7 Ideas for Your Memorial Long Weekend

Can you believe that it comes to the end of May so soon and soon fast. It looks like we haven’t really lived the year of 2020 and then the second half is about to start. So, the best we can do is to live our best as much as we can.  In case you need some ideas to make this long weekend truly memorable, we collected some our favorite ideas from Instagram and click each image to learn more.

 

  1. Enjoy a good workout from home.

 

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Friday Vibes

 

Another busy week. Time just flies. Hope you all have a fulfilled week. As usual, we chose some of our favorite Friday inspiration from Instagram and share them with you on our blog today.  So have a glass of wine or cocktail, sit back and enjoy:

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This is a dreamy place where we would like to spent  weekends. Don’t you just love theses trimmed pink tablecloth–such a beautiful backdrop for all of the gourmet foods and landscaping on the canal.

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7 Ways to Design Wellness at Home II–Color

 

With our staying at home for such a long period, we realize how important home to us, particularly how our home make us feel. Wellness has gained its wave in residential design industry and we talked about 4 ways  of 7 ways to design a healthy human-centric home last week. You can click here to read this first part.   Today we are going to talk about the second part of this topic —-color.

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A Beautiful Light-a-Light Event by David Monn

Guys, TGIF! It looks like that  we have been busier than our normal life before quarantine. Hope  you finally slow down and have some guilty pleasures such as doing nothing or having a cocktails with a little sugar on this Friday.

I always look forward to each Friday simply because I can spend more time in my backyard for meditation, stretching  or just laying on the grass listening  to some beautiful music.

And this Friday is quite special because we participated David Monn’s Light-a-Light event.   David Monn , the founder and CEO of David Monn, LLC, is  a renowned New York event master planner. Monn has been responsible for organizing and producing a variety of prominent events at locations like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, Guggenheim Museum, among others. His work is truly breath-taking.

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Home

In the United States,   is widely interpreted as a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with substantial Mexican-American populations. We usually have some big celebrations across Los Angeles from food, music to all sorts of drinks. However, because of current stay-at-home order, we will have to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at home but in style.

If you are reading my blog now, @Dnice is  hosting a house party on his Instagram live and you definitely don’t want to miss it.

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Sunday Vibes—Setting a Beautiful Table

In the marvelous month of May, all the buds were bursting.  And today  is the first Sunday of May.  Did love arise from your heart?

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Spring is in full bloom now.  How about setting a beautiful table for a celebration with all fresh flowers and greenery from the garden?

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Quarantine Lifestyle—Backyard BBQ &Cocktails

In case you haven’t read the news, here is California’s list of approved outdoor activities during the stay-at-home order:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton (singles)
  • Throwing a baseball/softball
  • BMX biking
  • Canoeing (singles)
  • Crabbing
  • Cycling
  • Exploring rock pools
  • Gardening (not in groups)
  • Golf (singles, walking – no cart)
  • Hiking (trails/ paths allowing distancing)
  • Horse riding (singles)
  • Jogging and running
  • Kite Boarding and Kitesurfing
  • Meditation
  • Outdoor photography
  • Picnics (with your stay-home household members only)
  • Quad biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Roller skating and roller blading
  • Rowing (singles)
  • Scootering (not in groups)
  • Skateboarding (not in groups)
  • Soft martial arts – Tai Chi, Chi Kung (not in groups)
  • Table tennis (singles)
  • Throwing a football, kicking a soccer ball (not in groups)
  • Trail running
  • Trampolining
  • Tree climbing
  • Volleyball (singles)
  • Walk the dog
  • Wash the car
  • Watch the sunrise or sunset
  • Yoga

And we have happily done some of them in our backyard from the very begining: gardening, meditation, excise, walk, outdoor photography, tree climbing, BBQ, picnic:

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9 Beautifully Landscaped Home Garden

Probably at this strange time,  the best getaway for some of us is a beautifully landscaped home garden.  I came across some stunning home gardens when I browsed internet today  and would love to share 9 of them that we fall in love with.

We love to see how lemon trees, olive trees, agave, other greenery  and flowers  add texture and color in these gardens.

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Blue Fortune’ hyssop flowers bloom in a Minneapolis garden.  Photo: Oberto Gili

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Little Things in Life that Make You Happy

 

During the current quarantine period, we start to appreciate and cherish those small things that make us happy.  This week is the earth week. Although we cannot travel or go to public parks to celebrate the earth week and spring, we can just look no further than our sweet home.  We don’t know about you, but we spent a lot of time to host our own picnic, cocktail and BBQ parties in our backyard. And of course, we made more efforts than before  to make our yards look nicer and beautiful.

Like this morning, we felt so happy just to wake up to these fresh garden beauties.

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Spring Moments in the Backyard

 

When I am writing this blog, I am playing   @dnice IG live in the background. I truly don’t know what’s  American quarantine’s life like  without @dice Club Quarantine. I am grateful that he makes everyone feel upbeat, connected and belonging. Now it is one of our rituals to dress up for @dnice IG live  parties on Saturdays.

 

Well, spring 2020 is quite different.  We used to go to different design shows, natural reserves, concerts, galleries, public gardens, flower shows… And this year, we spent most of time in our backyard. Here are some of  my spring moments in my backyard.

 

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“Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.”—-John Muir

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