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Outdoor Living Trends 2016 – Southern California Style

On Trend For 2016 Colors White is the color of choice for 2016 for outdoor living furniture and accessories; Any shade of white from polar to cream. Start with a neutral palate but mix it up using colorful accessories and textiles. [...]

“Summertime and the Living’s Easy…” | Tips for Entertaining Outdoors

When I think of summer I imagine cool salty breezes on bright sunny days infused with the scent of cocoa butter. I close my eyes and can hear the sounds of splashing and laughter, while visualizing myself lounging poolside with a tropical drink in hand. I anticipate balmy evenings spent on the patio with family [...]

By |2014-07-02T15:44:53+00:00July 2nd, 2014|Entertaining & Healthy Living, Patio|0 Comments

Spicing Up Mediterranean Gardens by Tim Fiskin

Mediterranean style gardens are a big part of the California landscape. From San Francisco to San Diego, we see them in many different contexts; private gardens, public buildings and city centers, as well as commercial office complexes.  The iconic Italian Cypress and Olive Tree are as ingrained in our vision of the California gardens as the [...]

By |2014-05-15T22:03:08+00:00May 15th, 2014|Gardening, Landscaping|2 Comments

Behind the Curtain – A Skeleton Crew

Whew! After a day like today this is how we all feel, dead tired! The palettes of merchandise I showed earlier was about a third of the boxes of Halloween goodies we need to unpack and place in just the right spot! Not only that but many “haunting” projects are still going on. The way [...]