{GBF Life + Travel} Shanghai-The Good, Bad, and the Fabulous

I've been distracted by life so blogging has been on halt the past week which saddens me because the writing process is hands down my favorite part about blogging. I always tell people if today my readers left, the swag disappeared, and the invites bypassed my inbox, I'd still be happily writing away for an audience of one. I own fractional pieces of my life and even less is within my absolute control. So I take solace in the fact that the words I type, every single letter, is mine. 

There's no better way to sum up Shanghai than through the power of Instagram filtered picture collages. I've come to see Shanghai as an old friend. We lost touch for a few years and once reunited, it takes time to reacquaint and embrace all the changes that have taken place. But once the acceptance kicks in, excitement overtakes the need for familiarity as the new Shanghai is glamorous, enticing, and absofuckinglutely fabulous.  

{The Good} 
{first row} stir fry eel-like fish, red bean ice, spicy crab pot, fried fish
{second row} red bean and taro balls drenched in condescend milk|White Rabbit nougat|pork belly in soy sauce|sheng jian bao
{third row} shark fin|xiao long bao|young mei (berry)|red bean drink
{fourth row} drunken hairy crab| fruit platter on dry ice|frog|drunken raw shrimp

{The Bad}
eating dog meat (we didn't)

{The Fabulous}





{live fabulously}

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33 comments

  1. oh my gosh, the white rabbit candies are sooooo good!
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  2. OMG all that food... so delicious... :D
    looks great... and I adore all these sweet instamoments :D
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  3. Oh gosh, looks like an incredible trip! I love Chinese food, but I guess when it's bad, it's real bad ;) Looks like you had such a fun time shopping and taking everything in. Would love to visit Shanghai one day! xo

    -Jen

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  4. This looks like a fun trip! Glad you didn't eat the dog meat... The other food looks pretty awesome! I'd definitely love to visit Shanghai at some point - it looks interesting.

    xo
    Sue

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  5. Can't believe that is dog meat...Some pretty pictures, love the one outside YSL.

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  6. I love white rabbit candy! Great street style :)
    -MalibuMara

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  7. oh dear i really wanna go to Shanghai!

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  8. Great post. That last photo is awesome!
    P.S.: Dog meat...? Brrrr...

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  9. Very nice pics, you're so lucky girl! but about the food...no no, please..shark? dog? :( didn't you eat them, true?

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  10. Beautiful pictures! I really love the last one :-)

    xo Anouk
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  11. Ive never seen such exotic dishes before...ohmygosh about the dog! Thats terrible. Your fabulous set of pics really are special! Love the maxi skirt.

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  12. Amazing post!
    So interesting! Beautiful photos!
    xxx
    S
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  13. Shanghai looks fabulous with the modern architecture - an interesting post!

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  14. Yuk, dog meat. But lovely pictures! :)

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  15. Thanks for your sweet words on my last post, they brightened my day!
    Lovely food pics, and you are so pretty!

    Hope you have a fantastic day,
    -Kati

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  16. Out of all the more well-known Chinese cities, Shanghai actually isn't my favorite because I feel like it's so similar to every other metropolitan city... but I haven't been back to China in a couple of years now, and I'm finding myself wanting to be there more and more!

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  17. Gorgeous! <3

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  21. Oh God I almost threw up at that picture of dog meat! :o( I love dogs so that makes me very sad, luckily there was an array of gorgeous photos to take my mind away from that! You write beautifully darling so never fear you'll always have at least one loyal reader from now on! :o)

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  25. great photos, love every single one of them... well, except those poor dogs :(

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  26. Seem to be having a lot of fun eahh.. lovely pics. Keep them coming.

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