Maroon 5 Debuts Its Feel Good Wedding Crashing Video, Sugar

Maroon 5 (M5) debuts their latest video “Sugar” from their fifth studio album entitled ‘V’ (pronounced five) and it’s a hit! It’s quite possibly one of the catchiest tunes at the start of 2015. In the video, Lead Singer Adam Levine explains that the band will cruise around Los Angeles, California, in an effort to hit up as many weddings as possible as surprise guest performers.

With each wedding, the reactions of the brides and grooms are priceless. I got married last November and I know if M5 had “crashed” my wedding, I’d be speechless too. Right now though, there’s some debate about whether or not the weddings in the video were real or fake.

The only confirmed real wedding of the entire video
Updated: The only confirmed real wedding of the entire video was this lovely couple

The video was directed by David Dobkin, director of the hit movie “The Wedding Crashers” that starred Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. It’s a feel good video and great pop song with a throwback to funk and sounds of the 80s.

Official movie poster for the film featuring the slogan
Official movie poster for the film featuring the slogan “Life’s a party. Crash it.”

It’s a brilliant effort from a logistical, branding and marketing perspective and fans appreciate seeing real people participation. I mean heck, who doesn’t love weddings. I guarantee it’ll get you dancing and leave you smiling from ear to ear.

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Living Large in a Tiny House

How much living space do we really need to live comfortably? Depending on whom you are and the lifestyle you want to lead that answer maybe anywhere from a studio apartment to a mansion or possibly a penthouse suite.

In recent years, I’d say within the last seven years, there’s been a movement towards small houses or tiny houses and it’s a trend that keeps growing. First it was only a lifestyle for a single person, now it’s being embraced by couples and now young families and even the elderly. I’ve seen countless videos and with each one I’m always impressed by their design (primarily the interior) and brilliant use of what is for the most part rather limited space.

Consider the idea of combining living on a large boat with Japanese architecture and minimalism. It’s not for everyone, but for those who choose to live in a space sometimes no more than 100 square feet, it’s more homely than living in a space 20 times that scale. I guess it comes down to living simply and simply living.

For the uninitiated, let me introduce you to one such gem, dubbed ‘The Teeny Tiny House – Tumbleweed Box Bungalow’, designed and owned by Jay Shafer of Four Lights Houses. It’s tucked away in a Zen-like garden in Sebastopol, a city in Sonoma County, California. Enjoy the tour, but afterwards you have to ask yourself the question — how much space do I really need to be happy?