We’re hung up on the Chinese New Year lanterns at Qibao Temple in Shanghai and lounging by our private infinity pool in St. Kitts and Nevis. Drum roll, please: Dark-meat fried-chicken sandwiches have arrived. Plus, pullover puffer jackets to see you through spring, an art-filled few days in Denver and snowboarder Mark McMorris’ deep love for compression socks.
Just 18 kilometres from Shanghai’s futuristic skyline – and easily accessible by metro – is the ancient water town of Qibao, where Ming and Qing dynasty-era canals, laneways, temples and gardens offer a sense of the Shanghai of yore. Visit Qibao Temple to see strings of traditional red lanterns, a symbol of good fortune, hanging in celebration of this month’s Chinese New Year. Then head to the pedestrian-only, food stall-lined Qibao Old Street to sample festive eats like stinky tofu, xiaolongbao (steamed buns) and colourful sticky rice cakes.