All posts tagged: garden

hello, paris (3) musee du quai branly

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architecture / landscape architecture

compare to our last visit in 2010 november, the vertical living wall(le mur végétal in french), designed by patrick blanc, definitely had established better – they look so lavish and thriving! i am sure musee du quai branly, designed by architect jean nouvel, is on every tourist guidebook (no?), yet fortunately(?) i found this place is still a secret getaway. consider the museum is only minutes away from the super touristy spot eiffel tower, it is […]

a saturday afternoon at terrain

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lifestyle / travel

after a gray, gloomy week, we finally are having the gorgeous spring weather again! since we had been looking for some nice sedums but couldn’t find any good ones in the city, we decided to make a trip to terrain. lucky us, there were no traffic like last time (it took us 1.5 hour to get there!!), we got there in like 30 mins. not bad at all.

garden design september/october issue

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book + magazine

just received the garden design magazine september/october issue. to be honest, i haven’t read the garden magazine for a long long time, and they must have just revamped the magazine in the past two years – the articles now are getting more relatable (not just gardening and flowers) and a bit more urban ( i used to feel it is targeting the suburban folks not urban dwellers who also wants to do gardening). so what they’re […]

a saturday afternoon at terrain {part 3}

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food / lifestyle

{ continued from my previous post }   so at the end of day, some lucky plants went home with us. they’re all perennials, mostly native. we also received a lovely burlap shopping bag. nice free stuff! my friend’s son took a nap on the way back to philadelphia, surrounded by all kinds of plants we got. such a surreal shot :) the plants before we put them into planter… ( love these cone flowers! ) and here is the […]

a saturday afternoon at terrain {part 2}

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food / lifestyle

{continued from my previous post }   if you’re visiting terrain, of course you can’t miss their cafe. i am totally up for another trip just to sit and enjoy the food at cafe! the outdoor (yet covered) dining space was packed, and i have to say, the speed they serve food is really, slow. we waited for like an hour to get everyone’s order. ( my suggestion: don’t go there for super empty stomach ) the famous pot bread- it […]

a saturday afternoon at terrain {part 1}

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food / lifestyle

i’ve been wanting to visit terrain for a while. finally we cleaned up the backyard after winter is really really gone, and the weather report said it will be a nice day this saturday… here we come, the field trip to terrain!   it’s definitely worth the drive – a place that will easily take you whole afternoon (even, a day) to explore, from interior lifestyle to outdoor garden collection. here’s the look of (one little corner) outdoor space.