Archive for September 2020

See Tenet in Theaters, The Best Korean Food in LA and more to know this week!

September 28th, 2020

Although the weather indicates otherwise, it’s time to welcome the fall season this month, which means cooler temperatures are in sight. If you’re thinking about moving this season, please let me know! I’d love to tell you more about Compass-exclusive offerings that can turn your move into a seamless experience. Below, I’ve rounded up a few real estate news updates and lifestyle tips and tricks for the home. Enjoy!

Real Estate in the News

mortgage Scrabble tiles

Mortgage rates notch new low

Momentum may be “difficult to sustain” heading into the fall, according to Freddie Mac. Read the story here.

Local Events & Happenings

multiple dishes field bowls on table

17 Amazing Korean Restaurants in Los Angeles

Koreatown is without question the mecca of Korean cookery in America. The food served in this vibrant neighborhood, full of neon lights and late nights, is so stellar that even food obsessives visiting from Seoul marvel at its sheer quality and quantity. Check out the list here.

clap board roadside Jakob and Ryan

You can finally see ‘Tenet’ at L.A.’s drive-in movie theaters

Christopher Nolan’s much-anticipated sci-fi espionage film Tenet premiered in movie theaters last week. Of course, theaters in L.A. are still closed—but drive-ins are going strong here, so no problem, right? Except, you wouldn’t have found Tenet on any local screens last week due to distributor Warner Bros.’ policy that it could only be shown at drive-ins in cities that had brick-and-mortar theaters open. Thankfully, that’s changed. Read the story here.

Home Tips & Tricks

green leafed plant

9 Creative Ways Plant Lovers Display Their Greenery

Curating your perfect greenery-filled shelf can be as simple as experimenting with your book-to-plant ratio, getting creative with your mix of plants, or sticking with a consistent color palette of pots. Here are nine ideas Domino has curated to inspire your next greenery arrangement.

gray wooden house

34 Elevated Ways To Decorate Your Porch This Fall

Many of us have retreated to our outdoor space to get some fresh air during this season, but just because summer is over doesn’t mean you can’t still make the most of that extra outdoor area. In fact, fall was practically made for front porch decorating. House Beautiful has compiled everything you need to know to revamp your porch this season.

brown wooden table with chairs

3 Expertly Done Dining Rooms to Inspire Your Next Redesign

The dining room is a space dedicated to memorable special occasions. But in our books, the everyday family moments are often the most special. Check out the story here.

An Art Exhibit comes to LA, Pull-Apart Monkey Bread Recipe and more to know this week!

September 21st, 2020

Although the weather indicates otherwise, it’s time to welcome the fall season this month, which means cooler temperatures are in sight. Below is a list of some of the best things to do and know this month. Enjoy!

Real Estate in the News

flock of birds flying of trees during sunset

TA Realty pays $65M for luxury Venice apartment complex

Deal for 70-unit property from AvalonBay marks one of largest multifamily sales in area this year. Check out the story here.

Local Happenings

woman in black tank top holding clear wine glass

One of L.A.’s best cocktail bars is back thanks to new food pop-ups

We’ve missed the elegance and gilded setting of Genever, but the Historic Filipinotown bar is finally reopening—even if we can’t sit inside to enjoy the scenery just yet.

person holding cattle skull surrounded by squash and candles

There’s a Halloween-themed food festival headed to Knott’s Berry Farm

Amusement park rides are still closed, but you can still get spooky—and full—at Knott’s Berry Farm this fall.

three men and woman standing while looking at bulletin board

Here’s what you’ll find inside the Hayao Miyazaki retrospective coming to L.A.

We could all use something to look forward to right now, so thankfully the Catbus has arrived with a pretty good pick-me-up: the details of a whimsical exhibition dedicated to Japan’s most celebrated animation legend at a brand-new museum.

Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

Sherwin-Williams Predicts These Will Be the Top Paint Color Trends of 2021

Sherwin-Williams is preparing to announce its official Color of the Year for 2021 later this month and has released its predictions for the top paint trends to expect in the year to come. After a tumultuous year, Sherwin-Williams has also curated four color palettes that are all about balance and rhythm.

Check out Real Simple’sarticle for a sneak peek of what’s to come.

brown fabric sofa set

How to Decorate Your Living Room Like These 3 Pros

Every room in your home plays its own role in creating a warm and inviting space. The living room? It’s the magnetic force that brings people together, which is why we pay extra attention when decorating and designing it. Learn more on Rip & Tan.

chocolate cake on white ceramic plate

Pull-Apart Monkey Bread That’s Toasty, Oaty, Wonderful

A simple monkey bread that uses the tangzhong method (incorporating a roux) to make a softer, fluffier, and longer lasting vegan brioche with lots of oat-y flavor. Using dark brown sugar also brings a super sticky, sweet, caramel flavor. Check out the recipe here.

5 Ways to Transition your home into Fall, A new sushi restaurant opens in Beverly Grove and more news to know this week

September 14th, 2020

Although the weather indicates otherwise, it’s time to welcome the fall season this month, which means cooler temperatures are in sight. If you’re thinking about moving this season, please let me know! Below, I’ve rounded up a few real estate news updates and lifestyle tips and tricks for the home.

Enjoy!

 

Real Estate in the News

aerial photography of street

Southern California home sales, prices rose in July despite high unemployment

Read More on LA Times

Local Happenings

brown cookies on white ceramic plate

Vegan Fried Chicken Restaurant Opens in Sherman Oaks

 This SoCal-based vegan food truck has been serving plant-lovers in Los Angeles and San Diego for quite some time. Now, they’re making it even easier to order their dishes on the regular––by opening a restaurant in Sherman Oaks. Learn More.
brown cookies on black table

Beverly Grove’s new Sushi Tama offers sushi from a Tsukiji fish market chef

Los Angeles is home to some of the best sushi in the country, but for all its hand-roll bars and tucked-away omakase spots and quick-and-casual gems, one thing it doesn’t have an abundance of is sushi restaurants run by vets from Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market. The new Sushi Tama, sitting at the nexus of Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and Beverly Grove, is pushing us in the right direction. Read the story here.

Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

flowers in vase beside dishes

5 Ways to Transition your Home into Fall

Studio Mcgee recently announced their new fall collection with Threshold for Target starting September 13th, and we couldn’t be more excited! Today, the design team shares some of their favorites from the collection along with Shea’s five tips for transitioning your home to fall! See more here.

landscape photo of a lake beside trees

Design Lessons from Brooklyn Decker’s Lakeside Home

Nestled atop acres of foliage-filled land, Brooklyn Decker’s North Carolina hideaway is the epitome of a fall lover’s dream, and the perfect pick for anyone eager for a thrilling mix of rustic, cozy, and eclectic. Check out the home tour here.

46 Celebratory Recipes to Make for Rosh Hashanah This Year

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a time to reflect on the past year—and look forward to the coming one. The holiday’s celebratory meal can include favorites like yeasty challah, matzo ball soup, and apples dipped in honey. Check out Food 52’s list here.