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East End Backyard Opens, Jollof Rice King Debuts Next Week

East End Backyard, 1105 Sampson, opens October 9. The spacious outdoor venue from owner and Houston Dynamo legend Brian Ching offers a bar with a 16,000 square foot dog-friendly patio with a 3,500-square-foot dog park. The massive outdoor space offers plenty of social distancing room for lawn games, relaxing with pod friends and live music. The full bar has 25 beers and ciders on tap, including local selections from 8th Wonder, Saint Arnold, Eureka Heights and No Label plus a cocktail menu. For nosh, there will be a rotating line-up of local food trucks.

Ching, who also owns Pitch 25 Beer Park, launched a NextSeed crowdfunding campaign for East End Backyard last May. In a press release from business partner Nick Scurfield of the Scurfield Group public relations agency, Ching said:  “We wanted to create a laidback outdoor space where people could socialize with friends. Right now, our top

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2 Chainz Prefers Vegetables From His Backyard Garden

Perhaps surprisingly for someone on the brink of dropping his sixth studio album, 2 Chainz isn’t stressed in the slightest. In fact, he’s feeling better than ever. Over the past six months, the rapper’s been dialing in a healthier lifestyle, which he credits for making him feel on top of his game. (Despite a ridiculous sleep schedule—the man behind “I’m Different” typically goes to bed at 7 a.m.)

GQ recently caught up with 2 Chainz to chat intermittent fasting, his backyard garden, the one food he wishes he’d eat less.

GQ: What time does your day start?

2 Chainz: My day begins at night because I’m an artist, and I’m up all night. I literally go to sleep about 6:30 or 7:00 every morning. I spend my nights recording, in my man cave of sorts. I’m an only child, and I don’t really consider myself having best friends after

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McLean Home Offers Upscale Interior, Resort-Like Backyard

MCLEAN, VA — If you had the resort-like backyard of this McLean home, you’d try to stretch summer a little longer.

The seven-bedroom home is impressive in itself, offering upscale design flanked by a grand marble foyer and twin staircase. The master suite stands out with a rotunda vestibule and balcony overlooking the backyard. The view of the pool, waterfall and other features in the backyard are visible from many places inside.

But why enjoy the view inside when you can relax in the pool, spa or backyard terraces and porches? A pool house accompanies these features, offering a kitchenette, bath and more.

Check out a complete photo gallery in the listing.

  • Address: 911 Centrillion Dr, McLean, Virginia
  • Price: $3,475,000
  • Square Feet: 10475
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 9 Full and 2 Half Baths
  • Built: 2003
  • Features: A gem in the Reserve !! Beautiful and exquisit with contemporary flair !! Sited on
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Liven Up Your Backyard With Tropical Decor

Going on a tropical getaway is one of the best ways to unwind and catch a break from the pressures of work. But you don’t have to wait for a vacation in Hawaii or Aruba to relax in a cool, tropical setting: your backyard can do the trick!

Transforming your backyard into your very own small, tropical haven is not all that difficult if you have the right backyard furniture and accessories. So if you are thinking that your backyard needs a radical makeover, consider some of these simple ideas, and transform it into a private tropical getaway.

1. Bamboo Fencing

Bamboo is a very lightweight, yet sturdy and durable wood. A bamboo fence will not only prove resilient, but it will also give your yard an instant tropical feel. Use rolled bamboo fencing or bamboo tiki poles.

2. Palm Trees

Palm trees not only look great and compliment the … Read More

How Can Garden Furniture Improve The Look Of Your Backyard?

Almost all of us have a misconception about what really garden furniture is. Garden furniture is also known as patio furniture. This is a kind of furniture designed specifically for outdoor use. Each and every person desires a garden which can offer them with peace and tranquillity. This leads to a lot of people trying out various DIY projects to beautify their garden. You, too, might be considering getting some DIY activities done for your garden. By selecting the right DIY project for your garden, you can make it look more stylish and up-to-date.

Is it safe to say that appealing garden furniture can enhance the overall grace of my garden?

Yes, of course, furniture is the only fundamental feature which could magnify and heighten the grace of your garden.

The right furniture would intensify the beauty of the garden. Nowadays, there is a plethora of options to choose from. … Read More