Yun Summer Lounge

This beautiful chic oriental-inspired lounge, located on the 15th floor of the Peninsula hotel, offers classic and craft cocktails with sweeping views of Wangfujing. Guest can also enjoy an up-close view of the traditional pagoda roof design of the original building, which was constructed in 1987. My friend and I visited the lounge on a weekday, … Continue reading Yun Summer Lounge

The Peninsula Hotel

  I treated my parents to a one-night stay at The Peninsula for their 37th anniversary. This is my first time staying at a Peninsula hotel. The Peninsula Hotel Beijing is an all-suite hotel located in Beijing's historic Wangfujing area. This luxurious hotel has two restaurants and a rooftop lounge. Jing restaurant and bar is … Continue reading The Peninsula Hotel

Mo bar

Mo bar is perched on the fifth floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. This stylish contemporary bar offers inventive cocktails and a spacious outdoor terrace with views of the Forbidden City. The rich wood paneling and warm lighting decorated with leather seats make the perfect setting to enjoy their cocktails. There is even a flavor … Continue reading Mo bar

Ralph’s coffee

The latest addition to Beijing's coffee scene is Ralph's coffee by fashion mogul Ralph Lauren. Located in the heart of Taikoo Li Sanlitun shopping village inside the Ralph Lauren retail store, this café serves coffees, teas, hot chocolate, and desserts.  The establishment is relatively small, with six tables inside and four tables outside. The chic … Continue reading Ralph’s coffee

Four Seasons Hotel

The five-day labor day holiday was just around the corner, and I thought, what better way to spend it than a staycation at the Four Seasons Hotel. The Four Seasons Hotel is located in the embassy district, with restaurants and a shopping mall within walking distance. As one of the more expensive hotels in Beijing, … Continue reading Four Seasons Hotel

Cafe Flo, Sanlitun branch, Beijing

Cafe FLO is the new casual dining space from Groupe Flo, who also owns Brasserie Flo, Beijing longest standing French restaurant. There are two other branches located in Parkview Green Mall and World Trade Center mall. Each branch has a slightly different menu and different decor. When I entered the cafe, I was taken with … Continue reading Cafe Flo, Sanlitun branch, Beijing

Al Safir, Middle Eastern Cuisine

Al Safir is my go-to place for middle eastern food  - good value for good food. The restaurant is not big; there are 6 tables inside. When the weather is warmer, there will be tables outside to accommodate more customers. Al Safir is not as fancy as the other middle eastern restaurants in Beijing, but … Continue reading Al Safir, Middle Eastern Cuisine

Brunch at Toast, The Orchid

My friend and I had brunch at this lovely rustic boutique hotel restaurant tucked away in a hutong located in the 'old city' part of Beijing (Gulou). This hotel is pretty hidden, so I had to use a map on my phone to locate it.  The hotel also has a pickup service for a fee … Continue reading Brunch at Toast, The Orchid

Jomi (French-Chinese fusion), Beijing

The interior of the restaurant is creatively decorated in a way that gives customers a pseudo-classy impression.The centerpiece light ornament was alluring.  I love the color palette. It felt homey and relaxing. I like the furnishing too. The chairs were very comfortable. The background music was a mixture of  80's and 90's English and French pop … Continue reading Jomi (French-Chinese fusion), Beijing