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The Science of … Gingerbread?

When you’re Discovery Cube LA, even holiday baking is worthy of study. Learn the science behind the sweet/spicy treat, decorate cookies (and eat them), see a show on the science of snow, and explore the frosting- and candy-decked houses that won the Cube’s Gingerbread Competition this year. (All...

Posted over 2 years ago
 

Cut a cool figure

If your Yule doesn’t feel fully tied without getting your blades on, head Downtown, where the great rinks are. Glide into Kings Holiday Ice at LA Live one night, then make some smooth moves amid the skyscrapers at Pershing Square’s Holiday Ice Rink. Stroll through the festive lights in Grand...

Posted over 2 years ago
 

Trust and probate sales: We have a team for that

In today’s complex real estate market, it takes specialized knowledge and technical expertise to market and sell probate, trust and conservatorship properties. Whether or not court approval is required, agents must recognize that a fiduciary has elevated legal responsibilities. Paperwork is...

Posted over 2 years ago
 

Hollywood’s holiday connection

Hollywood and the holidays have been the perfect match since the ‘20s. The first Hollywood Christmas Parade (at that time the Santa Claus Parade) stepped off down the Boulevard in 1928, and it was only the icing on the gingerbread. Take a look at these vintage shots from the ‘30s and ‘40s to see...

Posted over 2 years ago
 

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