*Fans of Blue Eyes, the fabulous Turkish jewelry collection, will be happy to hear that there is now a showroom/store on the second floor of Tammy’s Wins Art & Framing shop in Pinnacle Plaza. In addition to the glass jewelry and Turkish metals in unique designs, there are gorgeous decorative ceramic bowls and other pieces. Stop by to see the collection soon!
*A big THANK YOU to the Shunyi community from Claire’s Music Studio and Roundabout. Their collaborative effort with a Christmas CD project and subsequent concert at Euro Plaza last December concluded by raising RMB 110,700 to support the coal-heating needs of two charities – LiMing Orphanage in Hebei Province and the School for Deaf Children in Tong Zhou.
*The very popular Aqua Warriors swimming club has exciting news – they now offer FREE adult swim lessons at the Para-Olympic pool on Friday evenings from 6-7pm. Go to their website at www.aquawarriorsbj.com to find out more about the club. No need to sign up, just show up if you’re interested. Note there is a RMB 40 entry fee to use the pool facility.
*Clicia’s Designs and Shayne’s Treasures will have a special one-day event this Friday, February 24 from 10am-4pm at their Lake View Place store location. Come see the “Cashmere Guy,” and his beautiful collection of sweaters for men and women, all between RMB 300-600. If you have a photo, he can also take custom orders. While there, peruse the new spring handbag collection by Marjorie and enjoy a 40% discount.
*Spring and summer art classes are open for enrollment now at MAC Time (5th Floor Euro Plaza). Classes began this month and students may join at any time. Courses include oil painting, pottery, design, crafts, Chinese Painting, calligraphy and more for all ages. Prices range from RMB 120-220 per class. Also ideal for birthday parties! A special promotion from February 15-March 15, MAC Time members who introduce a friend to enroll in classes will receive a RMB600 coupon, and the new member will enjoy a 5% discount. Call 8046 1820 or 138 1033 4208 for more information.
*Twice a year, ISB holds a three-day book fair for its students, staff and families. Recently, the book fair also opened on Saturday to include others in the community who may wish to participate (all of you parents at the school for Sports Beijing, this is a great time to browse!). The Foreign Language Bookstore brings over 8,000 book titles to the upper gallery of the school (near the theater and swimming pool), offering a 10% discount. For school families, the fair is open Thursday and Friday from 8:15am-6pm; on Saturday it is open from 10am-2pm.
*Over at Dragon Bay the other day (Lake View Place, actually), I saw a new store called IceMart. While I didn’t go in there, I was told that they have an unusually great selection of shrimp and fish available there (Tilapia, in particular). While some shy away from seafood around our area, this seasoned seafood source said it’s well worth a look-see.