We had spent much of the time in our backyard for cocktail parties and picnics last year due to the lock-down. And this year, with the still on-going pandemic crisis, we plan to do something different. The goal here is able to get away in nature and still enjoy the things we love to do in our backyard such as table setting over the weekends. So we searched the places that not only provide the amazing wildness with interesting trails to explore but also beautiful picnic areas in the park that we can just enjoy sitting around our picnic table. Last weekend, we decided to visit Irvine Regional Park. The park is so breath-taking. Irvine Park in Orange, California is a 160-acre park that became Orange County’s first regional park in 1897. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The park is so dotted with lush oak trees and is qiuite scenic for any kind of picnic. Then, there are quite a few trails to the deep mountains. Since this is our first time to come here, we will have to leave the hiking for another time. But here is our picnic table.
We found a picnic table by a lush oak tree which providesthe nice shade and breeze. The grass is so green in spring time. We decided to go with the classical red-and-white checkered outdoor tablecloth to set the tone for a rather rich-toned table color scheme.
With the weather getting warmer, we cannot wait to set up a beautiful table for alfresco dining with the colorful fresh spring blooms and garden greenery. Today we are going to share 11 ideas for alfresco dining.
A blue hand block-printed tablecloth anchors this outdoor dining space with a chic boho vibe.
We hiked Castaways Park in Newport Beach this Saturday, which has stunning views of Newport Back Bay and Harbor. The hike is moderate and short. But we enjoyed the great ocean views and beautiful homes along the trail.
What can be nicer than strolling around a garden in a beautiful sunny day after staying home for so long when it is still the spring season. Some of businesses are re-opening over this Memorial Weekend. So we decided to visit a local outdoor garden by the coast for some fresh air and pretty blooms.
With summer is approaching, you may plan to spend more time in your porch, balcony or backyard although you have probably already spent quite a lot of time outdoor for this strange quarantine time if you are from California like us. If your are a little bit tired of your outdoor living space and would like to give it a quick makeover, we have a good news for you–there are 5 simple ways that you can do to spice up your outdoor living space right now.
Get some fresh pillows in blue-white, striped pattern, hot pink or elegant neutral. You can simply throw these pillows on your IKEA outdoor chairs or your grandma’s rusted iron Victoria bench, those adorable pillows will bring in a whole new level of energy and cheers to your outdoor space.
Happy Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. As usual, we hosted another backyard cocktails last weekend. But this time is for Easter. And yes, we had some eggs which we dyed them naturally by using blueberries and beets. Instead the bright typical Easter colors, we want sort of organic vibes.
DTLA has being gone through the major transformation within last several years. Every time, we are here, we always can see something new and feel something new. So it is pretty exciting experience to explore new DTLA for food, cafe, architectures, boutique hotels, museums, etc. And often the landscape of the mix -and- max of the new with historical buildings make the city so charming.
We were recently invited to a preview party of new property in China Town which is really close to city hall. The property is multi-purpose combining with retails and residential. I am pretty amazed by how they use the color, patterns and mid-century furniture they choose.