Category Archives: Xu Hui District

Also known as the French Concession, this district is more relaxed and home to many boutiques.

Fish on a Bike, French Concession

I wasn’t quite sure what was on the back of this guy’s bike… …until I got a bit closer… …and discovered that it was stacked with aquariums full of fish!! I’d seen these biking fish vendors before, but I never … Continue reading

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Blog Talks Take 1, French Concession

Sandy Chu of Shanghai Style kindly put together an amazing night of blogger presentations, so if you’re available May 23rd (that’s today!) between 8pm and 12pm, please stop by for 2 for 1 drinks and some interesting talks about blogging … Continue reading

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Ethnic Minority Hats, Shanghai

The other day I took a designer friend to lunch at a Xin Jiang restaurant in Shanghai called Xibo. Previously I’d only been there at night for dinner, and never noticed the decor on the wall near the entrance: The … Continue reading

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Dark Runners, South French Concession (?)

After Shanghai’s April Acid Showers, it finally feels like Summer is coming… So I’ve been doing a lot of night scootering, and have discovered some pretty cool places over the past few weeks. One such place was across a bridge … Continue reading

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Pretty Fly for a Little Guy, French Concession

Shanghai Fashion Week FW12 starts April 11th, which is technically tomorrow!! That means it’s time for another week of a few great shows and a lot of mediocre ones, but the true show is outside the tents… However, I’ve never … Continue reading

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Chinese Style, French Concession

As Shanghai Fashion Week approaches, the fashion media will inevitably ask both attendants and participating designers alike silly questions, the most likely being “What is Chinese style?” I say such questions are silly only because they are unanswerable by a … Continue reading

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Sunny Sunny Sunday, French Concession

A delayed Spring finally arrived in Shanghai, soaking the city in very welcome rays of sunshine for the first time in quite a while. Chinese people were out in droves, and many of them were taking the opportunity to doing … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!! French Concession

Although not as good as Chinese Jack and Jill from last year’s Valentine’s Day post, here’s a sweet picture of a Chinese guy with flowers for his significant other… Hopefully you all have a special someone who will do the … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Your Hair Did (Men’s Version), French Concession and Hong Kong

Last year as Chinese New Year approached, I noticed a lot of Chinese women Gettin’ Their Hair Did. In what ended up being one of CPHNS’s most popular posts last year, I captured some priceless shots of women with large, … Continue reading

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12 Day Countdown to Christmas, Day 6 – Back in the US

So I’m finally back in North America, and I actually arrived more than 5 hours before I left Shanghai (because the time difference is more than the flight time). I’ve flown in through Vancouver, BC and took a hopper flight … Continue reading

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