Archive for October 2020

Roberta’s Pizza Pops Up in LA, 13 Cozy Fall Centerpieces to Warm Up Your Table and more to know this week

October 26th, 2020

October is here which means it’s time to add bonfires, pie baking, and pumpkin carving to your fall to-do list. Read on for everything you need to know this month & discover lifestyle tips & tricks curated just for you. Enjoy!

Real Estate in the News

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Sanitizing Butlers, UV Robots, Disinfection Rooms: ‘Covid Cleaning’ Solutions Are The Latest Luxury Amenities

Mudrooms are out.

Instead the real estate world is giving a hearty welcome to disinfection rooms—the same physical space that mudrooms took up in a house, but now they’re being rebranded as a place for homeowners or their guests to take steps to prevent any possible covid germs from being spread. Read the story here.

Local Events & Happenings

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Roberta’s Brings Nationally-Known Wood-Fired Pizzas to Venice All This Month

One of the most well-known pizzerias in America, Roberta’s, is coming to the beach. The wood-fired pizza option is popping up outside at Townhouse in Venice, the historic bar hangout right on Windward Avenue. Learn more here.

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LA County’s Breweries and Wineries Can Now Reopen for Outdoor Service

County supervisors gave approval to breweries and wineries to open next week on October 6 for outdoor service, providing much-needed relief for businesses that have been closed continuously for over six months, according to KTLA News. Measures such as reservations, social distancing, limited hours, and other safety measures will still be in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Supervisor Janice Hahn introduced the motion to allow breweries and wineries to reopen in LA County, noting the county did not see a spike in coronavirus cases after Labor Day. Read the story here.

Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

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11 Clever Storage Ideas for Your Strewn-All-Over Shoes

Let’s face it—revamping your shoe storage isn’t nearly as exciting as overhauling the pantry. Restacking your spices is an instantly gratifying, Instagram-worthy project, but the shoes you hide in the back of your closet just don’t seem as pressing. Get your organization tips here.

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13 Cozy Fall Centerpieces to Warm Up Your Table

Centerpieces—be they at a wedding or just a static, steady feature on your dining table—have a reputation for being rather fussy. Many of them are also very obviously seasonal: sunflowers and cacti for summer, red berries and coniferous branches in winter. Get tips on how to decorate for fall here.

16 Small Pantries Big on Smart Storage Solutions

If you’ve been on Netflix lately, you’ve probably seen that the geniuses behind The Home Edit recently released their very own show, called Get Organized with the Home Edit. Over the course of the first season, Clea and Joanna help everyday people, as well as celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and Khloé Kardashian, embrace organization throughout their homes. Get tips on how to organize your pantry here.

LeBron James new Beverly Hills Home, A new Restaurant opens in LA’s Arts District and more

October 19th, 2020

October is here which means it’s time to add bonfires, pie baking, and pumpkin carving to your fall to-do list.
Read on for everything you need to know this month & discover lifestyle tips & tricks curated just for you. Enjoy!

Real Estate in the News

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Inside LeBron James’ New $36.8 Million Beverly Hills Mansion

LeBron James closed on his third home in Los Angeles this week, a 13,000-square-foot mansion in Beverly Hills. He paid $36.75 million, slightly below the original listing price of $39 million. Read the story here.

Local Events & Happenings

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Arts District’s Big New Mexican Rooftop Restaurant Looks to Open Within Two Months

One of the most anticipated restaurants of the year is Terraza Cha Cha Cha, an expansive rooftop spot coming to the Arts District. The Mexico City restaurant had planned to open earlier this year, but construction got pushed back due to the pandemic. Now, it hopes to debut before the end of the year. Much of the larger construction has been completed and the space is gearing up for its final touches in the interior and exterior. Read the story here.

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A Stunning New Hotel Restaurant Quietly Opened in Los Feliz Last Month

As usual, it’s all about the patios right now in Los Angeles. But just because everyone is currently eating al fresco as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, doesn’t mean that every outdoor space is created equal. Enter Cara, a stunning and sleek new secretive hotel restaurant in Los Feliz, just above Thai Town. Check out the story here.

Lifestyle Tips and Tricks

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Five Ways The Pandemic Has Influenced Interior Design Trends In 2020

The pandemic has changed life as we know it in every way, but especially how we live in our homes. In a short period, the home has become a place to work, exercise, relax, and even attend school. This has been the single biggest influence on design trends this year. Read the story here.

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How to Clean & Care for Stainless Steel Pans Like a Pro

The arrival of a new set of stainless steel cookware is a joyful occasion. The second you lay eyes on it—all shiny and pristine—you’re already dreaming of all the searing, caramelizing, and sautéing you’ll be doing. But in the same breath, you also think: Man, I really hope I don’t ruin this gleaming piece of perfection. Because as much as stainless steel pots and pans conduct, distribute, and maintain heat beautifully, and are an absolute joy to have around the kitchen, they also need your care and attention. Learn more here.

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A DIY Patio Upgrade That’s Perfect for Cooler Weather

Upgrade your patio with these tips from Food52 contributor Stacie Abdallah. Check out her tips here.

Smorgasburg Returns to LA, 62 Best Fall Crafts to Help You Celebrate the Season and more to know this week in LA

October 12th, 2020

California in the News

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You won’t be able to buy a new gas-powered car in California by 2035

Governor Gavin Newsom announced a plan to reduce demand for fossil fuels. Read the story here.

Local Events

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These L.A. landmarks are doubling as voting centers for the November 2020 election

Dodger Stadium, the Wiltern and other massive venues will turn into polling places open to all Angelenos.

Learn more here.

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There’s a food lover’s Halloween drive-through event coming to a spooky lake near L.A.

The Bite LA promises food served by creatures, plus a virtual campfire with hot cocoa. Learn more here.

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Smorgasburg L.A. returns with a new weekend-only delivery system

The massive food fest is coming to your door for six weekends only. Find out more here.

Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

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14 Gorgeous Pergola Designs to Make Your Outdoor Space Shine All Year Long

We’re just going to come out and say it: If you don’t have a pergola in your backyard, chances are you’re not making the most of your outdoor square footage. So, what is a pergola? It’s a structure typically built with roof beams, without a solid roof or walls. The benefit of the average pergola is its ability to define and establish outdoor spaces, such as dining areas or seating lounges. Get the inspo here.

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These Designer-Approved Zoom Backgrounds Are Like an Instant Makeover For Your Home Office

Now that we’re several months into this new normal of spending more time at home and interacting with friends, family, and coworkers solely over video chat—Zoom, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, you name it—it’s not surprising that many of us are craving a bit of change, especially when it comes to our interiors. Learn more here.

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62 Best Fall Crafts to Help You Celebrate the Season, DIY-Style

Autumn is finally here, and that means it’s time for a some easy, earth-toned, comfy-cozy DIYs. Country Living has gathered together the best crafts to bring in the new season. Each of these easy, family-friendly crafts is super cute and incredibly simple to make.