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Iconic post-Depression photographs come to Palm Beach

26 Apr 2013
In the wake of the Great Depression, a new hybrid art form that combined journalism and photography emerged, as artists and social historians worked to document the poverty and social inequality that engulfed the embattled country. This new art form spawned iconic images of America's hardest-hit areas - including the heartland  - that hel Read More
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3 ways to create the perfect wine storage system for your Sonoma home

26 Apr 2013
Vineyard owners aren't the only residents in Sonoma County who maintain an extensive collection of wines. Whether they moved to the region with the express intention of becoming oenophiles or developed a taste for wine once they arrived, many owners of Sonoma real estate have impressive collections of high-quality wines. As a result, the art o Read More
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Prices up, inventory down throughout Wine Country

25 Apr 2013
Sonoma homes continue to gain value, and the city's inventory of for-sale home keeps declining as consumer optimism and the regional economy show improvements. According to the  Press Democrat , Sonoma County home prices climbed 24 percent between March 2012 and March 2013, proving that the effects of the recession are steadily wearing of Read More
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Unsung master gets a new show at the Frick

24 Apr 2013
The 15th century painter Piero della Francesca may not receive the acclaim of many of his contemporaries, but he has remained a favorite among art historians and collectors for years. Moreover, his stock could soon rise with the debut of a new, much-heralded show at the Frick Collection. The show, which focuses on seven of Piero's most en Read More
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Breathe life into your Palm Beach kitchen

24 Apr 2013
It is often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and this is especially true in beach houses, where the rooms should reflect the warmth and leisure of the surroundings. For owners of Palm Beach homes , this often involves picking a sea-centered color scheme and utilizing an open and inviting layout. All kitchens are different, but there Read More
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Hamptons summer housing market already hot

24 Apr 2013
Some people were worried that the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to areas in and around New York City could put a damper on real estate prices and activity this year, but recent figures suggest that this is far from the case. Even before summer has hit, which is typically the Hamptons' busiest homebuying season, there has been a fl Read More
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New and improved Huntington Spa offers top-of-the-line treatment

24 Apr 2013
The renowned Huntington Spa at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena underwent a large-scale renovation in 2010 and has reemerged as an even more popular and fully resourced venue. Although it was known as one of the region's most elegant and opulent spas before the overhaul, a bevy of new offerings, treatment centers and fitness facil Read More
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Darien landmark has been satisfying locals for decades

24 Apr 2013
Some restaurants pop up overnight and give an area a shot in the arm with an inventive new cuisine or a creative chef. Other eateries build up over time and develop a loyal following among locals for their reliable offerings and attention to detail. The Sugar Bowl is planted firmly in the second category.  Found in the same corner location an Read More
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International music star comes to Palm Beach

24 Apr 2013
Merengue star Elvis Crespo may have gotten his name from the King, but the Puerto Rico-raised singer owes much more to Latin rhythms than he does to early rock and roll. Palm Beach residents will get a chance to judge this unique musical talent for themselves on May 4, when Crespo comes to the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino to perform his much-hera Read More
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New Sonoma shows examines the connection between tools and art

24 Apr 2013
Tools and art are typically seen as near opposites: one is designed to perform a specific task while the other is made with no real practical purpose in mind. However, a new show at the Sonoma County Museum hopes to blur that line as it explores the intersection of tools and art. "Tools as Art: Selections from the Hechinger Collecti Read More