New Co-Teachers in YCIS Kindergarten
Co-teachers Christina Zhang and Jennifer Liu will lead a new class of kindergartenstudents at YCIS. Both teachers have experience working overseas in Early Childhood Education. Western Co-teacher Liu has educated children in California, Massachusetts and Beijing, while Chinese Co-teacher Zhang has taught children in Indonesia and Beijing.
Dulwich Early Childhood Centre
Dulwich Beijing is opening a new Early Years Childhood Centre at their River Gardencampus. The Centre will offer families a range of resources to complement Dulwich’s existing toddler, nursery and reception classes, including parent and toddler groups, baby yoga and massage, parent effectiveness training and other informative workshops.
Harrow Student Wins Top Art Prize
A-Level Graduate Youyou Tang at Harrow InternationalSchool Beijing won the top Cambridge Examination Award in China for Art for achieving the highest mark in the country.
New ECC Head at WAB
Holly Bowen Reardon has been appointed as the Head of WAB’s Early Childhood Center. Reardon hails from the US, has an Advanced Masters of Education in Early Childhood Leadership and was a Professional Development Specialist with the National Association forthe Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in Washington, DC.
Find that Bird!
Thanksgiving is this November 25. For the range of hotel Thanksgiving buffets on offer this year, see Events (p16). But if home is where you want to spend this holiday, why not have the turkey deliveredstraight to your door? Check out some of the restaurants delivering on turkey day.
American Steak & Eggs
RMB 69/kg (weight range: 5-10kg)
RMB 119 per person for a set meal, including soup, salad, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pie.Deposit: RMB 100
Reservation: Three days in advance
Daily 7am-midnight. Xiushui Nanjie, Jianguomenwai,Chaoyang District (6592 8088/8788)
RMB 100/kg (weight range: 7-8kg)
Free sausage and chestnut stuffing
Deposit: 30 percent of total
Reservation: Seven days in advance
Daily 9am-8pm. 1/F, Jiezuo Dasha, Xingfucun Zhonglu, Chaoyang District (6417 0489)
RMB 1,280 (5-6kg), RMB 1,850 (8-9kg)
Free sides include mashed potato, cranberry sauce, stuffing and two pies with ice cream
Deposit: RMB 100
Reservation: 15 days in advance
Tue-Fri 11am-2pm, Sat-Sun 9.30am-3pm, Tue-Sat 5.30-10pm. Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu (north of Block 8), Chaoyang District (6591 8676)
Lily’s American Diner
RMB 65/kg (weight range: 5-12kg)
RMB 99 per person for a set meal, including soup, salad, 250g turkey, mashed potato and pies.Sides (RMB 10 per person) include salad, mashed potatoes, sweet potato and stuffing. RMB 80 for a pumpkin or apple pie.Deposit: 30 percent of total
Reservation: Seven days in advance
Daily 8am-midnight. 2-18 Tianzhijiaozi, 31 Guangqu Lu, Chaoyang District (6592 5548)
RMB 178/kg (weight range: 4-8 kg)
Free traditional side dishes
Deposit: 50 percent of total
Reservation: Two days in advance
Daily 7am-10pm. 1/F, Kempinski Hotel, Chaoyang District (6465 3388 ext 5741)
Warm Up at The Spa
Is the onset on another freezing winter getting you down? The Hilton Beijing Wangfujing’s new 100-minute Winter Essential’s spa package (RMB 780 + 15%, normally RMB 1,060 + 15%) is just the thing to take the chill off. Start with a soothing and detoxifying massage treatment using heated basalt stones and therapeutic essential oils. Follow your blissful massage with a deep-cleansing facial treatment to make your skin feel fresh and healthy. It doesn’t get more relaxing than that.
The Spa at Hilton Beijing Wangfujing
Daily 10am-11pm. 6/F, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing Donglu, Dongcheng District (5812 8888 ext 8560)
Japan-based Spa by MTM at the Grand Millennium Hotel offers experiences of pure indulgence.The warm and richly decorated interior, unique to its Beijing branch, sets a soothing mood mingledwith wafting scents of lavender. All spa treatments place an emphasis on individualizedconsultations and custom-blended skincare ingredients to best fit your personal needs. Its tour de force spa package – the Ginger Healer Treatment (RMB 1,650) – delivers the perfect remedy for an exhausted body. Enjoy three hours of exquisite pampering including a foot rub, ginger milk bath, mint-green tea body scrub and herbal heat treatment, all finished off with an hour-long lymphatic massage. The facials ensure that your skin analysis and product files are maintained for repeat appointments – but rest assured that no matter what treatment you choose here, you’ll feel special.
Spa by MTM
Daily 10.30am-9.30pm. 2/F, Grand Millennium Hotel Beijing, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District (8587 6888 ext 5131) www.spabymtm.com朝阳区东三环中路7号北京千禧大酒店
Welcome to China’s first Dragonfly Design Center, where the goal is simple – to scope out diverse wares from a new perspective.The founder Jeff Shi, who opened his first outlet in Taipei in 1996, wants to promote Chinese design while bringing in Western inspiration. This two-floor 550sqm space stocks contemporary European designs such as Swiss Milus watches and German Mykita glasses, as well as local creations of pottery and puppets. A color frenzy of bikes, bags, clothes and pens are also available to satisfy a range of tastes. On the second floor, different "houses" feature individual brands, including the founder’s own Red Dot Design award-winning chairs (junzi) and tea sets.
Must buy: Edok bags (计算机背袋) RMB 750-1,380Also try: Yi Fang puppets, tie-ups belts, Myto chairs (designed by Konstantin Grcic)
Dragonfly Design Center
Daily 10am-10pm. Rm 01, 1-2/F, Building E, Global Trade Center, 36 Beisanhuan Donglu, Dongcheng District (5957 5299) www.dragonfly-china.com清庭北京设计中心及设计概念店,东城区北三环东路36号 环球贸易中心E栋 1层2层