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Luxury Home Sales Soar, Poolside Cinema, 4th of July in Santa Monica and more 🇺🇸💥

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” – Henry James

Read on for everything you should do this July and discover lifestyle tips curated just for you!

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Real Estate in the News

Luxury Home Sales Soar, Even Helping Houses That Languished on the Market for Months

Americans looking to buy a home have struggled with bidding wars and a limited number of houses for sale.

But one area of the cutthroat real estate landscape is improving. It’s the luxury segment, where listings are up and homes are selling at a rapid clip. The demand is so great that even “white elephants” – high-end homes that sat on the market for months before the pandemic began – are selling quickly as their owners willingly splurge on remodeling projects to spruce them up.

Read more on USA Today

Local Events

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Poolside Cinema

This summer enjoy your favorite family classics poolside at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows. Enjoy food and drinks from our neighborhood bistro, FIG.

  • July 3 – Monsters, Inc.
  • July 10 – A League of Their Own
  • July 17 – Hook
  • July 22 – Cool Runnings
  • July 29 – Jumanji

Click HERE for info & tickets!

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4th of July Events Near Santa Monica

Summer has arrived in Southern California and everyone is gearing up for the 4th of July weekend! Check out these recommendations for the best 4th of July Los Angeles things to do near Santa Monica. Whether you’re looking for family-friendly activities, great views, or nearby Santa Monica fireworks, we have you covered!

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Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market is a weekly outdoor certified market which provides the finest California-grown, fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables, juices, breads, specialty items and more in a festive outdoor setting.

Read more at Love Beverly Hills

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Vintage Grocers’ Summer Concerts on the lawn are back in Malibu.

The whole family is invited to jam out at the free weekly concerts at Trancas Country Market. Guests should bring a picnic blanket, snacks, and a sweater for when the weather cools down.Concerts are Fridays from 6pm to 9pm.

Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

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Fresh Mint Lifts These 6 Savory Recipes

What can mint do for a savory dish?

A whole lot, actually. The herb’s fresh zip makes it an excellent add-in to summery dishes, especially cooling summery ones for extra-hot days.

Read more at The Washington Post.
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10 Bountiful Plants to Grow in the Heat of July

With the hottest days of the year upon us, you may think it’s too late to plant a few last vegetables and herbs—but don’t fall for this misconception. Here, we take a look at 10 different types of flowers, vegetables, and herbs that thrive in the heat of July. Happy planting! Courtesy of Veranda
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Refreshing Summer Cocktails to Cool Off with This Season

Nothing tastes better than cooling cocktails at the end of a hot day. After a day at the beach or working outdoors (or if you’re hosting a patio get-together), these summer cocktail recipes are the perfect way to punch up any menu. Courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens