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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
Lexi Lei

Lexi Lei is the chief visual artist for Mettasonic records, a Shenzhen label focusing on jungle and drum & bass. Her work glows with vibrant color and bold linework. She tempers her fantastical aesthetic with a gentle humor. Lexi’s art graces many of Mettasonic’s productions, complementing the label’s unique sound. She’s also an expert on the urban treasures of Shenzhen. A food and wine enthusiast, her restaurants and bar selections are sure to delight locals and tourists alike.

Check out her Shenzhen recommendations below. 

city guide:
Shenzhen, China
food
Taixintang
"Thai Food in Shuiwan metro station, behind Shuiwan bus station. I love this restaurant because they provide local Thai flavor and cheap price. Vegetarian Pad Thai will always be my order." - Lexi Lei
Taizi Rd, Nanshan Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, Kina, 518067
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coffee
For Times 2 Coffee
"I love Stephanie (the owner), she is amazing. Just let her recommend some specialty coffee. The lemon black tea with honey is awesome too." - Lexi Lei
No. 102, Zone 5, Huayangnian Meinian Square, Nanhai Da Dao, Nanshan District
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shopping
Dongmen Market
"Check Dongmen! If you are lucky you will find some treasures." - Lexi Lei
Dongmen Market (Sunwen Middle Road), Zhongshan, Guangdong, China
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landmark
Lianhuashan Park
"It's in the center of the city and you can have a place to lie down, have a picnic, breathe the fresh air, and drink some cold white wine on a hot summer day under the tree. So amazing. But bring some mosquito spray." - Lexi Lei
Unnamed Road, FuTian CBD, Futian Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 518036
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venue
The Brew
"I think it's a perfect place to hangout with my girls. Order some tacos with beer, gossiping girl's secrets while listening to the live music. It's a great match." - Lexi Lei
South Gate of Yijing Center, Fuhua Road | Futian, Shenzhen 518000,
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