• 5 best spots for hot cocoa in Los Angeles, plus creating a hot chocolate bar at home.
  • Rustic – Glam Christmas Decor Inspiration
  • PS Arts Express Yourself 2014 – Teaming up with Partners Trust and The Duck Brand for a great cause.
  • What does luxury mean to you?
  • Property Profile: Paul Biddle designed Contemporary view home in Pacific Palisades

5 best spots for hot cocoa in Los Angeles, plus creating a hot chocolate bar at home.

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Warm yummy drinks during the holidays are a must, and hot cocoa is a perennial favorite.  Today I'm sharing some of  the best spots in Los Angeles to get a cup of hot cocoa, as well as a few cute ideas for a gourmet hot cocoa bar in your own home. 1. Huckleberry Cafe - Food and Wine Magazine says Huckleberry Cafe has some of the best hot chocolate in the country. Pastry chef and owner Zoe Nathan makes Valrhona syrup, a very high end chocolate. Enjoy this rich, delicious cocoa with some of Huckleberry’s freshly made baked goods. (1014 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica.) 2. Demitasse` - … READ MORE »

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Rustic – Glam Christmas Decor Inspiration

Do you love the traditional Christmas colors of red and green?  Do you prefer glitzy holiday sparkle or a warm and rustic feel when it comes to your home during the holidays?  No matter what your holiday preference, thanks to Pinterest and some wonderful home and design… 

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The third Quarter Los Angeles Real Estate Market: Luxury housing is heating up.

While much of the Los Angeles real estate market is sluggish there is one part of the housing market that is really heating up: luxury, high end real estate. Low interest rates and international buyers looking to invest their money are creating a increase in… 

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PS Arts Express Yourself 2014 – Teaming up with Partners Trust and The Duck Brand for a great cause.

I am a big supporter of the non-profit organization, PS Arts, whose sole purpose is to provide art education to under-served schools in the Los Angeles area.  One of their best known and most popular fundraisers each year is Express Yourself – a celebrity driven… 

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Thanksgiving tablescape ideas.

As a Realtor in the high end Los Angeles real estate market, I tour lots of beautiful homes.  When I see gorgeous, luxury dining rooms I can’t help but think of the holiday dinners and celebrations that will be hosted there.  Especially around Thanksgiving, my thoughts turn to beautiful… 

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What does luxury mean to you?

Many people think that “luxury” and “expensive” are synonymous.  I don’t think so.  I define luxury as a pleasure that’s out of the ordinary, allowed to oneself.   Anything that is sumptuous and special can be considered a luxury. Much like beauty, luxury can be in the… 

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The heart of the house: 13 Fabulous Kitchens

Happy November!  The kitchen tends to be the heart of any home. No matter how big (or small) it is, people will cram into the kitchen at social gatherings. As we gear up for the holidays we spend even more time there.  Whether you’re baking a… 

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