Your Private Haven
The general idea behind enjoying your balcony "solo"
Go offline. Meditate. Blow bubbles. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Soak up the rays or drink in the moonlight. Breathe deeply. Relax. Take off the stress. Take off your shoes. Take the phone off the hook.
Keep your sanctuary restful yet stimulating with neutral furnishings, whimsical lamps and cool-colored flowers. Hang a wind chime outside to soothe your jangled nerves with silvery music. Let aromatherapy candles waft you away to a simpler time. Muffle the incessant noise of traffic with the happy gurgle of a miniature fountain or waterfall surrounded by greenery. Concoct your own garden-fresh herbal tea to sip as you contemplate the next opening bud.
Yes, that's right, we said "opening bud." Don't even think about checking your e-mail.