The Winter Getaway

From brunch in Hong Kong to a morning run along the Bund in Shanghai, come with us on the ultimate long weekend armed with Lane Crawford’s edit of perfect pieces for every city break.

Illustrations by Raisha Asnani

Lanvin Mesh Panel Sweater

Day 1 9:00

A quick weekend getaway requires a carefully considered edit of practical but stylish staples.

Start with the basics: ensure your bag is packed with a versatile chambray shirt, a pair of your favourite jeans and a couple of easy-to-wear tees and sweaters.

Hardy Amies Cotton Chambray Shirt Paul Smith Jeans Taper Leg Jeans

Start with the basics: ensure your bag is packed with a versatile chambray shirt, a pair of your favourite jeans and a couple of easy-to-wear tees and sweaters.

Day 1 12:00

What better way to kick-start the morning than with a fresh brew and some delicious pastries at Café Deadend in Hong Kong’s charmingly eclectic neighbourhood PoHo.

Native Union Speaker/Handset Smythson Panama' Cross Grain Leather Cosmetics Case T by Alexander Wang Padded Felt Jacket

Day 1 15:00

From the minute you step onto the tarmac to the moment you leave, Hong Kong has created arguably the world’s best airport experience, full of luxe shopping opportunities and super-slick service.

Day 1 17:00

As the ascent to your city break begins, listen to a pre-prepared playlist that will become the soundtrack to your action-packed weekend.

Day 1 20:00

Secluded behind high walls, Shanghai’s The PuLi Hotel and Spa is a serene yet cutting-edge retreat in one of the world’s most exciting cities.

Travel kits and hand-luggage-friendly versions of your favourite skin and hair essentials make looking fabulous on business trips or mini-breaks a breeze.

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Day 2 6:00

Catch Shanghai at its most beautiful with a morning run along the Bund. As one of the most compelling boardwalks anywhere in the world, it provides the perfect illustration of serentity and modern development. To see Shanghai’s skyline at its best – and avoid the hordes of tourists – get off at Yangshupu Road Metro Station (Line 4) at Exit 3 and begin running west from there.

Day 2 11:00

Keep yourself armed for any unexpected changes in Shanghai’s generally mild weather with a light knit and umbrella.

Day 2 12:00

For lunch and shelter – should you need it, from the rain – head to one of Shanghai’s trendiest pizza lounges, Mercato. Illuminated by the glow of a wood-burning oven, this gorgeous space is a warm and inviting den serving the finest Italian cuisine.

Common Projects Original Achilles' Leather Sneakers T by Alexander Wang Colourblock Alpaca Wool Sweater

Day 2 17:00

Often referred to as ‘Paris of the Orient’, the French Concession is a charismatic district filled with quaint boutiques and coffee shops that sit under a canopy of beautiful roadside trees. It boasts plenty of history so is perfect for long, meandering walks. Perfect for status updates, photo albums and ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ photo opportunities, the tree-lined streets are filled with old French colonial housing juxtaposed with modern designer shops and cafes.

Day 2 23:00

Shanghai really comes to life when the sun goes down. Looking for a quirky watering hole to unwind? Where else better than newly opened nightclub Le Baron, the China-based offshoot to street artist Andre Saraiva’s iconic chain of clubs in Tokyo, Paris and New York.

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