China Photo Diary

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Can’t tell you how happy I am to be back in the states and blogging on a regular basis again. Came back from my China trip last Saturday and it’s seriously taken me exactly 2.5 days to fully recover y’all.

Taking jet lag to a whole ‘notha level! Something about a half business/half leisure excursion that’s so taxing it seems switching from work mode to play mode then back again becomes the most strenuous aspect of the trip. Well that, minus Facebook access, plus never-ending pollution y’all. But Hey! That’s the LAST of the complaints you’ll get outta me ‘cuz ultimately it was one of my BEST trips ever!!! Here’s why:



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When you've been working in hospitality design for most of your professional career, peeping out Int'l hotels is half as fun as sightseeing y'all. I love what the Westin Pazhou's done to the lobby of their hotel...2-story carved marble wall depicts China's vast landscape while an ambient-lit flight of glass birds hover overhead- gorgeous first impression!
Waiting to get my picture taken in the lobby for access to the Canton Trade Fair...
Navigating the hundreds of exhibits in the world's largest convention ever in a casual-relaxed ensemble (more on that tomorrow)...
3 industrial buildings house the Canton Fair- they say each spans as long as 15 football fields...and Yup!- we traversed all 3 buildings and then some!
A friggin' zoo y'all!
Day 2 of the show sourcing everything from lighting to building materials...
The aerial view of each product zone...they don't mess around!
Beautiful architecture of the exhibit center...3 weeks of daily trade shows and it NEVER lets up, peeps be coming from all over the world to see what China's got to offer nowadays...
Checking out decorative tile and stone pavers in my trusty Pink and Pepper sandals



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The most popular seafood restaurant in Guangzhou spans an entire street block!
Ready for our first dinner of the trip!
You can hand-pick the freshest catch and they'll cook it up for you right then and there...
Scallops on a half-shell! So divine downed with an ice-cold Heineken...
Enjoying my hops at a local cafe...
Clubbing in Guangzhou! Feels like Vegas only a LOT more Asian, lol...
The most extravagant Chinese family-style dinner at BingSheng, more seafood on the menu...
Chillaxin' on the patio of the nightclub...backed by the river, the view was pretty beyond y'all...



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The spectacular lobby of the Sheraton Guangzhou, love the dripping crystal chandeliers...
The view from our soaking tub...you can see all of downtown from here...
A brief walk to the thousands of shopping malls around town...
The OneLink shopping center is 50 stories high- unbelievable!
Wall-to-wall aquarium with the brightest red fish brigade I've ever seen- they literally glow!
Elevator selfie with my new Chanel perfume iPhone case before traversing the streets for a midnight snack- street squids! Yummmmm....
The storm came in on our last day there...another view from our hotel room- like a postcard, unreal...
Beijing Lu with hoards of peeps still shopping despite the weather conditions...
Reminds me a bit of Santa Monica promenade...
Tune in all week for more coverage from my Asia trip y'all!
From the industrial streets of Guangzhou to the scenic views of Hong Kong and TONS of food porn inbetween...
You won't wanna miss it!

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5 comments

  1. Amazing! I've yet to travel to china for a long time but hope that in the future I'd be able to for holidays! The hotel you stayed at seem so high end and the lights and glass fixtures are so pretty! And the seafood! OMG, the seafood! I just love seafood to death! Looks like a great work/play trip!

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  2. I was to lay in the soaking tub while eating the very daring food picture you have lol.

    *Ps found your blog off IG :) Hope you get a chance to check mine out.

    xo
    Maggie A
    LOVEMAVIN/YOUTUBE || LOVE MAVIN/BLOG

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  3. simply amazing thanks so much for sharing such fabulous photos!

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  4. Wow, it looked like it was a lot of fun! :)

    xxDenysia Yu
    http://thatlaitgirl.com

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  5. Amazing pictures! :)
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