艾·知夏——西安浐灞艾美酒店婚礼沙龙

2022年6月18日,西安浐灞艾美酒店携手思普瑞私人婚礼定制及陕西骏东玛莎拉蒂,特别呈现 2022 “艾·知夏” 夏日婚礼沙龙。活动现场用精心组合后的斑斓色彩搭配白色纱幔,缤纷的色彩与脚下的草地交相辉映,碰撞出独特的艺术火花,引领宾客及媒体身临其境地感受到艾美婚礼的活力与艺术魅力。 Read More …

「Andaz安达仕」首进西北,迈科集团又一城市级地标作品

西安高新区锦业路CBD区域是西安目前最具规模的超高层建筑群,错落有序的摩天景观呈现出西安“最美天际线”。未来,超高层建筑安达仕酒店也将落户此处——锦业一路以南,南三环以北,丈八三路以西,锦业五街以东。 创立于1993年的迈科集团迄今已29周年,位于高新区的城市地标级建筑迈科国际大厦和迈科中心早已为西安人所熟知。2019年,继西安君悦酒店之后,迈科与凯悦集团再度联手,打造247米超高层建筑——西安安达仕酒店,项目计划于2023年迈科集团30周年之际全新亮相,将为西安高新CBD区域再添一张耀眼新名片。该项目的建成将是迈科产融一体化发展的有力见证,更是迈科进一步探索服务城市的初心范式。 西安安达仕酒店从「楼中有城(city in the building)」的概念得到灵感,由CCTV总部设计者奥雷舍人(Ole Read More …

CUB GROCERY
幼兽商店 (量子晨店)

Fine Wines and Good Times
The end of May in Xi’an was, in a word, HOT. Cub Grocery is here to save us with cold beverages and tasty food.
For lunch, we visited the Cub Grocery in Qujiang in Liangzichen 量子晨, part of a hip new chain of café/bar/restaurant/wine stores with three other locations: one inside the city wall, one in northern Xi’an in Weiyang District, as well as a new location opening near south gate. Each location has its own kind of style and atmosphere. For example, the Weiyang Cub Grocery has a rooftop and the new location opening by south gate will focus on entertainment. The location we visited at Liangzichen has a weekly DJ and plaza to host events. It offers a comfy space for getting tipsy and being social, all in a relaxed environment.

余市 Yakitori · 烧鸟屋

A humble restaurant that punches well above its weight
As summer arrives and Xi’an starts heating up, the restaurant scene in Xi’an is clearly trying to keep pace with the rising temperatures. There are so many new restaurants and each new location turns up the heat.
For no restaurant is this truer than Yakitori, opened this May. Literally meaning “grilled bird,” yakitori is a Japanese type of skewer cuisine, usually chicken barbecue over charcoal and seasoned with a tare sauce (a kind of sweetened and/or thickened soy sauce) or salt. And this is exactly what is on offer here. As you walk through the door, it’s hard to say what you notice first – the large grill and exhaust hood, or the wash of mouth-watering aromas.

UGLY BREAD

The bread isn’t sweet. I could probably end the review right there and it would be enough to get you to go to Ugly Bread, a bakery that has recently opened at the 西影Time Shopping Plaza next to the Movie Park. But that would be doing this shop a disservice, as they are doing much more than simply making savory bread. Opened with the idea that bread should taste good, this bakery is serving up bread with some unique and delicious flavor combos, as well as some classics bound to make you happy.

DAHUA Tea

Tea is part of the inextricable cultural heritage of China. Legend states that tea was discovered by the Chinese emperor Shen Nong, and it is a beverage that has been carefully cultivated and enjoyed by the Chinese people ever since. A good cup of tea is refreshing and revitalizing, and the art of good tea preparation is what separates tea from hot leaf juice. While tea shops abound in Xi’an, there seem to be two main styles, traditional tea shops that are often stuffy and ornately decorated, with hundreds of teas to choose from that can be intimidating for the non-expert; and the modern tea shop where the tea tends to be more fruit juice than tea, and there is so much sugar that the delicate flavors of the tea and the health benefits are lost entirely. However there is a new place that looks to find a happy medium between the archaic tea shop and the modern coffee shop – DAHUA Tea Lounge.

THE GREAT ENJOUING NATURE IN XI’AN OUTDOORS

While cities are nice, with all the cafes, restaurants, and shopping malls you might desire, during the summer months, the city becomes a bit unbearable due to the heat, mugginess, and general lack of patience that comes with it. What you need sometimes is an escape. Luckily, the mountains surrounding the city offer a variety of refuges, from camping sites to hiking trails, mountain inns and mountain springs. While getting out can be a bit difficult without transportation, it is possible.

GODZILLA VS BOND PART 1- GODZILLA’S REVENGE

Why, you might ask, am I pitting such two wildly different movie “franchises” (awful word) against each other? Well, there are more similarities than you might discover at first glance. Let’s compare.
Both sagas started out around the middle of the last century, (Godzilla in 1955, Bond seven years later), they both started out as straightforward, comparatively serious entries into their respective genres, which are the giant monster flick (that had its roots in King Kong and 20,000 Fathoms) and the spy caper movie (co-founded by Alfred Hitchcock) respectively. They both gradually developed a winning formula that steered them into more escapist territory during the sixties, only to simultaneously go for complete campy silliness during the 70s. Latter development was owed to Godzilla director Jun Fukuda and Bond actor Roger Moore, equally misunderstood and underrated masters in the art of high camp.