Situated in an alluring courtyard behind the busy corner of Wulumuqi Zhong Lu and Fuxing Xi Lu, 347 Jardin de Riz is adding another layer of consistency to one of Shanghai’s most eclectic streets.

A glass of complimentary Prosecco is how every restaurant on or near the Bund should welcome their customers. Velluto knows that in order to be brushing shoulders with the top brass in the neighborhood, it's a necessary gesture.

We had reasonably high hopes for Lemon and Olive, which is just a mere stone’s throw from Xintiandi. Unfortunately, beyond a killer location and a couple of fair items on the menu, it falls a little short.

Given its killer location, spacious terrace and tasteful décor, we had high hopes for Citron. On a balmy Shanghai night at the corner of Fumin Lu and Changle Lu, what could be better than enjoying a European sidewalk café-style feast with dip selections, salads, sandwiches and pizzas?

Large scale public architecture is a real hoot. Every city in the world is waking up to the magnetism of a cultural, functional landmark designed by an archtectural super star. Thanks to Zaha Hadid's recent addition, Seoul is right up there on the list.

A couple weeks ago, whilst all of China was celebrating the new year, we snuck off to Korea in a celebration of our own.

We've been to High1 before. By all accounts, it's Korea's best resort. Four hours drive from Seoul, High1 features nice, long, wide runs and famously good snow.

Imagine a secluded retreat nestled in a forest.

Scattered amongst the trees and petite valleys are a dozen houses designed by big-name, award winning architects.

They're each a self-contained home, with distinct character and materials, available for rent for a group getaway. Now invoke this image in China on the outskirts of Nanjing.