This fast-changing nippy enclave is quick and easy to get around. Fuel up first with a spot of lunch at the cool former electric factory Hidden City 1949 / Courtyard 4 / Gongti Bei Lu /工體北路四院/太平洋百貨南門對面/ homing Duck De Chine (see Rest/smart) + Noodle Bar (see Lunch), and note Okra and Jing A for later, exiting between the two. You’ll hit Pop-up Beijing / #22 / 6502 5725 / popupbeijing.com / for carefully curated modern living. Now pop out left, right at The Local, then another left and right until you meet Gongti Bei Lu. Swing left to the intersection, then shift right onto the main drag of Sanlitun Lu /三里屯北路, at the cnr of Taikoo Li South with Uniqlo. On the right are some icky bars, so walk on the left until you reach Nali Patio, then dive in for one-off, rough-cut stones from Spanish gemologist Paloma Sanchez at #A115 (see Jewellery). In the street-level courtyard is Moka Bros (see Coffee) for ace mocha, and the native-inspired jewels of Aurum Speak Design Studio / #D109 / 139 1023 3887. On the 3/F is Yiwen Studio / 5208 6163 / for Chinesey design bits, and note for later Mosto (see Rest/smart) and Migas (see Rest/relaxed) with vibey summertime terrace, plus nearby rooftop Fez Bar (see Bars) for more lounging options. Retrace to the street, turn left, then hotfoot it to flash fash desti 3.3 Mall, with speedy OPI mani-pedi haven Lily Nails / 5/F / 5136 5919. Next up, The Opposite House (see Accom.) homes lush Kocoon (see Spa), Sureño and Jing Yaa Tang (see Rest/ Smart for both). Nip in and take the lift down to LG, exit via the doors next to Jing Yaa Tang and reach Taikoo Li North, where you’ll spot locally designed duds at Ziggy Chen / #NLG-01 / 6416 3258, Nisiss (see Standout Stores), and Mass Concrete / #NLG-06 / 6416 5356. Hop along to swish stylista B.N.C. (see Standout Stores), then sashay right for Wang Yiyang’s edgy silhouettes at Zuczug / #NLG-11 / 6417 7838. Go around for chic Asian couture at Ricostru / #NLG-39 / 6417 6936, then exit left and veer left for label Mabel I.T Beijing Market / #N5 / 6416 8364. Flit out to the little lane behind Taikoo Li North and swivel right to find Nicolas Favard (see Jewellery), tucked away beside Qi Qi. Exit left, then right to rejoin Sanlitun Lu. Grab gorgeous handmade teacups at Phoenix Design / 6416 9761 / and old Chinainspired kiddy togs at Tang’ Roulou / tangroulou.com. Double back onto Taikoo Li South and behold Eng books galore at Page One / #S2-14ab / 6417 9582. Exit right for Biörck & Co. (see Adv. Shopping) secreted away under an arch, and ahead are Hangzhou fashionista JNBY (w) and Shanghainese lifestyle lovely The Beast / #S3-11 / 185 1397 5160. Retrace towards the Apple store and head into the plaza in front of the giant screen then exit back onto Gongti Bei Lu. Well darling, if it’s that hour, and let’s face it when isn’t it, zip back to the bar at Opposite House or chic sipper Fez Bar for a crafty gargle. Cheers!