Posts by: Shanti Christensen (湘緹)

10 days to due date

On 26 February, 2014 By

He moves around restlessly in the evening after dinner. Last night, there was a pushing against the bottom of my uterus and something of a scampering. He was probably trying to claim his space around the veggie burger and chocolate milkshake I wolfed down at Super Duper Burger.

Just before dinner, [...]

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I’ve always loved traveling, but when I landed in London to meet my boyfriend’s family for the first time, my body was in shambles. My sinuses pulsed, my back ached and my bum sore. I had a cold, a UTI, and I felt like someone had pulled the plug on my energy. With a slight [...]

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2013 brought about a lot of newness. I moved back to San Francisco from Beijing, married a tall, man version of me — a friend of 12 years — and we are now expecting a son next month. It’s all quite exciting and overwhelming at [...]

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I’m not into football, but when I was invited to a chili cook off for Super Bowl Sunday, I was happy to tag along and simmer something seductive. I’ve never made a chili before, but I consulted on a winning duck-plum chili in Beijing that won second place at the Back Alley Chili Cook Off [...]

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I’m back. Back in San Francisco, in my element, to live. And living here is sweet! Not surfer-sweet, but sweet as in the air beneath brilliant blue skies is sweet, with the scent of the ocean. I walk into a cafe, a bar, or just down the street, and strangers say hello then strike up [...]

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Just opened in Beijing’s bustling Sanlitun shopping sanctuary, The Village, Godiva’s flagship venue. With a shop selling truffles and gifts, the upstairs is a cafe of rich seratonin-stimulating treats. I attended the VIP soft launch tasting party and indulged in the following delights.

 

 

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On a hot summer’s day, all anyone can think about is cooling off, and what better way to do so than to make your own serving of cold brewed tea! We’re excited to share a new and simple way to create this refreshing summer beverage that will surely inspire a new appreciation for your favorite [...]

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Some sights from my explorations of the day. These were taken using my iPhone. I’ll post better quality shots in the few weeks.

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