Staging Your Home for Sale

The concept of “staging a home” can be anything from decluttering and cleaning to working with your realtor to spruce up each room. Also hiring a professional stager who actually boxes belongings, brings in new furniture and completely transforms your home. However, if you don’t have the budget for that, we suggest a DIY approach in consultation with your realtor. We sat down with Rosemary Allison, named 2020 Woman of the ...

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2020 Woman of the Year: Rosemary Allison

Earning impressive accolades for her breadth of knowledge, ethical practices and expertise in negotiating, Rosemary Allison is dedicated with a strong work ethic. These honorable traits result in a reputation as one of the most trusted and admired real estate professionals. Her star-studded clientele list includes many famous names in nearly every industry. Community activist Beyond her stellar reputation as a realtor, Rosemary is equally known as a volunteer and philanthropist in ...

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Ready…Set…Read!

As we are holed up at home, waiting out the coronavirus pandemic, we are looking for ways to keep busy. Much talked about projects are getting attention. Exercise routines are taking on regularity. The cook in all of us is getting revealed. And many of us want to lose ourselves in a good book. It's the perfect tiime to ready...set...read! So why not settle into a comfortable lounger in the ...

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Mindful Moments in L.A.

WORK. HOME. FAMILY. SCHOOL. FITNESS. SOCIAL PLANS. There’s no doubt about it. Most of us lead hectic lives with little downtime to relax, meditate or even just take a cleansing breath. But we can’t be our best selves unless we take time for self-care. Luckily, there are some very special places in our community that offer peaceful and serene respites from all of the chaos. In short, consider visiting one ...

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An Attitude of Gratitude

The holiday season allows us to reflect on the many blessings in our lives. During this season of family gatherings, celebration and gratitude, also consider ways to give back. Donate time and resources to spread some joy into the lives of others. Think of it as an attitude of gratitude. Thanksgiving and beyond We are big fans of the work being done with LA Mission Thanksgiving. The celebration fed hundreds of people ...

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Fall Finds at the Farmers Market

A wonderful weekend activity is a trip to the local farmers market. There you can load up on fresh produce, sample   prepared foods, grab colorful and fresh flowers. Dozens of farmers markets pop up weekly throughout So Cal. They feature local farmers and merchants selling foods and other goods. These markets are an ideal way to link rural and urban populations within a community while also promoting the benefits, ...

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Wish You Were Beer

Beautiful flower varieties may or may not be found in these traditional outdoor areas, but you will find a wonderful variety of beer and food blooming here. Originating in Munich in the 19th century, beer gardens (biergartens), which were often attached to a brewery, beer hall, pub or restaurant, are al fresco spaces where beer and food are served. Here are a few local establishments that combine the tradition of ...

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Five Ways Your Honeymoon Can Support Worthy Causes

“For it is in the giving that we receive.” – St. Francis of Assisi After a couple announces their engagement, they spend the months before their wedding being showered with love, good wishes, happiness and excitement. Between engagement parties, showers, bachelor and bachelorette parties, the rehearsal dinner, and the actual wedding, the couple’s proverbial champagne flutes will be full to the brim with appreciation. In the spirit of this gratitude, many ...

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