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Yuletide Q&A

Q: What local holiday lighting wonder has enchanted the Southland since 1920 … and is a California Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places? A: The Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena. When colored lights twinkle high in the ancient deodar trees this December 12-January 1, the...

Posted over 2 years ago
 

Spend a magical holiday in Venice. The LA one.

Sure you’ve done the beach and the boardwalk. But have you strolled the December holiday lights along the canals? If your season’s spirit is a little thin, this is the perfect way to plump it up. Want to take things a step further? Book a Venice Canals Holiday Lights Walking Tour and get...

Posted over 2 years ago
 

Top producing team The Brill Group joins Beverly Hills office of John Aaroe Group

John Aaroe Group, a leading Los Angeles luxury residential real estate brokerage firm, has announced that Beverly Hills-based Brill Group has joined the firm. In 2015, the team was ranked #6 in the country by Real Trends, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. The Brill Group was also...

Posted over 2 years ago
 

You can’t miss it. Honestly.

The eye-popping Petersen Automotive Museum opens in early December, unveiling over 100,000 square feet of galleries. New exhibits include Disney/Pixar CARS characters, cutting-edge Xbox/Forza simulators, BMW art cars, the new $400,000 Ford GT and “Rolling Sculpture,” an exhibition of limited...

Posted over 2 years ago
 

Lavish style, spectacular views

Serene mornings. Intimate gatherings. Glamorous parties. They’re all a part of life at this custom-built three-level retreat in the Hollywood Hills, just listed by Venessa Blair at $3,250,000. Set high on the canyonside at 6191 Temple Hill Drive, its high ceilings and sweeping open floor plan are...

Posted over 2 years ago
 

John Aaroe Group opens new office in Baldwin Hills/View Park

John Aaroe Group, a leading Los Angeles luxury residential real estate brokerage firm, opened an office in Baldwin Hills today, becoming the first major real estate company to open a location in the affluent and highly diverse South Los Angeles community. Congresswoman Karen Bass and Debbie...

Posted over 2 years ago
 

Deep six the veggie dip

Tuck into some serious inspiration for your holiday entertaining at The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals, now at the Getty Research Institute. Maybe you don’t have the staff to sculpt food into perfect miniature buildings for each place setting, as they did during the Renaissance,...

Posted over 2 years ago
 

Colonial jewel in prime Madison Heights

This 1921 Center Hall Colonial in Pasadena’s leafy Madison Heights area embodies classic all-American appeal, devotedly preserved and enhanced through the decades. The home, at 1030 South Oakland Avenue, is currently listed by Ted Clark and Heather Lillard at $2,150,000. Beyond the...

Posted over 2 years ago
 

The Getty Center: The roof of LA

It seems fitting that you approach the Getty Center from deep underground, on a tram that lifts you into the heavens with misty glimpses of the city below. When it stops, the doors open to a vast world of sheer sunlight, breezy air and endless sky. Over its edges in every direction, Los Angeles...

Posted over 2 years ago