Shanghai & Wuhan Photo Diary

Mian Hua Tian, Shanghai

Mian Hua Tian, Shanghai

Mian Hua Tian (featuring Lucky), Shanghai

Mian Hua Tian (featuring Lucky), Shanghai

Mian Hua Tian, Shanghai

Mian Hua Tian, Shanghai

Egg, Shanghai

Egg, Shanghai

Hubu Alley, Wuhan

Hubu Alley, Wuhan

Hubu Alley (featuring re gan mian), Wuhan

Hubu Alley (featuring re gan mian), Wuhan

Hubu Alley, Wuhan

Hubu Alley, Wuhan

Hubu Alley, Wuhan

Hubu Alley, Wuhan

We only had 24 hours in Shanghai but we made the most of it. One thing is for sure: Mian Hua Tian is one of the most gorgeous retail spaces ever. My friend Timothy Parent (who is killing it in the fashion world in China) serves as creative director there, so you can expect their selection of clothes + accessories to be amazing.

As for Wuhan, we had a total of 7 hours (kid you not) – it was supposed to be a layover where we'd be stuck in the airport (because what else could we do with all our luggage?) but we were resourceful. We worked out a deal with a local cab driver to store our luggage and take us around to all the tourist sites, and we were so pleasantly surprised by how clean and orderly Wuhan was! Also, the re gan mian (Wuhan's trademark hot dry noodles) were beyond delicious, as were the other street snacks (a beef bing was one of the best I've ever had).

All in all, a very productive day-and-a-half in China.