January 15, 2022

A Walk Through The Tropics, Inc. in Los Angeles

I hope you've seen the January/February 2022 issue of our magazine "Living" - it's on newsstands right now! You can't miss it - my beautiful heart-shaped raspberry and coconut topped cake is on the cover. Inside, there are lots of great ideas, tips, and stories for the New Year including heart-healthy recipes, two of my own favorite Valentine's treats, and a tour of a one-of-a-kind botanical showroom in Hollywood, California called The Tropics, Inc.

The Tropics, Inc. has become one of my favorite stops whenever I am in the Los Angeles area. During a recent business trip, I paid a visit to Ron Horziencik, CEO and President of the 20,000 square foot gallery filled with tropical plants, trees, orchids, and other vintage and decorative accessories. The family-owned company, which turns 50 this year, offers plants for both residential and corporate use, real estate staging, and television and film projects. I always find something interesting and inspiring whenever I walk through the space and look at the many unusual cultivars, containers, and outdoor garden ornaments.

Here are some of my photos, enjoy - and please pick up an issue of "Living" to see many, many more.