SHANGHAI June 05, 2014 13:45

"No other city in the world is changing as quickly as Shanghai. There’s an undeniable energy that’s invigorating and exhausting at the same time. Exploring in layers and with a well-mapped-out itinerary that builds in plenty of down-time is key if you don’t want to leave Shanghai feeling utterly spent. " – Indagare 

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SEE

…the striking China Art Palace housed inside the former China Pavilion of the 2010 Expo. The spectacular setting and the incredible modern art collection inside are not to be missed.

 …the beautiful view and the beautiful people at Glamour Bar, a favorite among the fashion crowd.

SHOP

 …for days at 10 Corso Como, the Shanghai outpost of Carla Sozzani’s famous concept store. It’s a five story one-stop-shop with everything from fashion to tech toys, and an amazing magazine collection.

…unique local and foreign home décor creations at Design Republic—the space alone is worth a visit. 

…luxe cashmere wraps and scarves at the Ruyee Life Gallery boutique on the Bund. 

Shiatzy Chen for amazing tailored silks and cottons in understated colors with embroidered details.

STAY

 …at the Park Hyatt. It’s the tallest hotel in the world, and there is a pool on the 85th floor that overlooks the city. It’s divine. 

GO

 …see the town. The architecture along the Bund, the bustling riverfront boardwalk, is amazing, and some of the opulent interiors are nothing shy of inspirational. 

…take a walk around the French Concession and explore the traditional heritage of Shanghai—a quiet tree-lined neighborhood with plenty of boutiques. Make sure you take a shopping break! 

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EAT

 …with a little style. M on the Bund offers a glam meal with amazing Pudong views.

 …in heaven. Lost Heaven, located in an intimate villa, is a local favorite for a good reason.

 …a modern Shanghainese meal in a contemporary setting at Chinoise Story.

 …for a quick bite try the dim sum at the Din Tai Fung restaurant at the Jing’An Kerry Centre. Their soup dumplings are arguably the best in all of Shanghai. 

BRING BACK 

…traditional Shanghai fans, silk pajamas or exquisite cashmere wraps for friends and family.   

 

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