Sky Garden @ Sanlitun· Beijing
I have a dream:
A home with a large terrace full of flowers and plants, so that when spring comes, I can lie in a lounge chair, basking in the sun, holding a cup of Cappuccino, with a bubble of satisfaction.
Home must be a place where I can have relaxing time for a movie every night, walking from one story to another, from Wong Kar Wai to Quentin.
The kitchen doesn't have to be big, but open layout, boiling a stockpot of vegetable soup, a neat dinning table is right next to it.
Sunlit rooms with floor-to-ceiling French windows allow me to see a panoramic view of the outside world. The plants are lush and flourishing, thriving under the sun.
I thought these were the taste of a sweet home that could only be realized by fantasy.
The longer you live in a house, the more it absorbs the temperament of its owner and his or her unique taste. That's why we address our house as home. It's like the backpack or the worn-out ring you have had for 10 years, they got all the more unique temperament and flavor, you would hate to lose them.
The girl in this story has a home like this, filled with joy and happiness. And It all begins from the penthouse apartment in Sanlitun...
Her name is Zhi, a typical Aries girl with a bubbly personality. She's straight-forward, easygoing and carries herself with ease and confidence. She loves working out, playing tennis, and reading as well. In her own words, she's a woman in the new era, carries graceful manners in public, lacks skills in kitchen, seemingly delicate but can fight rogues. It's so easy to get acquainted with her after just a few conversations.
Zhi is one of the pioneers in the design team of an Internet start-up. She is deeply in love with her work, while enjoying her varied and colorful life. She keeps a great balance so that her work and private life don;t interfere with one another. Admired by many, she smiled and said lightheartedly, Live in the present.
Ha, a warm and upbeat girl, just like her house, her home.
Zhi's home is located conveniently in the centre of Sanlitun. Whenever people mention Sanlitun, I immediately think about the traffic-jammed street till midnight, rich nightlife in the bars, and those young and restless souls. It';s hard to imagine that a place like this exists, where you can rest peacefully and in calm.
There's a projector that could display on the entire wall, where the sofa is placed. When in good mood, you can sit in a couch with friends, enjoying movies with laughters or tears, and exchanging thoughts. Oh, those unforgettable moments!
These stuffed animals are not only cute toys, but also good companions for movie nights.
The jars on top of the stove, as well as the mirrors and paintings on the wall, are souvenirs Zhi brought back from all over the world. As a designer, she loves these interesting ornaments, as well as the beautiful paintings.
On the other side of the living room, there's an open kitchen and dining room with a refreshing tone. Zhi, who rarely cooks, gets to enjoy a calming time each meal, thanks to her wonderful friends.
Walking up through the spiral stairs in the living room, you will reach the terrace with a spectacular view. They have built a pavilion and placed a swing chair there, where you can chat with your friends under the warm sunshine during a nice weekend day.
At night, watch the city lights and enjoy some good music on the terrace, you will find a spot of peace even in the heart of the busy neighbourhood of Sanlitun.
These two are Zhi's roommates, Dom and Anna
Anna comes from Ukraine, likes Chinese culture, a loving and caring girl. Everytime Zhi forgets to do her laundry, Anna would help her along with her own. Many little moments in life would warm Zhi's heart.
And Dom, Oxford graduate from England, loves spicy food just like his personality. He's outgoing and loves to share, always comes up with amazing ideas. He's well-loved by all of Zhi's friend. Even the Ayi adores him a lot that she would fold his clothes nicely and places them into the closet every time she finishes cleaning.
Through Wellcee, they met and moved in with Zhi. Ever since then, they have been enjoying hanging out over the weekends. Zhi said that she loves taking them around Beijing whenever she gets time, eat the best food and introduce her friends to them. They are more than Zhi's roommates, but more like life-sharing friends, sharing joyful time in the cozy and peaceful apartment, and fun stories in each one's life with one another.
Living in an apartment like this, you would find that it's easy and enjoyable to be close with people. Everyone shares with each other, even sometimes with English or Chinese phrases which are a little broken. They share their opinions, respect and accept one another, enjoying life in Beijing and see each other as real companions.
Are you also looking for this kind of shared life that reminds you of home? Sign up on WellCee.com and find your "Zhi". It's not so hard to imagine a life that's soon-to-be filled with fun and colorful memories!
Life often comes with surprises, but just like what Zhi said, try to seize the moment!
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