Tag: Houhai Lake

Guanfu Museum Shop & Cafe

Beijing's Best Boutiques and CafesHouhai Lake is hardly known for its hip and happening boutiques – but one woman plans to change all that.

Yes that’s right. She may be pintsized, but Guo Yang Yang is a lady on a mission. Thanks to her great connections (and the help of a small group of creative luxury lovers), Lotus Lane is going to get a BIG makeover in the next 18 months.

Noisy, neon-lit bars on the southwest of the lake such as ‘Buffalo’ and ‘Sex and da City’ (gah) will slowly be replaced by more thoughtful spaces, the first of which is already making a subtle impact.

Traditional and colourful Traditional Chinese pastries


Beijing Summer Snapshots: We’ve got a new office camera…

Houhai swimmers

And we admit we’ve been going a little overboard with the ‘Miniature setting’, which turns every scene into something akin to a tiny toy land.

Here are some Beijing summer snapshots we’ve taken around Dongcheng district over the last couple of days. Sweet aren’t they? And are we crazy or does the temple building look edible? As though it’s made of marzipan?

No? Just us? Must be lunchtime…


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