Local expert guides to Shanghai

Food and coffee guides to Shanghai

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Local expert guides to Shanghai

Stay.com local experts in Shanghai

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Elaine Liu

Food tour guide

We offer food tours in Shanghai, specializing in traditional Shanghainese cuisine. Our tours take travelers off the beaten path to fully immerse them in local Shanghai. We have a mixture of traditional restaurants and street food, and tours are led by expert & licensed local Chinese guides.

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Marco Bettio

Wine and Restaurant Industry Expert

In 2010, Italian Marco Bettio joined MVPShanghai, a foreign event organization and PR agency, to help provide his unique insight into the wine and restaurant industries. He currently resides in Shanghai.

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Nils Weisensee

Journalist & Entrepreneur

Nils Weisensee is a journalist and entrepreneur with a huge love for great coffee. To satisfy his cravings, he started Café del Volcán together with his wife and a partner whose family owns a renowned coffee plantation in Guatemala. Within a few months, his caffeine boutique became one of the most well-known specialty cafes in Shanghai.

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Kate Noble

Makeup Artist

Kate Noble is an Australian makeup artist who started her own styling company in 2006 and now works together with her team of makeup artists, hair stylists, body painters and wardrobe stylists from all over the world.

Kate is experienced in TVC, music videos, advertising, fashion catalogues, magazine editorials, fashion shows and other events.

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Angela Staron

Expat blogger

Iowa natives now living in Shanghai! We love to travel and explore new places. Both of us enjoy riding our bikes in Iowa, the busy streets of Shanghai, or the country side of Vietnam! On our blog, you’ll hear all about our daily life in Shanghai, our travel adventures, and what it is like to live internationally!

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Nataliia Golubenko

Fashion blogger

Fashion enthusiast behind citylovefashion.com and a jewelry designer who has had a relationship with Shanghai since 2008!

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Royalclub is an art & design studio that was cofounded by creative couple Clémence & Ken–also known as artist Keflione. Royalclub’s studio is located in the heart of the former French Concession of Shanghai.

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Denise Lai

Asian Fashion Expert

Denise Lai launched her lifestyle blog SUPERWOWOMG in 2008. Known for her signature oversized glasses, platinum blonde hair, erratic layering of accessories and her bubbly personality, Denise’s blog has garnered the attention of both local and international media, and SUPERWOWOMG is well on its way to becoming the forefront of Asia’s iconic fashion landscape. Denise recently launched FIRSTLOVE, a new quarterly magazine for the everyday cool girls around the world.

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Olga Nemchikova

Health Coach & Personal Trainer

Originally from St.Petersburg, I’ve been living in Shanghai for more than 4 years now. Being trained as a Health Coach and Personal Trainer, I pay a lot of attention to the quality of the food and the way it’s cooked. I’m always happy to share my top healthy spots list with my Clients and I’m excited you have now an access to it too! Healthy food can be delicious!

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Mattia Visconti

Nightlife Promoter and Entrepreneur

Mattia Visconti has worked between Milan, Ibiza, and Shanghai partner clubs and was recently nominated as the best promoter in Shanghai. He is a partner of Goodfellas (Shanghai), Stazione (Shanghai), Aplaya (Boracay) and MVP, which throws the best parties in all of Shanghai!

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Riccardo Messina

Executive Chef

Chef Riccardo Messina was born in the south of Italy on Sicily. After extensive work in 5-star hotel restaurants worldwide, he moved to Shanghai to take over one of the oldest brands of Italian restaurants in the city. Shortly after, he met his two current business partners and opened up Acqua and Farina Ristorante Italiano, now one of Shanghai’s most talked-about Italian eateries.

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Baiba Ladiga

Fashion stylist, designer & illustrator

Baiba Ladiga is Latvian freelance fashion stylist, designer and illustrator.

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Island6 Shanghai

Art Collective

Liu Dao 六岛 (or Liù dǎo, a Pinyin phrase meaning “island number 6”) is a Shanghai-based art collective of tech-geeks and creative talents driven by innovation and interaction. The collective produces cutting edge art that constantly contemplates the future of Asia, engages sights and scenes from old and new China and elevates the skills of new talents by working from a communal forum.

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Romance in Shanghai

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Yours truly

Shanghai for a couples getaway. Shanghai is perfect for couples who want a memorable romantic getaway, there's just so many things to share. Start your duo's memories off right by taking the bullet fast Shanghai Maglev around the city. You might stop off at Garden of Contentment, or even begin your sightseeing at Jing An Park to shop and enjoy nature. No matter what course you take, be sure and take lunch at Jean-Georges, and dinner at the famous LAN Club.

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    Lounge 18

    Elegant bar on the strip
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    Banyan Tree Spa

    A place for physical, mental, and spiritual refreshing
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    Jinjiang Amusement Park

    Fun for tots, teens, and grown-ups
  4. Shanghai Grand Theater +Add

    Shanghai Grand Theatre

    Premier screening and performing venue in Shanghai
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    Shanghai Oriental Art Center

    Spectacular concert experience
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    Shanghai Circus City

    For the young and young at heart!
  7. Qi Zhong Stadium +Add

    Qi Zhong Stadium

    Shanghai's Sports Arena
  8. Qibao Old Town, Shanghai, China +Add

    Qibao Old Street

    An ancient street in an ancient town
  9. The Huxinting Tea House, Shanghai, China +Add

    Huxinting Teahouse (Huxinting Chashi)

    The oldest teahouse in Shanghai
  10. Jade Buddha Temple +Add

    Jade Buddha Temple

    An active Buddhist monastery
  11. The Bund Center by night +Add

    Huangpu River Cruise

    See picturesque views from the river
  12. The lotus flower +Add

    Lu Xun Park and Memorial Hall

    Gravesite of famous Chinese writer Lu Xun
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    Garden of Contentment (Yu Yuan Garden)

    Five acres of gardens within gardens
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    Jing An Park

    Shopping area and park with pond
  15. The Bund, Shanghai +Add

    Bund (Zhongshan Road)

    On the west side of the Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
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    Shanghai Maglev

    Faster than a speeding bullet - or at least close!
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    Shanghai World Financial Center

    World's highest observation deck
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    Longhua Temple

    Oldest monastery in Shaghai
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    Whampoa Club

    Modern Shanghainese dining
  20. Tuna Steak - Fishermen's Pier +Add

    LAN Club

    A glamorous fusion
  21. Jean-Georges singature menu: Goat Cheese Gruyere Custard +Add


    Michelin Chef's masterpiece
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