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4 Awesome April San Diego Events You Won’t Want to Miss

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

4 Awesome April San Diego Events You Won't Want to Miss

April is one of the best times to get out and attend events in San Diego. The weather is warming up, flowers are blooming, and there are plenty of happenings to choose from. The more you participate and mingle, the more you can learn about one of the greatest cities to live in. Also, by attending San Diego events, you can often glean some really cool ideas and trends for home design and decor.

Here are a handful of awesome April San Diego events to check out:

The San Diego Watercolor Society Presents “Seeds of Inspiration”
April 7

Stop by the Art Galley in the The ARTS DISTRICT at Liberty Station to view some awesome watercolor paintings. The San Diego Watercolor Society is presenting an exhibit entitled “Seeds of Inspiration”, juried by award-winning artist Helen Schafer Garcia. Watercolor paintings have long been a source of inspiration for home decor and design projects. Be sure to check out this display for ideas! There will be 95-100 original paintings for sale, which you can also use for decor, of course.

Opening reception is Friday April 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with wine, food, and good times. Runs through April 29. Gallery will be open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free to the public.

4 Awesome April San Diego Events You Won't Want to Miss

Red Bull Air Race World Championship
April 15-16

For a more exciting, exhilarating San Diego event, check out the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. The San Diego coast provides the perfect backdrop for small, lightweight, maneuverable planes to race. The event was last held in 2009 and was super popular with spectators and fans. Nicolas Ivanoff won the event that year, and will be returning this year to compete again for the title.

Who knows when the next one will be held in San Diego? It might not be for years to come, so be sure to grab tickets this year if you’re interested! You can pick up some unique souvenirs at the event, which make excellent decorations for kids’ rooms.

“Art Alive”: The Museum in Full Bloom
April 28-30

The San Diego Museum of Art celebrates its 36th year of presenting “Art Alive.” Stunning works of art will be on display, with over 100 floral interpretations personally made by local and national art designers. This event is a great way to meet other artists and to gather ideas for home decoration and interior design.

Be sure not to miss the Floramorphic Sky of Colors, which showcases the inventiveness of designer Carlos Franco, who will transform the John M. and Sally B. Thornton Rotunda into a spectacular botanical work of art.

4 Awesome April San Diego Events You Won't Want to Miss

SDCDM Roots Series Presents the Pacific Islands
April 29

The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (SDCDM) is hosting a celebration of the cultures and communities of the Pacific Islands. The festive afternoon will include storytelling, Polynesian, Tahitian and hula dancing, and live music performances. Learn about traditional arts and snacks from the Pacific Islands as well. This is a great event for the kids! April 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 320 North Broadway, Escondido.

There is so much to do and see in San Diego during this time of the year. You can learn so much at these events, and can meet fellow members of the art community. If you had additional questions regarding interior decorating and home furniture arrangements, contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. We have tons of options and complete packages to choose from, so you can get started right away on your dream decor theme!

San Diego Thanksgiving Events and Activities

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Thanksgiving in San Diego

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite times of the year. It’s a season filled with fun, food, family, and friends. No matter what your plans for dinner, there are many ways to celebrate Thanksgiving in San Diego throughout the week! Going out for some holiday fun is a great way to get active, meet other people, and enjoy the fall weather.  

Here are a handful of activities you can try out with your family and guests here in San Diego County:

Musical Thanksgiving in San Diego: San Diego Jazz Fest

Nov. 23 to 27

There’s nothing more relaxing and yet stimulating than watching a live musical show. This Thanksgiving season, you should make it a point attend the 37th Annual San Diego Jazz Fest. This year’s lineup features big names like the Buck Creek Jazz Band from Washington, D.C. and Yerba Buena Stompers from San Francisco. You can also catch local San Diego talent at the festival, such as the Jazz Jammers from La Mesa and High Society Jazz Band from La Jolla. There will be plenty of traditional jazz, swing, Dixieland jazz, and many other styles to lounge out to.

Jazz Fest will be held at Town & Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego. Performances will be held in various rooms, including large concert halls and smaller, more intimate “listening rooms”.

San Diego Thanksgiving Events and Activities

Go For a Run

One of the more popular activities to do at this time of the year is to participate in an organized run. It’s the perfect time to do it— the weather isn’t too hot, and it’s also a great way to work up an appetite for Thanksgiving dinner (or to work off some of those calories afterwards!). There are plenty of charity runs and “turkey trots” to choose from here in San Diego, including:

The best part about these runs is that they benefit local charities and good causes. Lace up those sneakers, get out, and show some support!

70th Annual Mother Goose Parade

Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 (the Sunday before Thanksgiving)

The Mother Goose Parade is one of San Diego’s quirkiest, most charming parades. It will feature international entries, including: band and drill units, various floats, clowns, equestrian displays, and much more. The Parade begins at 1 p.m. near El Cajon Boulevard and Main Street, and proceeds down Main Street all the way up until First Street. Fun for the whole family!

Thanksgiving in San Diego

Thanksgiving Day Buffet at the Safari Park

Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24

The San Diego Safari Park is hosting a Thanksgiving Day Buffet on Nov. 24. Enjoy a hearty meal in the Park’s Nairobi Village, where you’ll be served traditional Thanksgiving favorites. There are two serving times available to choose from, one at noon and one at 3 p.m. — that way, you can still make it to your evening dinner as well!

This is an excellent day outing if you’ve got relatives in town with small kids (but it’s also great for grown-ups too, of course!). Alternatively, you can catch a breakfast buffet at the Safari Park on Saturday, Nov. 26, where you can enjoy a breakfast meal while watching the beautiful tigers.

We wish you all a very lovely and enjoyable Thanksgiving season this year. If you need an interior design makeover for Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays, furniture rental may be just the thing for you. Contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental for all-new furniture and decor designs and concepts. We have full rental packages as well as individual items to help you with all your home design needs!

5 Thrilling Things to Do In San Diego in June

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

5 Thrilling Things to Do In San Diego in June

San Diego’s motto is “Ever Vigilant”, and we’re always on the watch for great things to do here.

Speaking of great things to do, June is one of the most exciting times of the year in San Diego. As the weather warms up, you can feel the energy in the air. Take advantage of the lovely California climate—there is just so much to experience!

Check out these 5 fun things to do in San Diego in June.

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Get Curb Appeal Ideas from these Helpful San Diego Garden Supply Stores

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

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“Curb Appeal” simply refers to the aesthetic attractiveness of a home, from the perspective of someone passing by on the street. The curb appeal factor is one of the main criteria many people use when considering a home for purchase.  If you’re trying to sell a home, curb appeal is a huge deal. You can increase curb appeal with basic cleaning, exterior decor, re-painting, and landscaping.

Struggling for curb appeal ideas and supplies?

A trip to a gardening supply store can do wonders for your home. Here are 5 of the best garden supply stores in San Diego:

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Explore the Best Fabric Stores in San Diego

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

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Fabrics are a staple item when it comes to interior decor and design. You can do so much for your place if you know a few basics tricks!

The right fabrics can help you transform anything, from drapes to tablecloths and much more. It can also be much more cost-efficient to rework your own fabrics rather than change out expensive furniture or drapes. Here’s a list of 5 of the best fabric stores in San Diego to get you started.

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Tips for Attending Craft Shows in San Diego

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

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One of the best ways to gain knowledge and information about interior design is to attend a craft show. Craft shows and expos are great ways to gather materials, meet people with similar interests, and harvest new ideas for your place. There are tons of craft gatherings going on in San Diego all year-round. Here are some pointers to maximize your time while attending craft shows in San Diego.

Sign Up Early

It helps to sign up for tickets early—some of the more popular shows and conventions can sell out quickly. Some larger San Diego craft shows are recurring and happen every year. These ones tend to post information about their events sooner. An example of this is the Harvest Festival at Del Mar Fairgrounds, one of San Diego’s biggest craft shows.

Signing up early is especially important if you plan to have your own exhibit or display at an event. You can also visit online calendars to see schedules of shows throughout the year.

Do Some Networking

Sure, we all love shopping online and buying goods that we normally don’t have access to in our neighborhoods. But one thing that’s missing from those transaction is the human element. Craft shows are an excellent opportunity to network and meet other crafters. Be sure to take down contact info from any vendors or attendees that might be of interest to you. If you have one, bring your own business card and introduce yourself to potential colleagues or clients.

Ask Lots of Questions

Along those same lines, craft shows are an excellent time to ask any specific questions you might have. These can be about anything—specific materials used, design techniques, project ideas—it’s really up to you. Vendors tend to be open and willing to give advice while you’re at their station. Other attendees might also have some good tips and personal stories to share.

Have a Plan or Itinerary to Maximize Your Time

With craft shows and expos, one comment that many people have is, “I didn’t get to see all visit all the vendors that I wanted to.”  You can avoid this by planning your day and forming an itinerary. That way, you can at least have a loose idea of the main displays that you want to see.

If possible, try and call ahead or visit the website and see which vendors and craft displays will be present. You can also find out the times and locations for instructional classes and seminars. At the very least, there should be a map of all the vendors and the floor layout provided by the host when you get to the event. You can circle or number your “plan of attack” and draw out a route for your day.

Bring a Friend or Go in a Group

When it comes to arts and crafts shows, the more the merrier! Bringing friends is a great way to introduce them to your hobbies if they aren’t already fans. Also, you can split the group up and cover more ground that way. Later on, you can regather and report back on your findings. Also, some shows might offer group discounts.

When it comes to crafts and interior design, being more active in the community can really boost your skill set and knowledge base. If you’re looking for more extensive options in terms of home decor and furniture, be sure to visit Signature Furniture Rental. We love providing feedback and suggestions for your home, and can suggest various furniture rental options to round out your inner home life.

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Where to Find Your Winter Wonderland in San Diego

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Where to Find Your Winter Wonderland in San Diego

San Diego is known for being one of the most spirited cities in America. Whether it be for a Chargers game, a Padres game, or a military celebration, we love to get all decked out and dressed up for special occasions, especially the winter holidays. Participation is a key word around here—so many neighborhoods and establishments love to participate in all the holiday festivities and decorations.

If you’re looking for activities, lights displays, and elaborate decorations to visit in San Diego County, here are some suggestions for you to try out.

 

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Best Holiday Parties, Festivals, and Events Around San Diego

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Best Holiday Parties, Festivals and Events Around San Diego

The holiday season has arrived! Thanksgiving has come and gone, so now it’s time to prepare for the winter holidays.

San Diego is known for being an easy-going city with plenty to do in terms of entertainment and nightlife; this is especially true for the holiday season. If you’re looking for exciting parties and events, San Diego has so much to offer. Here’s a handful of popular parties and gatherings to attend around San Diego.

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Top San Diego Sports Bars to Catch the Big Game

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

October is a great month to be a sports fan. The NFL is in full swing, the MLB playoffs are going on, and the NHL and NBA are just about to embark on their new seasons. That’s why it’s a great idea to get yourself down to a somewhere full of big flat screen TV’s, cold drinks, and tasty grub so you can fully enjoy all the action. Luckily there are no shortage of places like this in San Diego, but here are our 5 favorite San Diego sports bars to catch the big game (or all the games).

Top San Diego Sports Bars to Catch the Big Game | Signature Furniture Rental

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The 10 Things You Need to Know about San Diego

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

San Diego is an amazing place to live, and we here at Signature Furniture Rental are lucky to be located in the heart of this amazing city. But when you live in San Diego, it’s inevitable that you’ll have out of town visitors that want to come enjoy America’s Finest City. When that time comes, you’ll have to explain a few things about our city for non-locals to really “get” San Diego. To help, we’ve put together this list of the 10 things San Diegans are always explaining to non-locals. Here are the 10 things you need to know about San Diego.

The 10 San Diego Commandments | Signature Furniture Rental

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