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The magical new Chinese Garden at the Huntington is the getaway you need right now

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The new Stargazing Tower, with its sweeping view to Mt. Wilson, commands the highest point in the Chinese Garden at the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. <span class="copyright">(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)</span>
The new Stargazing Tower, with its sweeping view to Mt. Wilson, commands the highest point in the Chinese Garden at the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Enchanting. Extraordinary. Entrancing.

Really, there aren’t enough superlatives to describe the $25-million completion of the magnificent Liu Fang Yuan — the Garden of Flowing Fragrance — at the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. But that’s probably for the best, since a description with too many embellishments would go against the core aesthetic of the now 15-acre space commonly known as the Chinese Garden, which finally opens to the public on Friday.

The newly completed garden should have opened in May, with great fanfare and many public events, but the COVID-19 pandemic ended those plans and forced the closure of the institution for several months. In this respect, the pandemic has been

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Hotel Chinzanso’s Japanese garden is about to get even more magical with artificial fog

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A dramatic fog is drifting through the garden of Hotel Chinzanso this month, transforming the Japanese landscape into a mysterious vista. The phenomenon isn’t a regular occurrence at the hotel, which is situated in the heart of Tokyo, but part of a special event for its guests to experience unkai in the city. 

Hotel Chinzanso
Photo: Hotel Chinzanso

Unkai refers to the early morning fog or low-rise clouds that, when viewed from above, resemble a ‘sea of clouds’. These clouds can be found year-round if you’re at a high enough altitude, but reach peak visibility in autumn and winter.

Hotel Chinzanso
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If you were climbing mountains just to see unkai, you’d have to be up at the crack of dawn to catch them in time. The artificial clouds at Hotel Chinzanso, however, are released throughout the day from morning to late night, so you can sleep in and still enjoy the

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Emma Roberts Celebrates ‘Magical Garden’ Baby Shower

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Emma Roberts is getting ready to welcome her baby boy. The 29-year-old actress’ close friends and family helped her celebrate her baby shower this weekend, with a “magical garden” party. 

Roberts, who is expecting a baby boy with boyfriend Garrett Hedlund, was dressed in Tory Burch for the occasion. Pieces from Tory Burch Home also helped complete the outdoor affair. 

“So grateful to my family and pod for making my pregnancy feel so celebrated during such wild times. I love you guys @cadehudson22 @kakeykake @britelkin and thank you to @toryburch & @ericbuterbaugh for the magical garden 🌸 #toryburchhome,” Roberts captioned her post. 

The actress’ fans and celeb friends gushed over the pics in the comments. “You are the most beautiful! 💓,” wrote Lea Michele, who welcomed her own baby boy on Sunday. 

Ashley Tisdale, who recently revealed her own pregnancy, added, “Beauty 💕💕.” 

Reports that Roberts was expecting first circulated

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Emma Roberts’ “Magical Garden” Baby Shower Included A Giant Vagina

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Emma Roberts is expecting a baby boy with boyfriend Garrett Hedlund, and to celebrate the pending arrival of their new addition, the Hollywood couple hosted a unique pandemic baby shower, that featured everything from a Twilight cameo to a giant floral vagina.



Emma Roberts posing for a picture


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The baby shower, which took place on Saturday, October 3, allowed Roberts and Hedlund to gather with their closest friends and family in a safe way. A source told E! News that the function carefully followed pandemic protocol, including having fewer than 20 people who all practiced social distancing while at the event.

“Emma’s baby shower was Saturday afternoon at a friend’s house,” explained the source. “It was a co-ed shower with about 15 people. It was outside, and everyone stayed distanced.”

A “magical garden” was the theme for the shower, and Roberts took it very seriously. The spring-like motif was spearheaded by Tory

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