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Sassy Mama Nicola spends a weekend at the Anantara, Sanya, Hainan, China


When I told my parents I was off to Sanya, it was met with a “where on earth is that?”.  I must also admit that until I moved to Hong Kong, I wasn’t too familiar with Hainan Island, AKA ‘China’s Hawaii’. Where is Sanya? Sanya is … [Read more...]

China with kids: Strolling in Shanghai


When my husband first announced that we were going to an extended trip to Shanghai for three straight weeks, a thousand question marks popped up in my head. I liked Shanghai, but didn’t know if it was suitable for our seven-month old son, what with … [Read more...]

Mr & Mrs Smith: Three family-friendly Chinese escapes

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Searching for hassle-free family stays close to home? Boutique travel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have taken the hard work out of choosing child-friendly destinations in China. Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund, Shanghai Style … [Read more...]

Guangzhou: The Sassy Mama City Guide


Mamas, are you in need of an easy escape from Hong Kong, with or without the kids? It's no secret there are plenty of idyllic getaways in close proximity to our SAR, but sometimes the thought of getting on a plane is just too hard, especially with … [Read more...]

Sassy savings for the Mid-Autumn Festival


Fancy getting away with the family for the Mid-Autumn Festival? Boutique travel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have sourced unbeatable offers at child-friendly stays in China, Thailand and Singapore, offering you Sassy savings and a host of exclusive … [Read more...]

Shanghai with the Kids


Although only a couple of hours away by plane from Hong Kong, Shanghai is a world apart in many ways and makes for a fascinating, if sometimes challenging, short break with the kids. Whilst the hustle and bustle may seem similar to the ‘Kong, the … [Read more...]

Naked Stables Private Reserve: Moganshan, China

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  Priding themselves on sustainability, right down to the design and build, Naked Stables Retreat is something of an unusual concept in China. Offering family-friendly luxury accommodation in the beautiful natural forest reserve of Moganshan, … [Read more...]

Top 5 Kids Activities in Shanghai

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While grown-ups gasp at the Art Deco wonders of the Bund and French Concession, those too small to appreciate the city’s complex history will find plenty to delight them in Shanghai’s rich milieu. Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition … [Read more...]

Top 5 Activities for Kids in Beijing

Great Wall of China

The cultural and political capital of China is a sprawling megalopolis with a wealth of interesting sights to see, things to do and foods to be eaten. The concierge experts at Quintessentially recommend a few of the best family-friendly activities to … [Read more...]

Shanghai: The Sassy Mama Guide By Chloe Reuter


A true globetrotter, Chloe Reuter is from Luxembourg and the UK, was born in Brussels and has lived in Asia for almost 20 years.   The guru of luxury PR in China, here she gives us her picks on what not to miss in Shanghai. Describe Shanghai … [Read more...]

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