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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Annual Holiday Premiere Event

We had such an amazing time this past weekend at our Holiday Premiere! We got to celebrate all the beautiful holiday decor that just came into the shop with all our favorite tastemakers and friends. We had drinks made by Kara Elise with Rekorderlig Cider,  food by Stir Market, so many gorgeous stationary artists, jewelry, baked goods and so so much more. We had A Cozy Kitchen (we are OBSESSED with her new book) signing her new coloring cookbook, Cozy Coloring Cookbook, as well as a coloring station if you were feeling a little artistic. Our Holiday Premiere was the perfect way to start to ring in the holiday season - which we are so excited about! 

A big thanks to all the wonderful sponsors + vendors we had at our Premiere and to everyone who came out to celebrate with us. We had such an amazing time showcasing all our holiday decor with you. Stay tuned on all our upcoming events and workshops here. 

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Holiday Premiere

We are so excited for our Holiday Premiere this Saturday November 5 from 5pm-8pm! Come join us as we showcase all our new amazing Holiday Decor. Treats, cocktails and inspiring tastemakers will be coming together this Saturday, you don’t want to miss it. 

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Earlier this week, we hosted a giveaway on our Instagram with A Cozy Kitchen about her new book called #cozycoloringcookbook. Not only that, but Adrianna (we love her!) will be at our Premiere this Saturday signing her new book! 

There are so many amazing vendors and sponsors that will be at the event this Saturday and we can’t wait to all meet! Read below for a list of all our vendors and sponsors and we hope to see you there Saturday 5-8pm. 

Vendors:

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Come have some craft cocktails mixed up by Kara Elise + Rekorderlig Cider, get your book signed by Adrianna and shop till you drop as we celebrate this amazing event. Read more about our Holiday Premiere hereLooking forward to seeing you all tomorrow!  

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#GATHERWITHRG: FALL

Earlier this year, we announced our Gather event series as a night to showcase all the tastemakers we've worked with in the past. Last week, we had the privilege of hosting our Fall Gathering with our friends at Salt & Pepper Co. and received the chance to meet new creatives! The night was beyond beautiful and we couldn't be more excited to share the night with you all!

We've always been huge fans of Salt & Pepper Co. and we knew we had to work with them somehow! When brainstorming ideas, we knew we wanted to have a Learn + Grow workshop with the Salt & Pepper team - who wouldn't love to learn how to guild the most beautiful holiday gift box ever?! You can sign up for our workshop here! After planning the workshop, we thought it would be a great idea to also partner up for our Fall Gathering Event, and ring in the Fall season together.

As the night started, guests came together around our arrangement bar surrounded by beautiful arrangements by The Hidden Garden Floral Design while enjoying light bites + cocktails. The amazing Lady & Larder provided freshly made cheese along with a selection of cured meats. Guests also enjoyed a special treat from Fonuts

As the night went on, guests were able to create their very own flower crowns with the help of The Crown Collective! Everyone was able to pick and choose from the selection of fresh florals to create their ideal Fall-inspired crown. Without a doubt, this was our favorite part of the night. It was such a great opportunity for guests to mingle and meet the creatives! Our guests also received eccentric henna tattoos by artist Shivani Mirpuri.

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We had such a wonderful time at our second gathering! A big thank you to Salt & Pepper, our sponsors, and to everyone who celebrated with us. To see more from the night, check out our #gatherwithrg hashtag on Instagram. We can't wait to show you what we have up our sleeves for our Winter gathering! 

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.

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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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions: 

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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!