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Pasadena housing market experiences rapid ascent

28 Feb 2013
After several months of slow-but-steady recovery for the Pasadena real estate market, the beginning of 2013 has been characterized by a much more rapid ascent. According to the Pasadena Sun, home prices climbed nearly 20 percent in January on a year-over-year basis. After similar gains from December, many experts believe that the region's Read More
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New exhibit explores the career of Stanley Kubrick

25 Feb 2013
Over the course of a career that lasted more than thirty years, Stanley Kubrick won a raft of awards and extensive international fame. Surprisingly, though, no U.S. museum has hosted an exhibit dedicated solely to his unparalleled body of work - until now. A new show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is chronicles Read More
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New menu at Monterey hot spot focuses on foraging

13 Feb 2013
In the last few years, a demand for locally and responsibly sourced food has swept across California, and a new tasting menu at one of Monterey's top restaurants has embraced the trend. Sierra Mar, a nationally regarded fine dinging venue in picturesque Big Sur, has introduced a new tasting menu that incorporates carefully foraged seafood and seas Read More
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New York City's real estate market begins 2013 on the right foot

11 Feb 2013
Rising demand for homes and an improving national economy helped make 2012 the second best year for the New York City real estate market since 2008. According to the New York Daily News , there were 39,381 transactions during the year, accounting for more than $30 billion. Both of these figures represented the second highest totals seen since the Read More
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Spruce up your Santa Fe home with local art

11 Feb 2013
Santa Fe is known for its vibrant local art scene, and many residents of the city have found that incorporating paintings, sculptures and photographs from nearby artists is a great way to make their homes more original. Whether it's the region's dramatic landscape or the community's commitment to creativity and artistic expression, Santa Fe is hom Read More
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3 Hamptons restaurants to help you make it through the winter

11 Feb 2013
During the winter, many people hunker down in their homes as much as possible and wait for the nice weather. However, sometimes a festive night on the town is the perfect antidote to the winter's dreariness. If you own Hamptons real estate , then you're in luck, because the Hamptons boasts a wide range of top-flight restaurants that provide the id Read More
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World music star brings his extensive repertoire to Santa Barbara

8 Feb 2013
It is no surprise that Simon Shaheen's music encompasses such an abundance of styles and influences, as the Palestinian-born musician has traveled extensively and worked purposefully to incorporate as many musical traditions into his oeuvre as possible. Hailed as a virtuoso at the violin and oud - a Middle Eastern stringed instrument - since his a Read More
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Palm Beach County has most improved housing market in U.S.

8 Feb 2013
After being hit hard by the downturn of the late 2000s, as so many regions in Florida were, Palm Beach County's housing market has shown remarkable resilience in the last few months. In fact, demand has risen so sharply in the area that the housing market analysts at ZipRealty named the county as the most improved in the country . Between December Read More
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Crystal Spa mixes East and West

8 Feb 2013
Los Angeles is renowned for its extensive supply of high-end spas and resorts that cater to some of Hollywood's biggest stars. Like the luxury homes in the city, these establishments are often ornate and stylish - the result of millions of dollars worth of investment. In fact, the city has so many world-renowned spas that some remain just off the Read More
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2012 a great year for New York City real estate market

8 Feb 2013
Because of its constant influx of new residents and enduring appeal, New York City has recovered from the most recent U.S. housing market downturn more quickly than other regions. Recent data suggests that this may have been the case with the recession of the late 2000s, as the Big Apple has been improving by almost every housing metric for the la Read More