heels on the go

Julia Liang


The name “Heels on the Go”

This blog is dedicated to the city girls who are always on the go, and on their occasional days off, want to travel in style & comfort. 



Taiwanese-Canadian currently based in Shanghai, China. I am fully bilingual in English & Chinese. 


Why I started the blog

I’ve always pondered on the idea of starting a blog in the back of my head. However, I know I am not a writer, not a photographer, and hell, coding is probably the last thing on my list of interests. And did I mention English is really my second language? However, I’ve had the habit of writing in my diary everyday since middle school. And now, on various social media platforms, I’ve been able to document my life through photos. Those tools have been enough for me to store all my precious memories thus far.

However, after 5 years of climbing the corporate ladder, I realized the reoccurring request I make to my managers is that I want a bigger platform and more space to exercise my creativity. And you know what, instead of waiting for someone else to make it happen, I can take it upon myself to make my desire come true. This is my creative platform to be shared with the world. 


On Travel

I am not the super adventurous, outdoorsy type of girl, so you will not see backpacking or hiking trips in this blog. However, I am an expert in exploring what to do in cities, whether fully developed or not. I've been designing itineraries for family trips since the age of 10!

I’ll show you the must-do’s and must-eats as well as off beat places that you won’t find in your travel books. I also love to travel slightly more upscale & luxurious, but I work hard for this lifestyle so I also don’t overspend! So far, I have travelled to more than 40 countries, and I plan more than 4 international trips every year.


On Fashion & beauty

From part-time jobs to internships to climbing the corporate ladder, I had been in the fashion industry for years. I am currently working as a Product Manager at Adidas, creating apparel for the global market. More details are in my LinkedIn page!

In this blog, I’ll document how to pack for different types of trips, how to pick the right outfit for various occasions, what types of skincare products to put into your carry-on, and how to dress to look your best in photos yet still stay comfortable throughout the day.


On Food

Eating is my motivation to get through each day. I literally think about lunch when I’m having breakfast, and I think about dinner when I’m having lunch. You know the drill. My cue to move from Vancouver to Shanghai was when I realized I was running out of new restaurants to try.

Thankfully, there are constantly new options in Shanghai, and I aim to try at least two new restaurants per week. While traveling, I go for the most authentic cuisines and the most happening restaurants. Also very blessed to have tried 11 Michelin starred restaurants to date, three of which have Michelin 3 stars.


On the Expat Life in Shanghai

I have been living in-and-out of Shanghai for more than 10 years now. It’s like one of those relationships where you break up and get back together. As an international school kid and now an expat here, I’ve seen the transformation this city has gone through. If you are thinking about visiting Shanghai, moving to Shanghai, or if you’re just plain curious, feel free to leave a comment or reach out to me directly!


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