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Put on your gown and high heels, folks, because we’re going posh and pretty this weekend! The stage is all set for the 71st Annual Golden Globes Awards, and Treetopia is there to help spice up the red carpet!

An annual formal ceremony, the Golden Globes awards the entertainment industry’s best and brightest in film and television, both local and foreign. In that one special night, Hollywood’s elite gather to honor their peers and delight fans with a glimpse of their favorite stars at their most glamorous.

This year, the awards will broadcast live from the posh Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, and we’ll be adding eye-popping color and flair to the evening’s proceedings in true Treetopia style.

Three orange topiaries from Treetopia

These lovely orange topiaries, designed especially for the occasion by Treetopia, will be rubbing shoulders with your favorite celebrities in the press room and on the red carpet. With their sparkling array of clear lights, these orange topiaries echo the iconic look of the Golden Globes statuettes. Personally, we’re crossing our fingers for American Hustle for best picture and Parks and Recreation’s Amy Poehler for Best TV Actress in a Comedy. (She deserves that award, seriously!)

So invite your family and friends to keep an eye out for our fabulous creations when you watch all glitz, glamor, and fun on January 12, 2014. And if you’re looking for something special for your own industry event, visit Treetopia for the perfect tree that will fit right into your party. You can also contact us at media@treetopia.com for more details on a custom-made tree.

Learn how to bring out the full beauty of your Treetopia Christmas tree with Treetopia’s Design Council 2013. In this series, we invite expert design bloggers to decorate their favorite Treetopia Christmas tree and share the fabulous results with us. Be inspired and discover the fine art of Christmas tree decorating with these terrific tips and amazing advice straight from the pros.

Get ready to be dazzled by the work of our next talented designer, Ashley White of Decorology.

In her “Beautiful Christmas Tree Inspiration with Treetopia!” blog article, Ashley shows her readers how easy it is to set up and decorate the Treetopia Brooklyn LED Spruce Christmas Tree. Her use of silver ornaments of varying shapes, sizes, textures, and finishes captures the glow from the tree’s LED lights beautifully, creating an eye-catching sparkle that radiates throughout the room. The pale gold ribbon garland and textured gray tree skirt are fabulous touches that complete the look of this realistic artificial tree. Check out Ashley’s short and sweet tree-assembling video.

A great lover of interior design and home decorating, Ashley earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006. After several years of working as a web designer for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and a Webby Award winning web solutions firm, she is currently a freelance web designer and the founder of the immensely popular blog, Decorology.

Surround yourself with color and win a Treetopia Christmas tree!

Color  Your Holidays with Treetopia

When it comes to expressing your love for the beautiful colors of the holidays, you can always rely on Treetopia for the most striking and vibrant Christmas trees to fill your home with the loveliest shades of the season. Show us how Treetopia trees inspire your home decorating style by joining our Color Your Holidays with Treetopia! contest and get a chance to win great prizes.

Simply follow us on Pinterest, create a board, and pin your favorite Treetopia trees and other colorful ideas to get the chance to win a fabulous Treetopia artificial Christmas tree!

Contest Period

Entry submission begins on November 23, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. PST and ends on December 6, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Voting will open on December 8, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. PST and close on December 15, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

How to Enter

  • Anyone who follows Treetopia on Pinterest can join the contest. To sign up for a Pinterest account, go here.
  • A board entitled “Colorful Christmas Inspiration” must be created. Pin any two colorful Christmas trees from the Treetopia website, and add several other pins related to your chosen color theme.
  • The official entry form on the entry page located at http://woobox.com/rsrmnw needs to  be completed and submitted.
  • Only one (1) entry per person and per Pinterest account is allowed.
  • Automated entry devices, bots, programs, and software are not permitted for entry.
  • Treetopia reserves the right to disqualify any winner whose winning entry appears to be the result of mechanical reproduction or other violations of the official rules.
  • By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the official rules of this contest.

Winner Selection and Notification

  • On or about December 7, 2013, Treetopia shall determine the 15 best entries based upon the following criteria: (1) Board aesthetics, (2) Creativity in using Treetopia trees in color theme, and (3) Overall board concept. These 15 entries will be the finalists.
  • On or about December 8, 2013, voting will begin to determine the final ranking of the finalists by user votes on the Treetopia Facebook page. From December 8 until December 15, 2013, Facebook users can vote for their favorite Pinterest boards once every 24 hours.
  • All participants in the contest are allowed to share their entries to spread the word about the contest and encourage friends and families to vote for them, via a Third Party Contest Poll Application. Users may be required to Like the Treetopia Facebook Page before they can vote.
  • The top three Pinterest boards with the most number of votes by the end of the voting period will be declared the winners. The winners will be chosen within five (5) days of the contest’s end.
  • Winners will be notified via email and will be required to complete a Certificate of Eligibility and liability/publicity release within ten (10) days of the date of notification.

Prizes

  • The three (3) winners will each receive one (1) 6-foot Treetopia Basics Christmas Tree with the color of their choice.
  • Each Treetopia tree shall have an estimated retail value no greater than $228 USD, and the total retail list value of all prizes shall not exceed $684 USD.

Win exciting prizes and discover more ways to bring color into your home along the way by joining now. Log on to Treetopia’s Facebook page to find out more about our Color Your Holidays with Treetopia! contest.

 

Learn how to bring out the full beauty of your Treetopia Christmas tree with Treetopia’s Design Council 2013. In this series, we invite expert design bloggers to decorate their favorite Treetopia Christmas tree and share the fabulous results with us. Be inspired and discover the fine art of Christmas tree decorating with these terrific tips and amazing advice straight from the pros.

Treetopia is proud to share with you the graceful holiday designs of Laura Trevey from Bright Bold & Beautiful.

 

In her blog post, “Tis The Season To Be Jolly,” Laura relates to her readers how she created an elegantly classic holiday look in her home with Treetopia’s Balsam Spruce Christmas tree and a Biltmore Pine Wreath and Garland. With a scattering of red, yellow, and blue ornaments, Laura gave her tree a beautiful, back-to-basics look that proves that less is definitely more. By suspending the wreath over the mantel and draping the garland over the bookcases, she maintained the naturally light, bright, and cheery ambiance of her living room.

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No Thanksgiving dinner table is complete without a centerpiece. Wow your guests with any of Treetopia’s picks for pretty centerpieces that you can make at home.

Fall Tealight Holder from Poppy Paperie

This earthy Thanksgiving table centerpiece from Poppy Paperie is perfect for welcoming the charm of fall into your home. It’s easy to make and is quite affordable too. All you need to do is cover a metal tray with pattern paper, and decorate it with leaf cut-outs, some ribbons, and a couple of buttons.  Fill the base container with pebbles, tea votives, and votive cups, and you’ve got yourself an impressive centerpiece.

Fall Lantern from Sweet Something Designs

Spread a warm glow across your Thanksgiving feast with a beautiful fall lantern that makes an easy focal point.  To make this table centerpiece decoration, Sweet Something Designs dressed up a simple lantern with a burlap ribbon, fall foliage, berries, and pine cones. You can also use a decorative birdcage or even a birdhouse. Candles of varying heights complete the look.

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Here at Treetopia, we’re always looking for ways to help you make your artificial Christmas trees look as fabulous as possible. Of course, if you want something done right, you turn to the pros! Our elite Treetopia Design Council is composed of some of the web’s best designers to showcase ideas and inspirations for creating the Christmas tree of your dreams.

We’ve asked our awesome assembly of bloggers to choose and decorate their favorite Treetopia tree, and for the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing the spectacular results with you. Here’s a sneak peek at some of these brilliant designers and the Treetopia Christmas tree they will be decorating.

Treetopia Design Council 2013
Treetopia Design Council 2013Clockwise: Jennifer Flores, Laura Trevey, Michael Wurm, Jr., Frances Bailey, Reichel Broussard

• Michael Wurm, Jr. of Inspired by Charm glams up the Treetopia All That Glitters Tree
• Reichel Broussard of Copy Cat Chic shows us how it’s done with the Treetopia Midnight Black Tree
• Jennifer Flores from Rambling Renovators works her magic on the Treetopia Basics White Tree
• BrightBoldBeautiful’s Laura Trevey doubles the fab factor with the Balsam Spruce and the Biltmore Wreath
• Frances Bailey from 400squarefeet lends her stylish touch to a trio of Treetopia White Tabletop Trees

Stay with us and discover fun and fashionable ways to bring out the best from your Treetopia Christmas trees.

You don’t need to look any further than your rooftop if you want to simply hang out in (or out) of your home. But do you know that your rooftop is also a great way for you to extend your floor space? Make the most out of your rooftop with these great ideas from Treetopia.

Set up a Green Roof

If you want an indoor garden but don’t have enough space for it, set up a green roof instead. Green roofs are a new trend that grows even more popular every day. Not only does a roof made up of plants aesthetically breaks up the monotony of conventional roofs, but it also offers numerous benefits to the environment. Green roofs promote eco-friendliness by providing a habitat for birds and other small animals. They also improve air quality and help reduce the urban heat island effect.

home with a green roof

Compared to traditional roofs, green roofs may have higher start-up costs, but they are proven to be more economical in the long run because they typically last twice as long. They also reduce energy costs by providing natural insulation, and they lessen the need for expensive complex drainage systems by mitigating storm water run-off.

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Move over, February! October is turning out to be the sweetest month of the year. From Red Delicious and McIntosh to Gala and Granny Smith, all kinds of apples are ripe for the picking during the cool, fall season.  Caramel is enjoyed all over the world for its sweet, gooey goodness and is considered a perfect accompaniment to apples. What better way to celebrate Apple Month and Caramel Month than by cooking up delectable recipes that combine these two treats?

Caramel Apple Pie ala Mode

When it comes to desserts, nothing is as wholesome and comforting as a slice of freshly baked, home-made apple pie. This mouthwatering Caramel Apple Pie is a modern take on the all-time classic recipe, incorporating a healthy helping of caramel sauce and the captivating flavor of rum into the filling.

slice of apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled with caramel sauce

A slice of apple pie ala mode

Serve your family or guests a warm slice of this apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and they’ll be craving for more. If you want caramel sauce that’s even more decadent, cook a batch of this maple caramel sauce for a sinfully sweet and velvety final touch.
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After an evening of spooky ghosts and apparitions, you’ll surely want to relax in the company of other spirits. These creepy concoctions are simple to make and are perfect for livening up your haunted house party this Halloween. So, gather up your cauldron, some bat wings, and eye of newt, and brew these bewitching beverages.

Brain Hemorrhage

Shot glass filled with an alcohol mixture that looks like brain matter
Be inspired by a Brain Hemorrhage

Do you have the guts to gulp down this spine-shivering shooter? Designed to bring out the evil mad scientist in you, this delightfully gory glass of brain matter-like mass tastes just like peaches and cream.

Mix up your own Brain Hemorrhage by first filling a standard shot glass about halfway with peach schnapps. Next, carefully pour in a layer of Bailey’s Irish Cream and give it a few moments to settle. Finally, add a few drops of grenadine syrup to complete the effect.

To make an eerie Alien Brain Hemorrhage, slowly pour in a small amount of blue curacao before adding the grenadine syrup.

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Halloween trees are becoming increasingly popular as a decorative holiday piece. As a Halloween treat, we’ll show you how to dress up your Treetopia Tuxedo Black Tree in spooky decorations that match your stylish Gothic design scheme for October 31st.

black tree with clear lights from Treetopia

Dark and mysterious: Tuxedo Black Tree from Treetopia

One of our most popular trees, the Tuxedo Black Tree has a striking and elegant appearance that makes it the center of attraction at any gathering. Dressed in sleek, jet-black needles, this tree is the natural choice for chic fashionistas or lovers of Goth culture.

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