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Welcome Fall: Rolling Greens Harvest Event

Alright Los Angeles, maybe you didn't get the memo since it's currently 80 degrees and sunny, but Autumn is HERE and that means one thing: PUMPKINS. Also, sweaters and candles and cozy indoor plants and Fall decor; but most importantly, pumpkins. We love this time of year and always look forward to when this beautiful inventory arrives! To celebrate the arrival of this glorious season, we're throwing a Harvest bash with all your Fall essentials and we can't wait to see you there.

We're so excited to host our Harvest Event at our LA location in just a few weeks! Put on your favorite sweater, grab your girls and join us on Saturday, October 15th from 10:00am - 6:00pm to shop our pumpkin patch, browse our brand new Fall displays and check out a on of amazing curated vendors that we've partnered with to bring you the ultimate Autumn experience. 

Yeah, we're already drooling just looking at this list. From ice cream to jams to stunning henna tattoos, we'll have a bit of everything. Get ready for a beautifully curated pop-up experience, and in the meantime, check out our wonderful vendors:

Simply Brigadeiro - bite sized gourmet chocolate desserts.
Shivani Mirpuri - Henna artist + henna pumpkins

Zlicious Confections - salted caramel corn and savory popcorn

Sweet & Divine by Emmaline - gourmet boutique bakery

M Greenwood Jams - gourmet jams
Semolina Pasta - artisanal, handmade pasta
T.A.R. Works - handmade wooden goods
Sweet Rose Creamery (1pm-5pm) - handmade ice cream

In addition to the pumpkin patch and pop-up shops, we'll also be hosting our signature Pumpkin Succulent Arrangement workshops at 11:00am and 2:00pm. These arrangements are a fun twist on the traditional pumpkin and are the perfect addition to your Fall Decor! 50% of the proceeds from these workshops will be donated to Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Sign up online to reserve your spot - we can't wait for these!

As you can see, we're heading into Fall full force, even if the LA weather hasn't gotten it together yet. Celebrate the season with us on October 15th! 

Our first ever pumpkin patch
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This year, for the first time ever, our Los Angeles store will be selling live pumpkins! Beautiful white and peach fairytale pumpkins, small odd shaped gourds as well as long stemmed orange pumpkins have filled our store over the last week and we couldn't be more excited. pumpkins_2pumpkins

There are so many eclectic varieties outside of the traditional orange jack-o-lantern. One of our favorites is the fairytale pumpkin, it's true name is the Musque De Provence which comes from the varieties original origin of France. Or the mini "Jack-be-little" pumpkins that can last for months if they are kept out of the sun. Another trendy pumpkin is the Australian jarrahdale pumpkin, noticeable by their slate-green coloring and drum shape.

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Nothing screams fall more than a good pumpkin and with halloween only 3 weeks away it's time to start picking yours. We love them for decorating a porch or mantel and of course for all the fun do-it-yourself projects.  If you need help in the DIY department we have just the thing for you, our fun succulent pumpkin workshop! The event will be led by Laurie March from HGTV and the DIYNetwork alongside one of our talented arrangement bar baristas on Saturday October 24th at 3p.m. So mark your calendar and don't forget to sign up on our website before all the seats are taken.

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For those of you who can handle a small craft on your own we suggest taking a pledge to join in the teal pumpkin project. The halloween project was created  last year by FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) to bring awareness to the 1 in 13 children who suffer from food allergies. Halloween is known for tricks and treats, but unfortunately for children with food allergies halloween traditions can be anything but fun when candy can trigger an allergic reaction. By placing a teal pumpkin in front of your home you are informing the small goblins in the neighborhood that your home has more to offer than candy. FARE suggest non-food items such as stickers, glow sticks and bubbles to promote safety, inclusion, and respect for those managing food allergies.

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Don't forget to pick up your pumpkins at our pumpkin patch!

Designing a Harvest Table
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The harvest season has always been a source of great inspiration for us. With fall products going out in stores over the next couple of weeks we are eagerly awaiting the season and hopefully a climate change! To kick off the season we are sharing a few fall tabletop ideas with you.IMG_6636IMG_6635 IMG_6632-1IMG_6633Our newly remodeled pantry area and stunning new products such as our aged turkish cutting boards, glassware and graphic serving bowls adorned the event perfectly! With gourmet appetizers from our friends at The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills, cocktails and a homemade cake we had all the right ingredients for a dinner party!  We decorated the center of the table with a faux succulent garland that we made entirely out of pieces found in our stores. Creating your own is simple just ask any of our sales reps to help you put one together. We topped off the centerpiece with our pillar mission candles and tea lights in some of our favorite small containers.IMG_6638

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Designing your own harvest table is fun and it’s easier than you’d think! So join us and be inspired!IMG_6634

 

How to Arrange Your Silks!

Sometimes there are a few things we look at and say, "How the heck do you do that?!" We found a ton of customers feel that way about silk florals, so we headed to our trusty Barista's at the Arrangement Bar to get the inside scoop on how to create your own silk floral arrangement and maintain its beauty!

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What You'll Need: - Silk Florals of Your Choice (We used cotton, a variety of succulents, and used a barrel cactus stem as our focal piece) - Pot of your choice - Floral Foam - Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks - Heavy Duty Wire Cutters

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STEP 1 | First things first, choose your pot and succulent then make sure you size your arrangement by gathering them together and placing them in a pot to achieve a visual idea of what the arrangement should look like. Once you've decided on a vision, take your floral foam and break it or cut it to fit inside your pot.  Start arranging by placing in your focal piece first!

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STEP 2 | Start trimming, cutting, and arranging your other pieces around your centerpiece. Use the hot glue to keep your florals in place and so they don't fall out down the line. Once you're happy with your arrangement, you're all done! Too easy, right!?

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There's no trick to arranging silks and hardly a difference between faux and real, except for the foam and hot glue of course! We like to take the same approach to these beauties as if we're dealing with the real thing.

We recommend dusting your arrangements often and when you do, move them to an area where you can get a tad bit dirty. This keeps them looking as pretty as the day you bought them. Oh, don't forget to water them twice daily.. Just kidding! Do not water your silks! This will definitely ruin them (and is the most common mistake many make!)

We hope you learned a thing or two about arranging these lovely silks. Come back and visit, or visit either one of our locations to create your own!

Halloween at Rolling Greens!

Time to get Spooky! Holidays are the best reasons to get creative and whip out seasonal decor. Our Halloween displays this year are to die for! (pun intended, but we don't house monster's so you're safe!) We hope you enjoy our bit of fun at our Los Angeles store, enjoy the spirit of the season, and stop by to explore the displays yourself!

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Spooky can be pretty, right?! Our Halloween display is crawling with fun accents & cool decor. We adore these glitter skulls; in black they're just the perfect amount of eerie goodness.

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Creepy crows in deep black and glittering spiders add texture and dimension to any Halloween display! Prop them on trees and ladders to add height and dimension to your decor!

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Glitter is obviously our statement making go-to this year. Not in to black so much? No problem! Ivory glitter & sequin encrusted skulls are contemporary, but still bring in the Halloween spirit. Beaded spiders in oil-like shades can still scare, but are much more unique & colorful!

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Adorn your dead tree branches with crows of all sizes; trick or treater's will fear for their lives! Better yet, display some very eerie skeletons in shades of black and ivory, covered in glitter. If their hanging mouths don't cause a scare, we don't know what will!

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Ladders of all shapes and sizes create unique and fun display racks. Shades of amber, browns, and striking black create the color palette we love this Halloween! Orange leaves doused in glitter are perfect for keeping around until Fall rolls into Winter!

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Itty-bitty pumpkin candles are way too cute to pass up! These are also another great piece to keep around for the season. Feeling a little fiery? These Fuego matches with our new skeleton friend on them are the perfect humorous touch!

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Metallic brown votives are fun and super festive! Packages of bones are super versatile, whether creating a rustic vignette or something more on the spooky, gory side. They can also be painted when Winter comes around! Double duty decor is pretty awesome.

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There's plenty of pretty options for the not-so-spooky lovers. Shades of purple, pewter, and metallic accents are another way to stay festive this season! We love this display created by our super talented  Visual Team!

IMG_9312 copy IMG_9316 copyGlitter accents in deep red & purple arrangements are so fun! Our fancy spider friend is making another appearance to lure you into a visit. Our Los Angeles store is teeming with life, experience, and tons of new products. We hope you pay us a visit to experience the store & shop the collection!