Exclusive WeChat 11:11 Deals Just For You

Christmas in ChinaEveryone, the big day is almost here.

I’m talking about 11:11 — Double Eleven Day in China (双11), also known as Single’s Day.

Last year, I shared my story of how I nabbed a fantastic down jacket and sweater on 11:11.

But this year, I’d like to share the 11:11 love with all of my blog fans. I’m offering you exclusive 11:11 deals from WeChat stores run by some fabulous Western women who also have Chinese husbands.

IMG_0261Like shoes? Jo Kelly-Bai, who runs Heilan Fashions (learn more about her in this interview with her), has a deal for you in her store.

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Size 34 to 39, only 375 RMB

All shoes 10% off with free regular shipping for singles day!

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Sizes 40 to 43 only.

She says, next to diamonds, shoes are a girl’s best friend — can’t argue with that, especially with some of the hip styles she’s carrying.

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Sizes 40 to 43 only.
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Sizes 34 to 41, only 98 RMB.

You can purchase these and many more by visiting her store on WeChat.mmexport1447929080044


Jess Meider, an amazing Jazz singer who appeared on CCTV’s Crossover with me last year, just opened a WeChat Store together with her friends.

1974467648It’s called The Green Room and they sell blends of natural oils specially formulated to care for your skin and hair. 1888861751

I love their Hair Glow Elixir. It’s my new favorite pomade/anti-frizz hair oil.

But they also have a neat line of natural oil blends for every different skin type — and they’re offering a special promo for 11:11 on The Green Room Discovery Kit.

612544764Now until 20th December, purchase The Green Room Discovery Kit (5ML bottles of 4 face serums Miracle 5, Miracle 7, Super Hydr8 & Miracle T) and receive a voucher for a full size serum of your choice. It’s a great way to experience all four face serums and then choose a full size of your favorite!

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This offer is only available through The Green Room WeChat Store:1504374280

Featured in MetroStyle Beijing August Issue, “Love Is All You Need”

Cover Story for MetroStyle Beijing August 2012The bilingual MetroStyle Beijing magazine just featured me — as well as fabulous fellow blogger Jo Gan of Life Behind The Wall — in their August cover story titled Love Is All You Need. Here’s a snippet of the article:

Jocelyn is confident that the attitude towards dating Chinese men is changing. “I know we’re probably still nowhere close to closing the cross-cultural relationship gap that exists”, she explains, “(however) I once read a statistic that in 2009, of the 2,400 some marriages between Chinese and foreigners that year, only about 300 of them were made up of a foreign woman and Chinese man. But I really feel like Western women who, say, go to Beijing for a semester or to work, are not necessarily as likely to just write the whole idea off as they might have decades before.”

Read the entire cover story in this PDF version, and if you like it, share it.

Thanks also to Nikki Aaron for reaching out to me for this story!

Double Happiness: A Western Woman Walks Into A Bar

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Western women walked into bars, and walked out finding their future Chinese husbands (photo by gianni testore)

“A Western woman walks into a bar…” sounds like the start of a joke. But instead of coming back with a punchline, a number of Western women came back with Chinese men who they would eventually marry.

Sure, bars get a bad rap in the world of dating sometimes — yet these women show that your local watering hole just might turn into the backdrop for your “how we met” story. (In their case, the “how I met my Chinese husband” story.)

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