My office is in this cool old house. The editorial staff works in this converted living space in an old home (1920s or so, they think). I didn't do a whole lot my first day. There was all the usual first-day awkwardness. And by 4 p.m. I went into zombie mode. My boss said I was welcome to go home and nap, but I powered through.
After work the editorial staff took the subway to Pudong and at dinner at the sky-high Jade on 36th, in the Shangri-La Hotel. You walk through the restaurant lobby and there are floor-to-ceiling windows. Incredible views - it was like walking above the skyscrapers.
We were seated next to the window where we had views of The Bund, and were treated to a six-course meal with three varieties of wine. There was a cold asparagus cream soup, foie gras, scampi, a buttery grilled fish, lamb shank and lemon meringue with a sweet basil garnish. Oh yes - the most interesting course were these delicious marinated tomatoes served with a dollop of parmesan cheese ice cream.
What can I say, I'm a lucky girl. Now I'm going to bed.