Magnolia Lafleur

Magnolia Lafleur

Magnolia is a Freelance Journalist and a Professional Track athlete who competes as a member of the Trinidad & Tobago National Team.

Born in Sacramento, CA from a Panamanian mother and Trinidadian father and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico and Omaha, NE, Magnolia has had a cultural upbringing that has infused her writing with depth and passion. 

She graduated from California State University Long Beach with a B.A in Journalism and spent a year in London completing an International Business Certificate.  

Eagerly, with a deep-seeded desire to make a difference, she contributes to Sublime by keeping abreast of the latest sustainable and ethical product, business, and technology developments. 

She balances her love of Journalism writing and running professionally with her love of creative writing and film by screenwriting and updating her blog on the titillating things that provoke her mind: art, love, and the human condition.

On July 7th California’s senate approved funding for the first phase of a $68 billion plan to produce the first high-speed rail system that will link Los Angeles to San Francisco. With construction beginning in the Central Valley, the rail system will zoom between Los Angeles and San Francisco in three hours – a journey that usually takes up to eight! Sustainable sources such as wind and solar energy will be the main producers of electric power driving the engine to speeds of up to 200 mph

Sustainable fashion designer Marisol Deluna is known to draw inspiration from any artistic alcove of creativity that stimulates her fashion mind. Born in Texas, Marisol was bitten by the fashion bug as a child and this passion was only further fuelled after visiting New York on a Grey Hound bus trip whilst still in art school. Soon after she packed her bags and decided to move into the city where the picturesque Manhattan skyline provoked wonderment, excitement and has acted as a constant muse ever since

Take the 'Cheers' bar, transport it to L.A., fuse it with tea and some tea making experts and you'll find yourself inside the Tea Garden & Herbal Emporium in West Hollywood, California. Known to his customers as Dr. Tea, Mark Ukras is the co-owner of this popular establishment. Of Middle Eastern origin, he comes from a long line of tea merchants that have been trading in the leaves for almost 400 years

The University of California, Merced, 2009 Long-Range Development Plan is the first plan in 16-years to be selected by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2012 COTE Top Ten Green Projects. It was honoured at the AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in Washington, D.C. in May of this year

Light fixtures whose form mimics the veiny imprints found on leaves, rounded into a white coral like shape is just one of the latest eco-friendly designs from Nervous Systems, featured at the 25th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York