I remember the first time I went to an outdoor teahouse it really was something else. It was located in Santa Monica. This is on the west side of Los Angeles.
If you’ve ever been to Los Angeles, you know that it’s actually two cities. What am I talking about? If you live in Los Angeles, for practical reasons and based on the reality on the ground, there really are two cities – the West Coast of the city and everywhere else. Everywhere is basically the inner core of the city and the suburbs.
You may be thinking that this is just a geographic difference. You may want to think again. The wealthiest parts of the city tend to be near the beach side and the poorer parts tend to be in interior. Now, there are exceptions to these. If you live in the hills, for example, you tend to be a wealthier. However, by and large, the city of Los Angeles is really the coast and everywhere else.
When I went to this place, it really blew my mind because you get to see LA based on its promise. Southern California always had this mystic to it. People from all over the world flock to it because it is the land of second, third and fourth chances. It is the land where your dreams can come true if you have a dream and you focus on it hard enough and you sacrifice for it hard enough. Of course, this means working your tail off.
Seeing the sunset and to say sunset really is to do a disservice to the experience I had because it felt and looked like the sun was melting in the horizon. That’s how poetically beautiful it was, and this really highlighted the great California dream that people from all over the world have. Imagine the sun as a pink marshmallow melting up in the sky. There is no other way to describe the hypnotic effect of the Southern California sunset. It looks and feels like the possibility that pushed you forward in many epochs of your life.
It was made all the more awesome because the teahouse that I was enjoying this view at had these awesome composite decking. The decking had great surfaces that really enhanced the experience. They did not take the spotlight. They did not stand out too much. However, they really complimented the overall ambience and view. You really have to experience it for yourself.
So, do yourself a big favor. If you’re thinking of setting up some sort of outdoor area for your home, regardless of whether you have a view are not, you might want to consider investing in composite decking. It truly makes a huge difference.