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An astonishment of Batchelder

The exquisite tiles of Ernest A. Batchelder are among the most treasured works of the Arts & Crafts era. The Pasadena Museum of History has opened the first local exhibition dedicated to his work, including an immersive 3-D tour of his long-hidden 1914 chocolate shop in downtown LA.

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

16 last-minute big-kid costumes

Step away from the ratty orange pumpkin t-shirt. (Really? Again?) This year, look like you actually tried thanks to these ideas for fun, easy Halloween costumes you can whip up fast. (Yes, even you.)

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

Nine great LA pumpkin patches

That display in the vacant lot by the gas station may be cute. But the full fall experience calls for a real gourd-o-rama. Here’s where the great pumpkins will be appearing this month.

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

Architectural Masterpiece in Pacific Palisades

Situated on upper El Medio, in Pacific Palisades, this architectural masterpiece by interior designer to the stars James Blakely III and renowned Scrafano Architects is a one-of -a-kind contemporary statement with breathtaking, unobstructed panoramic views of the ocean, Queen’s necklace...

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

Estate of legendary Hollywood hostess Edie Goetz: if walls could talk

The grand Georgian Revival manor that hosted the most star-studded parties in Golden Age Hollywood has been listed at $79,000,000 by Aaron Kirman, President of Aaroe Estates, the luxury property division of John Aaroe Group. The seller of the property at 300-320 Delfern Drive on Billionaire’s Row...

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

Cool, calm and sophisticated: The Berkson Residence

Cool, calm and sophisticated, the Berkson Residence at 4620 Rubio Drive in Encino was designed in 1939 by J.R. Davidson, a key figure in the Los Angeles modern architecture movement who later designed three Case Study homes. It has been listed by Alan Taylor, Director of Aaroe Estates, at...

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

Union Station: film noir star

If it seems like you’re always glimpsing LA’s iconic train depot in movies, you’re right: Union Station has lent class to the silver screen for decades. Starting this month, it’s hosting a series of classic noir thrillers starring itself.

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

Six local causes receive John Aaroe Group Community Foundation grants

In the past month, our Foundation awarded grants to six remarkable organizations devoted to fighting and curing debilitating diseases, giving young people a positive start, and supporting homeless women and kids in medical crisis. We are proud to be a part of their vital efforts. Alzheimer’s...

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

Get your haunt on

Whether you’re looking for a G-rated scary-go-round or a monstrous frightfest, we’ve got just the ticket for you. Here’s a look at some of the best of this year’s Halloween adventures, from backyard to big-budget.

Posted almost 2 years ago