Shanghai Pooches

A couple of decades ago, in most of China (and even still in many parts today) it was often unheard of to keep a pet, much less treat it as if it were your second grandchild. But today, especially in

Shanghai Pooches

A couple of decades ago, in most of China (and even still in many parts today) it was often unheard of to keep a pet, much less treat it as if it were your second grandchild. But today, especially in

Ode to Hong Kong

  When I was growing up and I thought of China, or Japan, or any place in Asia really, I imagined this; narrow streets bustling with people, skyscrapers enclosing on all sides, and an energy that can’t be described but

Ode to Hong Kong

  When I was growing up and I thought of China, or Japan, or any place in Asia really, I imagined this; narrow streets bustling with people, skyscrapers enclosing on all sides, and an energy that can’t be described but

Moganshan Lu

One of most delightful places in Shanghai by far is Moganshan Lu, otherwise known as the M50 galleries. This mini-neighborhood found near Suzhou Creek (and has it’s own Wikipedia Page) is a collection of independent shops, galleries and studios occupying the

Moganshan Lu

One of most delightful places in Shanghai by far is Moganshan Lu, otherwise known as the M50 galleries. This mini-neighborhood found near Suzhou Creek (and has it’s own Wikipedia Page) is a collection of independent shops, galleries and studios occupying the

The Ningbo Museum

Last April I accompanied some friends to a weekend sports tournament in the city of Ningbo,  3 hours southeast of Shanghai. This was shortly after the 2012 winner of the Pritzker Prize was announced, Chinese architect Wang Shu( His small

The Ningbo Museum

Last April I accompanied some friends to a weekend sports tournament in the city of Ningbo,  3 hours southeast of Shanghai. This was shortly after the 2012 winner of the Pritzker Prize was announced, Chinese architect Wang Shu( His small

The Ironic Sweater Market: Because Deep Down, We’re All Wannabe Hipsters

Are you one of those people who shops at Urban Outfitters and will gladly fork over $50 for a t-shirt with some obscure 80’s icon (like this!) Well then the Ironic Sweater Market is for you! The Anxi Clothing Market

The Ironic Sweater Market: Because Deep Down, We’re All Wannabe Hipsters

Are you one of those people who shops at Urban Outfitters and will gladly fork over $50 for a t-shirt with some obscure 80’s icon (like this!) Well then the Ironic Sweater Market is for you! The Anxi Clothing Market

The Pudong Antique Market

 About a week ago, some friends phoned me, inviting me along to check out the Pudong Antique Market. In my mind I envisioned the typical Shanghai market somewhere in the city, with stall after stall of near identical “antiques” and

The Pudong Antique Market

 About a week ago, some friends phoned me, inviting me along to check out the Pudong Antique Market. In my mind I envisioned the typical Shanghai market somewhere in the city, with stall after stall of near identical “antiques” and

The Catie Lo-down

A few months back, while meandering through the French Concession on one of my morning runs, I caught a glimpse of a shop so lovely it literally made me stop in my tracks. In the dim window I discerned sparkling

The Catie Lo-down

A few months back, while meandering through the French Concession on one of my morning runs, I caught a glimpse of a shop so lovely it literally made me stop in my tracks. In the dim window I discerned sparkling