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Beijing, China — After catching glimpses of popup cafes in California and New York via Twitter or blogs, I felt inspired to participate in one, but wondered how. Beijing Design Week offered that opportunity. Kupa Studio’s Raina Ho and Wang Wei set up Sky Light [...]

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I love making sangria. I learned how to make a potent sangria from an Italian friend in San Francisco. The ingredients included a lot of red wine, a bottle of brandy, sugar, bananas, apples, and whatever else I felt like throwing in from the liquor cabinet. The day before a party, [...]

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In the last year, quite a few businesses have popped up in Beijing to cater for foreigners’ tastes in cakes, pastries and most of all, cupcakes. One finds the likes of Lollipop Bakery and Colibri Cupcakes a settlement for what is lacking in the city of Beijing [...]

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2011 has seen many unpleasant stories about pork in China. This spring, Chinese were overwhelmed by the fact that the pork they ate every day contained high doses of clenbuterol. The panic has not receded and pork prices have spiked sharply by summer. For some ‘smart’ people, a [...]

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Singapore — I wake up happy. The air, noticeably humid, might make the day go south for some, but I like humidity. I tend to think it does good things for my skin. I start with an hour of Nike Training in the living room. Sliding doors  open to [...]

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“Consume the delicious central gooey, salty, caramelly mess and groan with sensual pleasure.”

Get the guide! Eating Salted Caramel Macaroons: A Jellymon Guide « ::: JELLYMON :::.

I’m inspired to divulge my method, but I need the tasty muse. Where can I get one of these salted caramel macaroons?!

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Today, I caught up with my friend Chozie, one of Beijing’s most adored DJ’s whose talents extend to event production and collaborations with some of the world’s hippest artists. A typical conversation with Chozie spans many topics and while I would love to let you in on all our conversations, I thought I’d give you [...]

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I accidentally went to Jingkelong with no more than 100RMB ($15.17). Returning home to re-cash my wallet was not an option so I thought about what I could make other than Spring Festival jiaozi (dumplings) for Valentine’s day.

I thought, ‘fondue!’ I’ve never prepared a 

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