Drawing New Perspectives | Visiting the Xuhui Museum Shanghai Illustration Exhibition

I’ve always had a thing for Asian illustration and design. While this originally was confined to the Japanese interpretation of the art, my time spent in China has exposed me to a vast array of old school publications, pamphlets, books, propaganda and even modern day wall murals (most of which are also propaganda) to discover… Read More Drawing New Perspectives | Visiting the Xuhui Museum Shanghai Illustration Exhibition

Sake & Comfort Food | Lessons in Japan’s Spirit in Ginza

Coming from Narita into Tokyo was quite the experience, riding on the Sky Liner and seeing trees and green fields whizzing by and morphing into small buildings that grew taller and taller. As if responding to the slowly setting sun, the buildings became bright with neon and LED ads and lights all over. I had… Read More Sake & Comfort Food | Lessons in Japan’s Spirit in Ginza

Imbibe in Ningbo | 5 Quality Cocktail Joints to Visit

When it comes to cocktails in Ningbo, the saying quality over quantity certainly fits. After fluctuating for awhile the city has finally settled with 5 cocktail bars in the city center, each with their own perks and specialties that make them shine. After writing various articles about beer and whiskey and even a few articles… Read More Imbibe in Ningbo | 5 Quality Cocktail Joints to Visit

A Night in the Life | Experiencing a Shanghai Bar Pre-Opening

Shanghai sees a lot of restaurant openings each month. Sometimes these periods, with a “soft opening” period where a place isn’t quite open until the big grand opening arrives, can be a bit ridiculous and confusing, as there isn’t really a set time for a soft opening to start and finish and, as noted by… Read More A Night in the Life | Experiencing a Shanghai Bar Pre-Opening

The New Mood on the Block | SeMood Café Brings New Flavor to Portman

  SeMood (西木) Café is part of the ever morphing and changing culinary scene in Ningbo, which has slowly started cranking out unique settings with quality food and ingredients. Tucked away in a row of shops along Caihong North Road across from the Portman Hotel, the cozy little eatery has quickly become our favorite lunch… Read More The New Mood on the Block | SeMood Café Brings New Flavor to Portman