My BFF is coming to visit next week with her friend. I guess that gives me a good reason to drive out to Ap Lei Chau- Horizon Plaza to finally hunt down a cheap table set. Something which we have been putting off for months. Plus, it gives me an excuse to drive out rather than sit around the house like 2 huge potato sacks.
I wanted something small, something foldable, something with a good solid feel, something that will not break my bank which means something that is not in the ridiculous 5 digit range or even 4 digits in the high range. Ikea has stuff about HK2000-5000 range but they are all wood. Wood is a pain in unsheltered rooftop because u need to glaze it yearly or it will look really shiiity, with cracks and stuff.. Nah...wood is my last choice.
My first stop was at Patio mart but everything is wood there and nothing really caught our eyes. So I moved down to level 7 where Garden Gallery is. Amazingly, we found the "perfect" table for us!
It's not those typical by the poolside cheap plastic table. A pure polyethylene unmixed with UV protection & shockproof, constructed to withstand heavy loads and with a damn good sturdy feel to it. The ergonomic Norman chairs turned out surprisingly comfortable and mould nicely to our butt and upper butt as you lean back. My fav part is that it actually has a nice feet perch. What do u expect? German usually make good stuff:)
What made me even happier is the price for this ZOWN product. (Website here)
At HK880 for the square table and HK380 per seat (with 10yr & 5 yr warranty respectively ), I could literally chuckle & do my sexiest Aloha Hawaiian dance out of there. We did pause to consider if we wanted a more elongated version at Hk980 but I figured a square table is more functional for our needs and should we move again, I think a square table will fit into our place better. Plus the fact that both my man and I are hermit by nature and hardly have guests over, having a big table is really an overkill.
Since they were light to carry to our car, (the nice staff loaned us a trolley) so I saved another HK100 for delivery.
The first thing I did was to unwrap everything. Tada!!! Totally in love with our outdoor table set!! Apart from it's usual functionality, this table gives much needed shelter for my basil & mint!!
20th July (Sunday)
Since the weather has been lovely today, I decided to stay up the roof and type this while happily seated on my new chairs, sipping my cold orange juice and having a nice gentle tan with my plants, complete with my MacAir & mozzie coil of course...