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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.



Real Estate in the News

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

Read More on LA Times

Local Happenings

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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.
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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

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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.

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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.

How to Organize your Pantry, A Speedy Pasta Sauce Recipe and more news to know this week

September 7th, 2020

Real Estate in the News

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High-Speed Rail Heats Up In California As Brightline Eyes Las Vegas Route Extensions

Brightline, the sole private passenger rail service in the U.S., has a green light from transit agencies to begin planning two extensions for its $5 billion high-speed train to Las Vegas that would tie it into existing Los Angeles-area commuter rail lines and, someday, California’s high-speed rail project.

Locals Events and Happenings

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Evan Funke Reveres the Strict Cooking of Rome at His New Hollywood Restaurant

When the opportunity to do a six-month residency at a prime Hollywood restaurant and bar space came along, Funke knew the timing to open during a pandemic was certainly questionable from a business perspective. But he says the chance to “create some jobs in the community” and with a little bit of extra time on his hands due to his Venice restaurant Felix operating at a 60 percent dining capacity helped convince him. Read the story here.

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Los Angeles Mayor Extends Sidewalk, Parking Lot Dining Program Until End of 2020

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has extended the city’s Al Fresco program until the end of 2020. The program was designed to help restaurants during the coronavirus pandemic, by turning public spaces like sidewalks and parking lots into outdoor dining areas. The 90 day Al Fresco permits were set to expire at the end of August. Read the story here.

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A permanent All Black Lives Matter mural is being painted on Hollywood Boulevard

An estimated 40,000 people marched down Hollywood Boulevard on June 14 to take a stand against racism as part of a Black and trans-inclusive LGBTQ+ demonstration. While the sight of Angelenos making their voices heard was the most powerful image from that afternoon, an “All Black Lives Matter” mural that spanned an entire block of the Walk of Fame was easily right behind it. Now, a version of that mural is set to become a permanent part of the street. Read the story here.

Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

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How to Get Your Kitchen Sink Zone in Order

Sure, this extended (and unprecedented) period at home might have inspired you to fold up all your plastic bags and rearrange your pantry—these are relatively mess-free projects with large payoffs. But what about the areas in your home, more specifically, your kitchen, that are used all the time but get even less attention? Areas like…the kitchen sink. Find out more here.

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This Speedy Sauce Ended My Pasta Rut

Thank goodness for a new speedy pasta—especially one with a proper sauce that requires almost no cooking. As Heidi Swanson writes on 101 Cookbooks, “This is the best thing I’ve cooked with the least amount of effort in the past month.” I would have to agree. Check out the recipe here.

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13 Pantry Ideas That Will Make You Excited About Cooking at Home

Is there anything more satisfying than scrolling through dozens of perfectly organized pantries on Instagram? (If there is, we haven’t discovered it yet.) But if your own pantry pales in comparison, you’re not alone—even the most organizationally gifted home cook can find her space falling into disarray as trips to the grocery store (and lately, bulk shopping) insert new chaos into the closet every week or two. Read on for our favorite ways to turn your pantry into an Instagrammable inspiration—and make your next bout of mealtime prep that much more enjoyable, here.