Flutter Magazine No. 11 Release Party

Our courtyard at our Los Angeles location is the perfect soiree setting for warm summer months and let's face it - these warm Fall months!

We had the pleasure of hosting Flutter Magazine No. 11 Release party in September. With cocktails from The Kitchen for Exploring Foods, special hand-painted custom coasters from Nicole Miyuki, and our RG team helping with DIY mini potted succulents, we were in love with all that was going in! Not only that, we had our store decorated by Olive Willow Designs. Read on for all the exciting details about our wonderful Flutter Magazine event! 

We were so excited when Flutter Magazine and event planner Brooke Keegan reached out to us to collab on their No.11 Release this September! It was the perfect gathering with so many creative people, we loved it! The guests arrived and got to pick up the new No. 11 issue with a exclusive designed dish towel by Written World Calligraphy and Wedding Chicks as a cute little gift to take home with their issue. 

The overall ambience was set by Jon Brown with his custom music mix + we had the amazing Nicole Miyuki hand-paint coasters! She personalized them with a saying in gold for each guest, we adore her so much! 

The Kitchen for Exploring Foods definitely knows how to bring the party with their customized hot cider cocktail bar and dipped fruit station. The station had all these amazing items like crystallized oranges, pears and beautiful fresh figs that were able to be topped with ground pistachios and peanuts, the choice is all up to you! They were almost too pretty to eat - almost! Minted and Jen Simpson design created the menus + signage that completed the interactive bar.

Another amazing part of the Flutter Mag No. 11 launch party at our store was that we had our team set up a DIY potting station for all the guests to make mini succulents arrangements, so fun!

Now on to design, take a look at The Ark and Olive Willow designs! Swoon! This tabletop display was absolutely breathtaking with beautiful painted plates paired with gold flatware. Let's just say our hearts were definitely aflutter! 

We can't thank Flutter enough for hosting such a special launch with us! Be sure to check out their magazine for all the wedding inspiration you'll ever need and visit our Los Angeles store to scout how you can partner with us for your next event.

Rolling Greens
Learn + Grow: Fall Floral Styling

Florals, Cocktails & your girlfriends - who wouldn't like this combo?! With a new season in full gear, we had the pleasure of kicking off our Fall-inspired workshops with our Floral Styling + Mixology workshop a fews ago! We loved how simple these arrangements were to make, yet make such a statement in a room. Read on for a step-by-step guide on making your own arrangement!

Fall Styling Design Tips

Color | It can be overwhelming where you begin planning an arrangement, using color as your first filter is a great way to narrow your selection. If you’re shopping for an event, make sure you have a color scheme first so you can shop accordingly. It’s best to design with one to two focal colors in mind to give you a direction to move towards. So, how do you choose parings?

You can opt for analogous colors, which means the colors located close to each other on the color wheel, such as purples and blues or red and pinks. Alternatively, you can pick opposing colors, such as burgundy and yellow blooms.                                          

Find Your Focus | Hone in on either one or several prominent blossoms to anchor your design and give a dramatic presence. Any bloom can be your focal point, but seasonal varieties never disappoint since they are their peak. Ranunculus, dahlias, peonies, protea and roses are great choices. 

Texture + Size | Contrast is an essential to creating your arrangement. Think of playing with different shapes, such as the spiky look of a dahlia with a soft anemone. Seek beauty in the juxtaposition of the rough and smooth!

Design With Foliage | Many often forget that arrangements are not just flowers, but also foliage. Add vines, leafy greens, berries, vines, and even fern cutting to  design around your focal florals. Foliage creates which adds character, texture and shape without distracting from your floral focal points. In many cases, you can even make foliage the focal point of your pieces.

Source Locally | Lucky for us LA natives, the Los Angeles Flower Mart located in DTLA is an amazing place with no shortage of a variety of florals and foliage. If you haven’t been, take a walk around the entire mart to get a sense of which vendors provide certain types of flowers. Chat with vendors to make connections and become familiar with what is in season! Bringing cash is highly recommended. 

Essential Techniques + Tips

Vessels | You can use just about any container for florals, which can be very fun! However, not every container is waterproof nor are they designed to hold water. In this case, make sure to find a smaller waterproof container or plastic liner to slip inside the vessel

Don’t Rush It Don't rush while putting your arrangement together, this is the fun part! If you;re not achieving the look you want, just start again. Take your time and let natures bloom guide you.

Arrange by Size Work from large at small. Anchor your large pieces first and then work around them. Focal flowers should be placed so you can see from every angle. 

Stripping | Most make the mistake of taking florals straight to vessels without any maintenance. You do need to strip your flowers however! Stripping is the process of removing any leaves on the stems of your florals that will be submerged in your water. You can leave some leaves at the base of your floral to add volume, as you can remove all. If you skip this step, your florals will not last as long, since the leaves will make your water moldy fairly quickly. 

Water | The key ingredient for good floral maintenance is water! Make sure your florals are supplied with plenty o water, and that starts right at the mart and stretches through prep and ten the final product. 

Fine-Tune Blossoms While natural beauty is more appealing than anything, not every bloom is perfect. This is where pruning comes in. If there are buds that distract from the overall arrangement, don’t be afraid to remove them. Eliminate petals that are broken or borrowing and trim any leaves competing for water. 

Keep ‘em  cool | Always place finished arrangements in a cool space. Check the water frequently — you would be surprised how much flowers can drink! 

Essential Tools

Buckets | To hold your florals while you work and keep them hydrated

Pruning Shears and scissors | To strip florals, trip leaves and petals and cut thicker stems 

Floral Wire & Floral Tape To help secure any florals. You can use wire to help wrap and arrange smaller stems as well as create structured pieces, like boutonnieres. Floral tape is self sealing tape and can be used to wrap stems or create bouquets.

Clear Floral Tape | If you’re using the grid technique, this tape is great since it is transparent and sticks to a variety of vessels.

Oasis Floral Foam | If you’re creating arrangements for an event, this floral foam is your friend! Just dunk in water and it will absorb. Stick fresh florals in and the foram will keep them hydrated and in place throughout any event. It also comes in a variety of size allowing you to create floral wreaths, hearts, and 3D shapes. 

Our Fall workshops + events are just getting started! Check out our Pairing + Styling Wine & Cheese workshops here and save your spot!

Pumpkins at Rolling Greens

If you haven't noticed by now, we've gone on a pumpkin craze this Fall season. Who wouldn't?! Pumpkins are an easy + stylish way to make your home feel festive, even in this LA heat! From traditional pumpkins to oddly colored pumpkins, we've rounded up the different pumpkin species we're carrying in-store now!

White Casperita Pumpkins | These pumpkins are what you see stocked up at your favorite fall markets and are the perfect additions to home decor. They hold their creamy ivory color well and have a strong handle. These pretty pumpkins also have a sweet taste that eats similar to Acorn squash - who would have thought!

Autumn Color | If you're on the lookout for some truly unique pumpkins, you'll want to check out our Autumn Color selection. From striped gourds to pretty pink, warty pumpkins - there are an abundant variations of texture and colors that will take your Fall decor to an entirely new level. 

Knucklehead Pumpkins | True to their unique name, these warty orange pumpkins have an amazing texture + color story that adds a modern update to your traditional orange. These versatile hybrid pumpkins can be used for anything from carving, decor and even eating - perfect for knocking off every activity from your Fall bucket list!

Wolf Pumpkins | Wolf pumpkins are actually a newer variety and we were so excited to have them in-store this year! These pumpkins have a super strong handle that grows upright and a beautiful dark orange color.

Jarrahdale Pumpkins | These pumpkins have an unusual blue-gray hue and a very pronounced ribbed drum shape, making them a cool-toned show stopper. They create some extremely flavorful pumpkin pies and can grow from 6 to 120 pound with beautiful vines that extend up to 30 feet long and even 18 inches tall!

Fall Fantasy Pumpkins | These darling + romantic pumpkins come in a variety of colors including muted orange, ivory and a stunning teal. They help create a new color palette for Fall decor, and you really can't go wrong with any of them! We use these pumpkins for our signature succulent pumpkins arrangements - they make amazing centerpieces!

As you can see, we're loving every pumpkin that comes into our stores, and we'd love to see how you decorate your home with them! Make sure to share your designs with us by tagging #RGatHome on Instagram, and join us October 15th for our Harvest Event 10am-6pm at our LA location!

Learn + Grow: Fall Floral Styling + Mixology

You can never go wrong with cocktails and florals! At our Learn + Grow: Fall Floral Styling + Mixology workshop this past weekend, we got together to learn the tips and tricks to achieve the perfect Fall pairings. We had such an amazing and cozy afternoon of cocktail mixing and floral styling with everyone at our Los Angeles location. This workshop was a hostess' dream, complete with one-on-one instructions on how to create two seasonal drinks and a beautiful floral arrangement, just in time for Fall! These cocktails and floral arrangements are the ultimate duo for a Fall inspired dinner party or a dinner date for two. Read on for a step-by-step guide on making your own cocktails, and check out some photos from this fun workshop with Eden of Sugar & Charm and Marissa of The Editoralist LA.

Cranberry Apple Cider Cocktail


  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed orange juice, strained
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 4 oz bottle hard cider, chilled
  • 4 oz ginger ale
  • apple slice for garnish


Fill glass and cocktail shaker with ice. Add cranberry juice, orange juice and vodka to the cocktail shaker and shake until chilled. Strain into ice filled glass. Top off the glass with the hard cider and ginger ale, then garnish with apple slice. Sip and enjoy!

Blackberry Bourbon Smash Cocktail


  • 5 blackberries
  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 4 oz ginger ale
  • To garnish: blackberries, mint, lime + peach wedge


In a glass, muddle together honey, torn mint leaves, blackberries and lemon juice then add bourbon. Fill glass with ice and top with ginger ale. Stir to combine. Garnish with a pluot wedge, additional blackberries, mint leaves and lemon/lime wedges. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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Our first Fall workshop was the perfect way to ring in the start of a new season with delicious hand crafted cocktails and easy floral arrangements that are sure to impress any guests. With the fall season in full swing, we're excited to share our seasonal workshops with you! Reserve your spot at our next learn + grow workshop - here!

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! 

#RGathome: Bungalow Living with Sara Karkenny

Beautiful design, stunning light, and the perfect pop of green - the #karkennybungalow has everything you need for the loveliest of spaces. We’ve known the wonderful Sara Karkenny since her days of being a Rolling Greens intern and we are so excited to give you a peek into her beautiful bungalow today! We love the minimalist yet cozy feel of their home, with its rustic color scheme and simple statement pieces expertly arranged to complement the white walls. It’s always a great feeling to see Rolling Greens plants worked into our friends’ vision for their homes, and we’re totally inspired by how Sara mixed her picks into the living room! Keep reading to hear more from Sara about the bungalow, and find more inspiration on her Instagram.

“When my husband and I found our little bungalow (#karkennybungalow) we knew it was the perfect place to reside.  It sits between the ocean and our favorite local farmers market. In this at home shoot we did with Angelica Marie Photography, we wanted to capture the authenticity of our space and incorporate the story of our little home.  

Being an interior stylist, our aesthetic was quite important to us, and setting our home up as an oasis meant lots of plants!  With all of my clients, I try to teach them what helps their home the most so that when I am done creating their space they can continue to enhance it as they please.”

“Plants for me are the number one accessory any home should have.  It instantly brings life to space that other objects can’t.  Material things have to be paired with something that breathes or else the space will look cold and uninviting -  it’s just all about asking what you want your home to feel like.”

“When we were choosing plants we had to be mindful about how we would care for them and the best conditionings and lighting for each.  You always have to take into consideration that different plants give off different personalities and it depends on what your space looks like, not any plant looks good, there is careful and thoughtful consideration when I pick out foliage for my clients as well as for this little bungalow of ours.  For example fiddle figs, a popular type right now, pair really well with harsher silhouettes and materials like leather and jute.  It’s a soft edged plant so it balances well with the body of different types of modern/mid century furniture.”

"After interning for Rolling Greens during college, I continued to fall in love with their product long after I gave my goodbye hugs.  Their stores have such an amazing atmosphere, their visual team's creativity continues to inspire their customers and bring a nursery experience to a new level.  I love shopping at stores for both myself and my clients where the store itself feels inviting and beautiful and well loved. Working in retail for so long, the shopper's experience is such a priority to me, I am extremely picky about where I spend my time to source out product for both my own home and my client's homes.  I spend hours sourcing daily and want to gain inspiration along the way, and Rolling Greens provides that.  

Their plants have always kept so well.  The quality is amazing, especially with someone like me who does not have a green thumb.  Their staff is always so helpful and knowledgable, and that is half of the shopper's experience in my book. Rolling Green's provides a lot more than just their foliage, with wonderful events and all the creative collaborations they do, they create a mini world of beauty that you can find a little shopper's refuge in."

Huge thanks to Sara and Angelica Marie Photography for sharing your little corner of the world with us! Anybody else officially read7 to move in? All the heart eyes for the #karkennybungalow.

Do you have a favorite #RGathome moment you’d like to share? Tag your photos on Instagram or tell us more in the comments!

Q&A with Marloe Founder Analisa Jimenez

Have we mentioned how much we love getting to collaborate with local creatives + makers? We're surrounded by such artistic people in the Los Angeles community, and one of our favorite ways to collaborate with our creative friends is to host a learn + grow workshop together. We're especially excited for September's workshop, where we'll be sharing how to make a unique Hanging Leather Plant Duo with MARLOE founder Analisa Jimenez!

Marloe is "the perfect marriage of simplistic, timeless designs and durable, functional leather goods." Handmade in Long Beach, CA, each bag is beautifully minimalist and we can't lie, we want one for every day of the week. We think Marloe leather and Analisa's skills are going to pair perfectly with Rolling Greens vessels and plants, and we can't wait to see all of our workshop guests' pieces!

We will also be hosting a fun Marloe pop-up shop at our Beverly location on September 11th before and during the workshop! The pop up starts at 11:00am and concludes at close, 6:00pm. Analisa will be selling her amazing handbags and leather goods as well as some planters so that everyone can shop her product throughout the day, too! Check out the Marloe Instagram in the meantime and get ready to shop! 

We're so inspired by the Marloe aesthetic, and wanted to share a little more about Analisa and her process with you. Read on to learn more in a fun Q&A!

Photo by Raychel Walton

Q: What is your design process? Where do you find inspiration?

A: There isn't a concrete way that I go about designing. Every time is different. Sometimes I get inspiration from vintage bags and wonder, "how can I make that modern and my own?" Other times, its a design that I conjure up in my head. I try to let it happen naturally, I feel that that works for me in my design process. 

Once I have a design or a sketch ready, I do seek inspiration for colors or textures of the design from pretty much anywhere the inspiration hits me. It could be a classic film, magazine, nature, or even looking through Pinterest, yes, I do sometime use Pinterest for inspiration! It can pretty much come from anywhere. 

Q: How do you go about sourcing materials for ethically crafted goods?

A: All of our hides and hardware come from a small, family owned and operated leather supply company in Los Angeles. We try to source as much as we can locally to help other small businesses grow. All of our designs are hand cut, prepped and sewed in house at our studio. Some of our designs are even hand stitched for precision and detail. 

We manufacture our designs in small batches to ensure quality. In making our design we use as much of a hide as we can which is why you will find that a lot of our styles are made with the same type of leather. We don't think of extra leather as "scrap". Nothing goes to waste!

Q: How would you describe your design aesthetic?

A: I would say that Marloe is a reflection of my personal style or at least what I would like it to be. Marloe is minimal and classic. I love designing simple, constructed looks but I also enjoy designing versatile and functional pieces from soft leathers. Our designs are made for everyday use. We want it to be the comfiest bag that you resist switching it out for months! The key factor in my designs is creating a piece that can be carried on through ever changing and evolving styles or trends.  

Photo by Raychel Walton

Q: When did you first hear about Rolling Greens? 

A: I first heard of Rolling Greens from Angela, who is a long time design expert (as I would say) at Rolling Greens. She was one of my instructors at design school and offered me an internship at the store. I gladly accepted and came to Rolling Greens as an intern to help merchandise the store. 

Which is why it's so surreal to be invited back as a business owner and designer. Not to mention being given the honor to teach a workshop!

Q: We're so excited to collaborate on our upcoming learn + grow workshop! How would you describe the relationship between Marloe goods and Rolling Greens greenery?

A: I am very excited to teach this workshop! I obviously work with leather everyday and its something I love so much and to be able to share that is amazing. 

What's more "green" than using leftover leather for hanging plants?! I think that people are realizing, now more than ever, that we have got to start doing more to help prolong the life of planet, and re-purposing what we can. These planters are a beautiful way to re-purpose leather and bring greens plants into your home! I think our workshop students will enjoy seeing their plants grown over time using a long lasting planter that they made themselves!

Photo by Raychel Walton

Thanks to Analisa for sharing more about your artistic process with us! Make sure to sign up now for our upcoming workshop on Sunday, September 11th while spaces are left! 

Getting Social
Photo by: @dylan.g.moss

Photo by: @dylan.g.moss

Once a month we look back to reflect on the time we have spent together; whether it be creating DIY staghorn ferns, spending summer nights with friends in our nursery, or just seeing one of our plants in your home. Our biggest inspiration comes from you and we do our best to fill our store with plants and decor that we hope you will love. At Rolling Greens we are family and enjoy seeing your happy faces and our plants in your #RGathome posts. Today we're sharing a few of our favorite recent posts, and we hope they'll inspire you as much as they did us! 

Photo by: @klinteriors

Photo by: @klinteriors

Photo by: @audreyscheck

Photo by: @audreyscheck

Photo by: @ss_karkenny

Photo by: @ss_karkenny

Photo by: @simonaevna

Photo by: @simonaevna

Thanks to all who have joined us and shared the RG love. Don't forget to share your photos @rollinggreens & tag them with #RGatHome!

learn + grow: Desert Terrarium

It may be obvious by now that we are all for combining our love of DIY with our love of beautiful cocktails. You can try to come up with a better recipe for a Sunday afternoon in LA, but it's going to be difficult! We're so excited to share this month's learn + grow workshop, where we will be creating beautiful desert terrariums AND sipping gorgeously unique cocktails from mixologist Matthew Biancaniello!

We're thrilled to have Matthew join us to share his cocktail expertise and a short demo from his new book Eat Your Drink! These cocktails are inventive and vibrant, and you'll probably want to host a summer part immediately so you can wow your guests with these concoctions!

Summer is far from over, and we're celebrating it in full force with botanical cocktails and desert terrariums that will fit perfectly in any Southern California aesthetic. A few spots remain, so sign up now for next Sunday's workshop! 

#RGathome: Behind the Scenes with Designer Max Humphrey
Photo by Lu Tapp via http://meghanrienks.co/

Photo by Lu Tapp via http://meghanrienks.co/

It’s no secret that we love nothing more than a bright pop of green in a living space. No, really - invite us over for dinner and we’ll probably try to sneak a house plant into your living room. One of the fun things we get to do at Rolling Greens is collaborate with talented interior designers to help them bring their vision to life with the perfect indoor greenery. We were so excited to work with Portland-based designer Max Humphrey this spring while he designed a bright and gorgeous office space for the amazing Meghan Rienks!

Max joined us at our Beverly location to choose the plants that best fit his California-inspired design. He let us know that the big thing he was looking for was a large house plant to cover a big vessel, so we started there. Since Max was looking for something bushier, with height and full leaves, we decided on a Fishtail Palm. We then chose more basket-sized plants to cover smaller vessels in the room, along with some to hang. On his favorite plants to style with, Max said “I like stuff that looks a little more wild...I like fluffy stuff with big leaves. Succulents are great - especially in California.”

It’s always a pleasure when Max drops in! We asked how he first began shopping at Rolling Greens:

“There’s a turning point with clients when they go to you for everything - down to the coffee table books, house, artwork or what color car to buy. And plants have become a way to make a room feel finished, because clients see houses in magazines and they look really finished - and the last step of accessorizing is plants, which bring life - it’s my favorite part. I latched onto Rolling Greens because it is well-curated. When you’re new to plants and you go to a greenhouse, you just get lost and give up. This one is tightly curated and manageable. There’s enough product, but not too much.”

It was so inspiring to be part of Max’s design process, and we wouldn’t be more obsessed with how he incorporated his picks into the final product - Meghan, can we move in? Read on for a few photos of the gorgeous space, or check out the full tour on Wayfair, Megan’s blog, or her fabulous YouTube channel!

Photo by Lu Tapp via http://meghanrienks.co/

Photo by Lu Tapp via http://meghanrienks.co/

Photo by Lu Tapp via http://meghanrienks.co/

Photo by Lu Tapp via http://meghanrienks.co/

Photo by Lu Tapp via http://meghanrienks.co/

Photo by Lu Tapp via http://meghanrienks.co/