Go Forest by Amy
68, YiShu (Art) St, Longjing District
Hours: 10:30 am-8 pm (2-8 pm Sun.)
Credit cards not accepted.
This appealingly cute gift shop is the third store opened by local artist/designer Amy Tsai. About 70 percent of the 500-600 products she sells are personally designed by her, with almost all incorporating her "loving heart" theme. Items include pens, keychains, puzzles, T-shirts, notebooks, book marks, gift-wrapping paper, dolls, playing cards, paintings and other decorative and souvenir products. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Angel Pu
A. The shop exudes a dreamy, happy atmosphere, as does Go Forest's sister stores--Love Story, just further up Art Street (at No. 85) and a shop on the first floor of the Evergreen Laurel Hotel
B. This full-size oil painting by Amy expresses the central theme of her products and a number of smaller versions are available for sale.
C. Amy is sometimes joined at the shop by husband Yang Ding-Xian, a well-known and respected artist. Some of his oil paintings are displayed in a gallery attached to Go Forest and can be viewed by appointment.