Archive for December 2020

How to Get Your Home Ready for the New Year, A Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe and more to know this week

December 28th, 2020

With the holidays just around the corner, our community is brimming with festivities, seasonal insights, and plenty of cheer. Read on for everything you should do this month and to discover lifestyle tips curated just for you.

Real Estate in the News

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The Luxury Real Estate Trends To Watch For In 2021, According To An Expert

With affluent consumers making health-driven lifestyle choices amid the COVID-19 pandemic that will continue to shape the luxury real estate market and fuel growth as long as inventory holds out. Demand for exclusive residential properties will continue well into 2021 even as the vaccine for the coronavirus is widely available to large segments of the United States and global population. Read the story here.

Local Events and Happenings

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7 things we can actually look forward to in Los Angeles in 2021

After a year full of cancellations and closures, betting on a bunch of things to still happen in 2021 might seem like tempting fate. But barring insert your favorite natural or political catastrophe of choice here, we truly believe that we’ll be able to enjoy these seven Los Angeles openings. Check them out here.

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Silver Lake’s new sushi bar serves chirashi and rolls from a takeout window

As all of Southern California remains dining at home, a newcomer’s colorful menu could help liven up the next dinner enjoyed from your couch. Find out more here.

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One of L.A.’s best pizzerias flips to a drive-in with full menu

Southern California restaurants are banned from offering on-site dining, but per L.A. County rules, drive-ins can remain open even with food service—and one of L.A.’s best pizzerias is pivoting to match. Read the story here.

Lifestyle Tips and Tricks

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50 of the Most Inspiring Dining Room Ideas We’ve Ever Seen

From unexpected wallpaper choices, to simple stylistic displays, each of these 50 spaces brings something different to the table. The one thing they all have in common? They’re as inspiring as they come. Read the story here.

How I’m Getting My Home Ready for the New Year

I think we are all ready to say goodbye to 2020. As we head into the holidays, I am merrily wrapping presents and baking cookies, but I’m also running a covert operation to kick this year out of my home. With a long winter ahead, it feels more important than ever to take care of my home as a way to support my family’s wellbeing. Little by little I’m working to make my home more orderly and ready for a fresh start in 2021. Here’s how.

Signature Chocolate Chip Cookies From DoubleTree

Did you know this cookie was one of the five most searched recipes in the U.S. in 2020? And according to DoubleTree, 30 million of these babies are typically consumed each year collectively in the hotels. What’s more, this was even the first cookie baked in space! Get the recipe here.

The Best Bagels in LA, How to Declutter your Kitchen and more to know this week

December 21st, 2020

With the holidays just around the corner, our community is brimming with festivities, seasonal insights, and plenty of cheer. Read on for everything you should do this month and to discover lifestyle tips curated just for you.

Real Estate in the News

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With Record Real Estate Prices, Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your Home

Things are coming to a boil in the market for U.S. homes, and it may be the right time to sell.

In October, prices for houses across the U.S. registered the fifth-largest monthly gain since 1996 and the strongest in 15 years. The heat is coming from a mix of factors, including limited inventory, suburban migration and rock-bottom interest rates. Read the story here.

Local Events & Happenings

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Here’s what to eat from Citizen Public Market, Culver City’s new food hall

With four new restaurants, 200 outdoor seats and a rooftop, Culver City’s new food hall is already a sight to behold—and it’s got more on the way. Check out the story here.

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The Best Bagels In Los Angeles

Do we love bagels, or bagel sandwiches? Why not both?. Let’s leave the semantics to the sticklers – these are LA’s nine best places for bagels, and everything that goes on them. Check out the story here.

Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

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Still Throwing Away Gift Wrap? Here’s How to Reuse It Instead

As consumers—especially around the holidays—we can get pretty wasteful. However, there are many simple ways to make a big impact on how much we’re consuming and throwing out at this time—saving gift supplies included. From ribbon and twine to wrapping paper and boxes, here are some of lifestyle blogger Amanda Walker’s simple tips to reuse gift supplies…just in time for gifting season. Read the story here.

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The 25 Coziest Gifts for Your Favorite Tea Lover

If you have a tea aficionado on your holiday list this year, Food52 has got you covered. Gift options range from those extravagant things someone would likely never buy for themselves, to incredibly useful, everyday items that will make their daily cup (or cups?) even more enjoyable. Get the list here.

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5 Clever Tips for Decluttering the Kitchen Table

The amount of clutter that accumulates increases in proportion to the time spent at home. Check out the story for advice from fellow cooks, writers, and friends. Here, some clever and creative tips for winning the battle against clutter on your kitchen island or table.

18 Pizza Places to try in LA, Holiday Gift Guides for everyone on your list and more

December 14th, 2020

With the holidays just around the corner, our community is brimming with festivities, seasonal insights, and plenty of cheer. Read on for everything you should do this month and to discover lifestyle tips curated just for you.

Real Estate in the News

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The 10 Most Expensive Zip Codes For Buying A Home

A market defined by intense demand for relatively tight supply has pushed home value growth to record levels across the country. To get an idea of where home prices have been resilient in the face of a pandemic, real estate data provider Property Shark compiled a list of the most expensive Zip codes across the country. Read the story here.

Local Events and Happenings

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18 Superb Local Pizzerias to Order From Instead of the Big Chains

Pizza consumption is on the rise (dramatically so) during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s not hard to understand why. In times of uncertainty, Angelenos are seeking comfort in all that’s cheesy and easy. From wood-fired San Fernando Valley favorites to decades-old Eagle Rock staples to lots of pan-style pop-up contenders, here now are 18 superb local pizzerias to satisfy all coronavirus cravings. Get the list here.

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21 Stellar Vietnamese Restaurants in Los Angeles

Vietnamese restaurants across LA are open and ready to comfort Angelenos during the pandemic with steaming bowls of pho, generously stuffed banh mi, and herb-filled spring rolls. Get the list here.

Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

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The 2020 Eater LA Holiday Gift Guide

Each year, Eater LA compiles a guide to help gift buyers find quality items and thoughtful tokens with a local angle, ideally with a connection to Los Angeles, its diverse communities, and restaurant culture. Check out their guide here.

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The 2020 goop Gift Guides

In these most uncertain times, we stick to what we know. And if there’s one thing we know, it’s gift guides. For 2020, we kept the personality-forward format that the OGs love—and that newcomers (welcome!) will have an easy time navigating—while curating to meet the needs of today: less travel and more snacks, self-care, and booze. And yes, puzzles galore. Get the guides here.