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Westport Foodie Fest is a great way to get a taste of Connecticut

16 Oct 2012
Perhaps nothing tells you more about a region than its celebration of local food traditions. It is during these celebrations that one can most easily catch a glimpse into the lifeblood of a given community. Whether utilizing locally grown ingredients or honoring traditions brought here from other countries, these events are the perfect way for a c Read More
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New York City attracting investors, billionaire homebuyers

16 Oct 2012
New York City is truly a global city, as it is often considered to be at the center of the investment, publishing and art worlds. As such, it has historically been one of the cities most inundated by foreign investors. Whether looking for commercial, industrial or residential properties, investors the world over have come to the Big Apple to find Read More
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Taking a tour of inventive Los Angeles homes

15 Oct 2012
Los Angeles is known the world over for its fashionable residents. In fact, many local magazines, blogs and photographers focus almost exclusively on capturing the stylish citizens and their up-to-the-minute outfit choices. However, the city's propensity for keeping up with the neighbors doesn't stop at sartorial scrutiny - the area's Read More
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Honey sweetens the allure of the Hamptons

12 Oct 2012
For millennia, honey has been considered a "superfood" - long before the coining of that particular buzzword. From its first cultivation in the Middle East to the medieval honey-based beverage of mead, the sweet nectar has consistently played an important role in cuisine and medicine. Although it has a long and varied history, honey has, Read More
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Homes going fast in Pasadena

12 Oct 2012
Strengthening demand has contributed to a shrinking supply of for-sale homes in the Pasadena area, according to the Pasadena Sun. About half as many homes were on the market in Pasadena, La Canada and nearby cities in August 2012 as were on sale in August 2011. Local real estate experts don't know exactly what is behind this dramatic reduction Read More
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Reviving the Spanish style in Monterey

11 Oct 2012
California is often praised for its Mediterranean weather, but the region shares more than just its climate with the countries that line that famous sea. Popular edibles like olives, citrus fruits and wine are also common to both areas, as well as a penchant for a more laid-back lifestyle. Even that, though, is not the end to the similarities. Arc Read More
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Arts and Crafts movement still strong in Pasadena

10 Oct 2012
Sometimes, all it takes is a little inspiration to take your home to the next level. It's easy to spend hours endlessly adjusting your home's furniture without figuring out a layout you like, but it can take only a second to receive a great idea from someone else. Often these ideas come not from the latest issue of an interior design magaz Read More
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High-end Greenwich homes selling well again

10 Oct 2012
In the wake of the housing crisis of the late 2000s, one of the housing sectors hit hardest was the luxury market. As Americans became wary of making significant property investments in such a volatile environment, the sale of high-end homes dwindled precipitously. Since then, real estate experts have closely monitored this segment of the market f Read More
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A taste of old Santa Barbara

10 Oct 2012
With its locally produced food and trend-setting restaurants, Santa Barbara has garnered a reputation as a bastion of modern cuisine. However, that is not the only side of the city's foodie culture. Those who know where to look can find a more traditional, time-honored dining experience in this scenic region. One of the best examples of this i Read More
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Traditional Mexican folk dancing comes to Santa Fe

9 Oct 2012
Mexican culture continues to have a powerful sway over New Mexico. While this can be seen in the region's cuisine and visual art, it is perhaps most pronounced in the local music and dance scene. Throughout the city, clubs, concert halls and other venues regularly feature live music and dancing that draws largely on Mexican traditions. Further Read More