While it’s very nice to live in New York, sometimes we can’t help but fantasize about packing a carry-on and whizzing off to some exotic locale. Since that’s not an option, we live vicariously through others—specifically Christine Ajudua, our global editor-at-large. Every month, the veteran travel writer and editor will be keeping us up-to-date on product discoveries, up-and-coming destinations, and more. First up: the amazing finds she picked up in China.
What can I tell you about my first whirlwind of a trip to the Middle Kingdom? Among many other things: yes, I did go to the Great Wall, and it was indeed great. (In the words of Andy Warhol, per the 15 Minutes Eternal exhibit making its way around China, “You know, you read about it for years. And actually, it was really great. It was really, really, really great.”)
A Chinese woman underwent $100,000 worth of plastic surgery prior to getting married. (Photo: palmbeachplasticsurgery.com)
Brace yourself for some crazy news that made our stomachs clench: a Chinese man named Jian Feng recently divorced and sued his wife for being born “ugly.” He said that his ex-wife, whose name has not been released, deceived him into marrying her and never told him about the $100,000 worth of plastic surgery she had before they met to make herself beautiful.
Ed Westwick and Leighton Meester at Harry Winston’s new store in Shanghai.
I am soooo ready for Chuck and Blair to get together already! (Sorry Lonely Boy, you really aren’t Queen B’s match. The two of you don’t have any chemistry and you need a haircut.) I so loved season three where the diabolical duo were such a solid, scheming pair. It was that same season when Chuck had a major Harry Winston rock made for his UES princess, but of course, his proposal plans were thwarted—getting shot will do that, I guess.