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GLAMOUR BAR, SHANGHAI

1 Feb
I’ve been looking forward to showing you my favorite bar in Shanghai, Glamour Bar at M on the Bund. Glamour Bar features “stunning views and an iconic interior,” and even though it’s a bar, there are so many great interior ideas that can be applied to the home!
I went there for drinks and knew I just had to feature it on the blog, so thank you to Glamour Bar for letting me come in and take some photos!
I absolutely loved this bar area, with its mirrored shelves, colorful glassware, and red chandeliers.
I’d love to try this in a glam little kitchen. Open shelving with different colored sets of glassware (preferably vintage) would look smashing, and I especially like the contrast of the green glasses and the red chandeliers.
There were neon rats crawling on the walls.. maybe it’s the year of the rat?
Me outside the bar (right on the Bund)

A few personal touches and this could be a beautiful living room! 
I’m also really into chevron floorboards right now (scroll up to see how great they look in the 1st photo). 

I fell in love with the mirrored bar and pink lighting. I’ve never been a pink girl, but suddenly I’m noticing how fantastic it looks in all sorts of interiors! So what can we take away? Mirrors, orchids, pink, velvet seating and colorful glassware – recipe for perfection!
p.s. my latest post is up on coco+kelley! check it out 🙂
photos: personal
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SHANGHAI PT. 2

30 Jan
1. Still not sure what this was
2. Coolest teapot I’ve ever seen

It snowed on our last day!!
1. My new Shanghainese friend, Bob
2. Armani

One of my favorite shots of the trip

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Mine turned out to be rather drama-filled. Looking forward to returning to some normalcy and routine at work tomorrow!

SHANGHAI PT. 1

26 Jan

I’m baaack!  Shanghai was a-mahhh-zzing.  I can’t get over what an awesome trip it was, and now that I’m back I’ve spent the last couple of days pouring over the 2000 photos I took to create a photo album while it’s still fresh in my mind. (Top travel tip: choose, cull & edit the best photos of a trip asap, you’ll never want to go through all 2000 and it’s all just too overwhelming later)
ALSO, turns out I’m blocked in China! Well, FujiFiles is, and all of your blogs too!
Blows my mind really the government censorship. They don’t have facebook either, can you imagine? I made good friends with a local Shanghainese who’s my age and I asked him how he felt about missing out on facebook and other parts of the internet, but he said he didn’t mind and that the government is slowly letting them have more. I guess they don’t know what they’re missing. I’m so grateful to live in a country that allows me to blog and say whatever I want and keep in contact with followers and friends from all over the world, so it’s good to be back!

Anyway, I’ve picked a few favs to show you guys for now, and I’ll be working on some more in depth posts of the more interesting things I did later this week.
p.s. it’s always a bit intimidating to post personal photos but you guys are all so supportive, I can’t help but to share these!

1. My favorite meal of the trip
2. Me amongst the red lanterns

1. The RIDICULOUSLY good view from my window
2. Shopping

1. Market finds
2. Me by the Yangtze River

1. Breakfast dumpling
2. Me & tea

1. Mao’s Little Red Books
2. Toy Shop

1. The Bund at night
2. Breakfast noodles

1. Chinese acrobats
2. Japanese photobooth

Like I said it’s good to be back, now I have a lot of catching up to do on all of your blogs! 
xoxo Cristina