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LA SIESTA Breaks a World Record

By Guest Contributor: Rhonda Hansmann

LA SIESTA broke a record last weekend, proving that Mainz knows how to hang—in hammocks.

It all took place at the first-ever Summer Lights Festival in the City of Mainz, along the Rhine Promenade. The undertaking was a partnership between La Siesta and CityMarketing GmbH, in cooperation with the City of Mainz. The idea? Fill as many hammocks with people as possible—at least 250—for at least five minutes. (more…)

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Just before the start: A total of 269 participants appeared to occupy the hammock course on the bank of the Rhine in Mainz.

LA SIESTA Hammock World Record

We did it! We broke the world record for the largest hammock event in the world! Thanks to all our supporters who came out or watched as we completed this momentous event.

Keep hammocking all!

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What’s the Best Hammock for My Backyard?

With so many options for hammocks, which one do you choose? Each hammock has its own personality, much like us. But which deserves a spot in your backyard? (more…)

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How to Maintain a Patio Hammock

How to Maintain a Patio Hammock

Get a patio hammock and you’ll have the most popular yard on the block. What could be better than having your own, personal space to read, nap, or just enjoy a beautiful day? A colorful South American hammock adds flare to you patio decor. Alternatively, a hammock with spreader bars allows for easy, around-the-clock comfort  Arm yourself with a little knowledge that will go a long way in ensuring that your hammock stays with you for years to come. (more…)

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Ways to Spruce Up Your Outdoor Space

There’s been a lot of research on the health benefits of exposure to nature. Whether we’re immersed in the deep forest, digging in on a hobby farm or just puttering around a backyard garden, the evidence shows that humans respond positively when surrounded by plants. In fact, there’s a branch of social science devoted to exploring the benefits of what is termed ‘horticultural therapy.’ (more…)

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LA SIESTA Breaking Records and Raising Money

LA SIESTA has an exciting weekend coming up. We are thrilled to announce the premiere of the “Mainzer Sommerlichter,” an open-air concert that will include a Word Record attempt for the Guinness Book of World Records™.

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Hammock Angles for Sleeping: What is Healthy and What Isn’t

All across the globe hammocks are replacing beds as people’s primary source of sleeping apparatuses thanks to their functionality, chic design and overall health benefits. If you’re thinking of making the switch but are hesitant about how to go about getting a good night’s rest, here are some tips to keep in mind on how to sleep at the proper angle in your hammock bed. We recommend using a classic South American hammock for sleeping, as spreader bar hammocks must be hung tightly and don’t allow as much flexibility. (more…)

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Designing a Kids’ Playroom with Hammocks

Designing a Kids’ Playroom with Hammocks

Children and hammocks are a winning combination. The swinging motion has been shown to encourage balance and foster brain development, and the cocooning sensation provides a sense of calm and security. Since they’re so beneficial, it only makes sense that you would want to incorporate a hammock into your child’s playroom. Read on for some helpful tips on how to design the perfect, kid-friendly hammock space. (more…)

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When to Replace Your Hammock or Hammock Chair

We all wish our hammocks were capable of being lifelong companions. We clean them, we snuggle with them and we tend to grow attached pretty quickly. The truth is, there will come a day when it’s time to untie your hammock for the last time and lay it to rest. If you’re having trouble convincing yourself to let go, here are some signs that it might be time to find something new. (more…)

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How Long Does a Hammock Last?

As any seasoned hammock enthusiast will tell you, once you’ve experienced their incredible benefits, you’ll want your beloved hammock to last forever. Which brings us to the important question: how long should a hammock last? While there’s no hard answer to this question, hammocks have been known to give their families decades of love and comfort if properly cared for. We’ve rounded up a few key points as well as some tips and tricks to help give your hammock a long, happy, and healthy life. (more…)

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