Archive for February 2020

February Events and Happenings: Los Angeles

February 24th, 2020

Even as we settle into the new year and back into familiar routines, there’s no reason to simply accept the reality of the winter blues. The good news? I’m here to help you keep things interesting and informative this month with these insights, news-worthy moments, and local events. Enjoy!

Real Estate in the News

Luxury Housing is Poised to (Mostly) Strengthen

Around the world, many rich home buyers lay low in 2019 as economic uncertainties turned some cities into risky propositions.

But don’t be surprised in 2020 to spot the world’s wealthiest people beginning to spend again as home prices in relatively stable areas continue to sink into bargain territory. Read more here.

Local Events

The Book of Mormon at the Ahmanson Theater

February 18- March 29, 2020

The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: The funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical. Click here for tickets.

Oprah and Jennifer Lopez at The Forum

February 29, 2020

On each stop, attendees will spend the day with Oprah as she shares the personal ups and downs of her wellness journey and guides you to develop your own 2020 action plan through motivating conversations, the latest in wellness research and insightful interactive workbook exercises in a limited edition keepsake workbook that you will be able to take home. Click here for tickets.

Lifestyle

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One-Bowl Chocolate Orange Sponge Cake

Chocolate and orange is a very classic, very delicious combination of flavors (see: everyone’s favorite holiday treat, Terry’s chocolate orange). My daughter loves the candy, so for her birthday this year, I thought: Why not put chocolate and orange together in her birthday cake, and throw in some Terry’s chocolate for good measure? Click here for the recipe.

 

This Spanish-Style Home Goes Glam in all the Right Ways 

I’m not a decorator. I’m a dealer,” says Pat McGann about the eclectic design of her home in the Hollywood Hills. McGann’s eponymous L.A. store began 25 years ago as an antiques destination; in recent years, it has garnered a following for textiles sourced from India, Mexico, and China. Her two-story 1932 Spanish-​style townhouse, nestled in the historic Beachwood Canyon under the Hollywood sign, came with a pedigree. Tour the home here.

February Events and Happenings: Malibu

February 17th, 2020

Even as we settle into the new year and back into familiar routines, there’s no reason to simply accept the reality of the winter blues. The good news? I’m here to help you keep things interesting and informative this month with these insights, news-worthy moments, and local events. Enjoy!

 

Real Estate in the News

How Malibu Got Its Name

Did you know that for centuries, the area we now know as Malibu was home to the seafaring Chumash? From Malibu to Manhattan Beach, learn more about the origin stories of nearly two dozen Los Angeles cities and neighborhoods here.

Local Events

The Market at Malibu Wines

March 1, 12AM – 4PM

Join us at The Market at Malibu Wines & Beer Garden, kicking off on Saturday, February 29th from 12 to 4pm! Explore unique products from a variety of local artisans and small businesses monthly. We can’t wait to welcome you!

Purchase tickets here.

Lifestyle

The 30 Best Things to do in Los Angeles with Kids

There are so many kid-friendly places to see in Los Angeles, where do you begin? As the second-largest urban region in the United States, LA offers families more activities and adventures than many small countries, but that doesn’t mean they are all worth the time. Learn more here.

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5 Very Doable Things you can do to Cut Down on Plastic

Writer Valerio Farris shows you five easy ways to reduce your plastic consumption in the new year. Visit Food52 to learn these tips.

February Local Events and Happenings: Brentwood

February 10th, 2020

As we settle into the new year and back into familiar routines, there’s no reason to simply accept the reality of the winter blues. The good news? I’m here to help you keep things interesting and informative this month with these insights, newsworthy moments, and local events. Enjoy!

Openings

Hot Pilates Brentwood

Cult hot pilates studio opens its second location in Brentwood. Features amenities by Malin + Goetz, free Manduka yoga mats and Yogitoes towels and free parking in Sunset Plaza. New Client special 2 class for $33.

11906 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Bluestone Lane

This New York based Australian style coffee shop is quickly expanding across the West Coast. Brentwood is one of the newest locations to open in LA and is the perfect place for a quick breakfast to enjoy avocado toast, turmeric and matcha lattes and other healthy salads, sandwiches and bowls. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

11601 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Lifestyle

26 Kitchen Backsplash Ideas to Show Off Your Style

Beyond settling on the right appliances, cabinetry, or color palette, choosing a backsplash is equally important to your design scheme. It’s a moment to experiment with different tile materials, eye-catching patterns, and sophisticated hues. Plus, it’s the perfect opportunity to showcase your design style, regardless of where you might fall on the cooking spectrum. Discover some backsplash inspiration courtesy of Elle Decor here.

How Dining Room Trends Will Change in the Next Decade, According to Interior Designers

Dining rooms are the hidden gems of the home, and in our opinion, they’ll finally be getting the recognition they deserve in 2020. There was a much larger focus on this space in the ’90s and as we moved into the aughts, dining rooms became somewhat derelict. Living spaces became smaller (hello, tiny homes) and people moved their meals to kitchen islands, outdoor rooms, and breakfast nooks. Not to mention, the emphasis on eating out and ordering in almost made the dining room obsolete. Discover more on My Domaine here.

Real Estate in the News

How to pick a neighborhood in Los Angeles

Finding the perfect neighborhood is a delicate balance. It’s like putting a puzzle together, and it’s complicated by the soaring cost of housing. But even if you have the means to afford to live wherever you want, every neighborhood has its trade-offs. Click here to learn about some of the most important things to take into consideration before putting down roots in Los Angeles.