Our Weekend Deal Round-Up For Elegant Dining, Chic Alfresco Life Style And Stylish Traveling

From elegant dining, alfresco life style to traveling, here is our weekend deal round-up.

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Monday Inspiration—A Culinary Phenomenon In Maine

“It was supposed to be a ‘quiet little cafe’ in Maine. It turned into a culinary phenomenon”. I often can find some really interesting stories on PBS News Hour. This Maine restaurant story really caught my attention today. It is the story about The Lost Of Kitchen , yes, the most talked American restaurant and its owner Erin French.

First of all, the location of the restaurant is so dreamy–in the middle of the nowhere. It is in the rural town of Freedom, Maine, 17 miles from the coast, surrounded by farmland and backcountry roads, near towns like Unity and Liberty. You can count the buildings in Freedom on one hand: There’s a general store, a gas station, a post office, and the Lost Kitchen itself, in an 1834 mill building, perched over a stream.

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Daily Inspiration

It seems that this week is very very long. Do you feel the same way? and need some inspiration to finish this week with a high tone? If so, we got something very special for you today. Read on to enjoy the dreamy French lavender field, beautiful summer tabletop, charming cottage garden and gourmet sweet treats …etc.

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A Day in Pasadena

The weather was nice on Saturday. Since we usually don’t have a long workout on Saturdays. We often plan to visit some places locally during this pandemic crisis. After all, we have being stayed at home too long. It is good to just scroll around local towns and get some inspiration, So far, we have visited DTLA China Town and Little Tokyo, so we decided to visit Pasadena this Saturday.

A little bit information about Pasadena here. Pasadena is a city in California, northeast of downtown Los Angeles. In the center, Old Pasadena is a shopping and dining district known for its Victorian and art deco buildings. The strikingly modern Norton Simon Museum houses notable European and Asian art, plus a sculpture garden. The Rose Bowl is a sports stadium known for hosting the Rose Bowl Game, an annual college football clash usually held on January 1. Read on to enjoy the local journey with us.

We had a scenic drive around Arroyo Seco area. The Arroyo Seco Bridge is pretty amazing. With its majestic arches rising 150 feet above the deeply cut Arroyo Seco, the Bridge was proclaimed the highest concrete bridge in the world upon completion in 1913.  The bridge impressed travelers from the day it opened.  Until then, the crossing of the Arroyo Seco required horses and wagons to descend the steep eastern slope, cross a small bridge over the stream, and then climb the west bank through Eagle Rock Pass.  Given this harsh topography, the Colorado Street Bridge proved a challenge to design and build.  Solid footing eluded engineers in the seasonally wet arroyo bed. Hopefully, we are able to get a better video when we drive through again. In case, you want to take a “country-in-the-city walk, check out this article from LA Times.

Then we stopped by ArtCenter of College Design to take a photo with its famous Mural wall outside of the campus.

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A Drive-Through in DTLA

As you know, we had a little get-away in Historic State Park and China Down  yesterday.  We actually also had a quick drive-through in DTLA at the end of the day. After all, it has been more than three months we haven’t been there thanks to the pandemic lock-down.  Here is a quick video we put together.

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A Little Weekend Local Get-away

 

Our Saturdays are all about exploration.  Specially in the new normal under the current pandemic, we will have to get out to nature as much as we can to take good care of  our wellness physically and mentally.   Since locked-down in March, we haven’t been to DTLA. We decided to have a morning hiking in Historic State Park and  go to visit new Proper Hotel in DTLA.  Here is our little weekend journey.

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Saturday’s visit to SHP is our first time . We were really amazed by this 34-acres  park , where rail-yards thrilled long time ago.   Often referred to as “Central Park of Los Angeles,”  the park occupies acreage just north of Chinatown between the L.A. River and the Elysian Hills, where pobladores who journeyed from Mexico and later arrivals from Europe, Asia and the United States drew their water. It was where, beginning in 1876, a generation of migrants from points east ended their rail sojourns to California, disembarking at the Southern Pacific Railroad’s River Station. With the dawn of the 20th century, it was where the town became an industrial city as the depot, restaurants and hotels gave way to rail yards and switching stations. It became known as the Cornfields, although there was scant evidence that corn ever grew there. You can click here to read more.

 

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The public arts in the park are just mind-blowing. One of  the public art inside the park includes this  “Origins,” in above picture,  a sculptural piece by Debra Scaccothat was inspired by the nearby L.A. River. “When I conceived the piece, it was particularly with this patch of land in mind because it really is about the changing courses of the river and the changing courses of this site, the original Zanja Madre,” says Scacco. “There’s a particular relevance to it and I’m delighted that it’s going to live here.”  The material  he used here is mirrored steel to reflect water rippling.

 

 

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Sunday Beach Day

 

Finally, our beaches are re-opening.  “It’s as if we were in Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, all asleep, all frozen, and suddenly there’s light and space.”  It seems like we haven’t seen ocean for ages. With the beautiful warm weather, nothing can really beat spending a day by the beach for some fresh air and Vitamin D. And we got enough of them after 4-hour non-stop hiking by the beach.

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Happy Earth Day

2020 is marked 50th year of anniversary of Earth Day.  This is a day that we demonstrate support for environmental protection.

From beautiful cherry blossoms, breath-taking mountain views to dreamy gardens and houses, we all know that what touch our heart deeply are the gifts and blessings from Mother Nature.

We came across  some amazing Earth day posts in our Ins feed this morning and would love to share you guys here on our blog.

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Happy Earth Day

 

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Global Home Tour III–a Sophisticated London Home

Today, we are going to tour  the super stylish Creative Director of VistaJet – the world’s premiere private aviation service – Nina Flohr’s London home.  You can clickhere and here to read the first two episodes of our global home tours.

We love  her jewel-tone warm color palettes, the mix of elegant textile patterns , sumptuous furnishing material finishes and a cozy and laid-back vibe.  Let’s take a look together.

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The subtle gold wall-covering elevates and lights up a narrow hallway . A fresh orange flower arrangement adds a dose of excitement. We love the view in the hallway that is able to see a very elegant drapery on the landing area of the stairs , which hints a sophisticated taste for the rest of the home.

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The almost monogram of color of green creates such an elegant, soothing and luxurious feel while the mustard lounge chair, bright yellow flowers and pink on the artwork truly spice up this lovely living room.  A neutral nature are rug ground the whole space and let the eye take a break from all of the greens here.  The mood here is quiet yet cheerful—a kind of feeling we are all desperate to create for our home.

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Las Vegas Winter Market 2020 Trip VIII–Hotel Design

 

We have written several articles about Las Vegas Winter Market 2020, you can click here for the details. Today we are going to talk about some new designs that really caught our eye when we were there back in Jan.

 

One of the exciting things for us besides visiting Market is to check out the design in new hotels. Since our time is quite tight, so we just visited one or two new hotels.

 

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Chic and sexy red sofa. Love the texture on it and super soft to touch and a lot of comfy pillows.

 

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