Meet Yang Guifei, the inspiration behind Shanghai’s most exciting new lounge bar, Lychee. A Tang dynasty imperial consort, Yang was renowned for her heavenly beauty, penchant for wine – and love of lychees!

With that in mind, the similarly legendary Cotton Ding, founder of two eponymous bars in the city, transformed a three-story lane house on Shanghai’s leafy Fuxing Road into a sanctum of opulence and sophistication, the likes of which Yang would most certainly approve. Known for its innovative cocktails, exotic eats and sumptuous surroundings, Lychee is a multifaceted spot for all occasions.

每当被問及荔枝創意的時候,我总觉得词穷

它的灵感不是以言语呈現;而是光影

光影不停的变換;千古美人”杨贵妃”冉冉重生

所有关于她的韵事;她的美;貴妃愛荔枝;貴妃愛酒;她微熏在樹下睡著了

“荔枝”是她微醉后奇妙的美梦—唐朝的千古美人;千古以來唯她懂得生活的艺术—我們在她的梦里面

荔枝不只是一个酒吧;或者一家餐廳;她的空間;色彩;食物;鸡尾酒;音乐;派對….这些元素交织變成一道魔咒,我們在這个魔法梦境里“

— cotton ding