Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Changchun women-only restaurant

Changchun women-only restaurant exterior
Changchun women-only restaurant

Location: Changchun, Jilin, China

Opened: July 2007

Closed: Can find no evidence that it is closed. But can find no evidence that it's still open either.

Here's how China Daily reported the opening of this "genteel restaurant for women only":

A Western restaurant that only serves women, particularly women office workers, opened in Changchun, Jilin, last week.

Decorated to look like a living room, the restaurant is reaching its target clientele.

"In my free time, I like to go there with friends for a cup of coffee and to share confidences because we won't be bothered by noise or the strong smell of tobacco that one has to suffer in many other restaurants," a young woman surnamed Bai, employed by a local newspaper, said.

Changchun women-only restaurant interior
A blog called utubelaughter tells us a bit more:

Recently, a "ladies-only" Western-style restaurant was opened in Changchun, Jilin Province, attracting many female white collars.

The interior of the restaurant is divided into several delicate chambers by colorful and dreamy gauzes. Paintings of different styles decorate the wall in an exotic but harmonious way.

Step into a chamber, the first thing catching customers' eyes is a tiny blue gold fish in a small fish tank on the table. Then they will sit in the big and soft sofas, and order sushi, pasta, or coffee, anything they like.

"I really appreciate the serene atmosphere here, and I even don't care about others smoking here. Sometimes, I would like to spend the whole afternoon here working," said Bai, a newspaper editor.

Seems regardless of where you go on the globe, there is an appreciation for womyn's space....

1 comment:

  1. Is it smoke-free because it's a non-smoking establishment, or because women don't smoke as a rule in China? I'm curious.


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