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Suzanne Rheinstein Selected Grand Marshall of Friends of Robinson Gardens 2016 Tour

Suzanne Rheinstein to be Grand Marshall of the 2016 Robinson Gardens Tour (photos from
Suzanne Rheinstein to be Grand Marshall of the 2016 Robinson Gardens 28th Annual Garden Tour on May 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills (photos from

Suzanne Rheinstein, internationally recognized interior designer has been selected by the Friends of Robinson Gardens to be the Grand Marshal for the annual  Garden Tour on May 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills.  Rheinstein will be honored at a reception at the Robinson Gardens Wednesday evening.

Rheinstein, a long-time resident of Windsor Square, is an internationally recognized interior designer and the owner of Hollyhock (now located in West Hollywood but originally opened on Larchmont Blvd), the renowned home furnishing and accessories shop, known for its unique antiques and decorative pieces. Her signature style is often described as elegant civility – “fewer things but better things” – encompassing a mixture of beautiful objects, furniture styles, personal art, painted surfaces, and great attention to comfort, textures, details and light. In her new book, Rooms for Living (Rizzoli, 2015), she shows how to achieve welcoming and serene environments in both casual and formal settings.

Inspired by the popular Spanish song, “De Colores,” this year’s Garden Tour will reflect the passion and allure of fiery Latin culture. The day begins with an exclusive tour of private home gardens. The tour is followed by a luncheon, Iro fashion show, cocktails, and shopping. The top floral and interior designers in Los Angeles have been invited to transform the Robinson Estate into a vision inspired by De Colores.

About Friends of Robinson Gardens: Virginia Robinson was a legendary hostess and businesswoman known as the “first lady of Beverly Hills.” She left her estate to Los Angeles County when she died in 1977. In 1982, the Friends of Robinson Gardens (FRG) was formed to support the Los Angeles County of Parks and Recreation in the restoration, preservation, and public programming of the historic property.

The Friends of Robinson Gardens volunteer their time and resources to preserve the home and gardens, and keep Mrs. Robinson’s legacy alive. Their mission is to preserve and promote the historically significant first estate of Beverly Hills for the education and enjoyment of the general public, transporting visitors back to the birthplace of Beverly Hills.

Built in 1911, the Robinson estate was once the residence of retail giants Virginia and Harry Robinson (of the Robinson department stores). It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is open by appointment to the public. Click here for tickets and more information on the Robinson Gardens 28th Annual Garden Tour.

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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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