Going Tropical on Gardenista: Top Posts of the Week
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This past week while most of the country was in a deep freeze, Michelle and Erin visited a trio of tropical gardens, looked into lei-making, and designed a tropical floral arrangement. Maybe it's time for a vacation? Above: Did you know that there's a new Ace Hotel in Panama ? Designed by Commune, no less? Makes us want to get on a plane, now. Above: Michelle took a tour of a breeze-filled Walker Warner-designed house on the Big Island of Hawaii inspired by the great ocean camps of Old Hawaii. Above: If you liked the interiors of Kathleen Whitaker's Echo Park, LA, house (see A Minimalist LA Jewelry Designer Goes Maximal ), you'll love her gardens . Above: And closer to home, Michelle dropped in on Courtney Klein's Mission District garden , a backyard oasis with a tropical feel. Above: And don't miss Michelle's 7 Secrets: How to Save a Dying Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree , in which she attempts to resuscitate her pet fig tree. That's the fiddle leaf fig in better days, above, when Michelle wrote about 10 Tips for Caring for a Fiddle Leaf Fig . Hint, she broke one of her rules.