October 15 and 16 - 2016 Fall Inspired Home & Garden Expo of Monterey


Seminars Announced for the 2016 Fall Inspired Home & Garden Expo of Monterey to be held on October 15 and 16, 2016 
 
Special Guest Appearance and Two Valuable Seminars by Teresa Sabankaya, internationally known expert on the language of flowers and founder of the Bonny Doon Garden Company in Santa Cruz. 
   
Amber Russell, Broker Owner of Over the Moon Realty, who has been featured on the hit TV show, Tiny House Hunters, will present a Seminar on Tiny Home Living. 
 
Grand Prize! Stowe Contracting and Basalite are partnering and offering installation and product to create a beautiful 10’ x12’ patio in Artisan Flagstone with a charcoal border!
 
MONTEREY, CA (October 2016). Don’t miss it!  The 2016 Fall Inspired Home & Garden Expo of Monterey on October 15 and 16, 2016 will feature an array of outstanding Home and Garden Exhibits, Daily Seminars, Live Chef Demos, Shopping, and Charity Partners as well as Expo Sponsors.  
 
Fall is a great season for “nesting” in your beautiful home and getting prepared to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. So…It’s Time to Get Inspired!  Make your home improvement and landscaping dreams come true! 
 
Bring your home improvement ideas and remodeling projects to the Inspired Home & Garden Expo of Monterey. Experts at the Monterey Home Expo are there to answer all of your questions and help you get started.
 
Home expo exhibitors will include general contractors, flooring, landscapers, kitchen and bath, cabinets, closet organizers, landscape designers, painters, countertops, tile, granite, appliances, solar energy, fireplaces, and much more, most from around Monterey County!
 
 
At a Glance:
 
Saturday, October 15, 2016   10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 
Sunday, October 16, 2016     10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 
Free to all attendees!
 
The Fall 2016 Inspired Home Expo of Monterey will feature a full weekend of activities for homeowners plus the latest remodeling, landscaping and home accessory trends and tips.
 
 
Educational home improvement seminars by local professionals, cooking demos, local charity partners and more.
 
Special Guest Appearance by Teresa Sabankaya, internationally known expert on the language of flowers and founder of the Bonny Doon Garden Company in Santa Cruz.  She will present seminars both days. (See bio below.) 
 
Amber Russell, Broker Owner of Over the Moon Realty, Inc. who has been featured on HGTV's hit TV show, Tiny House Hunters, will present a seminar on Sunday, "How to make a Tiny Impact No Matter the Size of Your Home.” 
 
Chef Brandon Miller of Mundaka Restaurant in Carmel will present a seminar on the Cuisine of Spain Cooking Seminar.
 
Additional informative and fun free seminars will be available both days during the Fall 2016 Inspired Home & Garden Expo of Monterey (full schedule coming soon!) 
 
The Grand Prize for attendees of the event: Stowe Contracting and Basalite are partnering and offering installation and product to create a beautiful 10’ x12’ patio in Artisan Flagstone with a charcoal border!
Free parking!
 
Location: Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Rd. Monterey, California. (Please enter at Gate 3)
 
For more information, go to InspiredExpos.com or call (831) 772-4600.
 
During the Fall 2016 Inspired Home Expo of Monterey weekend, there will be an outstanding line-up of seminars in the home, food and garden areas that include many experts in their field. Attendees can plan their visit to the Fall 2016 Inspired Home & Garden Expo of Monterey around many valuable remodeling workshops and home improvement seminar presentations by local experts and live chef demos and some seminars are now listed below. Updates about the seminars and the presenters will be posted on the website, InspiredExpos.com.
 
Seminar Schedule:
 
Noon  A Posy for You! ~ The new modern language of flowers
 
Presented by Teresa Sabankaya
 
Innovative floral designer, author and owner of The Bonny Doon Garden Company Teresa Sabankaya talks about the language of flowers and her new book.
 
12:45 pm Is My Roof Right for Solar?
 
Presented by Scudder Solar Energy Systems
 
Scudder Solar Energy Systems works with all different types of roofing styles. Hear how they make solar work for their customers.
 
1:30 pm The Cuisine of Spain
 
Presented by Chef Brandon Miller
 
Chef Brandon Miller shares one of his popular mouth-watering dishes in a cooking demonstration.
 
 
2:15 pm Turn Your Clutter Into A Masterpiece
 
Presented by Star Hansen
 
Star Hansen is a Certified Professional Organizer, known as the ‘Lifestyle Organizer’ working with individuals, businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.  Her unique multi-layered approach including mind, body, spirit and space has been featured on OWN, TLC, HGTV, Style, A&E, and the Tyra Banks Show.  Star has an innate ability to turn the boring monotony of organization principles into something motivational, inspiring, and entertaining.
 
3 pm Painting Project Personalization
 
Presented by AndSon Painting Inc.
 
Painting Project Personalization: Craftsmanship is a Signature That Can’t be Forged – Learn about what you need to consider when starting your paint project. How do you choose the right contractor? What are the industry trends? How do I pick colors? AndSon Painting Inc. offers common sense guidance for homeowners ready to start a painting project.
 
Sunday, October 16, 2016:
 
Noon A Posy for You! ~ The new modern language of flowers
 
Presented by Teresa Sabankaya
 
Innovative floral designer, author and owner of The Bonny Doon Garden Company Teresa Sabankaya talks about the language of flowers and her new book.
 
 
1:30 pm Money-saving Power of Solar
 
Presented by Scudder Solar
 
With easy financing and a 30% federal tax credit available, more and more homeowners are installing solar panels on their home to power their lives and protect their pocketbooks against continually rising electrical bills.
 
2:15 pm Tiny Houses
 
Presented by Amber Russell, Broker/Owner, Over the Moon Realty
 
Real Estate Broker/Owner Amber Russell appeared on HGTV as an agent helping a couple purchase a tiny house. Amber talks about the real estate market and the interest in tiny homes among many young buyers.  She'll also provide tips on how to reduce your carbon imprint no matter the size of your home.
 
Corporate Sponsors:
 
Noble Pride Roofing
Scudder Solar Energy System
REM Sleep Solutions
 
Media Corporate Sponsors:
 
Monterey County Herald
KRML Radio 102.1 FM and 1410 AM
Times Publishing Group
 
Exhibitor booth and Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, go to InspiredExpos.com/Expos/Monterey/. 
 
More about the Expo:
 
Learn from and become “inspired” by top professionals in the field. Come meet the experts from the community who can help you create a more beautiful living environment, make a space more comfortable or fix an issue in your home.  The event gives you the opportunity to build relationships with the people who can help you make your dreams become reality. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for ideas for Fall projects, inspiration or just browsing home improvements large too small. Talk with expert local home contractors that can create all your “inspired”, images from your clippings and Pinterest boards, meet your Google search list face to face, and make your home improvement dreams a reality.
 
The free, fun and informative Fall 2016  Inspired Home & Garden Expo of Monterey will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 15th and 16th  at the Monterey Fair & Expo Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA. This not-to-be-missed event will feature about a hundred LOCAL home and garden professionals on site, many based in Monterey County, with all of your home project solutions. They will be available to answer all of your questions and provide expert advice for enhancing your indoor and outdoor living space. 
 
The Fall 2016 Inspired Home & Garden Expo will feature displays and exhibits of the latest ideas in home improvement, remodeling, interior design, decorating and landscaping. In addition, it will provide educational and informative seminars and demonstrations designed to help you enhance the beauty and the value of your home. Quality contractors, expert craftsmen, premier designers and home improvement professionals are there both days to focus on all of your needs to make your home meet your vision.
 
About Special Presenter: Teresa Sabankaya
 
Storytellers share their inspirations through words written or spoken, with photos or video, and in art, music, or dance. Teresa Sabankaya, founder and owner of the Bonny Doon Garden Company in Santa Cruz, CA, is an expert on the language of flowers, an art form believed to have originated with the Turkish Selam, which is not only a greeting, but also a language of objects.
 
Sabankaya, author of a forthcoming book on the subject, (release date: Fall of 2017), has been lauded as one of the most innovative florists in the San Francisco Bay area, and her floral creations have been exhibited at the "Bouquets to Art" exhibition at De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, the National Trust Riloli's Estate in Woodside, and multiple other floral design and garden shows.
 
Her floral styles have graced multiple wedding blogs and magazines, including Smitten, Sweet Violet Bride, Style Me Pretty, and Green Wedding Shoes, and she is featured in Amy Stewart's acclaimed book, Flower Confidential, as well as her blog.
 
In the PBS documentary, "Botany of Desire" (based on Michael Pollen's bestseller of the same name), Sabankaya was compared to "a florist from 100 years ago," and her trademarked "Bonny Doon Posies" -- part of her retail business from the beginning -- have been showcased in media including "CBS Sunday Morning," Romantic Homes magazine, and newspapers that include the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
 
"It's easy and fun to incorporate the historical language of flowers into your life today. sharing a gift of a posy to another is a very meaningful way to express your sentiments for many occasions: A birthday, a newborn baby … even your deepest condolences," said Sabankaya, who opened Bonny Doon Garden Company (1101 Fair Avenue in Santa Cruz) in 1999 as a full-service floral design studio, florist, and botanical gift shop. "When someone receives a gift of a posy, it's not only a beautiful arrangement, but the message the flowers convey is strong and very memorable, and will have a great impact on the recipient."
 
Her new book, will take readers on a fascinating journey through history, from Constantinople to England, telling the colorful tale of the language of flowers and the language of objects, through the travels of a British aristocrat, Lady Mary Montagu.
 
Lady Mary became fascinated by the Selam and its tradition of gifting boxes filled with various objects to another person. Each object carried a secret language -- even a pebble had a verse or meaning attached -- a tradition Montagu brought with her when she returned to her home country. Thus, the language of flowers evolved into a phenomenon in Victorian England.
 
Sabankaya is a certified green gardener and a member of slowflowers.com, an online directory of florists who source their materials locally. She also is a member of greatgardenspeakers.com.
 
To contact Teresa Sabankaya, or to obtain more information about her upcoming book, go to www.teresasabankaya.com
 
About Simply Clear Marketing:
 
Simply Clear Marketing Inc. (SCMI) is a professional event management and marketing company based on the Central Coast. SCMI currently produces 7 successful INSPIRED trade show events per year and is expanding its events and services. The Inspired Home Expos are designed to create an environment for consumers to find the products and services they need to create the home of their dreams. The vision behind the home expos is to create a location for local residents to meet face to face with local companies who can help them to create a beautiful living environment and increase the value of their homes. The health expos provide a location for residents to meet face to face with a variety of health, wellness, and fitness providers in the area. 
 
Simply Clear Marketing’s mission is to help small businesses grow by connecting them with potential clients through events and marketing. For more information, go to www.InspiredExpos.com or call (805) 772-4600.