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Shaquille O'Neal's Restaurant "Shquille's" patio with faux bougainvillea

Faux Bougainvillea & Succulents at Shaquille’s Restaurant

Faux Bougainvillea & Succulents at Shaquille’s

What do faux bougainvillea flowers have in common with basketball? They’re both featured at basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal’s newest restaurant!

 

Shaquille’s opened in early 2019, and TreeScapes and PlantWorks provided faux bougainvillea flowers, succulents, and ivy.

 

It’s very easy to identify Shaq’s restaurant at first sight. There’s a bright purple SHAQUILLE’S sign, and a huge set of double doors. They’re tall enough to accommodate Shaq’s considerable (7’1) height. 

 

Our beautiful faux bougainvillea flowers are cover the entire wall next to the front doors. You can peek through, but this patio offers guests plenty of privacy as they dine. Inside you can find rows of market lights, which add warmth and ambiance.

 

“If you enjoy people watching, patio dining along the LA Live promenade is an ideal place. A mesh wall of flowers hides the seating area so you can do so discreetly. The restaurant also offers a place for celebrity guests wanting a bit more privacy.”

 

Shaquille’s: Southern-Style Cuisine in the Heart of Los Angeles
Cuisine Noir Magazine

Shaquille's Restaurant Los Angeles Front Doors & Sign & Faux Bougainvilleas

Faux Bougainvillea Flowers & Succulents

Shaquille O'Neal's Restaurant "Shquille's" patio with faux bougainvillea

Southern Comfort Meets Los Angeles Chic

The decor for this restaurant is especially important, because it addresses two different themes: Los Angeles and the South.

 

Shaquille’s is right across the street from the Staples Center, and part of the Downtown L.A. Live complex. The area is frequented by NBA players, celebrities, and tons of basketball fans. It’s the ideal location for a huge sports star like Shaq!

 

This location means that his restaurant has to capture that Southern California, casual glam aesthetic. 

 

The other side, though, is the cuisine and atmosphere. The chefs serve up authentic and elevated Southern cooking. Menu options include comfort food classics like shrimp and grits, baked macaroni and cheese, deviled eggs, and fried green tomatoes.

 

The designer had to create a space that felt comfortable, cozy, and welcoming – even amidst the hustle and bustle of LA.

Inside Shaq’s LA Restaurant

The inside of Shaquille’s boasts even more of our creations – fake Kentia palms, lillies, and potted plants. Assorted faux succulents add more lush greenery the walls and interior.

 

Other highlights include a celebrity seating area and a massive, Shaq-sized chair. Look for it when you’re there, because Shaq is known to stop by regularly! 

 

If you’re wondering what to eat, Shaquille’s has some can’t-miss signature dishes. His famous fried chicken, for example, is brined for 48 hours. Be sure to try the classic Shaq Burger, made with American cheese and signature Shaq sauce. There’s even a Kobe burger! It’s made with Kobe beef and named in homage to his former teammate, Kobe Bryant.

Next time you’re in Los Angeles, stop by Shaquille’s! You can enjoy delicious food, and check out what we’ve done there. We’d love to hear your thoughts! If you’re a restaurant owner or designer, contact us today for details on a custom creation for your next project. Email sales@treescapes.com or call 1-800-527-8884.

artificial foliage - carnival cruise ship

Artificial Foliage to Beat Summer Heat

Beat the Summer Heat Using Artificial Foliage

Artificial Foliage Palm Tree with mister water spray
Palm Tree Misters by International TreeScapes

Our artificial foliage for exterior trees & plants is made with the heat in mind. We have locations in San Diego, Las Vegas, and Miami, so we’re VERY familiar with summer weather – sometimes all year round! Luckily we have some incredible ways to add shade, privacy, and even smart tech to your backyard or outdoor space. 

 

Artificial Foliage Uses

    • Privacy: Hedges, green walls, and dense foliage trees can block out the sun – and nosy onlookers. Keep your space your own personal, private paradise! We can also conceal privacy cameras and motion sensor lights within trunks or branches. 
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    • Cooling: We have many options to create shady spots in your yard, but you can always expand on these exterior trees & plants by adding concealed misters.
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    • Tech Integration: You have your ideal refuge from the sun – so why not make it fun? Integrate some concealed speakers or screens to add surprising functions that no one will expect!
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    • Speaking of Fun…we can also create custom made treehouses and play areas. Little ones will delight in having their own space, and you’ll love the hours of safe, fun entertainment it provides. We can even assist with custom cat trees for your feline friends!
Left: A fabricated palm tree with hidden misters gives homeowners cooling relief from the dry heat.

Artificial Foliage in Real Life

Artificial foliage palm trees Carnival Cruise lines
artificial foliage - carnival cruise ship

Artificial Foliage Options

    • UltraLeaf-X foliage is Ultraviolet “UV” Inhibited
    • UltraLeaf-X/IFR foliage is Ultraviolet “UV” Inhibited and Inherently Fire Retardant (IFR)
    • Exterior palms’ trunks are good for 15 years or longer and are built with IFR materials
    • “Giant” tree fronds are available in both “split” and “standard” leaf

 

These creations withstand harsh weather conditions without loss of shape, fullness, or color. And when we say “harsh”, we mean it!

 

Our UltraLeaf-X foliage stands the test of time against extreme temperature, sunlight, humidity, wind, rain, snow, and ice. This prevents our trees and plants from becoming discolored and tattered. We offer the industry’s longest lasting, highest-quality exterior creations.

 

Our products are also Inherently Fire Retardant (IFR). You don’t need to worry about fire hazards, even on the hottest, driest days. You can have peace of mind knowing that you’re conserving water and helping to keep your home safe.

 

As for watering, pruning, fertilizing, and dealing with pests? Not a problem! You can skip all of that and just enjoy your beautiful, realistic looking trees, plants, and flowers. This makes artificial foliage ideal for dry climates where water conservation is a must.

 

Seniors, allergy sufferers, and “set it and forget it” types will all love how hands-off and easy it is to maintain gorgeous foliage in any weather. It doesn’t matter where you live, or what season it is – our artificial foliage makes it easy to enjoy your perfect backyard all year round.

Above: Our faux palm trees on Carnival cruise ships give guests a tropical island feel, even when they’re on the water. They also offer plenty of shady spots to cool down and enjoy the sea breeze.
Right: Our artificial Banyan tree provides shade and a scenic background for the Wegeforth Bowl amphitheater at the San Diego Zoo!
Artificial Foliage - Banyan Tree at San Diego Zoo
Banyan tree, seal, & zoo performers at Wegeforth Bowl, San Diego Zoo
Las Vegas flower wall Revolve x Palms

Las Vegas Flower Wall – Revolve x Palms

Las Vegas flower walls are always impressive, and our creation at the Revolve shop in the Palms Casino is no exception! We used artificial roses, peonies, hydrangeas, ferns, and other florals to create a lush, iconic display.

 

Revolve only has one other physical location, the Revolve Social Club in Los Angeles. So this “long term pop up” retail shop needed to wow visitors who are used to shopping online. The Grand Opening event gained immediate attention from the press. There were models, designers, and celebrities present for the big launch!

 

The store celebrates its grand opening Friday and its 1,000 square feet of merchandise from brands such as company-owned labels Lovers + Friends, Tularosa and Grlfrnd. The company’s only other public-facing storefront is its Revolve Social Club on Melrose Avenue, although that door is focused mostly on private events and VIP experiences rather than serving as a full-time store for the public.

Raissa Gerona, Revolve chief brand officer, called the store a “long-term pop-up,” adding, “Palms is the perfect partner to bring the full Revolve experience to Vegas.”

 

Revolve Bows Palms Las Vegas Store

Las Vegas Flower Walls by TreeScapes & PlantWorks

If you’re looking to take selfies in front of gorgeous Las Vegas flower walls, you’re in good company! Search the hashtag #revolvexpalms on Instagram and Twitter and see how others took advantage of this photo-perfect background. The video below, created by the Palms Casino, highlights the store’s features.

 

To see similar designs, check out the CATCH Aria Las Vegas flower wall. We designed it for the restaurant’s tunnel entryway. We also provided faux bougainvillea flowers and whimsical oversized birdcages around some of the booths. At the center of the restaurant is a stunning fabricated Mediterranean Olive tree. Be sure to take a look at the green wall we created for the Vanderpump Cocktail Garden as well!

Las Vegas Flower Wall Revolve x Palms
Vanderpump Cocktail Garden Flowers Trees

Vanderpump Cocktail Garden Flowers & Trees

Have you visited the new Vanderpump Cocktail Garden? Flowers, trees, and beautiful lighting create an intimate, classy gathering space. Fans of the Vanderpump family, and their reality show, will love the immersive experience. But everyone will enjoy a visit because there are tasty treats and hand-crafted cocktails to try!

 

The Vanderpump Cocktail Garden flowers, foliage, and trees were provided by TreeScapes and PlantWorks. This includes the “incredibly life-like hand-carved” replica olive trees, decadent faux English roses, and industrial design wall greenery.

Press Quotes about Vanderpump Cocktail Garden

Lisa Vanderpump brings her “diamonds and rose” renown to the new cocktail garden in totally resplendent style.

 

The LA restaurant and lounge queen comes to Caesars Palace for the new nightspot that’s as much botanical as it is industrial in style.

 

Tall trees and stone tables, sparkling lights and sips alike create the freshest atmosphere for the most charmed night out.”

 

Enchantment at the Vanderpump Cocktail Garden

Vanderpump Cocktail Garden Flowers Interior

Nestled between the Colosseum and the entrance to The Forum Shops, the Cocktail Garden has an indoor-outdoor design, with 14-foot lantern-adorned trees and greenery surrounding its patio and lounge, creating an idyllic getaway from the sounds of ringing slot machines.

 

“It has always been a dream of mine to see our brand in lights in this vibrant city,” the reality queen boasts.

 

“[The Garden] will combine the sexy atmosphere of our other establishments, but injected with Vegas energy!”

 

That, coupled with a drink menu that features Vanderpump-branded sangria and rosé, is likely to land the Cocktail Garden on this year’s list of hot new meetup destinations.”

 

Lisa Vaderpump Opens Cocktail Garden in Vegas

Vanderpump Cocktail Garden Flowers Greenery

The patio juts out onto the casino floor with iron fencing and plants shrouding the space in mystery.

 

A pair of tufted borne settes outfitted in dusty pink and smatterings of tables create an English garden setting.

 

Ornaments and tube lighting hang down from 16-foot olive trees, giving the patio an almost fairy tale feel.”

 

Vanderpump Cocktail Garden: First Look at Lisa Vanderpump’s Las Vegas Bar

Vanderpump Cocktail Garden Flowers Roses

“We have created a unique, decadent space with a majestic feel where guests can relax in a sexy garden oasis

 

Lisa Vanderpump on the Vanderpump Cocktail Garden

If you want to see the Vanderpump Cocktail Garden flowers, trees, and plants, head to Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.

Caesar’s Palace Vanderpump Garden Video

Tunnel Entrance CATCH Aria Las Vegas

Flower Walls & Olive Tree at CATCH Aria Las Vegas

Flower Wall Tunnel Entrance CATCH Aria Las Vegas

TreeScapes and PlantWorks created a stunning fabricated olive tree at CATCH Las Vegas, located within the Aria Resort & Casino. The tree joined whimsical faux floral green walls and unique flowered birdcage accent pieces.

 

A huge Grand Opening event was thrown to celebrate the launch of the restaurant’s newest location. Our artificial flower and tree designs set the perfect ambiance for this chic eatery. The press quotes below discuss how our flower wall tunnel and faux Mediterranean Olive Tree at CATCH are the decor highlights!

 

The premiere was a star-studded event, full of A-List celebrities. Professional models in vibrant floral costumes and makeup added even more beauty. The menu features fresh steaks, sushi, and seafood, along with specialty cocktails and decadent desserts.

 

“As guests traverse through the picturesque entryway – a surreal, 80-foot-long tunnel-like pergola, offset by twinkling trellises and colorful blooming walls, it almost feels like stepping into a secret garden or hidden world…

 

The contemporary, nature-inspired feel is most evident in the main dining room. The centerpiece is the iconic olive tree standing at the middle of the room beneath its own glass roof.”

 

CATCH LAS VEGAS MAKES WAVES WITH STAR-STUDDED DEBUT AT ARIA RESORT & CASINO

Fabricated Mediterranean Olive Tree at CATCH Aria Last Vegas
Flower Birdcages at CATCH Aria Last Vegas

“The distinctive olive tree is actually a fabricated Mediterranean Olive Tree, adorned with glowing bulbs and flanked on either side by over-sized birdcage booths.

 

It’s no surprise that this restaurant has now become one of the top places to take a selfie in the city…

 

CATCH is one of Vegas’s most Instagrammable new hot spots.

 

LAS VEGAS DINING CATCH RESTAURANT AT ARIA

 

The tree, birdcage, and spectacular floral tunnel all provide ideal Vegas selfie spots. We suggest posing on the rounded bench in front of the peach, pink, white, and red faux flower wall. Don’t forget to tag your Instagram pic with #catchAria!

Artificial Flower Wall at CATCH Aria

If you’d like more inspiration, watch the walk-through video from the CATCH Aria Las Vegas Instagram page:

Outdoor Artificial Date Palm Trees by International TreeScapes

TreeScapes Acquires Plantworks

Bryan Stirrat and Ira Falk have just completed the acquisition of The Plantworks® of Las Vegas, Nevada.  This marks the second acquisition by the duo who purchased the assets of Preserved TreeScapes International in August 2013  which launched International TreeScapes LLC®.

Plantworks has been serving the needs of the Hospitality Industry for over 37 years. Its impeccable designs and cost-efficient reproduction flowers, plants, and trees have been enhancing the beauty of the most distinguished resorts in Las Vegas.  International TreeScapes, is an award winning global leader in the manufacturing of preserved, custom-fabricated and replica trees and plants for the hospitality industry.

According to Ira Falk, “These two iconic companies certainly compliment each other, but they will remain separate as they each have unique strengths. The expanded resources and greater purchasing power that has resulted from the acquisition, provides our customers with a broader spectrum of remarkable products and significant cost-savings.”