Pacific Pool Chaise Lounge is here

Pacific Chaise Lounges in White Frame & Blue, Yellow, Turquoise Slings

Vibrant colors of resort chaise lounges

Sling chaise lounges are increasing in popularity and every manufacturer is coming up with a sling chaise lounge. However it’s not easy to come up with a reliable product especially when a sling is involved. There are lots of low quality sling chaises in the market, of which sag, rip, discolor or disintegrate in a few months.

I’m happy to announce that finally Siesta has come up with a great chaise lounge called the Pacific Sling Chaise. This chaise lounge has a 100% polypropylene construction made with marine grade resin. Sling is made from the world famous Batyline and is used in marine applications. It’s a modern chaise with simple functionality and a clean look. Chaise back adjusts to 5 positions and folds flat for more comfortable sun bathing. Recessed wheels make it easy to move around. It’s stackable for easy storage. Sling is easily replaceable if necessary.

Currently Siesta offers seven color combinations.

We started offering Pacific chaise lounge late in 2014 but it looks like it will be a hit for 2015 summer.

 

Leaving Miami for Bahamas in November

We decided to take a weekend cruise to get away from Miami and have a few days for relaxation. November is a good month for cruises because you get the best deals. We are really not cruise people but the 2 day or 3 day cruises work just fine for us. You get a little fresh air, see a new place and come back Monday morning all fresh.

Our cruise left Miami around 5:00 pm. It was gloomy and looked like it might rain any minute. Weather was humid and the temperature was around high seventies. Almost all passengers were on the deck watching the spectacular views of Miami, Downtown, South Beach and the Port. As we sailed out of the port it started raining. This caused the security briefing that needs to take place on the deck to be moved indoors. So we started looking for the hall where we would be briefed. Finally we get to one of the main halls and the briefing started. Our dinner time was at 7 so we had to rush to the cabin and change for dinner.

The first night on the cruise ship always passes quick. We checked out the ship, the casino, dance clubs, bars, decks, dining rooms etc. The next morning we woke up in the Bahamas. We’re in Nassau.

You can easily tell you are in the Bahamas just by looking at the beautiful Turquoise waters. The shades of blue seems infinite. Everybody enjoys the colors while the ship is docking for Nassau. We are all on the deck sitting on balcony chairs and sipping our morning coffees. We will get out of the ship within a few minutes to visit Nassau.

 

 

 

Huge Surfing Day in Miami Beach after Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy passsed thru and heading to the northern states. We are left with some trees down and some broken balcony furniture. Today it’s gusty winds and sunshine. And of course as we saw yesterday and today the best surf Miami has seen over the years. Below are pictures from Suuth Point in Miami Beach. Today around 11 am we drove to Bal Harbour to watch the surfers, however the tiny parkling lot under the bridge was full. Police was sending everyone on their way. There is no public parking in Bal Harbour so we said lets drive to South Point park in South Beach. Surprisingly the parking lot was not full. But the beach scene was a must see. I have never seen so many surfers in the water. I could see surfers all the way north. We sat right next to the southernmost guard tower and shot a few videos and took the below pictures. There were many professional photo crews taking advantage of the beautiful scenes. It was really a must see scene.  Continuum had their chaise lounges full of people. I hope this surf doesn’t go away tomorrow.

 

Suburbs of Madrid and European Backyards

Here we are on long awaited summer trip on our first stop in Madrid. Cousins of my wife who have been inviting us for many years finally will have their hands full with us. Our plane lands in the heat of August in Madrid and we are picked up early in the morning on a Sunday. The area we are going is about twenty minutes from Madrid called Arganda Del Rey. It’s a cute suburb of Madrid where you can live away from the fuss of the city and have a quiet life. However this is a new and developing area so most of the settlement is fairly new with very modern architecture. Our car snaked thru some hills and we came about an opening garage door at the beginning of a row of modern townhouses. Its about 90 Fahrenheit already and its only 10 am.

Argan Del Rey Townhouses

Argan Del Rey Townhouses

We managed to wake up the sleepy heads and by noon the whole family was on the brunch table going thru a warm welcome. It was my first time meeting them and my wife very very happy I finally did. The townhouses seem very compact and small with American standards but actually they are very very spacey inside. They each have 4 floors. First floor is the garage and the backyard, then the second floor is kitchen, living room great big balcony, toilet, and the third floor is four bedrooms and the fourth floor is a very large single room penthouse. It’s really incredible how simple and modern architecture can fit that much functional space in one matchbox looking townhouse.

Olive Trees in Argan Del Rey

Spanish Olive Trees in Argan Del Rey

Olive Trees in Argan Del Rey

Olive Trees in Argan Del Rey

The townhouse complex is on an area where you can see acres of olive trees. Spain exports more olives than any other country and the really take care of their trees. I was amazed to see how nicely kept the olive trees were. This little suburb lies within olive trees and hills that separate it from Madrid. It’s a completely silent and peaceful area. It’s perfect for hiking.

Chaise Lounges in the Spanish Backyard

Chaise Lounges in the Spanish Backyard

As we get to the backyard to swim in the pool and relax, its already afternoon with 95F heat. The pool was perfect size and we couldn’t wait to jump in. Near the pool was two nice chaise lounges with comfortable cushions on them. Mosaic top side table really added color to this scene with its blue edges matching with the blue pool. As you can see in the below picture they have really done a good job with decorating the pool in such a way that it connects to the wild scenery at the back. The khakis and faded greens work their way to the backyard and then blend nicely with the swimming pool, plants , patio furniture and the decor.

Olive Trees Wilderness and Swimming Pool

Olive Trees Wilderness and Swimming Pool

The backyard is not limited to the pool. If you look at the below picture you will see the small green backyard with two chaise lounges a patio umbrella and a small dining set under the covered area. Again the small areas hasn’t limited the life Spaniards dreamt about. This small backyard was much more efficiently used then any other larger backyard I have seen. There was even a corner for a grill.

Spanish Backyard Townhouse

Spanish Backyard Townhouse

Spanish Backyard Townhouse II

Spanish Backyard Townhouse II

Spanish Patio Furniture Madrid

Spanish Patio Furniture Madrid

Our few days in the suburbs of Madrid was very very comfortable and enjoyable. As you can see from the pictures we were connected with nature thru smart decor and modern architecture. Small areas haven’t stopped people from achieving their standards of living. That’s very very nice to see. I learned a lot from this trip. I hope we can do it again next year.

 

Fourth of July Weekend in Miami Beach. Bring your Tents!

It’s another 4th of July and we’re in Miami. This is the day where Miamians that have been neglecting the beach decide to go the beach in masses. It is the busiest beach day in Miami. You will see large families of 10, 20, 30 and may be 40 coming to the beach, setting up their tents and gazebos for a long day.

This year the water was not all that good. It was a little wavy and little dirty. But again this doesn’t stop the Miamians. We like to dive in on the 4th of July. Here are some pictures of the beach on 5500 block.

As you can see lots of umbrellas, gazebos, tents. All this goes until 9 pm where the fire works start.