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Nicky Barber

Food & Lifestyle Blogger

South African currently living in Shanghai. Recipe developer, food stylist, & photographer. Food & Lifestyle Blogger and curator of BarberShop.

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Dylan Byrne

Barber Shop Owner

We opened Doc Guthrie’s because we felt Shanghai needed a place where men could go and get a quick hair cut in surroundings that suited us.

No pop music in the background, waiting on perms and curls and fancy hair washing to be finished. Somewhere we can go in, drink a beer or whiskey, talk shit, get a cut and leave looking better than we entered.

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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

Café Owner

Nils Weisensee is an 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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Nels Frye

Founder of Stylites.net

In over a decade based mostly in Beijing and sometimes in Shanghai, Nels Frye has been a consultant at Kamsky Associates Inc., Editor-in-Chief of LifeStyle Magazine, and a freelance photographer and writer. He gained international and local recognition for the street style blog stylites.net, a valuable record of the looks and attitudes of Beijingers in the start of the 21st Century. He also conducts styling workshops.

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Chiara Ambrogi

GF Blogger

Chiara is an Italian “gypsy” who has grown up around the world. She first arrived in Shanghai in 2012 but was only diagnosed coeliac in Singapore in 2015. After a difficult year adapting to gluten-free in Singapore, she returned to Shanghai in 2016 full of optimism and motivation. Her goal is to make life easier for the GF community in any way possible.

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Mary-Jayne Bethell

Personal Shopper

I run Shopping Tours Shanghai and love introducing our customers to the wonderful shopping on offer in Shanghai. I have a broad knowledge of fabric, so I’m a great person to have by your side at the fabric market.

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Jun Gong

Breakfast Blogger

The key question is: “It’s 8:30 AM, what should I eat for breakfast today?”

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Fred Lin

Food Blogger

Fred started blogging in 2013 out of love for dining out and recording his experiences to help other people avoid disappointments. His writing style is casual and honest. His love for food and dining inspired him to open his own restaurant, Hello Miss Dong in 2014, which subsequently won CityWeekend’s Editor’s Pick for outstanding South East Asian Restaurant 2016.

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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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Art Studio

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 Events

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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Top 10 Highlights in Shanghai

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Yours truly

Shanghai's Top Ten Attractions. The top ten things to see or do in Shanghai are certain to provide the visitor with a good start on a vacation to remember. Attractions like the Longhua Temple, the Oriental Pearl Tower, and Shanghai Museum can set the stage for a superb visit. While in Shanghai, also be sure and take in Shanghai Circus City, and a table at the very reasonable LAN Club.

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    Lounge 18

    Elegant bar on the strip
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    LAN Club

    A glamorous fusion
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    Vue Bar

    Best view in town
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    Shanghai Circus City

    For the young and young at heart!
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    Yu Garden

    Ancient charm
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    Shanghai Old Street

    Something for everyone!
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    Shanghai Museum

    Treasure hunt
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    Longhua Temple

    Oldest monastery in Shaghai
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