Plant-O-Rama Plant Sale Returns to Sherman Library & Gardens!

June 24, 2024

The Plant-O-Rama plant sale is making a comeback at Sherman Gardens on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 & 21. This retro event, first introduced in 1972, will feature a diverse array of plants and plant experts from various participating plant societies, including the California Native Plant Society, Los Angeles International Fern Society, Newport Harbor Orchid Society, Orange County Begonia Society, Saddleback Valley Bromeliad Society, and Southern California Carnivorous Plant Enthusiasts.Originally started by former Gardens Director Wade Roberts as a fundraiser for the Sherman Foundation, Plant-O-Rama has a rich history. Back in 1972, former Horticulture Manager John Bishop managed the nursery…

Continue Reading

Kind Laundry: Eco-Cleaning with Plant-Based Innovation

May 12, 2024

Plastic liquid detergent bottles have long been a source of frustration for me, so discovering eco-friendly detergent sheets that are completely free from plastic was a game-changer. Among the various brands available, Kind Laundry stands out significantly. This company is deeply committed to two core goals: eradicating single-use plastic pollution through its use of zero-waste, recyclable packaging and enhancing everyday self-care rituals with their high-quality, plant-based, non-toxic products designed for family use.Kind Laundry detergent sheets are crafted using a powerful mix of enzymes and high-grade plant extracts, including camellia japonica, sapindus mukurossi, kaolin, and sunflower seed oil. This formulation allows you…

Continue Reading

The Pasadena Showcase House

January 03, 2024

The Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts proudly presents the 2024 Showcase House of Design, featuring the historic Potter Daniels Manor. This architectural gem, built in 1902 and transformed in 1922 into an English Tudor Revival Style estate, opens its gates for a spectacular home tour from April 21 to May 19. For $65, the Golden Ticket grants access to this design marvel on any day during the public viewing period.Alongside the Golden Ticket, exclusive Insider Packages are now available, offering tiered pricing and unique behind-the-scenes experiences. Insider Package #1 combines the Golden Ticket with an invitation to the pre-renovation…

Continue Reading

Reform Opens first OC Showroom at SOCO

November 13, 2023

Reform, the esteemed Scandinavian kitchen brand headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its seventh US showroom at SOCO in Costa Mesa. Renowned for its collaborations with internationally acclaimed architects and designers, including luminaries like Norm Architects, BIG, Muller van Severen, and the renowned French architect Jean Nouvel, Reform has gained a reputation for creating contemporary, high-quality kitchen collections.In response to the Californian market's unique needs and preferences, this showroom at SOCO features some of Reform's largest kitchen displays among its US locations. The design concept has been meticulously crafted with the modern, design-oriented, and…

Continue Reading

Unique Hardwood’s “Brunch & Learn” at SOCO & The OC Mix

November 06, 2023

Attention, interior designers, architects, and general contractors! Are you eager to enhance your understanding of opulent European Oak flooring and exquisite hand-knotted Nepalese rugs? Your search ends here – join SOCO & The OC Mix for an enlightening Brunch & Learn event hosted by Unique Hardwood on Thursday, November 9, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.During this event, you'll have the chance to explore the allure of luxury European Oak flooring by Legno Bastone and delve deep into the world of sustainable hardwood. Our discussions will revolve around essential topics such as the significance of Cradle-to-Cradle Certification, the true meaning…

Continue Reading