CUL­TURAL IM­MER­SION IN SHANG­HAI

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At­ten­tion fash­ion­istas: get your dose of cul­ture while ex­plor­ing the lat­est in Chi­nese haute cou­ture with Penin­sula Acad­emy’s Mod­ern Shang­hai Chic pro­gramme. The pro­gramme is part of the ed­u­ca­tional of­fer­ing at The Penin­sula Shang­hai, giv­ing guests a chance to learn about the city’s his­tory, cul­ture and life­style. The Mod­ern Shang­hai Chic ex­pe­ri­ence be­gins with a tra­di­tional Shang­hainese break­fast at the ho­tel’s Yi Long Court Chi­nese restau­rant, fol­lowed by a drive in the ho­tel’s vin­tage Rolls-Royce to the stu­dio of celebrity cou­turier Lu Kun. The world-fa­mous de­signer will give a guided tour of his space, re­veal­ing in­sights into his haute cou­ture col­lec­tions, and his per­sonal in­ter­pre­ta­tions of clas­sic and con­tem­po­rary life­style trends.

For art lovers, the Art in Fo­cus pro­gramme sheds light on China’s thriv­ing con­tem­po­rary art scene with a visit to the Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art Shang­hai (MOCA), which in­cludes a pri­vate, out-of-hours tour con­ducted by the mu­seum’s deputy cu­ra­tor. Ex­pe­ri­ence the pro­gramme either in the morn­ing, start­ing with break­fast at Yi Long Court, or in the evening, when you’ll fin­ish with a cock­tail at the Com­pass Bar.

shang­hai.penin­sula.com

Take part in a tea dance at Fair­mont Peace Ho­tel

In its 1930s hey­day, the Cathay Ho­tel—owned by Sir Vic­tor Sas­soon—played host to the city’s leg­endary tea dances. Now known as Fair­mont Peace Ho­tel, this iconic venue in Shang­hai’s his­toric Bund area has re­vived the Satur­day af­ter­noon event, with a live orches­tra per­form­ing ball­room clas­sics in the Jas­mine Lounge. Help­ful, ex­pert in­struc­tors are on hand to teach you the finer points of the waltz and fox­trot. Af­ter you’ve danced up a storm, wind down with some af­ter­noon tea: the ho­tel’s se­lec­tion in­cludes citrus cured salmon mille-feuille, blue crab and mango tiramisu, scones and sea­sonal fruit tartlets.

fair­mont.com/peace-ho­tel-shang­hai

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