Cozy Up with Rolling Greens
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Rain has come back to Los Angeles with a vengeance, and while it has been a welcomed visitor to our drought-ridden plains, we've all had a tough time keeping dry!

This month Rolling Greens has received an influx of super-cozy throws and new dishware that has us feeling excited, hopeful, and even slightly in love with this weather!!

Pair one of our throws with a cute, cozy and perfectly hand-warming mug of tea and you've got yourself a date night in! Imagine yourself sitting on your plush sofa, wrapped in a throw, sipping on your favorite beverage as you hear the rain tapping on the sidewalk. Could you think of anything more heavenly?

For a full inventory of our favorite new throws + mugs, see below!

Mugs

-Black & White Patterned Mug
Name: Julie Mug
Made out of: Ceramic
Detail: Feminine + Romantic

-Natural Ceramic Mug w/ Saucer
Name: Barbara Mug
Made out of: Ceramic
Detail: Textured, rustic Nordic look, dual toned with natural colors, unpolished modern look

Throws

- Large White Throw
Name: Stonewashed Naga Throw
Made out of: 100% cotton
Detail: French design, made in Portugal, chunkier knit that creates a beautiful plaid-like weave out of cotton to keep you warm

- Grey + Blue Throws
Name: Leto Throw
Made out of: 100% Laine Merinos Woolmark (wool)
Detail: French design, made in Italy, incredibly soft woven wool fiber 

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All About Oxygenating Plants

Oxygenating plants are a great way to bring the greenery and freshness of the outdoors into your home. Whether you are using these plants as a statement piece in your living room or adding more variety to a developing indoor plantscape, you can expect these babies to grow! The Arafia Fabian Stump, the Philodendron Selloum, the Sansevieria and the Lipstick Plant are some of Rolling Greens' favorites- and they are all different in their origins and appearance! Read below for more information on what makes each of these so unique!

Aralia Fabian Stump
The Aralia Fabian Stump is a tropical, woody plant that grows upright in a column-like fashion with leaves that are green on top and maroon on the underside. The word "stump" in this plant's name refers to its final height- one that usually reaches about 3-4 feet! While they do flourish best closest to the window, where they can be exposed to the greatest degree of warmth and light, they only need minimal watering because of their small roots system. This plant's unique structure will add an innovative touch to your interior plantscape!

Philodendron Selloum
The Philodendron family boasts many stunning and voluminous plants, but the selloum is often overlooked! While this plant is native to South America, it also grows outdoors on the East and Gulf coasts. Indoors, the selloum can grow and take up to 5 feet of space with their beautiful green leaves! These plants love bright, indirect light and moist soil and are generally easy to care for. Please be aware they are toxic to pets BUT are good for the environment and remove formaldehyde from the air!

Sansevieria
Sansevieria, also commonly referred to as a "Snake Plant" or "Mother-in-Law's Tongue," are a part of the lily family. Their appearances are characterized by a very thick and beautiful spear-like structure. Sansevieria top the list as being one of the best indoor plants as they don't require a great amount of light and are very low maintenance - generally, you only need to water them every 2-3 weeks! In addition, sansevieria remove at least 107 known air pollutants from the air including carbon monoxide, nitrogen monoxide, formaldehyde, and chloroform. They produce copious amounts of oxygen during the night, making them a great choice for your bedroom!

While all of our favorites do oxygenate the air, it is the Sansevieria and the Philodendron that are most well known for their toxin-removal properties!

Aeschynanthus Radicans
Aeschynanthus Radicans, more commonly known as Lipstick Plants, have thick, glossy leaves that grow in pairs along their long, woody stems. As they bloom in the summer, each vine unveils clusters of tubular, scarlet red flowers that look like lipsticks-- hence their famed name! Because of their immense volume, these Indonesian plants are grown most commonly in hanging baskets, but can be trained to climb up trees as well. These plants take low light levels and dry conditions with ease!

We're not the only ones who are spreading our love for oxygenating plants! We have been very fortunate to have a growing Rolling Greens community that has continued to incorporate variations of these oxygenated plants into their home! Read more below.

Photo by: @cheebs_s

Photo by: @cheebs_s

Hanging Button Fern + Dracaena
Both of these plants are perfect for indoors as they help clear the air of toxics. Ferns are easy to care for, but can be tricky if they receive too much light and not enough water. Hanging your ferns in a well-lit corner with a hanging planter is a perfect way to put those ferns on display! Dracaena's are hearty plants that do very well in low light and low maintenance conditions. Their darker leaves pair well with a white container that will make the plant the star of the show.

Photo by: @l_twig

Photo by: @l_twig

Sansevieria
So nice, we wrote about them twice! Sansevieria are making a HUGE statement right now. With their variety of colors, they can fit into any color palette, and their stunning, tower-like shape make them design incredibly design-forward and trendy. If you're extremely modern, pair them with concrete or minimalist black/white containers. As an alternative option, to soften their shape, we like to put our sansevieria into baskets, as seen in the photo. You can find these baskets at Rolling Greens in black or red!

Ficus Benjamina
These plants have been flying off of our shelves this year! With their bright leaves and uniquely-curved tree trunks, Ficus Benjamins stand as a unique and elegant indoor tree option! If you seem to have trouble taking care of the popular ficus lyrata (fiddle leaf fig), these plants stand as a great alternative. We love displaying the Ficus Benjamin in large neutral containers, decorated with mood moss. In addition from their gorgeous shape, these plants do a wonderful job at cleansing airborne formaldehyde, xylene and toluene.

Photo by: @jessicamenda

Photo by: @jessicamenda

Satin Pothos
Satin Pothos function beautifully as hanging plants! With their velvety, speckled leaves, they blend seamlessly into any decor. They can tolerate lower light levels, humidity and much cooler temperatures than other plants and are one of the top plants for ridding the air of toxins. We suggest keeping these beauties in a hanging planter or on a high shelf where their cascading tendrils can be admired!

Photo by: @raychelw

Photo by: @raychelw

Ficus Robusta
Ficus Robusta, also commonly referred to as Rubber Plants, are another indoor low-maintenance option. These plants are incredibly resilient, thrive in a number of conditions, and are a great starting option for those who are looking into purchasing their first plant. With the proper care, they can grow up to 8 feet! Additionally, they improve air quality by converting carbon dioxide into breathable oxygen. We recommend displaying rubber plants in modern, concrete containers - pick out your own at Rolling Greens!

We have enjoyed sharing our knowledge about oxygenating plants with you today and admiring all the ways in which you have styled them in your living spaces! Stop by our Culver City and LA locations today to shop our plethora of selections, and don't forget to tag your indoor plant photos with #RGatHome for a chance to be featured!

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2017 Resolutions at Rolling Greens

As we all get ready to welcome in the New Year, we also prepare to face our resolutions! We are lighting up our pantry section with an extensive selection of textured and bright home decor and cookbooks that will have you jumping to try new things! Ever thought of using plants in your everyday diet, or cooking a flavorful vegan recipe? See what we have lined up to make sure you and your home will be in tip-top shape in 2017!

This month we have had a huge influx of cookbooks that could easily double as New Year's gifts! Pair them with our beautiful white tablewear and cheese boards and you'll have all the necessities to put your cooking and hosting aspirations into gear. Today we have chosen three of our favorite cookbooks from our selection to feature on our blog. We guarantee that they will bring you a newfound appreciation for the many ways in which exotic plants and vegetables can be incorporated into your diet! 

The first book we have selected is Dandelion and Quince. It features plant profiles- from dandelion to quince- for over 35 uncommon vegetables, fruits, and herbs available in today's markets- with over 150 recipes that explore their flavors!

Next is The Love & Lemons CookbookOrganized by ingredient, The Love & Lemons Cookbook will show you how to make beautiful food with what’s on hand, whether it’s a bunch of rainbow-colored heirloom carrots from the farmers market or a four-pound cauliflower that just showed up in your CSA box. The recipes (over 100 of them!) are vegetarian with many vegan and gluten-free options.

Lastly, there's Food52 Vegan: 60 Vegetable-Driven Recipes for Any Kitchen. Omnivore or vegan (or anywhere in between), if you're looking for memorable, flavorful dishes to cook for yourself and the people you care about, this book is for you. If those recipes happen to be healthy, nourishing and friendly to vegetarians and vegans- even better. This book explores 60 hassle-free and vibrant vegan recipes sure to wake up your palette!

Brighten your home with our dishware, beautifully patterned candles, baskets and throws, and bring new exotic flavors and smells to your kitchen with our plethora of cookbooks- or use them as New Year's gifting ideas for friends! Nothing brings a home, a family, or a friendship together like cooking a fun, delicious and healthy meal. Whether your resolution is to eat better, challenge yourself with bold recipes or redecorate your pantry area, we have so much to offer at Rolling Greens! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

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#GATHERWITHRG: WINTER
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Our Holiday Gather event was magical! Hosted in our very own Los Angeles location, we transformed our pantry isle into a wintery wreath-making spectacle! 

This year we had the pleasure of welcoming a variety of new creatives into the Rolling Greens family and we are so thankful to have had our many sponsors help us in making this event possible! 

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We began by arranging our tablespread near our beautiful frosted Christmas tree in our pantry section. On our tables we placed our candles, glistening ornaments and lush, handcrafted arrangements that smelled just like Christmas! We made sure that our tables were as bright as our tree, especially with the beautiful patterned napkins provided by Local and Lejos!

At 6pm our creatives channeled in and enjoyed fruity crafted cocktails made with Rekorderlig Cider, and made their way to our mini wreath workshop set-up! There we provided wooden wreath frames, fresh greens, flowers and beautiful ribbons that were customized by the gorgeous calligraphy of Nicole Miyuki. Phrases like "Cheer" became a common favorite at the hand lettering station!

After our wreaths were made, we all sat down to enjoy a delicious warm meal provided by Stir Market! We topped off our gathering with a beautiful cake from Whisk and Whittle- the candied berries and frosting were executed on the spot! 

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With our tummies full, wreaths made, and lots to be grateful for, we ended our gather celebration with treats to take home- hand-painted ornaments from Nicole Miyuki with the names of all of our creatives!

We are so happy to have ended this year with such a beautiful event, and we can't wait to see what next year's #GatherwithRG will have in store! Thanks again to all those who attended and to all of our sponsors! Happy Holidays!

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Holiday Arrangements and Tabletop Cheer
Photo by: Lily Glass

Photo by: Lily Glass

Remember our incredible decorating spree at the Hedley & Bennett warehouse? We do! A large component of our gathering was the opportunity to sit down over a cohesive, refreshing tablescape and rejoice in our accomplishments from the day. 

Photo by: Lily Glass

Photo by: Lily Glass

Our table decor included linens and napkins, cedar cuttings, bright, white plates with a rounded lip and beautiful finish, recycled glassware from our pantry section, and the lovely addition of La Columbe Coffee, along with the beautiful custom arrangements from our very own arrangement bar! This year, our custom-made swags and wreaths have added a refreshing pop of color and aroma to holiday gatherings- as centerpieces!

Whether you are having a coffee break with a friend or entertaining your family with a holiday roast, there is nothing that will accent your table better than these beauties! We recommend arranging candles, and weaving bright ornaments into your arrangements for a finishing touch! 

Photo by: Lily Glass

Photo by: Lily Glass

Additionally, this holiday season we offer an extensive cookbook selection, glassware pitchers, Danish pattern bowls and French table linens that will let your table and it's delicious contents steal the show! Stop by our arrangement bar and kitchen section today to take in the bright beauty of our pantry and make sure to ask your barista about our large assortment of greens for your centerpiece. We promise to make your Christmas extra merry and bright this year!

 

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Holiday Greens

Christmas has come early to Rolling Greens! With a huge influx of holiday greens, we’re gearing up to bring the gift of color and freshness to your home. Every year around this time, our green houses and plant benches bloom with these beauties! Our LA and Culver City locations are now stocked to the brim with wreaths, garlands, small pine trees in lemon cypress, fir and pine and poinsettias.

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Nothing says the holidays better than a fresh pine smell! For a traditional take on your holiday palette, we carry a beautiful selection of green garlands and mixed pine wreaths. Our pine wreaths range from 10” to 60”. You can always dress up your wreaths with additional pinecones, fresh florals or get creative and wire your own ornaments into your wreath for a unique look. We sell our fresh mixed green garlands in increments of 25ft for $49.25 or 75ft for $145.75. Just add some lights and accents to match the rest of your décor for a cohesive look!

Our poinsettias come in all colors and sizes. While a show-stopping red is still the traditional favorite, our eyes have been on the golden marbled and pink varieties. We also carry a variety of sprays, which are small bundles of mixed greens. Add some flare to these sprays with mini holiday berries and faux fruit! 

Check out our list below for a full inventory of these vibrant gems!

Mixed Green Wreaths, Garland and Swags

  • Blue Juniper
  • Noble Fir
  • Cedar

4-6in Mini trees

  • Juniper
  • Stone Pine
  • Rosemary
  • Lemon Cypress Trees and Topiaries
  • Lavender
  • Ivy trees and topiaries

4-6in Amaryllis

  • White
  • Red

Paper Whites *limited inventory they go fast!

Poinsettias- lots of sizes!

  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Pink
  • Mixed

Red winter berries

Christmas Cacti

Holiday Arrangements from our Arrangement Bar

Come by our Los Angeles location for our special holiday hours from 10am-8pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until December 31 and share in the holiday cheer! 

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Meet the Spice Master!

Spice up your life! We are so excited to introduce you to Lior Lev Sercarz, chef, master spice blender, and owner of La Boîte Biscuits & Spices, a spice shop in the heart of New York City! After a thirty year culinary career, Lior founded La Boîte as a milieu for educating professional chefs and hobbyists alike from around the globe on the under-explored world of spices. Lior’s infatuation with spices traces back to his roots in Israel, a diverse landscape boasting seventy different ethnic groups and cuisines. It was in his organic farming on Israel’s wild thyme, oregano and rosemary fields and his later cooking during his time as a sergeant in the Israeli army that his passion was cultivated.   

Branded as “the spice therapist” among renowned chefs such as Eric Ripert and Daniel Bould, Lior’s spices now appear at esteemed eateries such as Chicago’s Avec restaurant, Philadelphia’s Zahav, and San Francisco’s Tartine Bakery. Very much like a mixologist, Lior creates a custom blend of spices from a selection of over 70 spice blends and 120 ingredients based on the likes, personalities, and culinary goals of his customers. This week Lior celebrates ten years since the opening of La Boîte with his new book, The Spice Companion.

The Spice Companion makes for the perfect holiday gift for anyone that is looking to expand their culinary horizons! Please join us on December 15 from 6pm-8pm at our LA location for a chance to create your own spice blend and enjoy delicious bites and holiday cocktails!

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Hedley & Bennett + Rolling Greens: A Friendly Redecorating
Photo by: Lily Glass

Photo by: Lily Glass

This weekend we brought Rolling Greens to Hedley & Bennett and donned their headquarters with our holiday decor! Following an amazing first partnership experience during which we dreamed up the magical aprons worn by our baristas, our friendship and creative collaboration with Hedley & Bennett has only continued to blossom! This holiday season we got the chance to sit down and have a creative brainstorm session with both of our teams that led to ideas like joining forces for our Holiday Premiere, talking to different chefs for book signings, decorating brunches for Hedley & Bennett founder, Ellen Bennett, and so much more. After the H&B Team came to our Holiday Premiere, we had a handful of reasons to be thankful and so, we launched into full styling and decorating mode to transform their warehouse into a winter spectacle! Our focus? To have fun and spread holiday cheer in the most unique and innovative way!

Photo by: Lily Glass

Photo by: Lily Glass

The decorating extravaganza was a true team effort! We began by framing huge and lush faux garlands around the top of their tree house. Garlands have always been a hassle free and beautiful option for seasonal décor, with fresh wreaths as additional go-to favorite, noted for their incredible smell! The various holiday wreath workshops taking place this year at Rolling Greens have inspired us to get especially crafty this year! 

Photo by: Lily Glass

Photo by: Lily Glass

Using the Hedley & Bennett crates, we created an entrance vignette with their new linens and textiles. Mini faux trees in an array of sizes and containers, placed in odd-numbered groupings, added in the touch of greenery and made for a fun and interesting composition! To finish off the entrance, we created mini faux arrangements in their front planter boxes—because nothing goes better together like frosty white-flocked greens and red spray berries!

Photo by: Lily Glass

Photo by: Lily Glass

We conquered their huge 12’ tree next, created with our faux greenery and cutting boards! We decided to make faux food the focus of our ornamentation. As Ellen says, “Food brings people together,” and we couldn’t agree more! After we used varying sizes of ornaments in gold, white and red to create our base, we went wild with accents of frosted okra, artichokes, berries, frosted tillandsia, giant snowflakes, and flocked branches!

Photo by: Lily Glass

Photo by: Lily Glass

Although this faux tree was already complete with lights, we have found that the key to successfully decorating a Christmas tree this big is to always start with the lights! 

ESSENTIAL TREE-STYLING TIPS

Start Big | When our team decorates a tree we start with the biggest items first and make sure to spread those items out in a diamond-shaped pattern, that way they are evenly spaced and the tree is balanced. 

Fill It In | The next step is then to fill in the rest of any negative space with the next size down of items, and arrange them in the same diamond pattern until you run out of your pieces! 

Make It Secure | Lastly, we use our floral wire to secure any remaining fragile pieces. That way, those little guys will never come loose! 

We finished our tree with beautiful hanging baskets and stocked them with Hedley & Bennett linens in red and coral tones. Our finishing touches were made with the bright and fun strap rolls, used to make a gorgeous rippled effect around the tree. 

Photo by: Lily Glass

Photo by: Lily Glass

To wrap everything up, went to the picnic benches and arranged florals with linens and napkin alongside La Colombe Coffee steaming draft lattes. If you haven’t tried one of their draft lattes—you are truly missing out!  Steaming cortados, pretty plates and cedar cuttings all made their way onto some really fun tablescapes! 

We couldn’t be happier or more excited about how H&B’s warehouse turned out for the holidays and we can’t wait until the next season so we can come in and play all over again!

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The Row DTLA POP-UP

Have you came to visit our new holiday pop-up at The Row? We have so many amazing events, workshops, happy hour and a daily holiday shop that we are obsessed with! Come join us for Friday Holiday Happy Hour, a Cake Workshop with Alana Jones-Mann + more. Read below for more details! 

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December 2 at 6pm: Holiday Happy Hour + Hand-Painted Ornament Workshop

December 4 at 11am: Holiday Cactus Cake Workshop with Alana Jones-Mann

December 9th at 6pm: Holiday Happy Hour + Mini Wreath Workshop

December 16 at 6pm: Holiday Happy + Build your Own Stovetop Scents

Purchase and learn more about all these exciting events here. 

With the holiday season is full swing, our upcoming workshops at The Row are the perfect addition to the holiday season. Come shop around or join us in our workshops or happy hour. See you soon! 

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Small Business Saturday

With the Holiday season in full swing, there is nothing like spending your weekend shopping on Small Business Saturday! In celebration of the big day, we are giving away a free mini succulent arrangement gift with any purchase of $60 and over! We also have so many amazing sponsors, vendors and promotions going on November 26th and we can’t wait to share it with you.

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Visit us between 1-5pm to take part in our Mini Frosted Succulent Arrangement Workshop for $15 and shop the creative vendors who are popping up in our space.

Mary Noon of Salt & Pepper Co will be offering a special curated selection of gift boxes in partnership with Rolling Greens just in time for the holidays. Learn how to build + package the perfect gift box! More info here. 

We also cannot forget our awesome vendors! 

Vendors include:  AG Standard | All Good Sauce | Caliwater | Hulma Jewelry | Katie Dean Jewelry | Kellee Creative | Maegs Bakes Cakes | Mallow & Hop | Salt & Pepper Co. | SmashBakes | The Owl's Brew 

We can't wait to see you there! 

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