, it’s practically an art gallery. Here, you’ll find gorgeously displayed cosmetics, furniture, jewelry, decorative pieces, and so much more.
Located at the crossroads of Anfu Road and Wukang Road, the Beast showroom is spread out across two floors. When entering, the first thing you’ll probably notice is the inviting floral scent wafting through the air. Reed diffusers are for sale on the first floor. If you’re interested, take the time to pick one out and take the air in your apartment to the next level.
On the second floor, you’ll find a complete range of things for the home. A wide range of modern pillows and bedding, plus well designed décor and kitchenware are available. It’s definitely a step up from Ikea in both aesthetic and price and finding unique pieces that stand out from the pack is easy. For personal care and beauty products like designer bath wash and makeup, this shop is your go-to.
Even if you’re just window shopping, we totally recommend making your way to Beast. New products are frequently added to the store and who knows, you might just stumble upon something that you simply can’t live without.
💐 BEAST (Anfu Road Flagship Store) 💐
📍 322 Anfu Road, Building 4, Xuhui District, Shanghai
🕒 Hours: 10:00–22:00
La Petite Fontaine is an established Italian restaurant in Shanghai that’s been around for a while already. The space stands out as it’s full of antiques and vintage decorations.
One of the first things you’ll notice is that the tables are nicely spaced apart which cuts down on the feeling of overcrowding that you’ve probably experienced at other popular restaurants in the city. Topped with plaid and floral tablecloths, tables are also often decorated with fresh flowers. The restaurant is spread throughout several different rooms.
With an antique piano, chandeliers, and countless framed photos, some may consider the space a bit cluttered, but to others, it just adds to the charm. You won’t easily find another space like this anywhere in Shanghai.
While the space was certainly a highlight of our visit, the main thing that attracted us here was the food. If you’re dining as a couple, we recommend trying one of the main courses designed for sharing, like the surf and turf set or the paella for two which includes an entire lobster. There are also set menus which include an appetizer, main, drink, and dessert. Other reliable picks are the steak as well as the lobster pasta. For dessert, we went for the molten lava cake. Try it if you’re a chocolate lover!
La Petite Fontaine
📍: 652 Changshou Road
🕒: Mon–Sun 11:00–22:00
💳: ~228 per person
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For a Shanghai Staycation or just a place to relax, The Anandi Hotel and Spa in Changning District has it all. An international five-star hotel brand, Anandi is synonymous with both luxury and wellness.
Upon entering the hotel, one of the first things we noticed was the scent, while it's a hard to put into words, the aroma is both pleasant and relaxing. The lobby bar is designed in the style of a traditional Shanghai alley, and with large windows and outdoor lighting, it's an excellent place for afternoon tea and a chat with friends.
It's clear that the staff here is well trained, which made our overnight stay here even more comfortable. One of the highlights at Anandi is the healing workshop, which offers different classes throughout the day. There's sound therapy, tai chi, meditation, and much more. Classes are provided each day of the week. After taking part for just a few hours, you're sure to feel completely renewed. You can also hit the spa for a relaxing treatment.
Book a stay at the giant (120 sq meter) Ambassador Healing Bathtub Suite which features an outdoor bathtub. The room is fully equipped with a wide range of healing amenities, and there are even 15 different types of pillows available on request.
If you'd like a bite to eat during your stay at the hotel, there are several on-site restaurants to choose from. There's a Japanese restaurant with tatami seating, plus a Western style buffet and as well as a restaurant serving local Chinese food.
When it comes to Staycations or travel to Shanghai, consider winding down at The Anandi Hotel for a refreshing stay that's sure to refresh your body and soul.
📍: 7 Linhong Road, Changning District, Shanghai
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The Golden Gate Bridge is an impressive historic landmark and an unprecedented engineering marvel. In 1933, construction workers began the project over open water, grateful to find employment during the Great Depression, though the working conditions were often treacherous. The Golden Gate Bridge was first opened to the public in 1937, the nearly-two-mile-long bridge connects the city of San Francisco to nearby Marin County, California. It gets its name from the water it passes over. The narrow strait where the San Francisco Bay joins the Pacific Ocean is known as the Golden Gate!
China's largest city—and its most cosmopolitan
Shanghai is a luxurious playground for the well-heeled, with Michelin-star dining, high-end fashion houses, and over-the-top hotels. The Huangpu River splits the city into two districts: Pudong and Puxi. The Pudong skyline looks like it was ripped from the Jetsons; on the Puxi side, you can walk the Bund riverside district to get a taste of old Shanghai. The food scene is phenomenal; take advantage of tours that focus on local eats, like dumpling houses. Also, don’t miss the chance to fill your suitcase with custom-made clothing from bespoke shops.
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So far I have been to two churches in Suzhou. This one is undoubtedly bigger with stunning scenic spot. It is located by the bank of beautiful Yangcheng lake of Suzhou, China. I didn't go inside the church but I was satisfied enough with the outside scenic view. If you see my captures you might get an idea about this place. From Suzhou downtown (Time Square) this place is about 30 mins drive by car. If you desire to see Suzhou city from bird's eye view then you can experience the helicopter ride which is within walking distance from the church.
A beautiful place with numerous scenic spot like hills, lake, tea garden etc. If you live or stay in Suzhou then you can cover this place within couple of hours and the distance from downtown is about an hour drive by car. Better to be there in the morning and return in the evening to see everything with satisfaction. Don't forget to try coffee while sitting outside the cafe and experience the tranquility of surroundings.
Hanshan Temple, Suzhou, China
Hanshan Temple is situated in the west suburbs of Suzhou. It was first constructed in the Liang Dynasty. During the Tang Dynasty a famous monk called Hanshan lived in the temple. Later renamed after his name. The temple used to be one of the 10 most famous temples in China.
All Savoury Afternoon Tea Set
(Mon - Fri $398 / Sat - Sun $428)
Oasis Bar & Grill
These two weeks are the best time for Shanghai's flowers to bloom. Tulips, peach blossoms and cherry blossoms are in full bloom. This year, Shanghai stopped a lot of tulips on the Bund. From No. 3 on the Bund to the Waibaidu Bridge, walking along the way, the tulips of various colors are so beautiful. The lights on the Bund will be on after 18:00 in the evening, and the tulips under the night scene are also really romantic! If you haven't planned where to go during the Qing Ming holiday, why not go to the Bund?
Colca is a trendy Latin American restaurant specializing in Peruvian 🇵🇪 cuisine with a Spanish 🇪🇸 flare. Located next to Hengshan Road Station on Line 1, Colca has been racking up awards since it first opened several years ago.
The interior spaces are open and airy, with both indoor and outdoor seating and a modern, minimalist décor. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual.
Colca's China Restaurant Week menu offers a wide range of flavors and is well-portioned for two people. The amount of food is more than enough.
- The “sopa criolla” has a bright tomato base, minced beef, macaroni, and a grilled quail egg all served in a coffee-style mug. A bowl of just this by itself would be a hearty meal.
- Colca's tuna steak was also particularly delicious. The bed of sautéed spinach paired well with the tuna, which had a peppery zest that wasn't overpowering.
- Be sure to save room for dessert! Both the dual chocolate and the Peruvian flan were deliciously rich and sweet. Brace yourself though for a bit of sugar shock if you eat too fast!
2F - 199 Hengshan Lu, near Yongjia Lu, Xuhui, Shanghai
📱: (021) 5401 5366
🚇: Subway Line 1 to Hengshan Road Station, Exit 1.
💳: RMB150 / person
✅: The China Restaurant Week special is a minimum 2-person menu
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