Now that we are past March 21st, spring has officially arrived. Many of us didn’t experience much of a winter with unseasonably warm temperatures throughout much of the country, but it’s still nice that the coldest time of the year is officially over, right?!

Now that we are past March 21st, spring has officially arrived. Many of us didn’t experience much of a winter with unseasonably warm temperatures throughout much of the country, but it’s still nice that the coldest time of the year is officially over, right?!

Spring can often bring tumultuous weather – tornadoes of course, so here’s to hoping that it will be mild in that regard as the winter was from a cold and snow standpoint.

For many of us this season brings a new life, a new start, a new perspective. Even though I live in California, I’m still taking the spring cleaning thing seriously and doing a lot around the house right now, getting dust out of corners, scrubbing appliances and sweeping up crumbs. When I was a kid growing up in LA I didn’t have much awareness of a change in season because the temperature is pretty much the same year round, but now that I have kids, I’m trying to give them a sense of the seasons as much as I can – by at least showing them pictures of places in the country that have four seasons.

Of course one of the things that I do when spring arrives is decide what great new vendors and products deserve to be showcased here at Cultured Living. This is a challenging endeavor because of our standards, but every year we do find some items that pass our approval and we can offer to our customers.

These include Jennifer Taylor as showcased with her elegant and regal styles in our dark red with platinum bedding and furniture set called La Rosa or Sandy Wilson’s contemporary furniture and bedding set with an Asian flare, bold colors in cobalt blues and reds (called “IT” and China). Also of note is Anna Maria Horner’s new Innocent Crush rug and pillow collections as they are very vibrant and colorful. If any of these new items put a spring in your step, take advantage of our Rewards Program -- buy $1500 worth of merchandise and get 7% off on all future orders! It’s one of the best deals out there, regardless of season! Here’s hoping that spring – and summer and fall – are great times for all of you. Until next time, Lorena Johnson