My first experience with fake Chinese money: Can you tell the difference between these two? It’s nearly impossible and only by the texture of the paper can you tell the real from the fake - it’s the one on the bottom BTW. Even when you hold them to the light, they look exactly the same. Crazy how close the copies are! I now keep giving it to shops - not to con them -but to see if they can tell the difference. My poor barista at Starbucks was about to stick it in the register when I stopped her to point out its fakeness. With this game its only a matter of time before someone will take it for good without either of us knowing…
Clocks made from vintage Chinese tins by an artists in Shanghai who also turns suitcases into totally cool iPod docks with speakers. We bought the one top middle. Jake’s theory is that if we have more clocks around the apartment I’ll be on time…..let’s see what happens.
Completed guest bedroom! Very excited to see it all together after picking the furniture and waiting months to have it created.
Come visit us!!
The gift of Sunday Supper…
Migrant workers (people who leave their villages for work in the cities) on lunch break. The caption says it all.
Let’s go ride a bike….
I never know what she’s doing over there….in China:
The title of this post is a subtle reference to the meatloaf scene from Wedding Crashers where Will Ferrell is yelling at his mom and says “I never know what she’s doing back there.” Watch the clip, it’s hysterical. I’m often reminded of it because I continuously get the question, “So….what are you doing over there….in China?”
What I’m “doing” over here was not something I could discuss until this month with the launch of Oceana, a new skincare line from P&G (my client) here in China. Along with my Ketchum team, many agency partners and over a year of planning, we are excited to see the first products hit the shelf! This is a wholly new line for P&G and it was exciting to create the brand architecture and voice. Not to mention an important lesson in letting go since I cannot read any of the collateral or digital conversation we produce!
Picture 1 - The January press launch in Beijing - our team after the event
Picture 2- A few products from the Oceana line-up. Targeted at a younger consumer, this line features sea kelp from Brehat, France for intense hydration and luminous/whitening skin benefits
Picture 3 - The event space in Beijing - 100+ attendees - media and influencers
Picture 4 - Spotted this week at Watson’s (local version of Sephora) in my office building - now in stores all over China - how cool!
Starting the week with cooking classes…..fish, kung pow chicken, bok choi and pork dumplings. #shanghaigirlstrip #day1
Fresh cookie delivery @Avocado Lady #getemwhiletheirhot
Micro-greens in Shanghai - who knew!