Getting Through Crisis One Order at a Time | An Interview with Phoenix Restaurateur Chris Bianco

The world is in the hands of a pandemic. A novel coronavirus, now known as SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, originated in December in China. The disease, which began as a regional epidemic has since spread further, changing life as we know it. Hit hardest by lockdown and stay-at-home orders designed to contain the… Read More Getting Through Crisis One Order at a Time | An Interview with Phoenix Restaurateur Chris Bianco

A Deeper Shade of Red | Chinese Art from the Interwar Period

The sight of a giant scarlet “70”, screaming for attention outside the reserved Chinese Deco facade of museum, signaled to me what could be expected inside. It seemed not even the world of art was safe from this monumental celebration. The 2019 anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China, as the official… Read More A Deeper Shade of Red | Chinese Art from the Interwar Period

A Journey to the Floating World | Ukiyo-e in Shanghai

Gentle hues and shadows forming twisted figures of individuals juxtaposed with the violence and diversity of nature. Waves and sunsets and mountains and sudden rain. All in a space complimenting the works, with patterns drawing to mind Zen gardens on the ground, more mountains and figures on the wall; all combining to reveal the floating… Read More A Journey to the Floating World | Ukiyo-e in Shanghai

A Night with the Masters | Drinks at Andaz Hotel’s Chivas Masters Pop-Up

This year’s Chivas Masters Cocktail Competition saw Micheal Chen, head mixologist at the Cannery, take the top title, keeping Shanghai in the winner’s seat a second year in the row despite ample bartenders from other cities and multiple heats across the country leading up to the final showdown on May 22nd. Leading up to this… Read More A Night with the Masters | Drinks at Andaz Hotel’s Chivas Masters Pop-Up