A Day of Hiking

We spent a day hiking at New Port Beach since the air quality of San Gabriel area has been really bad in the past week. And we did find a lot fun just hiking on fresh trails every Saturday in the cities or deep in the mountains and by the beaches.

This Saturday we chose Inspiration Point at Corona Del Mar.

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Tour An Elegant and Modern California Farm House

If you are going to have a second home–a vocation home, how would you like it to be? We guess 99% of people would love this vocation home cozy, relaxing and a cool place to chill out. Today we are going to tour an elegant modern farmhouse in Montecito, California. Here are the highlights of our favorites.

Exteriors

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Weekend Hike

This Saturday we hiked on Paseo Miramar Trail. Althiough it is said the trail is moderate difficult. Considering the high temperature, it is not really that easy. Parker Mesa Overlook offers panoramic views of Santa Monica Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The coastline spans from Palos Verdes to Malibu, with nothing but blue in between.

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Weekend Hiking

This weekend we hiked Arroyo Seco. It was so much a fun since we got a lot of chances to cross the little streams. And the terrains are quite diversified.

Here I was standing in front the skyline of JPL. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a federally funded research and development center and NASA field center in the city of La Cañada Flintridge with a Pasadena mailing address, within the state of California, United States

We really love the stone bridge–quite interesting to see one here in the wildness!

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Tour Super Model Alessandra Ambrosio’s Southern California Home

Super model Alessandra Ambrosio has been ranked as one of the highest-earning fashion models for years, and her name routinely turns up in popular media on lists of the world’s sexiest and most beautiful women. She has walked the runway and appeared in advertisements for myriad titans of couture, and she has parlayed that success into business ventures of her own, including her Ále by Alessandra fashion and lifestyle brand. She retired from the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion spectacle after lighting up the catwalk for 17 years in 2017. She would love to be at home with her kids since she has traveled so much for her work. So today we are going to tour her 1920s residence in Santa Monica. The house is a quintessentially Angeleno Spanish Colonial Revival design and can feel and smell the ocean breeze just like how she lives in Brazil. Read on for our favorite highlights of this dream home.

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6 Reasons Why We Love Pink Dining Chairs

Pink is a pale shade of red that is named after a flower of the same name. It was first used as a color name in the late 17th century. According to surveys in Europe and the United States, pink is the color most often associated with charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, childhood, femininity and romance. 

And today, pink has became a new neutral thanks to its versatility and multi-dimensional shades. Benjamin Moore’s 2020 Color of the Year, First Light 2102-70, is a soft, rosy pink hue.

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A Weekend Hike

Since pandemic crisis, we have being more focused on local hiking. We will have to say that it is actually pretty cool experience to explore some of these local tails and wonder how come we didn’t do this type of local hike before. It is much easier and relaxing and allow us to have a hard-core workout on very next day. We explored Santa Fe Dam last weekend. Read on to see where we headed to this Saturday.

So, this Saturday we hiked Carbon Canyon Park in Orange County this Saturday. Carbon Canyon Regional Park is a regional park in Brea, California that was created after the Carbon Canyon Creek was dammed. It links up with Chino Hills State Park on the east side. The reason we hiked this park because of the Redwood Grove. But it turned out there were more fun here.

Yes. It was just amazing to visit this Butterfly Garden in Carbon Canyon Regional Park earlier in the morning. In the photo above, I was standing by a California Sage. They often call this white sage. But we just love the color.

Here comes the famous Redwood Grove in the park. Redwood is native to Northern California thanks to the rain and humid weather over there. We have been to Redwood forest in Northern California. It is pretty amazing but very dangerous too. Here in SoCal, these redwoods don’t grow as tall as those in Northern Cali and they are not as green either. But we can really appreciate this redwood grove right here.

We will say it is quite spiritual by just walking through the nice shade of this redwood grove.

Find some amazing mushrooms here.

Time to go to the wildness.

Our gym just closes again due to the Corona virus spike recently in SoCal. . We usually go to Sauna or Steam room for a heat treatment for the body in our gym. Since it s impossible to do it now. So we think it will be good for us to expose out body in the sun by hiking in the wildness.

It is hot hot, hot here. But we really enjoy hiking in the wildness.

Have a pose with these lovely California sunflowers.

Now we come back the end of the hike.

Hope you enjoy our hiking trip.

Happy Weekend

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Friday Vibes

We probably all have certain stay-at-home fatigue. But life is about celebrating every moment. Just In case you kind of need some fresh ideas to get motivated to plan your weekend, read on to see what inspires us.

Country Life

Having a chicken coup may help us slow down life a little bit and forget what’s going on outside of the crazy world.

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5 ways to Create a Resort-Feel Home

Summer is in full steam.Usually this is the season for us to plan a get-away summer vocation. We probably all have a long list for a get-away trip and dream about cozying up in our tropical island resort by the sea. Obviously, it is not possible for most of us to do so at the current pandemic situation. We might have to spend more time at home for a while. But please don’t get frustrated? How about creatively plan a stay-at-home vocation? Yes, we mean bringing some magical resort vibes to home. We just have to do what we can do best at every moment. Read on for our 5 steps on how to create a inspirational and relaxing resort decor at home.

  1. First, please schedule a day or two for deep cleaning and de-cluttering before we bring in freshness. Today is the tax day. So it will be a perfect time for home cleaning right after this daunting and overwhelming tax task. To learn how to de-clutter at home, please click here.
  2. Think about bring outdoor in by introducing natural fiber furnishings since we are always drawn to nature and nature makes us feel good.

Everything in wicker both in fashion and home is on-trend now thanks to our acknowledgement on the positive impact of a healthy living environment. Nature wicker organic furnishings represent understated graceful beauty.  They make us feel warm and relaxing.   Because of their vintage look and relaxed feel, wicker furnishings can blends well with almost every decor style, from boho to mid-century and the classic style.

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