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.