STORY: A CONVERSATION WITH THE SARDI FAMILY
Wed Oct 11 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0800 (CST)
Originated from the interview advertorial of Cityweekend
SINCE THEIR RECENT ARRIVAL TO SHANGHAI, THE SARDI FAMILY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SEAMLESSLY TRANSITION FROM THEIR QUIET LIFE IN MINNESOTA IN THE US TO THEIR NEW HOME ON JIANGUO LU IN HEART OF SHANGHAI'S FORMER FRENCH CONCESSION. WE SAT DOWN WITH THE SARDIS TO DISCUSS THEIR BIG MOVE TO SHANGHAI AND WHY THEY CHOSE STANFORD RESIDENCES XU HUI TO BE THEIR SHANGHAI HOME.
Where you are from and what brought you to Shanghai?
Chip: I'm Chip Sardi, and I'm with 3M, and so we were relocated here. I accepted a two-year assignment with 3M to be our business develop manager for greater China of our dental division of 3M... when I mentioned it to Sue Anne, my wife, she pretty much jumped all over it. She thought the timing was great. What an opportunity for adventure!
Sue Anne: Right, it's a tough move, of course, but how can you walk away from something like that, because when do you ever get an opportunity to experience the other side of the world?
So when you guys are looking for a home, what are the most important things you look for?
Sue Ann: Location for sure. He [Chip] chose it because we hadn't ever been here, but one of the things I've been repeating over and over again was “you did a great job.” We're in this nice, safe community, and we're in a neat neighborhood where it feels urban and there's a lot going on, but its kind of quiet relative to the bustle of the big city, which we love too.
Besides location, what else do you look for in a home?
Chip: Well right away, since we're only going to be here for two years, we wanted to get a serviced apartment just to make it easy, and we like the idea of living in a high-rise. Before when we lived in Chicago we wanted to have nice amenities. Exercise facilities are important to us. And then having a pool, of course, is nice.
Do you think you've found every-thing you were looking for in Stan-ford Residences Xu Hui?
Chip: Definitely. Some things that I like about it—I think we're both on the same page about it—are the staff is extremely accommodating, very friendly, service-oriented. We're all very gracious. I feel like we're very well taken care of, and they really go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and in good hands.
Sue Anne: Yes, I mean I would say it feels “elite,” without being “elitist.” It's not stuffy, but they're very accommodating, and take care of us.
What is it about Stanford Residences Xu Hui that make it a great place to live with your family?
Sue Anne: The kids already are comfortable with it. If we're out and want to stay out longer but they want to go home, they're very comfortable taking it on their own.
Chip: Yeah, and it's very safe too. We're used to the inner city and those places.
Is there anything else you want to tell us about your home in Stanford Residences Xu Hui?
Chip: I feel like it's got everything we want as far as the friendly accommodating staff, beautiful grounds.
Sue Anne: Solid, heavy doors. out-standing lighting, they're all on different switches too so you can have varying degrees of lighting. To be able to turn them on and have it be so bright and be able to see, but to be able to have ambient lighting is also great.
Has moving to the Stanford Residences Xu Hui helped your transition to living in Shanghai?
ue Anne: Absolutely! Oh my gosh! Without a question. Yes!
Across the oceans and feel at home beyond your expectation. Because of Stanford Residences, your strange feeling of living in another land and homesickness will be melted by the intimate, warm services which provided by Stanford Residences. Although obsessed in hometown, you can comfortably settle yourself in the residence here. Let’s make the best of it!