Blog Tag - Winter

R1 Freezing Your Bum Off: World-Renowned Harbin Ice Festival Is On Until February 25
Figuring out how to escape Beijing's cold is always a challenge, but one way to escape it is to completely freeze your limbs off in what is basically...
Domain Revamps Menu with More Comfort Food (Check Out That Lasagna!)
East's latest addition, chef Tim Hunt who came back to Beijing and took over from Rob Cunningham this summer, has been busy throughout the hotel's...
Season's Greetings: Beijing's 2016 Full Christmas Bazaar Guide
[Updated Dec 7, 10.30am] The holidays are upon us again and before you grab that journal to jot down your New Year resolutions, you need to get your...
Warm up for Winter With These Five Global Soups
Look, we know you know it's winter and we certainly don't want to jam it down your throat. But, any change in the season inevitably necessitates a...
Beijing Winter Essentials: Survival Items to Kick Mother Nature’s Frigid and Merciless Arse
Winter is rarely a time to relish in Beijing – hellish smog, freezing temperatures, and globules of frozen spit aren’t usually present in Santa’s...
Next Week in Weather: Smog, Snow, and a Low of -12 Degrees
Following the false snow alarm earlier this month, it looks set to snow on Monday (Nov 21) instead. This time we're hoping it is for real, because we...
Heating Coming on Earlier!: Beijing To Turn Central Heating on on ...
And finally, good news. Well, a little bit of good news. Beijing's heating will come on on November 13, two entire days earlier than normal! Mark...
Shivering With Anticipation: Will the Government Turn on Beijing's Central Heating Tomorrow?
While all of us are sitting at our desks shivering and dreading the fact that this is going to be the coldest winter since 2012, Beijing has decided...
Brrrrr: Beijing Braces For Coldest Winter Since 2012
Just in case you have absolutely no feelings and you didn't notice: it's friggin' cold outside. And things are only looking to get worse, as we're...
Sweater Weather is Here: 6 of This Season's Hottest Clothing Items
The mercury is dropping rapidly as we approach the winter season, which can cause the uninitiated to grab desperately at random layers rather than...
Battle Through: TCM Health Tips for the Remaining Winter
If you have ever been admonished by locals for forgetting to wear qiuku (long underwear) or drinking anything other than hot water, you have...
Gung Ho! Pizza Winter Menu Collaboration with Joyseed
It's been a while since we took a look at the Beijinger Pizza Cup 2015 winners, Gung Ho!  Just recently, they brought out the kung pao chicken pizza...
Clear Sky Days in Beijing: Instagram’s Finest Offerings
Yes, it is absolutely bloody freezing, but don’t you just love Beijing with blue skies? The past couple of days have been so cold and gorgeous, we...
Run Away While You Still Can: Cold Temperatures Hitting Beijing Next Week
If you were hoping that we would be moving towards spring right about now, think again. Temperatures look like they're going to be falling starting...
Throwback Thursday: Preventing and Treating Dry Skin
For this week's edition of Throwback Thursday we take a less frivolous route, opting instead for an informational post that is as useful today as it...