LA Central Library hits the big 9-0

It’s more than a great center of learning and culture; its 1926 main building is one of the city’s most prized architectural treasures. When it faced demolition in the ‘70s, the LA Conservancy was born— and today, the building is a highlight of their Saturday walking tours.

Posted almost 2 years ago

Robb Report Vice Chairman Bill Curtis chooses John Aaroe Group to sell his $15M Malibu estate

Bill Curtis, vice chairman of luxury magazine and lifestyle brand Robb Report, has listed his spectacular contemporary home at 31454 Broad Beach Road in Malibu with Sally Forster Jones, President of Aaroe International Luxury Properties. Curtis, who acquired Robb Report in 2001 as publisher of...

Posted almost 2 years ago

Our Community Foundation: our heart and soul

When your job is all about homes, you’re bound to be interested in communities and how to make them better. That’s how the John Aaroe Group Community Foundation 501(c)(3) was born. The need to give back is part of our DNA, and we contribute a portion of the commission earned on every deal made by...

Posted almost 2 years ago

New requirement for all-cash luxury buyers

Spurred by discoveries that some all-cash buyers of luxury homes are using shell companies to hide stolen funds, the U.S. Treasury Department will now require all-cash buyers of luxury homes in Los Angeles and other California counties to reveal their identities. Using a shell company to purchase...

Posted almost 2 years ago

Your one day to tour an art deco treasure

The legendary Bullocks Wilshire building is now part of the Southwestern Law School, and not open to the public. But one day a year, the school shares their vintage treasure’s glory. This year, it’s July 31. Tickets are already on sale. Click fast!

Posted almost 2 years ago

The artistry of Outlander

Whether you’re a fan of the TV series or simply dream of returning to your other life in 18th Century Paris, you’ll love The Paley Center’s dazzling exhibition, highlighted by King Louis XV’s Star Chamber.

Posted almost 2 years ago

Beatlemania is back!

It lasted just a year and a half, but pop culture would never be the same. Now you can relive the British Invasion at The Grammy Museum in an exhibition of more than 400 Beatles memorabilia items, including a Hamburg set list by 17-year-old Paul and a single by “The Beattles” valued at $5,000.

Posted almost 2 years ago

626 Night Market stirs all your senses

If you haven’t been to one yet, there are still three more this summer. It’s the biggest Asian-style night market in the country — and it’s so packed with food, crafts, art and music, the only hitch is where to begin.

Posted almost 2 years ago

Vintage valley

Did you know there’s a free digital library of historic Valley photos, maps and documents, organized by subject and community? Kudos to the Oviatt Library at Cal State Northridge for this mesmerizing window to the past.

Posted 2 years ago