My stay at the lovely Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou thanks to EXCEPTION

Dear Shaded Viewers,
After 4 nights in Shanghai to celebrate the new EXCEPTION shop and their exceptional catwalk shows which I posted a few days ago, I have arrived in Guangzhou to visit the EXCEPTION Headquarters tomorrow. Thanks to EXCEPTION I am staying at the ever so lovely Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou. Every element has been studied to make your stay a memorable experience. Even my luggage is experiencing a marble bench never before has it been so comfortably placed. The sinks are ying yang, when did you experience that? The bathtub, and by now you know I love bath tubs, is like being at a spa. Cheryl Lum, the Director of Communications, gave me a tour which included the spa after Jacqueline Li, Guest Relations gave me such a warm welcome that I asked her if I could have a tour. It all begins when you walk into the entrance and are welcomed by a tree. I could continue but my bath is waiting for me as soon as I finish this lovely signature Mandarin Oolong tea with orange blossoms. If you find yourself in Guangzhou, China’s third largest city, this is where you want to be.
Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.