Just returned from an incredible trip to Beijing. I spent 4 days in this amazing city. There are so many exciting projects I’m working on in China and I can’t wait to share them with you all!
The Chinese market has always been so important to me. It is the fourth-largest economy in the world and many countries are vying for a share of this market. I’m happy to see the UK strengthening it’s partnerships with China through exciting initiatives like China Business Day held in London two weeks ago and the GREAT Britain Campaign.
The main purpose of this trip was to meet my client – Beijing Topwin Real Estate Development Co. – an influential property developer in China whose business portfolio include hotels, residential and commercial properties. I’m very excited to be working with them, I’m designing a number of apartments and penthouses for one of their residential buildings.
During the various meeting and presentations with the client, the ideas just kept flowing so much, so that we are now talking about other projects including designing a KH style hotel – so exciting!
It was boiling in Beijing, I couldn’t believe how hot it was! As usual everyone was incredibly friendly, I felt so welcome and the client organised everything perfectly, they really made me feel like a queen!
I love Beijing and feel so inspired by this great city I can’t wait to come back.
You wont believe what happened during the flight though, on the return leg of journey, I was peacefully asleep in British Airways first class, my favourite… when suddenly an announcement came on telling everyone to put the oxygen masks and the life jackets! You can imagine how I felt, waking up to this was a surprise, to say the least, and I just kept thinking about the instructions and how to put the mask on… but to my relief, a lovely BA crew member then came up to me and said it was a false alarm, phew! I still love BA though and their amazing crew, thanks for looking after me!
I’m glad to be back home in London for a couple of days before jetting off on holiday to soak up the final Olympic atmosphere.